1. ANGLED BOB
A slightly angled lob right above the shoulder will add body and shape to your thin hair. Add side-swept fringe and feathery layers and you’re all volume.
2. LONG, LIGHT LAYERS
If body and volume are your long-awaited goals and you like your strands long, you can simply ask your hairstylist to add a bit of texture on the ends. Think light, slightly feathered layers that don’t weigh your hair down.
3. RUFFLED BOB
The only thing better than a bob is a ruffled bob! Multiple light layers and feathered ends, as well as a slight asymmetrical angle, make this short cut an effotless one to volumize.
4. THE SWAG
The trendy haircut is ideal for those with thin strands. The fringe adds volume and shape at your crown, while the shaggy layers can easily be transformed into curls and waves.
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.
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.
In winter, your hair was screaming for moisture. Now it’s limp as a dishrag! Needless to say, the weather has a tremendous influence on your hair.
Summer means more time outdoors. That means more exposure to heat and humidity. Naturally straight hair will collapse curls, while flat ironed naturally curly hair will revert to its original state…plus frizz.
Here’s something you may not have understood about moisture and hair.
You actually need moisture to combat and balance out humidity.
The trick is not to have the moisture level greater than the moisture in your hair. If it is, your hair will “reach out” toward it, creating frizz. And then, of course, there’s sun damage to contend with.
What can you do? Relax. We have a plan.
1. Clarify regularly. In the summer, the hair’s cuticle is more likely to absorb everything around it. That’s why clarifying is so important. It removes product build up and moisture. Talk to your stylist about how often you should use a clarifier on your locks.
2. Use a gentle shampoo. Put aside winter’s heavier cleansers. You don’t need the additional moisture now. Your stylist is familiar with your hair type and texture. She can recommend a lighter weight summer shampoo.
3. Use lighter hair serums. In the winter it was all about heavier crèmes for your tresses. Now it’s time to lighten up. Again, your stylist can be more specific with you.
4. Deep condition weekly. We actually recommend this year round! Deep conditioning penetrates dry, chlorine or sea salt damaged hair for more shine, bounce and styling manageability.
And, of course, get regular trims for healthy, happy hair. Got other questions? Just let us know. We’re happy to help. Call Nevo Hair Design on 03 98882 2701.
What Causes Dandruff?
If your scalp is always itchy and you start seeing white flakes on your shoulders, these are signs that you’ve got dandruff. Fortunately, it’s not contagious, but it is a problem that’s uncomfortable, annoying, and embarrassing. But what causes it?
Dandruff is thought to be caused by a fungus called malassezia, a fat-eating fungus, which lives on the scalp of most healthy adults.
While it does not cause problems for most people, malassezia can sometimes grow out of control and begin feeding on the oil on your scalp.
The result is increased cell turnover and a large number of dead skin cells. These cells, combined with dirt and oil from your hair and scalp, form flaky white scales.
Please note however, there are several conditions that can be confused as dandruff. There’s psoriasis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, or contact dermatitis, which present similar symptoms.
So if not sure, consult your GP or dermatologist to make sure you’re treating the right condition.
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Thinking About Going Blonde? Here’s What You Should Know!
Have you been itching to go blonde?
That’s a good sign that you’re really ready to make the change, especially if you’re holding magazine pictures up to the mirror, wondering, “How would this look on me?”
Well, before you take the life-changing leap, there are a few things to consider before you make the colour change:
• It’s best to match your new colour to your skin tone, brows, and eye colour. Hair colour that is coordinated to compliment your natural colouring looks far more natural.
• Some hair types, like fine and thin, simply can’t handle foiling, much less traditional bleaching. There is too much danger of extreme dryness, brittleness and possible breakage. It may be that tinting is more suitable.
• For brunettes wanting to go blonde, be patient! To reach the level blonde that’s a knock out for you, it’s important to take it at a pace that’s easiest on your hair. That’s why we recommend foiling over bleaching. The latter can be too harsh.
• You may want to consider OLAPLEX, this revolutionary product seeks out hidden damage, and reinforces broken bonds, making them stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to breakage.
• For natural redheads, your blonde hue will be a golden and lovely strawberry in the beginning. A slow, deliberate diversity of tones will flatter your face.
It’s recommend that you start with healthy hair. Dry, damaged, or slightly porous hair will take a little longer to colour because you don’t want to damage it further.
We also have styling products that contain polymers, which create a film around the hair to protect it from moisture loss.
We have various home care products with a panthenol– based formula to also moisturize the hair inside and out.
We’ve got you covered. So, if you’re going to go blonde, be the bomb!
What is the Olaplex number 3?It is a completely optional product and not required for olaplex number 1 and 2 to work (steps 1 and 2 done in salon) Due to bonds being constantly broken down in the hair due to a number of factors- heat styling, bleaching etc , number 3 will maintain the strength and structure of your hair and keep it looking and feeling soft and shiny from the first use. It will continue to link the broken bonds in your strands (broken bonds are the reason your hair is weak and snappy) It contains the same active ingredient that is in both number 1 and 2 . Olaplex is free of : silicones, sulfates, phythalates, DEA, aldehydes and is NOT tested on animals. 100 ml bottle which should last you 6 applications
How do you use it ?Please note that number 3 isn’t a “conditioning treatment” -it is dealing with the internal structure of your hair so is designed to be shampooed out. Do NOT use as a a conditioner. Use once a week only. Shampoo and towel dry your hair. Apply a 50 cent piece or more roots to ends and comb once. Leave in for a MINIMUM of 10 to 15 minutes. Then shampoo it out, and condition with a regular conditioner as normal.
Where can I get it?rrp is $49.95 Available for anyone to purchase. Can be purchased by visiting Nevo Hair Design in Mount Waverley, Calling us on 03 9888 2701, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Got specific questions? That’s what we’re here for!
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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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