COLOUR YOUR HAIR? HERE’S OUR HOT TIPS FOR KEEPING IT HEALTHY.
New products and trends, better colouring methods, never-seen-before bright hues - en jay has some great tips about the hottest shades, healthy-hair tips and plans for the future.
The key to beautiful, coloured hair:
1. Wash your hair less frequently
The more you wash, the quicker your colour will fade – it really is as simple as that. So buy back some time in your everyday routine and skip the frequent washing. The best way to care for your colour is to wash only twice or thrice a week – then soak up oil from those roots with dry shampoo when needed.
2. Pick the right shampoo
There’s a reason why colour protective shampoo was invented. Whilst some regular shampoos can wash away your colour and accelerate colour fade, formulas like Redkens Colour Extend Shampoo actually work to protect your colour, helping to keep your pastel, vivid or metallic shade looking beautiful and vibrant. Whatever you do, choose a “low sulphate” or ''sulpphate free'' shampoo as it will help to wash out less colour from your hair.
3. Heat Protection
They work - In particular, the ingredients in heat protection sprays reduce heat damage, most likely by evening out how the hair heats up. However, they can’t insulate your hair from most of the damage, so you still need to minimise your hair’s exposure to heat styling.
4. Make time for masks
Did we mention condition? If you’ve been on a colour break and become slack about masking, now’s the time to get back on the wagon. Just 5-10 minutes of masking twice a week can add a super dose of healing nourishment that helps to repair damage, increase shine – and naturally, keep that colour going stronger for longer.
As well as learning about the huge product range and the benefits for different hair types, we firmly believe in the importance of in-salon treatments in keeping coloured hair healthy.
“The ‘PH BONDER’, Redken’s version of the popular ‘Olaplex’, helps maintain the hair’s natural ph level to ensure shiny, strong hair without breakage,” we say. “We add it to our colour formula and apply to the hair after the colour is rinsed out. We also have a take-home product to maintain your hair’s natural ph level in between salon visits.”
HAIR MYTHS WE’RE BUSTING THEM!
If you’ve heard stories about conditioner being a farce or that hair grows slower in winter - you might have had the wool pulled over your eyes! Today the Mount Maunganui en jay hairdressing team busts five hair myths - so you know the truth and nothing but the truth!
#1: Bleach disappears when you colour over it.
False! Bleach is permanent. When you colour over it, the bleach is still sitting under your hair colour because bleach never washes out. The only way to get rid of bleach is to cut it out.
#2: Using clippers makes your hair grow thicker and faster.
False! Your hair will grow from the same follicle, the way it’s cut can make it appear thicker but it doesn’t alter the texture of your hair. Your hair grows at its own rate no matter how it’s cut.
#3: Hair grows faster in summer and slower in winter.
Not true. Everyone’s hair grows at different rates, it has nothing to do with the weather.
#4: You don’t need conditioner, shampoo does the trick.
Sorry everyone, false! We all need conditioner. It seals the cuticle smooth again after we shampoo the hair. If you feel like your hair is too greasy you might be using a conditioner that is too heavy or not suitable for your hair type, so also avoid conditioning the scalp and roots and focus on the mid-lengths to ends, or talk to us for more info.
#5: Split ends can be cured with product.
Unfortunately this is a myth! There are products such as Redken’s Extreme Anti-Snap leave in conditioning treatment which gently smoothes the hair cuticle reducing friction from brushing and preventing further damage, leaving hair healthy, shiny and resilient. Anti- Snap provides 75% reduction in breakage when used as a system with Extreme Shampoo, Conditioner and Anti-Snap. But the only way to completely get rid of split ends is to cut them off.
We’re experts in hairdressing and hair care so we’re always happy to offer advice, inspiration, tips and clear up anything you’re not sure about when it comes to hair! Head into our Mount Maunganui salon on the Cruisedeck, give us a call on 07 575 6029 or email us.
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