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    How to Keep Your Hair Healthy Without Using Product

    How to Keep Your Hair Healthy Without Using Product

    Welcome to our ultimate hair hacks blog, where we unlock the secrets to achieving gorgeous, luscious locks with as little effort as possible. If you’re looking for quick and easy changes you can make to your hair routine to achieve better hair results than you’ve landed in the right spot. Check out these insider tips for transforming your precious locks.

    Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Hair

    Your diet can play a significant role in your hair health. Proper nutrition can vastly impact how healthy your hair looks and its potential for growth. Hair is primarily made up of a protein called keratin. Consuming an adequate amount of protein in your diet is essential for promoting hair growth and strength. Good sources of protein include lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds.


    Scalp Care

    Proper scalp care can be very important to achieving a healthy hair journey. Something so simple like gently massaging your scalp during shampooing or applying oil stimulates blood circulation, promotes hair growth, and helps distribute natural oils. You also want to try and be as gentle as possible when brushing your hair. Pulling and tugging can damage your scalp, and also cause breakage. Remember everyones scalp is different so it might take some trial and error to find what works for you. 

    Heat Styling Tips

    One thing for sure is you want to try and avoid heat. When styling your hair you want to start with the lowest heat setting that can achieve your desired hair results. Lower temperatures reduce the risk of damage. Another hair hack when using hot tools is choosing to style with ceramic or tourmaline hot tools. These materials generate negative ions which help seal hair cuticles. This means shinier, smoother, and less frizzy tresses. 


    Avoiding Harsh Chemicals

    Avoiding harsh chemicals on your hair is a great way to keep your hair looking its best. It can get difficult to do this if you’re the type to switch up your color often. It’s good to opt for semi-permanent hair dyes like Arctic Fox Hair Color Dyes, because they are less damaging to the hair. Unlike permanent hair dyes, semi-permanent hair dyes do not penetrate the shaft. 

    Let us know which of these you’ll be incorporating into your hair routine! We can’t wait to see you achieve the hair of your dreams.

    Comic Con Prep: Elevate Your Cosplay with Wigs, Extensions, and Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes!

    Comic Con Prep: Elevate Your Cosplay with Wigs, Extensions, and Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes!

    It’s HERREEE!! Comic Con season is upon us, and cosplayers from around the world are gearing up to showcase their creativity and passion. As a company dedicated to all things color, we understand the role that wigs, extensions, and hair color play in bringing your favorite characters to life. Get ready to take your cosplay game to the next level!

    1. Choosing the Perfect Wig:
    The foundation of any remarkable cosplay often lies in a meticulously chosen wig. When selecting a wig, keep the following factors in mind:

    a) Character Accuracy: Look for wigs or extensions that closely resemble your character's hairstyle, color, and texture. With Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes, you can easily match your wig's color to your character's unique hue.

    b) Quality Matters: Invest in high-quality wigs that provide a realistic appearance and are easy to style. Pairing a top-quality wig with vibrant AF dyes will ensure your cosplay stands out from the crowd.

    c) Comfort is Key: Consider the wig's cap construction and adjustability to ensure a comfortable fit during long Comic Con days.

    2. Styling and Customization:
    Once you've selected the perfect wig or extensions, it's time to bring it to life through styling and customization. Here's where AF comes in:
    a) Vibrant Color Options: Arctic Fox offers a wide range of stunning and highly pigmented semi-permanent dyes that can be easily mixed for the perfect custom shade.
    b) Fade-Resistant Formulas: Our dyes are known for their long-lasting, fade-resistant formulas. This means your vibrant cosplay hair color will remain vibrant throughout the event, ensuring you look amazing in every selfie.

    c) Mix and Match: With Arctic Fox, you can mix different shades to achieve your desired custom color. Let your creativity run wild as you experiment with unique combinations to create a truly one-of-a-kind cosplay look.
    #AFprotip Dye a test strand first to ensure you'll end up with the result you want!

    3. Adding Volume and Length with Extensions:
    Extensions can be a game-changer when it comes to achieving voluminous, long, or intricate hairstyles. Here's how to make the most of your vibrant hair extensions for your cosplay:
    a) Seamless Integration: Choose hair extensions that match the color and texture of your wig or natural hair. With Arctic Fox, you can seamlessly blend the dyes to ensure a perfect match.
    b) Highlighting Effects: Use Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent Dyes strategically on your extensions to create highlights, lowlights, or ombre effects. This can add depth and dimension to your cosplay hairstyle.

    By choosing the perfect wig, styling it to perfection, and incorporating AF into your cosplay, you can bring your characters to life like never before. Take your cosplay a step further and up the ante with the perfect mani in gel strips or AF nail lacquers! The boldest prints and perfectly matching colors are just a tap away.
    Don't forget to take proper care of your wigs, extensions, and color treated hair to make sure they last for all your future events!
    Needing some inspo? Here are a few looks we're loving this convention year: 

    Pool Day Prep: Caring for Semi-Permanent Color on Pool Days

    Pool Day Prep: Caring for Semi-Permanent Color on Pool Days

    Summer’s in full swing, Fox, and while we know you love to rock your colored hair, we also know you love pool days just as much. I mean, who can say no to a cool dip on a steamy day? So here we are with the FULL pool day hair care routine that you absolutely cannot skip before you take that dip. 

    The obvious culprit to dry, brittle hair and fading color is….. you guessed it…. Chlorine. Salt water can also damage your hair by stripping it of color and leaving it dull and dry. Not all hope is lost for our bright and bold babes! Giving your hair as many layers of protection as possible between those precious strands and salt or pool water, will help you maintain soft, healthy hair and vibrant color. 

    We’ve got the FULL lineup, so let’s dive right in! 

    1. Beat it to the plunge

    Before you take that cannonball into the pool, wet your hair thoroughly with cold water. This will keep your hair from absorbing more pool or sea water than it should and give it that extra layer of protection. As soon as you get out of the pool, rinse out your hair again to prevent chlorine from sitting too long on those strands. If you’re spending all day in the sun, make sure to wet your hair in between tanning sessions to avoid having your hair dry out. Rinse, dip, repeat - as many times as it takes! 😎💦🌞


    2. Lather up

    No, we’re not talking about shampoo or conditioner. If you’re looking for that extra step to really protect your locks, opt for a hair mask, (hey, Pool Party!) to lather up your hair and give it even more love and protection before ducking underwater. Did we mention she smells absolutely AH-mazing?! She’s also packed with antioxidants, omegas, and natural oils to really get in there and moisturize every stand. Yeah, this is DEFINITELY a party you wanna RSVP to! 

    3. Don’t forget the SPF!

    Yes, babe, your hair needs it just as much as your skin. Intense sun rays can dry out your hair and lead to just as much damage as heat tools. Spritz on a GENEROUS amount of our OG Hair Perfume and UV Protectant to fend off the summer rays before and after you take a dip. Plus, your hair will smell sooo GRAPE!

    4. Put your hair up 

    A simple but super effective remedy for minimizing every strand getting coated with Chlorine or salt water, is to put up your hair in a bun or braids before you go for a swim. This protects your strands from being totally soaked while you’re having fun in the sun and also gives you the chance to try a new super-cute ‘do! We love a simple remedy.

    5. Hit the showers

    Don’t skip the post-swim shower! The sooner you can hop in the shower after your swim and wash out all the chemicals or salt water from your hair, the more your strands will thank you, and the better chance you have at keeping your color. Opt for our color-safe and sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and resurrect your strands with a formula that’s just sooo hydrating. Washing your hair thoroughly right away will minimize damage and make sure that chemicals and salt water don’t totally soak through your hair. As a bonus step, finish with another mask of Pool Party for a post-pool day hair treatment!

    6. Refresh, anyone?

    My favorite AF tip is to keep an extra bottle of dye on hand to add into your conditioner whenever you’re feelin’ like you could use a touch up. If your hair is looking a little dull after your fifth pool day this week, add in a few drops of your current color when you’re conditioning your hair for a quick refresh. With this trick, you can keep that stunning color all summer long! 

    Our Favorite Summer Mixes

    Our Favorite Summer Mixes

    If you haven’t heard the good news yet, here it is… SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! 🥳☀️ Question is, have you decided on how you’re going to color your summer yet? Maybe you’re stuck between a couple of really great shades and just can’t decide? Well I’ve come prepared with some summer mixes, just for you 😉 

    When I think of summer, I think HOT 🔥 So let’s crank up the heat with these orange and red focused mixes first. Sunset Orange is a wonderful base for this, so let’s get to mixing in some other shades.

    Sunset Orange + Poison + Cosmic Sunshine 🥵 


    Sunset Orange + Wrath 🧯


    Sunset Orange + Violet Dream  🌶️ 


    Unreal, right?! Why don’t we cool things down a bit with a few blue mixes 💧 Let's dive right in (pun intended 😏).

    Poseidon + Aquamarine 🌊


    Aquamarine + Periwinkle + Transylvania 💙


    Aquamarine + Phantom Green 🐚


    Arctic Mist Diluter + Aquamarine 


    When you think back to how you colored your summer, what shade is going to forever bring you that summer nostalgia feeling when you see it? Is it blue? Is it pink? Maybe it’s green! ✨

    The beauty of ‘color your summer’ could mean a lot of things but color expression is definitely one of them 🎨 You may be wondering “well, when I think of summer, I think of a beautiful sunset to end the perfect day with my favorite people”. To be completely honest, I couldn’t agree more. So let’s settle things down with a couple of sunset inspired mixes! 🌅 

    Electric Paradise + Poison 🌺


    Cosmic Sunshine + Frosé ☀️ 


    Periwinkle + Purple AF 


    After a long day of laughter, heat and good vibes; It’s time to reminisce on the core memories you’ve built and get ready to make more during those long summer nights 🌌 Nothing says “summer nights” more than this last mix.

    Using equal parts Periwinkle + Sterling with just a few drops of Blue Jean Baby and BOOM… You’ve created a masterpiece. 👩‍🎨🎨✨🤌

    So how will YOU color your summer? 🌈 Let us know in the comments! And as always, if you have questions on how best to use any of our products, feel free to reach out to us at Stay foxy! 🦊 

    Viva Rescue on How Our $10,000 Donation Changed the Lives of Their Rescues

    Viva Rescue on How Our $10,000 Donation Changed the Lives of Their Rescues

    We're halfway through 2023 and thanks to YOU, Fox, we continue to support  some of our favorite animal rescues across the globe. We've been lucky enough to work with Viva Global Rescue for several years now. Located in Menifee, California, Viva is run by Kalli and Maya who continue to rescue and rehab all kinds of animals day in and day out so they can live their best lives as they should. Back in March, we took a team trip to visit Kalli, Maya and all their animals to see for ourselves the difference we're making. We were so excited to meet with so many of the animals and hear from Kalli and Maya themselves about the work they do each day. 
    During that trip, we brought a $10,000 donation with us and recently received an update from Kalli and Maya on how that money has helped them this year: 
    Meet Starburst 
    A neonatal kitten with numerous health issues including a severe upper respiratory illness, severe parasites, eye infections and a skin disease. Thanks to our donation, Viva was able to provide the care to Starburst in order for her  to recover and thrive after receiving necessary medical treatment. 
    Meet Thomas the Lamb
    The AF team fell in LOVE with Thomas during our trip. This strong little guy was able  to receive high quality, critical medical treatment and vital support that allowed Viva to give Thomas specialised treatment to overcome health challenges, giving him a second chance at a healthy and fulfilling life. 
    Meet Piper the Goat
    Piper struggles with severe allergies and thanks to AF's donation she was able to receive life-changing allergy shots that helped retrain her immune system and improve her quality of life. This innovative work previously had not been used on goats and with our support, Viva is changing the future of medical care for farmed animals.  
    Meet Bambi the Lamb
    Bambi lives with multiple deformities and relies on a wheelchair for mobility. With our donation, Bambi has been able to receive necessary medication to manage pain, improve mobility and enhance her overall well being. 
    Meet Joey the Goat
    This baby goat was found paralyzed shortly after birth. Our donation provided the necessary resources for Joey to receive specialized care, medical attention, and nourishment allowing him to recover and live a happy and healthy life. This included emergency, routine, and preventative medical care as well as crucial supplies for the first 6 months of his life at the sanctuary. Our donation played a pivotal role in Joey's journey of resilience and recovery and changed the course of his life. 
    We wouldn't be able to make such an impact on these rescue animals without YOU. Here's to dyeing for a cause! 

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