Haircare

  1. How to Maintain Healthy Hair this Winter

     

    Once again, the summer months have flown by. Autumn has come and gone, and the frosty temperatures of winter have arrived! Whilst this means cosy nights on the sofa, and hot chocolates all round, it can also signify bad news for your hair.

    The cold air saps the moisture from your hair, leaving it dry, dull and lifeless. However, don’t cry into your hot chocolate just yet!

    In this post we have some tips and tricks to maintain healthy hair this winter. They’ll keep your hair strong, and locked full of moisture - despite the cold weather.

    And as a little bonus, we look at what hair colours will be popular this winter. So let’s begin:

     

    Hair Products for Winter

    One of the most important things you can do is to invest in the right hair products. These products will vary depending upon your hair-type.

    And remember,in winter, you need products with extra moisture to keep hair hydrated. Take

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  2. Caring for Your Hair During the Autumn Months

    As summer fades, and the warmth of the sun rapidly disappears, this change in season calls for a change in how you care for your hair.

    Autumn is also a time for renewal and new beginnings, so as the leaves begin to fall so should your old ways of looking after your hair.

    With the cold autumnal months looming, and the leaves changing to richer amber and golden brown tones, it’s also a great time to change your look.

    During the summer months the effects of UV rays are a crucial concern as we explained in our Summer Hair Care Tips post. But with colder weather approaching, not only is there a risk of you catching a cold,there is also an increased likelihood of your hair becoming a lot worse for wear.

    So grab your hot water bottle, put on the kettle and keep reading our simple tips to help protect your hair once the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    Autumn leaves in Netherlands

     Source: Mendhak

    1. Your Autumn Diet

    Make sure you have plenty of milk in your dietor products containing milk, as low fat dairy products are an excellent source of calcium.

    Whey and casein are proteins, which are also found in milk, all play a vital role in the growth and strength of hair. If you want your hair to grow strong and long this autumn the more protein you get the better!

    Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene which converts into Vitamin A, a vitamin which is essential for healthy hair. Vitamin A helps to produce an oily substance called sebum which is produced by the scalp which helps to prevent hair from becoming dry and breaking.

    Nuts contain Omega-3 fatty acids which nourish hair follicles, giving you beautiful hair that is both healthy and shiny. Nuts are also a great source of the mineral zinc which helps to stimulate hair cell production, growth and repair. So be sure to stock up on cashews, peanuts, walnuts and almonds this autumn!

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    2. Add Argan Oil to Your Regime

    Just applying one to three drops of this wonder oil will help to strengthen and thicken your hair. This is down to the Vitamin E and fatty acids found in argan oil that help to renew and restore hair follicles.

    You can also apply this oil directly to your scalp to stimulate growth. There are plenty of products on the market containing this saviour, so be sure to look for shampoos and conditioners with this ingredient.

    3. Use a Flat Paddle Brush

    A flat paddle brush is ideal for those moments when you need to thoroughly detangle and remove the knots in your hair. The wide surface area of this brush means that it can comb through your hair with ease.

    It can also be used for medium to long hair whilst blow-drying as it smooths the hair with ease. Or it can even be used on a daily basis for those with thicker hair.

    And yes, we thought we knew how to brush our hair as well, but head over to Instyle for some great hair brushing tips that may just surprise you!

    4. Deep Conditioning

    Deep conditioning is a great way to restore and rejuvenate the moisture and elasticity lost during those hot summer months. As mentioned earlier adding protein back into your hair is key for the health and strength of your hair.

    So why not try using hot oil treatments and natural oils such as argan oil and coconut oil when you deep condition.

     

    Coconut

    Source: PhuThinh Co

    5. Colouring Tips

    If you are thinking about colouring your hair this autumn why not opt f

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  3. 8 on Trend Hair Colours for the Rest of 2015

    Are you considering dying your hair? Are you finally ready for a change, but you don’t know which hair colour to choose?

    We know how much of a tough decision this can be, so in this blog post, we’ve made it a little easier for you!

    First we give you some advice on which hair dye to use, then we look at some popular hair colours and also some more adventurous colours that are going to be on trend for the rest of 2015.
     

    Permanent, Semi-Permanent or Wash-Out Dye

    If you've finally decided on your new colour, and if you’re certain it’s the one for you - permanent hair colour is the way to go. This product lasts until your hair grows out or you re-colour it , but it should be refreshed every 4-6 weeks when your roots start to show.

    If you’re a little indecisive it’s best to go for a

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  4. 7 Great Hair Care Tips for Perfect Hair This Summer

    For most people summer is the most awaited season of the year. The days are longer, the weather is warmer and life seems simpler - so many good things are happening at the same time!

    However, with the sun, the sea, parties and festivals, your hair may not love summer as much as you do.  As humidity is higher during the summer the hairstyle you worked so hard to create before leaving the house can be completely ruined in a few hours. On top of that, a prolonged UV exposure can lighten your hair colour. If you have coloured hair, be careful as your hair can change into a colour that you never wished for!

    But don’t worry – these seven simple tips will keep your hair healthy, shiny and happy!

    1. Eat Carrots, Dark Leafy Greens and Oysters

    Eating certain types of food can result in healthier hair as well as giving you essential vitamins to fight this hot stifling weather.  On our infographic below we’ve outlined some key food to eat this summer to keep hair hea

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  5. The Best Blonde Hair Colour Ideas for Summer

    Blonde Hair Ideas for Summer

    Deciding to go blonde can be a tough decision, and it’s not until you take the plunge that you’ll truly know if you suit light-coloured hair. We’ve compiled the following tips to help you see if blonde is the right hair colour for you this summer. But don’t worry if it isn’t – we offer some great alternatives!

    This summer it's time to go blonde.

    Are you loving spring's warm, sunny days? Summer is almost here, you’re already feeling freer, and you are planning to get out onto the beach and enjoy every ray of sun this year. You’re picking up a few of the latest fashions, so maybe it’s time to reconsider your whole look. If you’re sick of the same old hair colour and cut, then why not go blond this summer?

    Blonde hair tells the world that you want to shine out and seize the day. It might be a natural-looking choice for you, or it might be a daring change. Either way, you may find you’ll have more fun this summer as a blond, so give Garnier Belle Color Light Ash Blonde 9.1 a try.

    Would You Be a Natural-Looking Blonde?

    When it comes to natural-looking blonde hair, there are a few well-known rules of thumb. If your hair was blonde when you were a child, your skin is light and your eyes are blue, green or grey, then you are more likely to look natural as a blonde. Blonde hair is most common in Northern and Eastern Europe, so your blonde hair will be more convincing if your skin and features fit that look.

    However, dark, golden skin can look good with the right shade of blonde: it’s simply less likely to look natural. Is a natural look important to you? It may not be; there are so many ways to have fun with your appearance, and they don’t need to appear accidental in order to be stunning. Sometimes, making an obviously bold move will give you exactly the image you want.

    Warm Blonde and Cool Blonde

    If your skin colour is on the cooler part of the spectrum, with pink and blue undertones dominating, then cool blo

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  6. Beauty - Hair Care Tips for this Spring

    Seeing Red: Rock a New Colour This Spring

    Spring is the time for new life. Flowers are bursting from the ground, the sun is shining and the world is turning from grey to green. You’re glowing and full of possibilities, and you want your hair to reflect that. It’s time to set aside your tired old hair colour and dive into something new and exciting, and what could be more exciting than the perfect shade of red? Passionate and exuberant, red hair is the perfect start to a new adventure.

    Red hair stands out, and it’s never boring. Do you have what it takes to carry it off? If you’re confident and you love the look, then all you need to do is choose the right red. Today’s high quality hair colours can work for any starting shade and any skin tone, but not every shade of red will work equally well for every woman. Fortunately, the choices are vast. From light yellowish-orange to dark blue-red, there are colours, textures and highlights galore.

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