Sure, dry hair sounds like more of a winter than summer problem, but hear us out! Your hair can get severely dried out from a number of different factors in the summertime. For example: sun exposure, chlorine, and even saltwater. Here’s how you can combat these and keep your hair hydrated this summer without sacrificing any fun!

Heat Style Less Often

We know how hard it can be to put down the blow dryer and curling iron, but this is important. If you can even just go a few days with your natural hair texture, it will do your hair a lot of good. If you really can’t stand how your hair looks, try some heatless hairstyles like braids or buns. The benefits to lessening heat styling are immeasurable!

Use a Heat Protectant

If you absolutely must heat style your hair, be sure to use an effective heat protectant. We recommend 3-in-1 Mist because it packs so many benefits into one bottle. Not only does it protect against heat, it also protects against UV rays and has detangling properties! It’s a must for your next beach day.

Brush Regularly

Brushing out your hair often helps distribute healthy oils from your scalp so they can moisturize your hair naturally. Be wary if you have naturally curly hair, however. If you have straight or wavy hair, this step is essential. We recommend brushing with a boar bristle paddle brush at least twice a day, especially if you have hair extensions.

Deep Condition Semi-Regularly

Deep conditioning is an easy way to rehydrate your hair quickly. However, you should make sure to check the ingredients and only use products that are free of sulfates and parabens. Sulfates and parabens actually dry out your hair and can even compromise your color! Luckily, the Hydrate Masque (formerly known as Intense Conditioner) is free of those harmful ingredients!

Drink More Water

This may seem like an odd inclusion on a list of hair tips, but it’s actually very important. If your body is hydrated, it’s easier to keep your hair hydrated. It’s really as simple as that. If you’re spending a long day out in the hot sun, be sure to fill your water bottle (or bottles) ahead of time!

Apply Smooth Serum

Smooth Serum is made with a super lightweight formula that moisturizes dried out hair without weighing it down like other hair serums. Apply it to damp hair after a shower or to dry hair as needed. It smells and feels fantastic so you’re practically guaranteed to get hooked and use it year-round!

Whatever your hair care regimen is, be sure to carve out some time and choose products specifically to keep your hair hydrated this summer. Follow these tips and you’ll have healthy, hydrated hair, no matter what the season!


You’re packing for summer vacation. You’ve got your favorite clothes, most reliable makeup, and of course, your hair care products. Did you remember to pack 3-in-1 Mist? It’s an absolute must-have hair care product for your travels this summer! Here’s why.

Heat Protection

First and foremost, 3-in-1 Mist offers heat protection. Even if you’re not heat styling your hair every day, it’s super important to protect it. It’s also important to take into account that sun exposure is heat exposure. So if you’re spending a long day lounging at the beach, protecting against heat is vital! This will also help keep hair from drying out or getting frizzy after prolonged sun exposure.

UV Ray Protection

Speaking of sun exposure, 3-in-1 Mist also protects against UV rays. Why does this matter? Well UV rays can seriously compromise your hair color and even dry it out. If you want your color to stay vibrant and your hair to stay hydrated, prep with 3-in-1 Mist before setting foot outside this summer.

Detangling

If you’re spending your summer swimming a lot or generally just staying active, your hair is going to get tangled. It just so happens that 3-in-1 Mist is a super quick and easy-to-use detangler. So no matter how much time you spend on a windy beach, you can rest assured it won’t take long to detangle your tresses afterwards.

Shine

As if all those properties and benefits weren’t enough, 3-in-1 Mist also offers a natural shine to the hair. It’s perfect for hair that’s dull or dry because it adds much-needed shine and moisture, but not so much that it weighs down the hair. Plus it smells heavenly. So it’s a win-win-win all the way around!

Don’t leave 3-in-1 Mist out of your suitcase when packing for your next vacation. Take advantage of its numerous benefits and enjoy healthy hair all summer long! Buy it here.


If you like to use a lot of products, it’s important to know what order to apply them in so you can maximize results. The same way you know not to put an undershirt over a sweater, you need to know what products go where on your hair! So without further ado, here’s how to layer hair products.

  1. 3-in-1 Mist

The first thing you should ever apply is 3-in-1 Mist. This is because it’s a detangler so you won’t be ripping out hair when you comb it wet. It also offers UV ray AND heat protection all while adding a natural, healthy shine to your hair. It is a must-have product, especially if you have hair extensions.

  1. Volumizer Root Lifter

Who among us doesn’t need a little boost of volume now and then? Apply the Volumizer Root Lifter at the roots while hair is still wet. This application will optimize its ability to bump up your roots, making your hair look fuller and bigger. It also has a dry shampoo formula in it, so your style will last for days!

  1. Volumizing Mousse

To get the most out of your volumizing products, you’ll need to decide if you want all over volume or just volume around your roots. If you want all over volume, apply the root lifter, then the Volumizing Mousse. If you want concentrated root volume, just use the root lifter and skip the mousse.

  1. Dry Shampoo

After you’re done blow drying your hair, apply a little Dry Shampoo at the roots. Why put it on clean hair, you ask? It helps increase your style’s longevity while adding a little more texture to your hair, making it easier to style.

  1. Smoothing Serum

Smoothing Serum is a must if you have frizzy, dry, or damaged hair. Apply it from the mid shaft to ends and let your hair benefit from its many antioxidants and essential fatty acids. This ultra-light serum will give your hair a gorgeous shine without weighing it down!

  1. Hairspray

Lastly, you’ll need your finishing product: hairspray. Flexible Hold Hairspray always comes first. It’s a heat protectant and offers a workable hold so you can continue styling after you apply it. Once you’ve achieved your desired style, set it with Strong Hold Hairspray to keep it in place all day long!

That’s everything you need to know about how to layer hair products. It’s much less daunting when you see it all laid out. So try it for yourself and reap the benefits of these vital hair care tips!


Nine times out of ten, hair extensions are going to be a different texture from your natural hair. Factor in the added thickness and length, and you’ve got a whole new head of hair to figure out how to style. Don’t get overwhelmed, though! If you follow these easy tips and tricks on how to style hair extensions properly, you’ll be just fine.

Use the Right Shampoo/Conditioner

Using the right shampoo and conditioner is critical to styling hair extensions. Luckily the entire Ostia Collection is safe on extensions. All of the products are sulfate and paraben free, so they don’t dry out your natural hair or extensions.

Avoid Air Drying Hair

Regardless of what you may have done prior to having extensions, air drying your hair is no longer an option. Frankly, it shouldn’t have been an option to begin with because very few hair textures look naturally pretty after air drying.

Don’t Blow Dry Lazily

In that same vein, don’t just flip over your hair and rough dry it. You’ll need to dry it section by section with a round brush. This will limit breakage and offer a more well-rounded, less frizzy look.

Always Use 3-in-1 Mist

3-in-1 Mist is an absolute must to style hair extensions properly. It detangles and protects against heat and UV rays. Use it in every style to keep your extensions tangle-free and healthy looking.

Apply Serum

Smoothing Serum will do wonders for your natural hair and extensions. It’s lightweight and adds a gorgeous shine to hair while smoothing out frizz. You don’t necessarily have to use it every day, but we certainly recommend using it around once a week.

Other than these tips, just style your hair like usual. It’s not so daunting once you get started! As our CEO always likes to say: hair extensions don’t require more maintenance than natural hair, just different maintenance.


Is it the second day after washing your hair? Or third or fourth? Don’t worry, we won’t tell! There’s an easy and quick way to give dirty hair a second life when you don’t have time to wash it. Better yet, it just requires a few key steps and products. We’ve got you covered! Here’s our foolproof favorite way to refresh hair between washes.

Start by brushing it out with a boar bristle paddle brush. Hair naturally tends to be oilier at the roots and dry at the ends. Brushing it regularly helps distribute the oils and revive dry hair.

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One of the biggest complaints of dirty hair is the oiliness on the scalp. This can remedied with our talc-free Dry Shampoo. It goes on clear so it’s invisible, but when applied at the roots, it quickly absorbs excess oil.

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Next, apply some Flexible Hold Hairspray. It’s lightweight and provides a workable hold that won’t weigh down hair. It also protects against heat damage.

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After that, loosely curl the hair with an Infrared Curling Iron.

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Run fingers through the curls to break them up a bit.

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Apply Smoothing Serum from the mid-shaft to ends. This will supplement what distributing the natural oils by brushing did. It helps revive dry ends with a lightweight, nurturing shine.

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And voila! You’ve got a gorgeous refreshed hairstyle between washes. And no one will know your secret.

  


Whether you just got your hair colored for the first time or have been doing it for years, it’s important to know the best way to care for colored hair. Regardless of what you know (or think you know), we encourage you to read this list of hair care tips for colored hair. We guarantee you’ll be happy with the results!

Use Color-Safe Shampoo/Conditioner

First and foremost, make sure you only use shampoos and conditioners that are safe on color. This means, among other things, that the products should be alcohol-free and sulfate-free. Both of which are characteristics on Tony Odisho’s Ostia Collection. Alcohol and sulfates are extremely drying, which harmful for colored hair. We also recommend using products that are more moisturizing because color itself can be very drying.

tony odisho hair productsTry Purple Shampoo (if needed)

If you find that your blonde hair or highlights are getting dull or turning yellow, we recommend using a purple shampoo/conditioner combination like our Beautiful Blonde duo. You only need to use it every three washes, but it makes a big difference in neutralizing brassy tones. It does this because its purple color deposit is on the opposite end of the color wheel from yellow, so it cancels out yellow tones.

Don’t Shampoo Too Frequently

Washing your hair too often can strip it of natural oils that help keep it moisturized and shiny. Depending on your hair type, it’s best to wash your hair best way to care for colored hairno more than 2-3 times a week. This will help your color last and keep your hair looking shiny and healthy. If you struggle with excess oiliness, we recommend using Dry Shampoo between washes or styling your wet hair with the Volumizing Root Lifter, which helps extend your style and mattify oils.

Use Hair Masks

Using a monthly or biweekly 5 minute hair mask like our Intense Conditioner can do wonders for colored hair or even natural hair. Masks offer deep moisture to the hair and help protect against excess drying, damage, or breakage.

Get Regular Trims

It’s so important to get trims when you have colored hair. We know how hard it is to let go of any length, but if you don’t get rid of split ends, they’ll split higher and you’ll have to get even more length cut off at your next hair appointment!

Protect Against Heat and UV Rays

best way to care for colored hairLastly, it’s extremely important to protect your colored hair from heat and UV rays. Both of these can damage and dry out colored hair. Luckily, both of these can be protected against using one miracle product: 3-in-1 Mist. This multitasking spray protects against heat & UV rays, works as a detangler, and offers a gorgeous finishing shine to hair.

Follow these tips to care for your colored hair and you’ll be amazed by how well your color lasts. Additionally, you’ll find that your hair grows faster and feels and looks healthier. Try it and see for yourself!


As you probably know, planning a wedding is hard work! From booking the venue to locking in the catering, it can be stressful to try to get everything done in time. But one of the biggest stressors is figuring out the perfect bridal hairstyle. Whether you plan on doing your hair yourself or seeing a professional, it’s important to have a style you love. This easy bridal hairstyle tutorial will show you the tools you need and the steps to take for a gorgeous wedding day look!

 

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Volumizing Mousse

Flexible Hold Hairspray

Tony Odisho Infrared Curling Iron

Strong Hold Hairspray

3-in-1 Mist

 

Step 1 – Prep hair

You’ll want to start with hair that isn’t freshly washed. Preferably a day or so will have passed since the last wash. This will help the style hold better. When you do wash it, use Volumizing Mousse to add body and texture. On dry hair, spray Flexible Hold Hairspray for heat protection and a workable hold.

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Step 2 – Add some loose curls

Using the Tony Odisho Infrared Curling Iron, create loose curls. They don’t have to be perfect since they’ll end up in an up-do later on. When you’re done curling, comb out hair.

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3 – Pull back section of hair

Separate hair, leaving two sections in front. Take the section of the hair in the back and center, and pull it into a loose ponytail. Hold in place with a small rubber band that matches the hair.

 

 

 

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Step 4 – Flip ponytail inward

Gently create opening above rubber band, then push the bottom of the ponytail into that gap and pull through.

 

 

 

 

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Step 5 – Pull back remaining sections of hair

Pull the last two sections of hair back and tie together using another small rubber band, to create another layer of texture.

 

 

 

 

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Step 6 – Tuck ponytail to create bun

Tuck the ponytail up through the opening above the rubber band like you did in Step 5, but this time don’t pull the hair all the way through. Nestle it into that section to turn it into an updo.

 

 

 

 

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Step 7 – Finish with hairspray

Use the Strong Hold Hairspray to finish your updo and hold it in place all day long!

 

 

 

 

 

(Optional) Step 8 – Add shine using 3-in-1 Mist

3-in-1 Mist is the perfect addition to a finished bridal updo because it adds a natural, lightweight shine while protecting your hair from UV rays.

tony odisho updo, wedding inspiration

And that’s it! This easy, elegant updo makes the perfect bridal hairstyle, whether you do it yourself, get help from a friend, or hire a professional. It also won’t tack on too much time to getting ready for your big day, which is always a plus. For more hair inspiration and hair care tips, check out our blog!


Whether you blow dry your hair on a regular basis or just use it as a styling technique now and then, it’s important to avoid typical blow drying mistakes. A lot of people accidentally damage their hair or cause other unwanted issues, simply because they never learned how to properly blow dry their hair. These slip-ups are easily avoidable and important to understand. That’s why we came up with this list of blow drying mistakes to avoid!

Not rough drying hair

One of the biggest blow drying mistakes people make is not rough drying their hair before styling it. your hair should be about 80% dry before you even pick up your round brush. This makes it much easier to style your hair the way you want. Trying to style sopping wet hair is a waste of time and energy since it won’t cooperate until it’s mostly dry any way.

Skipping heat protectant

Heat protectant is essential  when heat styling your hair. A protectant like our 3-in-1 Mist will prevent your hair from getting dried out or damaged by heat tools. Skip it, and you’ll end up with dry, frizzy hair and split ends. Plus, the 3-in-1 mist offers UV protection so your hair won’t fade and it even works as a detangler!

Using too high of a heat setting

A lot of women use too high of a heat setting whether they’re blow drying, straightening, or curling their hair. A good rule of thumb is: the finer the hair, the lower the heat. Thick hair can take a fair amount of heat since it’s dense and doesn’t get damaged as easily. But if you use too high a heat setting on fine hair, you run the risk of drying it out or even burning it.

Always blow drying in the same direction

It may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s actually one of the big blow drying mistakes to direct your hair the same way the whole time. If you do this, your hair will end up flat and lifeless. It’s important to over direct your hair in places that you want more volume, such as on the crown. Basically just spend some time drying it in the opposite direction that you’re going to style it, to give it an extra boost.

So you see it’s easy to make these blow drying mistakes, but it’s just as easy to avoid them! If you need any other hair tips or tricks, check out the rest of our blog.

 


If you’re like us, you’re always looking for ways to take better care of your hair. And as the producer of the best hair extensions in Chicago, we know a thing or two about healthy hair! Hair care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It just needs to be well thought out. So here are our 5 tips for healthier hair!

Avoid harmful ingredients

There’s a number of chemicals and additives found in common hair products that dry out, create residue on, or even damage your hair. That’s why Tony Odisho’s Ostia Collection has products that are paraben and sulfate free. It’s important really look at the ingredients you’re using on your hair because some products are designed to make your hair dependent on them. They solve a symptom, but create a longer term issue. So be sure to always use gentle hair products like those from our Ostia Collection!

Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet

No matter how rushed you are, it’s never a good idea to brush your hair when it’s wet. This causes breakage, damage, and split ends. When you hair is wet, it’s much more susceptible to breakage! So if you want healthier hair, always use a gentle comb when your hair is wet. When it’s dry, you can use one of our boar bristle brushes. They’re more gentle on your hair and work well on both natural hair and hair extensions.

Limit use of heat styling tools

This is going to hurt some of you, but has to be said! Heat styling can severely dry out and damage your hair, especially if you do it on a daily basis. For healthier hair, we recommend keeping heat styling to a minimum, stretching out your hairstyle between washes by using dry shampoo. You should also always use a heat protectant when you do choose to heat style!

Don’t wash hair every day

Limiting heat styling is a lot easier when you don’t wash your hair every day! It’s also just generally a good idea to not wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week. This is because you’re washing out all the sebum your scalp produces which is actually good for your hair. If you wash your hair too often, you can dry it out and cause it to be static-y as well.

Try deep conditioning from time to time

Deep conditioning your hair on a weekly or biweekly basis is a great way to get healthier hair. It’s especially important if you have hair extensions. Deep conditioning helps protect and moisturize your hair and reduce breaking and damage. Did you know that our Ostia Collection Intense Conditioner can double as a deep conditioning mask if you leave it in your hair for a few extra minutes? Now you do!

So there you have it. Our 5 tips for healthier hair will help you keep your hair longer, thicker, and better moisturized. If you have other tips you’d like to share, let us know in the comments! We love to hear feedback.


Many women deal with thinning hair, but few are familiar with solutions or are too embarrassed to ask their hair stylist about them. Fortunately, there’s a number of easy ways to boost volume for thin hair. Whether it’s general hair care, certain hair products, or Tony Odisho hair extensions, we’re well-versed on the topic of women with thin or thinning hair. Read on to find out our top tips for women with thinning hair!

Reduce Stress

One of the biggest causes of thinning hair is stress. Day to day life can be draining, especially if you have a particularly demanding job. And while we can’t avoid certain stressors in our lives, we can take steps toward better self care practices. Whether sitting in your favorite hair stylist’s chair is what relaxes you or going on a long walk, do whatever you need to get a little you time on a regular basis! It’s by no means a one-step solution for thin hair, but it can help. Plus, at the very least, you’ll be in a better mental state.

Limit Heat Styling

If you blow dry and/or heat style your hair on a regular basis, you may be drying and damaging it. Heat styling can suck all of the natural moisture out of your hair, leaving it brittle, course, and breakable. However, we know it’s a lot to ask you to quit heat styling cold turkey! So we recommend reducing the amount you do it and making sure to always use a heat protector spray like the Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist. You can also use the Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo to make your style last longer so you don’t have to wash and blow dry your hair as often. Also, be sure to keep a good distance between the blow dryer and your hair when you’re drying it. This will reduce heat damage as well.

Get Hair Extensions

A common misconception about hair extensions is that they’re only for young women who want Rapunzel hair. In fact, they’re for people of all ages and most people who wear hair extensions got them to boost their volume. Tony Odisho hair extensions are particularly good for thinning hair because the Fusion extensions are so customizable and don’t weigh down your existing hair. They also come in a variety of lengths and colors to fit your specific hair needs!

Take Vitamins/Supplements

Vitamins A and D, as well as Iron and Zinc (among other supplements) all support hair growth. You can get these nutrients in a lot of different foods or take them in a multivitamin form. Either way, it’s important to get all the nutrients your body needs to promote hair health. It’s a highly effective way to treat thinning hair, but doesn’t have immediate results. We recommend taking supplements while trying new hair products or getting hair extensions.

Use Volumizing Hair Products

Tony Odisho’s Ostia Collection has several products that can significantly increase your hair’s volume. There’s the Volumizer Shampoo and Volumizer Conditioner, as well as the Volumizing Mousse and our one-of-a-kind Volumizer Root Lifter. All of the products are sulfate-free and color safe, so you can make your hair look full and luscious without damaging your color (or your hair extensions, for that matter)!

Having thin or thinning hair can be stressful and demoralizing, but it doesn’t have to be. There are so many options to help boost your volume and your confidence in a fairly short amount of time. So don’t let yourself suffer any longer, use these easy methods to treat thinning hair and give you a fuller life!