Having a black henna tattoo may seem like harmless fun, says our Dana, but they can be dangerous – especially if you’re planning to colour your hair.
Did you know…
🔹 Grey hair is simply hair that lacks pigment (melanin).
🔹 How quickly we go grey depends on genetics, nutritional factors, illness and stress.
🔹 Myth: grey hair is coarser in texture. In fact, our hair gets finer as we age.
🔹 As we age, hair gets drier as our sebaceous glands (attached to each hair follicle) secrete less oil.
Hair care for silver shades:
💛 Keep brassy tones at bay by using blue or purple toned shampoo.
💛 Add moisture to dry grey hair with a weekly hair and scalp mask.
💛 Apply a heat protecting spray before using heated styling tools.
💛 Grey hair doesn’t mean you stop colouring your hair. A wash of colour or shots of silver and ice blonde can make natural greys look brighter and more contemporary.
Are you unwittingly buying fake hair & beauty products? This can be dangerous as potentially toxic ingredients, such as cyanide, arsenic, lead, and mercury, are commonly used in fake products to reduce costs. While animal urine is a very popular substitute for expensive fragrance stabilisers.
The products may well be made in unsanitary conditions or even worse, child labour may be involved. Protect yourself and your family with these practical tips:
🔹 If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
🔹 Look out for poor quality boxes and labelling, including spelling mistakes, poor grammar, colour and shape.
🔹 Always buy from a reputable stockist (like us) you can trust.
As haircare professionals we can spot the counterfeits flooding the market so you need some advice do please ask us and we’ll check it out for you.
Sun, sea, sand… after the past two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions this sounds like bliss, says Dana, but if you’re planning a holiday, don’t forget to factor in a hair care plan too. You may love the sun, but your hair most definitely won’t.First things first…Ensuring your hair looks beach-babe tousled, sun-kissed and effortlessly cool takes planning says Dana.
Start with a pre-holiday trim and professional conditioning treatment for healthy strong strands ready to fend off the onslaught of hot sunshine, salty sea water and chlorinated pools.
Avoid sun-stressed locks“Hair becomes weaker, drier and far more prone to breakage and split ends when it is exposed to the sun. This is because the sun’s rays quickly alter the structure of the hair,” explains Dana.
To avoid sun-stressed locks apply a high SPF product such as Matrix velvatiser whenever you’re in the sun. Remember your scalp is an extension of your face, so be especially careful along your parting and where hair is thinning.
Add much needed moisture by treating hair to an intensive, nourishing mask in the evening. “I like Miracle creator to restore vital moisture lost from exposure to UV rays, heat and pool chemicals and create soft, healthy, shiny locks” says Dana “Ask your stylist to recommend the best one for your hair type.”
Coloured hair on vacayColoured hair is especially vulnerable to sun, sea and chlorine.
The sun fades coloured hair. And hair that isn’t coloured may become lighter, but this is just another sign of sun damage and should be avoided explains Dana.
Avoid the holiday hair blues. Get organised and book your pre and post-holiday appointments now 01604756685. That’s one more thing crossed off your holiday list!
Minimise damage from chlorine and saltSea water and chlorine will dry out your hair (and hair extensions) and can irritate your scalp. They can also make your hair tangled and knotty.
Here are Danas top tips:
“If you are using heated tools then always, always apply a thermal protector product, such as dream coat, which reduces the harsh drying effects of styling tools and hairdryers.
Go shopping!Continuing the pre-holiday planning theme… get shopping!
P.S. Have an amazing holiday!
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