Archive for the ‘dry hair’ Category

Apr 18

5 WAYS YOU’RE APPLYING YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS WRONG

5 WAYS YOU’RE APPLYING YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS WRONG

1. You’re using way too much moisturizing cream, which can weigh your hair down.

Instead, squeeze a pea- to quarter-size amount of the hydrating leave-in product onto one of your palms, and then rub your two hands together like you would hand cream. That way when you apply it, the product goes through evenly and actually coats more strands.

2. You only spritz your hair a few times with heat protector after you towel dry.

It’s important to spray every section thoroughly that you plan to blow-dry, curl, or flat iron.  Also, make sure to concentrate on the face-framing pieces that get the most heat styling, so your hair doesn’t become dry and brittle from the heat.

3. You’re trying to smooth frizz by patting curl cream onto the top layer of your hair only. 

But what you should really be doing to battle frizz is rubbing a quarter-size amount of frizz serum, in your palm, taking random-size sections, and twisting your curls around and around your finger, so each curl gets wave-defining attention.

4. You hold the nozzle of your hairspray too close to your hair.

Spraying hairspray too close to your hair will concentrate the formula in one spot, leaving it crunchy and not touchable. Instead, hold a hairspray about 12 inches away from your hair, aiming it at an angle so that you get a light mist all over.

5. You apply your root-lifting product quickly at your roots and that’s it.

To get major volume, you need to not only apply a root lifter to damp hair at your roots, but also throughout your hair to build body and give it structure. Then, blow-dry your hair after to let the heat lock in the lift.

Oct 14

Got Dry Hair?

Got Dry Hair?

Dry hair is a real pain to deal with! It won’t hold curl, frizzes, and has little body or bounce.

Dry locks can be caused by many factors: your hair type, your styling habits, or how often you condition your hair. This hair type is literally screaming for extra tender loving care. So do just that!

You can start by giving your hair some “rest” days from so much styling. Put it up in a messy updo or use a fun barrette for some sass.

Deep conditioning weekly is a must. For an extra boost, talk to us about professional hydrating treatments. These will boost the results of your regular hair care considerably.

Make sure your shampoo is a hydrating one. This is essential! And do consider adding a quality hair oil or other smoothing product to renew body, bounce and shine.

Got specific questions? That’s what we’re here for!

Got Dry Hair? – Call Us On 03 9888 2701

Jun 10

OLAPLEX – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

What is OLAPLEX?

Have you ever had a conditioning treatment that felt good when you left the salon, but was back to normal in a few days?

Has your hair been damaged by color, bleach, perms, straighteners, blow-drying, or heat-styling? (Or all of the above??)

Does your hair show signs of aging, such as being coarse, brittle and difficult to manage?

Olaplex is a game changer for hair and we are so excited to be now offering it at Nevo Hair Design.

We love our blondes, but we often see clients who want to go blonde (or blonder) but we have to advise against it because it would be too harsh on their delicate or already damaged hair that is a result from the sun, sea, heat styling or years of chemical processing.

With the arrival of Olaplex Treatment at Nevo, the doors have been thrown open wide on how we can repair our colour correction clients who come seeking healthy hair after damaging their hair elsewhere, and we can also help those who want to look after the existing health of their hair while exploring new colour options like our signature Balayage/Ombre and Highlighting styles.

 

 

 

So, what is Olaplex? It’s a revolutionary new product that top hair stylists and colorists are going nuts for.

In short Olaplex …“ links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before.”

The Olaplex system has three components: Bond Multiplier (the pure Olaplex ingredient), Bond Perfector, and Hair Perfector.

What does that mean to you and your hair?

Color, bleach, perms, straighteners, heat styling, and even putting tension on wet hair (combing, brushing to detangle) causes damage inside your hair. You don’t see it when it happens, but you can feel it, and you definitely see it over time.

The tiny bonds that make up your precious hair are being eaten alive! Olaplex seeks out this hidden damage, and reinforces those bonds, making them stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to breakage.

There are a few ways ways to use the Olaplex system:

Protective Treatment: Done at the same time as color, highlights, balayage, or bleach; Olaplex Bond Multiplier is added into your color or bleach formula. This will not affect the color result or grey coverage, however it may increase processing time for bleach, highlights, or balayage. Olaplex Bond Perfector is applied after rinsing (and toning, if necessary). It will set for 10 minutes, then will be rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned. Olaplex Hair Perfector should be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

Reparative Treatment: Can be done independently, as a strenthening pre-treatment, or as a restorative post-treatment. Olaplex Bond Multiplier will be mixed in a solution and applied to dry (or well-blotted, towel-dried hair), combed through, and allowed to set for 5 minutes. Olaplex Bond Perfector will be applied directly over it, without rinsing, and set for 10 minutes, then will be rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned. Olaplex Hair Perfector should be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

Duo: To really give damaged hair the most intense therapy, both of the above can be done. Using Olaplex Bond Multiplier in color or bleach will protect hair from being damaged during that process. After hair is rinsed and towel-dried, the reparative treatment will commence as described above, to strengthen hair that has been damaged by previous chemical treatments, heat, and other factors. Olaplex Hair Perfector can be used at home once a week, to enhance and extend results between appointments.

The protective nature is amazing, allowing more bleach or highlights than ever before, without damage! This has absolutely revolutionized corrective colors and blonding services.

The reparative treatment has worked miracles on all hair types that has been exposed to chemicals and/or heat damage.

We have found it leaves hair softer and stronger, shinier and silkier, faster to blowdry, and fuller but light-weight (not thick or heavy).

We have also found Olaplex to be a fantastic addition as a pre-treatment before our keratin smoothing services.

The Olaplex reparative treatment makes hair stronger and enhances shine, softness and silkiness. The hair is more flexible and resistant to breakage.

We do this before beginning the keratin service, as Olaplex penetrates the hair to rebuild from deep within the hair shaft.

The smoothing service then conditions and seals the cuticle, helping defrizz and refine the cuticle (the outer layer of the hair shaft).

The result is stronger, healthier hair that is in a better place to maximize the benefits of a keratin treatment.

As a restorative post-treatment, Olaplex is the perfect replenisher after a harsh chemical straightening treatment (we actually don’t offer these service at Nevo, but have been providing after care treatments to those who are looking for a intense repair treatment to restore their hair). These types of treatments break a large number of bonds in the hair, but by using Olaplex we can start healing it right away by treating the hair immediately afterwards.

The Olaplex restorative treatment does the same for over processed, over lightened hair on clients who come to use for help with colour corrections and past damage done on their hair by themselves or other hairdressers.

The intensity of the direct application works wonders to heal damaged hair. Unlike traditional conditioning treatments, which treat the outside of the hair, Olaplex goes deep inside to actually repair damage.

Feel free to call our salon to find out if Olaplex can help you achieve optimum health for you hair or come in for a complimentary consultation PH: 9888 2701 or contact us here

OLAPLEX HAIR TREATMENT Now you can upgrade your colour service with Olaplex. This treatment will make your hair stronger, healthier, and your colour last longer. It’s perfect for those who want to maintain the health and structural integrity of their hair that can be weakened over time with regular colouring. Olaplex is also an amazing stand alone treatment if you are suffering from stressed out and damaged hair from years of colouring.

OLAPLEX TAKE HOME TREATMENT NO #3 – $49.95 

OLAPLEX has been a greatest tool in protecting our clients’ hair from the stresses naturally caused by lightening it, plus when used as a restorative treatment it’s helped long time blondes restore life into dry, porous and fragile hair.

Now Olaplex can also be used at home to further strengthen your hair in-between salon appointments.

It is available for purchase at Nevo Hair Design for $49.95

Want to find out more about Olaplex? Keep Reading…

What is Olaplex?

Olaplex is a product that has many uses, but for purposes of blonde hair, a colorist will apply it to your hair when you get highlights or color.

What’s so special about it?

We all know that coloring hair causes damage. This is because regardless of whether you get highlights (the process of removing color) or color, a colorist needs to “break the bonds” in your hair. This process is damaging. But since Olaplex is a “bond multiplier,” it will multiply and rebuild those bonds, lessening the damage and leaving the hair stronger and healthier than it would otherwise be. Check out the below picture for an illustration:

Why is Olaplex so important for blondes?

Going blonde involves bleach, so blondes are particularly susceptible to brittle, damaged hair and hair breakage. (You girls with double-process platinum know especially what I’m talking about). Olaplex will help with that damage/breakage. Plus, because its so effective in minimizing damage, your colorist may be able to take you lighter than would otherwise be possible.

My hair is [fill in the blank], will it work on me?

According to Olaplex, the company has “tested Olaplex on virtually every hair type and it works. Asian, Caucasian, African American, previously chemically processed and virgin.” What Olaplex won’t do is help seriously distressed hair. As Olaplex has stated on its Facebook page, “[i]f your client’s hair is seriously compromised and you wouldn’t normally process their hair, do not do so just because you have Olaplex. It’s not a magic wand.”

Can I use Olaplex at home?

Olaplex has one product for in-home use, Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3. The product is meant for you to “use once a week to strengthen hair further or to use as a pre-treatment to a future chemical service.”

It is concentrated, so you will only need to use a 20 cent sized dollop evenly from roots to the ends on shampooed and towel-dried hair. (If you hair is too wet it will not be able to absorb the treatment.) You will then need to leave the treatment on for over 10 minutes plus to do it’s job. After that you just shampoo and rinse it out  and condition your hair as normal.

Please feel free to call and consult with our Stylists

to see if this product is right for you – phone 98882701

Apr 15

How To Deep Condition Your Hair Like A Pro

How To Deep Condition Your Hair Like A Pro By Nevo – Hair Salon Mount Waverley Call Us On 03 9888 2701

All hair types benefit from deep conditioning. Having regular deep conditioning treatments is important because we need to replenish the natural hair oils that have been stripped off by too frequent shampooing.

Deep conditioning treatments also improve the health of coarse, damaged hair.  If your hair’s been damaged by box colour or chemical straightening, deep conditioning treatments are a must because they will help restore your hair’s natural moisture. For porous hair, protein-enriched deep conditioning treatments will make it softer and less prone to breakage.

To achieve the full benefits of  deep conditioning, you need to know how to deep condition your hair properly. Deep conditioning is different from everyday conditioning in many ways. So you can’t just slap it on for 1 to 2 minutes and expect great results.  And remember, deep conditioning treatments are specially-formulated with ingredients that penetrate the hair.

So if it’s successful deep conditioning you’re aiming for, here are tips on how to deep condition your hair like a pro:

– Get a deep conditioning treatment suitable for your hair type. Your stylist can assess your hair’s condition and give you sound advice on what type of deep conditioning treatment will give you fabulous results.

– Deep condition regularly. Schedule treatments at least once a week or once every two weeks. If your hair tends to be greasy and limp and you use regular conditioner every after wash, then a deep conditioning treatment twice a month is recommended.  For dull and dry hair, deep condition hair at least once a week.

– Allow the moisturisers and ingredients  to soak up and penetrate your hair. And how do you this? Leave your conditioning treatment on for at at least 30 minutes. And please do not overdo it. If the label doesn’t say “leave-in”, then don’t leave it on for hours or overnight.

Now that we’ve shared some tips on how to deep condition like a pro, it’s time to say goodbye to dry, coarse hair. Need more tips? Call us to book your appointment today!

Apr 09

Do You Have Dry And Frizzy Hair?

Do You Have Dry And Frizzy Hair? By Nevo Hair Salon Mount Waverley Call Us On 03 9888 2701

If your hair is dry and frizzy, then your hair may be of high porosity.  Porous hair is a result of hair damage.

When we regularly use heat styling tools or go for chemical treatments, our hair becomes very dry, fizzy, and porous.

Hair can normally absorb 30% of its weight in water.  But with very porous hair, the amount increases to 50%.  When this happens, damaged hair will swell and eventually break. Damaged hair also absorbs water easily but will lose it just as fast resulting in dry and brittle hair strands.

Furthermore, damaged hair is very difficult to style. Think of very dry and frizzy hair that’s very difficult to tame.

So, is there hope for dry, frizzy, and damaged hair?

Yes, there is. We cannot guarantee an instant fix but you will have frizz-free, healthy hair is you know how to take care of it.

To have frizz-free, healthy hair, we recommend:

using a paraben-free, sulfate-free shampoo

regular deep conditioning treatments

– regular trims to remove split ends

– letting your hair rest from heat styling tools and chemical treatments from time to time

– giving yourself a scalp massage each time you wash your hair

– using hair products enriched with ingredients that nourish hair

eating a balanced diet

– getting ample rest and sleep

Follow these simple tips and your hair’s condition will get better and better. No more dry and frizzy hair!

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