Is Your Scalp Looking Like a Winter Wonderland?

Is your scalp feeling dry, itchy, and sensitive? Do you notice your partner scratching their head or leaving snowflakes on the pillow? Fear not! I’m here with solutions!


First—why does this happen when the weather changes? Maybe we’re spending too much time indoors, or drinking too many hot beverages without enough water to hydrate. Maybe it’s the stress of the holidays and year-end affecting our circulatory system. Who knows?

To calm my irritated scalp, I use Astera Fluid and Astera Serum from Rene Furterer, and it works! In fact, I’ve started giving myself a little more scalp love by doing my Astera treatments twice a week. To do this I base my dry scalp with the oil and do light brushing with a gentle boar bristle brush and let it sit overnight. The manufacturer recommends to leave it in for 5-10 mins, but it doesn't hurt the scalp to leave in longer. But no matter what - don’t forget to rinse and shampoo! (There's also an Astera shampoo.)

While the oil helps to treat the problem and rebalance the scalp, sometimes you just need something more. This is where the the Astera serum comes in. It actually cools down the area you apply it to by 4 degrees! It’s a spot treatment to address the symptoms before they’re made worse by scratching and inflaming the area even more.

The name Astera actually comes from the word "Asteraceae", which is the scientific name for Echinacea. The active ingredient in the line, asteraceae extract, helps to reduce inflammation and soothe the scalp. Other pure essential oils included are mint and eucalyptus, giving the products a clean, cooling feeling. You can practically hear your scalp give a sigh of relief!

So if you’re scalp has the winter blues, come in and see me. Book online for an in-person consultation or text or email us to schedule a time to stop by for a complimentary demonstration of what you need and what to do. You can also book for a professional scalp treatment which includes manual exfoliation (brushing with a gentle scalp brush) and massage as a stand-alone treatment (with a shampoo and blowout) or an add-on to a service like a haircut. (Note: scalp treatments are not recommended 2 days before or after any color service.)

I hope this helps you or someone you know out!  Show you care, share the hair!

Questions/Comments? Email or text 415-789-6682.

Thanks, and may you and your scalp be well.

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New Favorite: 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil by Rene Furterer

Sometimes the only difference between dry & lifeless and a fabulous hair day is the right product. What are we reaching for these days? 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil by Rene Furterer. 


This spray-on dry oil is really a full-body experience (I mean, five senses, get it?). This unique product is a combination perfume and finishing oil for both hair and body. As things cool off here in San Francisco, it’s giving us just the right amount of weight and moisture to combat dryness and fly-aways while also intoxicating us with it’s luxurious scent and feel. The blend of super nourishing oils (think jojoba, sweet almond, castor, avocado, and safflower) leaves hair naturally soft & shiny. It’s the perfect remedy for winter locks. 


With holidays right around the corner, we know you’re going to need some self-care after all those awkward questions from your weird aunt. Ready to treat yo’self yet? This new release from Rene Furterer is now 20% off, just in time for your winter hair refresh. 

Early bird Dreamforce blowout Pop-up

Dreamforce is around the corner, and for Morphic that means business blowouts for our corporate ladies. As in years past we always honor a business woman who inspires us and this year it is Ms. Jessica Alba.

Jessica Alba is not only a consistent hair inspiration for our clients but one of the tech's savviest business women. Her company is valued at over 1.7 billion, making it a start-up unicorn, and it is poised to reach over 200+ sales in 2016. So it's a no-brainer that she is our Dreamforce blowout inspiration. We want every woman at Dreamforce to walk into every session, meeting, and power lunch looking and feeling confident - like a boss!


Book your Early Bird Blowout NOW!


Mishi at Fall New York Fashion Week

This February I had the honor of assisting in Fall New York Fashion Week. This time for Jorge Salinas for his NYFW debut for the first offering of J. Salinas, his new namesake label.

The hair was all about being undone and natural. This women's focus is on her fashion and keeping everything understated and minimal. If your looking for inspiration I've compiled my favorite looks below.

WWD goes on to review the clothes as, "Beautiful alpaca jackets trimmed with leather and coats edged in Mongolian fur — styled over multilayered embroidered organza maxidresses — looked suitable to be worn during cold winters in international capitals. The minimal color palette of black and white, with hints of elegant rusty orange, enhanced the collection’s urban attitude."

Workout Hair Guide



When you're ready to get your sweat-on, what do you do with those lovely locks? Morphic's got some workout-ready inspiration, no matter your exer-style... 

For the yogini


Yoga is all about bringing who you are to the mat. You can simplify your style with an easy fishtail or you can go a bit more avant-garde and sport a sculptural, braided bun. Either way, just enjoy your practice without hair falling in your face.  Namaste.

Runner Hair


The key to perfect running hair is to style your hair going back and ending at the neck.  Our model has long hair so Mishi styled her with looks that either laid low or high and tight to shorten the length and control the bounce, making it easier for her to run.

For the Cyclist


Styling your hair for a ride is all about manageability. But that doesn't mean you can't sport some style! A braided bun can give you the best of both worlds. Its tight enough to hold under a helmet, and still come out looking fabulous after your ride. 

Just do it!


  • Use the Bamboo Texturizing Body Boost before braiding. It adds some friction to your hair making it easier for you to braid. And once you release those luscious locks you'll have va-va voom volume. ($24 in the morphic shop)
  • Do you want to keep the braids in longer? Cover your hair at night with a silk (or silk-like) fabric scarf. That will allow your hair to rest and keep those flyaways at bay.
  • If you’re looking to avoid shampooing with your active lifestyle we recommend using the Naturia-dry shampoo ($27/travel size $13.50) or the Fioravanti Clarify & Shine Rinse ($27). Its active ingredients detangle by tightening the hairs cuticles while removing residue left by hard water. Plus, it smells amazing and brings shine back to your hair. You can use it one of two ways: dilute with water or, simply distribute through hair then rinse with cool water.

Behind the scenes with our awesome client, Chris and her cutie pie pup