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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.
Speeding Up Hair Growth
Is it possible to speed up the rate your hair grows? We all want to know the answer to this question.
Your hair is only genetically capable of growing so much. But thanks to advancements in science and medicine, you can now give it a nutrient boost to make it perform at its full potential. Most people will notice faster-growing hair by upping their intake of the right nutrients.
Hair is a non-essential tissue. It will be the last to get what it needs to grow if you’re lacking in something.
Before you start taking vitamins, consider your diet: hair is 90 percent protein, so making protein a part of at least two meals a day is imperative for change. The nutrients that will help most with growth, thickness and overall health are vitamin D, iron, and B vitamins. Good sources are fish, dairy and eggs.
Once you’ve started supplementing your diet with the right nutrients, add professional hair products that can help you boost your hair’s health. Soon, you’ll be running your fingers through healthier, longer hair.
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Stuck With The Same Hair Style?
As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. More often than not, we admire someone else’s hair and wish we had theirs instead of what we have.
So how do you get the hair you want? First, embrace the natural texture of your hair. Talk to your stylist about what you CAN do with it.
Second, consider highlights or lowlights to change your style. Go for a subtle look that warms your face and gives you an overall lift.
And third, take advantage of your stylist’s knowledge and experience. Use the hair care techniques, brushes and products recommended to get the look you really want.
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How To Protect Your Hair Colour And Make It Last
You just had your hair professionally coloured and you want to make it last. The colour looks great and you definitely want to preserve it. So, how do you protect your hair colour and keep it looking fresh? Here’s how:
– Ask your stylist about colour lock leave-in treatment that can be done straight after your colour had been rinsed off
– After colouring, wait at least one or two days before shampooing your hair to give the colour more time to set
– Avoid excessive shampooing and rinsing of hair.
– Use lukewarm or cool water when shampooing your hair.
– Avoid excessive heat styling to prevent damaging coloured hair, always use heat shielding products when applying heat.
– Use SPF spray when going out in the sun and a swimming cap when swimming.
– Get regular deep conditioning treatments for extra shine.
Proper hair care extends the life of your hair colour. For more tips on how to care for colour-treated hair, visit us at the salon today!
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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Does A Keratin Treatment Bring Out Your Colour? By Nevo – Hair Salon Mount Waverley Call Us On 03 9888 2701
Does your hair colour need some spicing up?
Consider getting a keratin treatment!
Why? The keratin treatment solution surrounds each hair shaft with protective protein layers that smooth and flatten the cuticle, improving the condition of your hair.
It also absorbs deeper into the hair shaft and lasts longer on chemically-treated hair.
Why is that good news for color-treated hair?
Getting an initial keratin two weeks before your colour treatment prepares your hair to better receive the colour. (Thereafter, you would get the treatment about every 10-12 weeks.) And what colour it is! The keratin treatment eliminates frizz and restores shine, softness, body and bounce. It makes the colour so rich and natural, you’ll look 10 years younger!
Healthy Hair Starts in the Kitchen By Nevo – Hair Salon Mount Waverley Call Us On 03 9888 2701
Hair that has natural shine, with body and bounce, actually begins in the kitchen! And you won’t need to work as hard—or spend as much money—on hair products when you give your hair what it wants.
Include salmon, poultry, dark green vegetables, carrots, beans, nuts, whole grains, and eggs in your diet. All of these foods are colourful and nutritious in their own right. And that’s what gives you such fabulous results!
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