A split end or the technical name is “trichoptilosis” ( fyi no one uses that we are just dropping it in to show we know it 🤭) is caused by dehydration, where the hair frays splits into two or more and will eventually split off and remove hair length.
The causes are broad but to give you an idea what type of things create your hair to split here are some!
Excessive color processing, you may think you want a color but your hair just can’t take it. Overlapping color will cause irreparable damage.
Not getting regular trims, yes every 6-8 weeks
Excessive heat damage, we say it a lot but even a hairdryer used incorrectly can dry your hair out and cause split ends. Curling irons, straightening irons etc
Excessive sun and wind
Inappropriate combing your hair, only comb or detangle with conditioner in it. Pulling out knots roughly will put undue stress on the hair
Not using heat protection
There are a lot more causes but these are the main ones which can prevent majority of split ends.
How can you make your hair grow faster, you can’t but you can stop or reduce the ends breaking off and the length to get shorter but looking after it doing the following.
Always using conditioner
Combing only when the conditioner is in your hair with a wide tooth comb
Not rubbing or tossing your hair around like a blanket
Not over doing it with heat tools like curling irons flat irons etc.
use a heat protection serum
Regular trims 6-8 weeks if no color, if color then every 4-6 weeks
The only real way to remove a split end is to cut it off, there is nothing that fixes it, it has to be removed!
Good luck and remember if you treat it gently and don’t abuse it, your hair should be doing exactly what you want it to do, if it’s not then drop in and see us.
First off let’s just all agree that everyone has a budget for most things in life. It’s not just you it’s us too so this is simply to explain more clearly why Hair Salons can only give you a guesstimate when it comes to over the phone or DM, that too won’t be accurate because chances are your hair is not standard.
When you color your hair, it’s done taking into consideration the texture of your hair ( thickness of strand, porosity of the hair & density of the hair ). It’s also then the previous colors that you have had & the condition of the ends and the overall length that are a deciding factor on what needs to be done to achieve your desired result.
It is impossible without seeing your hair in person to give you an exact price, similar to asking a restaurant what’s the cost to fill your tummy!
So if it’s hair color your after, yes we do it and we consider ourselves brilliant in this department don’t hesitate to drop in and talk to us, it’s free and we can then give you a quote and you can go home and think about it.
By now I hope you know that just because certain hair looks good on your friend or favourite personality it won’t always be the same case with you and your head! The biggest challenge with trying to appeal to the masses is that everyone has a different face shape, different personality and unique goals and dreams. Not everyone should have fullness, not everyone should wear their hair long or short, curly or straight.
When your choosing your stylist make sure you go to one that discusses your goals and understands your hair, face shape and personality enough to be able to make youlook your best!
It’s beyond comprehension that some of you think most of our posts have a double meaning, seriously we are not that clever all we are trying to do is help you have better hair.
So we get asked a lot on how often should you shampoo your “hair” and it’s a very basic question with some remembering what their mother or grandmother has told you with little or no base to it other than handed down reality.
You can wash your hair everyday it is perfectly fine to do so, in fact it’s probably a good idea especially in a hot climate like India where the pollution levels are fairly high.
A few things to remember tho
When you shampoo, always use a conditioner, shampoo opens the cuticle cleanses and conditioner closes the cuticle.
Using a SLS free shampoo is more gentle on hair and scalp so it won’t strip your color out or dehydrate your scalp.
If you have an oily scalp you still condition the hair, a co dictionary us not for your scalp.
Double washing is also ok if it needs it. Don’t apply shampoo to hair that is too wet, remove excess water then apply working from scalp to ends.
Any dirt, pollution or junk that is left on your scalp can and most likely will create a perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can lead to dry scalp, itchy scalp & hair loss.
Get more facts when you come see us for your hair 💕
It’s no wonder we don’t get time to head to salons like we used too years back, life is jam packed and getting the basics ticked off is hard enough let alone “me time” in a salon right?
It’s one of our things, if you want to call it that. We don’t create a “blow dry” culture with the work we do, not intentional and yes we do blow dry’s but our cut isn’t meant to be forced fed dry or into place.
I’m sure a lot of you have been to a salon and had not one not two but maybe even three people tugging at your hair all at the same time, certainly not relaxing or good for your hair. A good cut should move and to some extent sit into place with little effort.
Gone are the days of overdone hair that is more like an extra from a old English black and white movie, it looks old.
Saying all that, if you need your hair done, drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram or give us a call, promise you will enjoy it.
Its often said that its hard to decide what hair to have for you guys, it has even been said that Guys don’t know how to search on the internet, to that we say ok maybe they don’t but maybe we can help. Here is a haircut that works well on Indian guys and here are some options for the same thing.
So the above photo is a cut thats cool carefree and can be tamed down on the top but lends itself to being a little free and easy, whilst keeping the sides short, making it low maintenance!
More or less the same haircut but with one big difference and that is there is no undercut, a lot of guys don’t realise that if you are carrying a little extra weight or have a large forehead then having an undercut can add more weight and/or make your forehead look bigger!
If this has made you think about your hair then why not pick up the phone and give us a call
It’s no secret that our bodies need water but for some of us we still need reminding. No coffee doesn’t count it’s water, plain water you need to drink.
Image via Gregory Derkenne
We look for a diet that suits our need, one that includes our favourite foods, one that doesn’t really restrict us at all or change much of what we are already doing because at the end of the day we are lazy creatures.
So before you start googling diet for healthy hair and keep searching for something that looks like what you already eat, know that you need to capture all 5 food groups to be a healthy human and you need 2+ litres of water per day. Once your body is getting what it needs, then everything will function the way it’s meant too!
You can’t make your hair grow faster, you can only get your body to its prime healthy state.
Doesn’t matter if you are a boring CA, a mad DJ or a runway model we all need sexy hair or a variation of it. It’s a fact when you feel good it shows so why wouldn’t you owe it to yourself to make sure you feel the best you can!
Some people will say how can your hair make you feel sexy, these same people think food is food or a fake T–Shirt if it looks the same it is the same.
Get yourself an appointment for sexy hair 01141010011
Summer is here and unless you are planning on walking around with a bucket of chilled water you need to start planning now how to keep your “hair” hydrated! Its like anything with a little preparation you can have the best “hair” but if you leave it until its too late, its too late!
Things you can do now to get your hair ready for 40+ degrees daily
Get your hair trimmed yes every 6-8 weeks at least regardless if you are growing it or not, the ends need to be removed to ensure no split ends appear
Don’t overlap your color on the ends of your hair, just because you are getting your roots touched up doesn’t mean the ends need to have another chemical over the top of them, this is not needed most of the time and only should be done every 3-5th color if at all! Depending on the color
Don’t over use hot styling tools like irons, tongs blow dryer etc
Stop putting coconut oil on your hair! Dehydrates and causes the hair to loose moisture rather than what you think it adds!
Get a linseed moisture treatment every time you get a cut during summer, adds moisture tightly into the hair and rehydrates the hair
This’ll get you started but if you already ae struggling then drop in and see us at our Salon and let us work out what is the best options for you to have awesome “hair” for Summer.
You got bangs but now they literally act like a spoils brat. One side goes left and the other is bending out when all you wanted was a romantic straight soft fringe that just sat nicely without any effort!
Well don’t stress there is a way without too much drama and we are here to help.
When your hair is wet
Using the nozzle attachment on your hairdryer gently blow the bangs in one direction at the roots only using your fingers. Do this for 1-2 minutes then change sides and blow it in the opposite direction. Repeat until it’s dry then comb it straight and you are left with a soft straight finish without looking like it’s forced!
If you need help drop in and let us show you how easy it is ✌🏻
It’s a fact some guys need need help explaining why some things are important and it’s not a dig, guys are just wired differently. We thought it best to try some pictures to explain it.
If you have shapes and you put them over each other then another shape is created….. wow right lol.
So in short if you have a round face, get yourself a square haircut that doesn’t look round. If you have a chiseled jaw ( rare and most guys will be hating you just fyi ) then you can do whatever you like, if you do square cut then you will look more square.
Long face, avoid height as it will make it look longer! Avoid long beards as this will also lengthen your face, you need width so anything that adds to the look on the sides is the way to go!
For more drop in and have a chat with us, it’s free and we can give you some advice!
Often we all get consumed with social media, others living the life you only wished you had. They seem to be always doing something, going somewhere and be at all the coolest places. It’s hard to keep up and can easily make you feel like you are missing out.
The reality is, most of what you see is not the full picture, rarely will someone show the bad aspects on social media, the hard times or the unedited versions of life, no one wants to see that right. I guess by posting only positive images it gives way to more positive vibes but we all need to know that it’s not the full picture!
It’s easy to see someone grid and think “Wow” they have the life but there is always a lot that doesn’t get posted or doesn’t get loaded onto a story that you would certainly make you feel normal. That doesn’t make you want it tho right?!
In a world that is determined to make us all feel like we should be flying on a private plane and jet setting to a new destination every week, be you and try to stay real, it’s cool.
We must say it’s kind of annoying and amusing at the same time that some people will go out of the way to explain to us how to do our job. We do listen and at times you may know the odd thing we can’t figure out ourselves.
Saying that and just to clarify things, we do awesome hair, not pubic hair, we don’t do waxing we are a hair Salon. Yes we are busy enough just to do hair, hair color, hair cutting, hair styling and that’s why we are called a “hair Salon”.
For some people think you can literally just pay extra to fix hair that’s ruined, abuse it for months/years then simply pay a little extra and you have brand new healthy hair but guess what…. you can’t!
Here are a few things you need to do to make sure your hair doesn’t need shaving off and starting again! Some you will think you can skip because, well that’s human nature and you think you can do what you want but if you want healthy hair here goes!
Trim every 5-6 weeks! Yes you do and no even if you are trying to grow it then ends need to be removed.
Don’t over dry it or end up burning it with heat tools, a blow out shouldn’t destroy your hair if done correctly but sadly a lot of the time it does!
Always use conditioner, closes the cuticle making sure the moisture stays in.
Use a heat protector or serum everyday!
Wash it every day or every second day.
Don’t use oil, yes DON’T -it coats the hair, the heat that’s generated from the coating dehydrates the hair and makes it dry and brittle.
No amount of onion juice, cure, beer or oil rubbed onto your scalp is going to do anything other than create bacteria. Anyone who spends time in a salon getting a blow out may or may not know the smoke coming off the client next door is either her hair burning or bacteria & build up burning off the hairshaft! Just because your mum told you and her mum told her and her mums mum told her doesn’t make it correct.
Now stop doing your home remedies and avoiding getting cut and start looking after your hair!
We get asked a lot about where is the ideal place for a weekend getaway and let’s be honest, Delhi can get a little intense if you haven’t escaped for a while. Last year we decided to head for the hills to Rishikesh and a few nights at “Glasshouse on the Ganges”.
We drove and if you don’t mind driving it’s super easy, one stop along the way and by the end of the day your in tropical surroundings breathing fresh air and falling asleep to the sound of the river.
This has to be one of the most relaxing few nights sleep you can get, nothing but the sound of the river and if you are lucky like we were it rained so a double dose of relaxing sounds. Good food in abundance with a lot of it grown on the property itself! We came back feeling refreshed and can’t wait to get back there.
Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!
Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!
Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!
Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?
Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following
Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent
All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!
After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.
Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!
If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!
We get a lot of different questions daily via phone, email & DM and we love being connected on social media so you can understand us a little better and maybe even experience hair from us.
We do hair, hence it’s called a “Hair Salon” we don’t do anything else just hair. Now whilst a lot of you just stare blankly back at us like we just told you the earth is flat this is what is commonly know as a hair salon.
Yes fyi, we are busy!
No we don’t rely on passing traffic
No we don’t do deals
No it’s not a fish market
Yes we answer back
Yes we will tell you not to do things that waste your money
Yes we take pride in our work
No just because everyone else is doing it we aren’t going too
Now even tho you have years experience as a builder and think we should open in Juhu because your wife went to a salon once and it was super busy, we don’t really care. You do you, we do hair.
It’s not cheap to be worried about the cost, it’s being human and getting color let alone maintaining it can be expensive. We realise that and we will always find a solution for your hair that suits your budget.
Now saying that, you can’t expect to eat at a 5 star 🌟 hotel every night with a budget that couldn’t get you a plate of momo’s from your local market could you. No probably not but color doesn’t have to be over the top every single time you visit.
Here are a few ways to reduce your cost without compromising the look!
Don’t have an all over color or “global” as it’s called in India every single time. Your hair doesn’t need it unless it’s a color change.
Hairspa is not going to fix your hair, may help a little but regular trims are better.
When the color is darker than your regrowth the Maintainence is higher and you will notice the regrowth faster.
Instead of doing a full head of foils everytime, try doing partline one time followed by either half or full head.
Don’t think just because it’s on sale that it’s good, often you will end up spending more to fix bad work than it would have cost to do it right the first time.
There are more ways to minimise the spend and we love helping you look good and still be able to afford your sushi and champagne Sunday brunches so don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop in and have a chat with us.
If you are human we are fairly sure you have googled almost every fad diet, cheap getaways, 100 ways to work and still get paid, quick meal idea with rice and beans, how to hide a body in urban area and maybe how to grow you hair faster!?
Beans and rice, no you can’t get paid unless you work lazy ass, fad diets don’t work stop eating crap, holiday at home by stop using your phone and try stashing the body in a Starbucks toilet.
Now growing your hair longer faster and trying to get hair that is super healthy, strong hair or long hair involves being committed to Maintainence and we don’t mean soaking it in Yukult, milk, curd, beer or anything else. Healthy scalp, healthy hair, remove ends every 6 weeks regardless of how long you want it and use good quality shampoo, don’t overdo the heat tools, always condition and use heat protecting serum!
Want to know more on how to get the best hair you can? Give us a call on 01141010011
You go out for dinner and the menu is Veg or NonVeg it becomes so crystal clear it’s either one or the other right. You may even choose the place based on simply this. It specialises in crab and you love crab so you go there.
When choosing a salon, a lot of you and sorry to break it to you choose it on location or price alone.
Now whilst we have the most expensive hairstylist in the country our stylists are within reach for most but have had the training and exposure that are first hand International. They get it, they know what to do, they know how to find out what it is you want and have the understanding to either give it to you or let you know how and if it’s possible.
Hairdressing is about skill and communication and that we got in the bag.
Opening a business is one thing most people can do, doesn’t have to be big in fact can be a roadside food cart it’s not that difficult. But creating a brand is another and having the DNA of that brand run true is hard work and not always sexy.
When you start out, it’s basically just you and maybe another person who start it together and you are both full of ideas, then along comes others opinions and ideas of what you should be doing. They all tell you what you should do ( rarely do they have any experience ) and they offer opinion every moment they get. Consumers will happily tell you and in abundance too.
Rarely do you find a brand ( not just a logo ) that speaks the true DNA of the brand or founders message. It’s hard not to be pulled into the vortex of towing the line and doing what everyone else does in fact it’s tiring. But we as a brand are young at heart, love laughing mostly at ourselves and love making people feel & look good. We do this in an unfiltered way, using sex, sexuality and life.
We don’t do mani pedi, not today and it’s not our intention to ever doing it, we are a hair salon! We don’t specialise in bridal hair, we possibly never will. We do hair, it’s a hair salon. We dont do make up, we do hair.
As we said, it’s easy to create a logo and do what everyone else does, we choose to be individual and do what we actually love doing, hair!
Most people are taken back when they come to the salon, what you see is what you get. We don’t have hidden cupboards or agenda’s other than creating hair that you love and can recreate yourself.
Our approach is simple, if you are better off with it, we will tell you. If you are not then we won’t. If your hair dreams are pink or mermaid then we will share ways to get it, if it’s beach waves you can easily do at home, we will teach you that too.
We don’t do “packages” we don’t do “deals” we don’t have “memberships” or buy 3 get 2 free schemes because we believe in transparency and you maintaining the choice. If you want real solutions for your hair from an Internationally trained team that knows the difference between a flat white and a short black then come. If you want to be called Mam and tell us how to do your hair then keep walking.
We love doing hair and love making people happy so basically if you are a grump and nothing makes you happy, not even waking up to rainbows and unicorns with breakfast in bed then I guess we aren’t the place for you.
If this sounds refreshing and you actually want awesome hair
We all from time to time wonder if we are normal, from the size of your hotdog to the rate your hair grows we want to be extra. It’s a sign of the times, we want our life to be extra, our Instagram posts to be over the top, our wardrobe to be envious and our holidays to die for!
Well guess what, your hair grows on average 1.25cm per month or slightly under 1/2cm per week. Now give or take a few millimetres that’s it for every human on the planet. If it’s short you will notice it grow faster because you have a point of reference eg; ( hits your ears or shirt collar).
Now some even believe the more you cut it the faster it grows, not true in fact the thought behind that is that if you don’t cut it, split ends occur and hair splits off and length ultimately reduces so it doesn’t grow faster because of cutting it simply doesn’t snap off and reduce.
You should trim your hair so it’s healthy every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length to keep it healthy.
I’m sure a lot of you have gone to the salon in hope that some miracle happens, you may even have thought that by us just touching your hair without cutting it or colouring it, miracles might happen.
Well we are the hair whisperers but there is limits to the magic in our hands. A freshen up may not mean redoing your color, it may be just a small tweak to get your hair looking new again, remembering it doesn’t have to be dramatic to make s big difference.
If you need something done, we will tell you but if you don’t need it we will tell you that too!
So if you are simply bored and not really sure what to do to your hair to drag it into a fresh season and fear of looking the same year after year, then give us a call!