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Apr 18

SIX COMMON FLAT IRON MISTAKES

SIX COMMON FLAT IRON MISTAKES

Let’s be honest: Perfect blowdry typically only happens at a salon. If you want super-straight hair at home, a flat iron is the way to go. Once you find a hot tool that you like, avoid these big mistakes to protect your hair and perfect your straight style.

1. DIAL DOWN

You might be thinking that it’s best to keep your flat iron on the lowest heat setting possible but counterintuitive as it may seem, a medium to high temperature—lower if your hair is fine, higher if your hair is thick—is better. Why? On a low heat setting, you’ll have to go over your hair multiple times to smooth it out. A higher temperature means a better chance that a single pass can do the trick. Generally, 210 degrees work for every hair type

2. DON’T BE RISKY

If you’re not putting a heat-protectant spray on your hair before you use your flat iron, it’s like asking for damage. (This goes for any heat-styling tool.) On clean, damp hair, spray on a heat protectant to shield your hair from hot-tool harm.

3. STOP PULLING

This technique can make your hair fall flat. Instead, get as close to your root as possible, and flat iron each section of hair, pulling the hair up as you go (instead of pulling it straight down). This will give you a boost of volume at the crown, so you’ll have straight hair with body.

4. BRUSH IT

Before you hit each section with heat, brush out the hair to get any knots out of the way. This will make the straightening process go much more smoother, so you won’t need to go back over certain areas multiple times.

5. KEEP IT COOL

While heat styles hair, cool air sets the style. So instead of immediately putting straightened hair into a ponytail or clip, allow your hair to cool after you iron it.

6. CLEAN UP

Heat-protectant spray and other styling products you apply to your hair can—and will—build up on your flat iron. To prevent the residue from snagging your hair, clean your flat iron regularly.

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.

Apr 15

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? By Nevo – Hair Salon Mount Waverley Call Us On 03 9888 2701

How much is too much when it comes to washing your hair? The answer isn’t as simple as “every other day,” or “every day.”

How often you wash your hair depends on:

– Your hair texture

– How much product you use

– Whether you colour your locks

Obviously oily hair needs more washing, either daily or every other day. If your hair is dry, it’s healthier to wash it every two or three days.

Shampoos formulated for dry hair fill in damaged areas and make it feel smoother and more manageable.

Fine hair gets greasy fast because surface oils have no place to go. Daily or every other day washing works well here. On the flipside, curly or coarse hair only needs shampooing once or twice a week. The oil has a hard time migrating down the hair shaft.

Perming, relaxing, bleaching and colouring hair can weaken your hair. Add blow drying, hot curling and flat ironing, and well, you’ve got double trouble! Washing it no more than every other day is advised.

Use a lot of hair product? That means more dirt, dust and pollution to stick to hair. Washing your hair every day helps to prevent build up and makes hair more manageable.

It’s tempting to wash hair everyday because it feels so good! Unfortunately, it’s not always the best the choice for shiny, healthy hair.

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Jun 13

shampoo-mistakes

Shampoo Mistakes

We let you know how to fix common shampoo mistakes so that you can get the most out of your hair.

Wetting your hair, squirting some shampoo  into your hands and then working it through your locks sounds easy enough, right? Usually shampooing your hair is easy, but sometimes this simple act can leave your locks limp, oily looking or full of frizz. The reasons for these results are usually caused by common shampoo mistakes which can easily be fixed with a little hair know-how. To find out more, read on… Using the Wrong Shampoo The wrong shampoo is usually the cause of most shampoo related hair issues. For example, if you’ve got oily locks and aren’t using a shampoo designed to cater to the excess oil in your hair, chances are your locks are going to be far from clean and healthy looking. The shampoo you buy and use every week should be designed to work with your hair type and any specific issues, such as dandruff, color treated hair, dry hair etc. If you’re not sure about what you should buy, speak to your hairstylist who can look at your hair in person, identify any hair issues and make recommendations. Shampooing too much or not enough Shampooing too much or not enough is also an easy mistake to make. Shampooing every day can strip your hair of natural oils, which in turn can actually make your hair oilier. On the other hand, not washing your hair often enough also causes issues. The key is to find the right balance for you. Some people can get away with washing every day, while others may only need to wash twice a week to get the best results. You’ll know you have the right shampoo routine when your hair looks and feels healthy after washing and in between washes. Hair tip:if you find it hard to cut down on daily washing, use dry shampoo to keep oily roots and strands at bay, or wash your fringe or front sections of your hair daily but pull the rest of your hair away in a top knot, ponytail or bun. While working shampoo through your hair seems like a straight forward concept, shampooing incorrectly does happen and could be the reason why your hair isn’t clean or turns into a frizz ball once your hair starts to dry. A few common mistakes to correct are… Using too much shampoo at once. This can lead to over drying and frizz in certain hair types. Go by the length of your hair and use the smallest amount possible. If you find that you need more, try more next time until you know exactly how much to use and what is the right amount for you. Not focusing on the right areas. Some people find that no matter the amount of shampoo used, their hair is always too dry or remains oily after washing. If that’s you, try shampooing specific areas of your hair only. If dryness is a problem then only wash your scalp and let the rest of your hair get a light clean when you rinse out your shampoo. If you suffer from stubborn oily strands in various sections or specific areas of your hair, work extra shampoo through those areas and make sure you coat every strand. It may take a few washes to get right, but once you do, you’ll love the results. Not rinsing and repeating. Sometimes the first shampoo is only good for loosening the dirt and oil and it may take another round of shampooing to actually get your hair clean. For others, using one type of shampoo (such as a detox or clarifying shampoo) for the first wash and then switching to a specific shampoo (such as one for dandruff or oily locks) for the repeat wash is what gets and keeps their hair clean. Experiment until you work out what’s right for you and then stick to the shampoo routine that works.
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