Your grandmother sure knows how to make awesome food right, she told you things that all came true yet daily your eating carrots 🥕 and you still can see in the dark, you eat all the crusts and no curly hair ( other than the short ones ). So why did she lie?
Well not saying she was a liar 🤥 but am guessing she didn’t know any better, life as not the same as it is today, pollution wasn’t what it is and our lives were completely different. Whilst coloring and blow drying wasn’t even a thing you can only imagine what condition hair was in, maybe mashing up the contents of your fridge actually made you feel better who knows!
Well home remedies don’t work, rubbing food on your head or scalp is in fact possibly the fastest way to get a bacterial infection.
Always trust a professional salon and let your grandmother keep telling you stories but know they are not cures more of a feel good kinda in a strange way.
It’s often thought that it needs to be complicated to be believed, could it be as simple as diet and sleep? You think things should be complicated and there are secrets only a specialist knows I guess. Well there are some but the basic foundation of healthy hair and healthy growth is diet.
Like a lot of things, the better quality goes in the better quality comes out, it’s not that hard to understand. If you’re living on junk food and lack 8 hours sleep a day don’t think going to a salon or doctor for any new treatment is going to do anything. It’s not.
So you’ve destroyed your hair by doing every chemical treatment on the planet because, well because you were told it was needed now they tell you “Mam you need a weekly hair spa” then have the nerve to tell you if you buy 5 you get one free. Like oh we ruined it but to fix it we can save you some money 😫
Problem is if your hair is that fried no amount of treatments will bring it back to life. Prevention is the best treatment yet very few value the word NO when it comes to getting what you want. Now sure there are products that can artificially rebuild the structure of your hair to some extent and will most definately help but a hair spa? Nope it’s basically conditioner in a jar labelled “hair spa” which is a superficial product and won’t do anything much after you have walked out of the salon.
Some salons put you under a steamer, telling you it opens the cuticle and helps penetrate. What it does is swell the hair by heating it up causing the cuticle to feel smooth until the swelling goes down. Yep you think wow it feels better but in fact the next day after you wash it, it’s exactly the same.
Healthy hair is hair that has been looked after by proper applications of color, regular trims and good hair care regime. Just because a salon offers a treatment or service doesn’t mean you should do it.
There is convenient then there is hatful sadly these two are the same thing so unless you want to improve your hair quality stop teasing g this now!
When you hit snooze you had no idea that it would cause your hair to break off or be pulled out, I guess it was more about sleeping for another 3-5 min cos your tired AF
When your hair goes from wet to dry it shrinks, so when you put your hair up and wrap a towel around you are stretching the hair tightly. Your hair dries slowly which make it get tighter, the hair pulls tighter and will snap at the weakest point. On top of all of this it’s been wrapped upside down in the complete opposite direction to how it will sit. No it won’t make it full it’s only putting undue pressure on the hair strands which will cause it to go frizzy, break and be dehydrated.
After the shower, pat dry with a towel and don’t shake it or put it up.
It’s not uncommon for us to be asked which food we should eat to make your hair grow faster, look healthier, shine etc etc and some so called experts will give you the most random new ” power fruit ” to make you rush off and buy it by the kilo.
The reality behind healthy hair is a balanced diet with the right amount of each food group. Sounds too easy though so it mustn’t be totally accurate there must be something else. Nope it’s really that simple, if your skipping one of the food groups because your a vegetarian then dose up of the loss with other fruits or vegetables 🥒 or nuts from the other groups!
Healthy hair can not be bought it happens when you are conscious about it, visit the salon frequently and don’t do things that endanger your hair health!
We get asked a lot and I mean a lot about diet and hair growth, some people have the best excuses why they eat the way they do and all are in your head!
A balanced diet enables your body to function the best way it was designed. Like all things, you need it in moderation so a few days of fruit doesn’t make up for the weeks without it as much as a weekend on the turps followed by a week of detox!
Have it all, in moderation and make sure you cover the five food groups.
Not a new concept but you can’t expect to be the most functional human possible if you refill daily with toxic waste.
Now we all have our moments when we we top up on a little “junk” like a lot of things it’s ok in moderation but making fast food your staple diet is not a healthy long term option.
There are five food groups and a daily requirement our body needs to be at its potential, just because of your laziness you can not justify not being healthy and then expect great hair, skin, nails etc.
Your mum says every 2-3 days is fine, your grandmother would say once a week, you’ve asked several hairdressers and they all say ok ok well here are the facts.
If you stay inside 24/7 in a climate controlled environment, without stepping outside or exercising then your good for 2 days for every normal person on the planet every day and here is why.
We perspire and when we do it dries up on your skin/scalp leaving the dried up sweat 💦 on your scalp or skin is an open invitation to bacteria.
You go outside, fumes pollution all are attracted to your hair ( not because it’s on fleek ) but because it absorbs what’s in the air, this needs removing or will create film on your hair/scalp which again may cause bacterial infections
When the natural oils are excreted from sebum glands it stays on your scalp which is good and bad however to have the healthy PH value on your scalp too much will alter that creating havoc for healthy hair growth.
Washing every day is not only ok, it’s required and in some situations twice is needed if the heat or pollution is excessive. Always use a conditioner or your cuticle will be left open making your hair dehydrated and will cause split ends.
Use a sulfate free shampo, we use and reccomend Alfa Parf products.
So we get asked a lot about how to grow healthier hair and even though we know the science on how too, we thought it a good idea to share some basics on our bodies and how hair is grown ( and it’s not like growing basil 🌿 or tomatoes 🍅)
What you need to have healthy hair
A balanced diet, yes your body requires a combination of all food groups to function to the. Best it can be.
The idea of eating crap, not sleeping properly, not drinking enough water and thinking you can use certain products to fix what’s happening internally doesn’t work.
Regular trims, yes every 6/8 weeks regardless of what length you have.
Good products, that are for your hair right now, not the same products you have been using since 1987 because you mum bought them.
Sulfate & parabin free shampoo as it contains less chemicals which strip the scalp and can dry it out.
Don’t over process your hair just because it’s on sale, you can’t stock up on your hair color. Only do things that are needed, don’t over do it.
Hair spa and oil massages are not going to fix much if not anything at all. If that’s your go too then you need to come see us to explain what oil does on your scalp and hair
Hair growth can not be altered, hair growth and the speed comes from within and is almost the same for everyone on planet earth.
You saw a photo of silky soft hair and thought yes, I want that now your left with hair that looks like frizz and neither straight or curly.
Expectations vs reality are at times different and yes the stylist should have explained it and been more truthful but whatever the issue was it needs to be fixed. Here are some solutions but we recommend visiting a professional salon to determine exactly what is needed.
If it’s rebonding it could be over processed which means your hair is on the verge of snapping. Olaplex will prevent it to some extent however removing some length may be only option.
If it’s keratin it may have reduced the curl, depending on how curly it was to start with. This may be the success and final result as best you can achieve.
You may have had too much color applications on top of each other which has caused the hair structure to be too weak to restructure itself.
Will a ” series of hair spa ” treatments fix this? Easy answer is never
If the structure of the hair is Brocken so badly that hair comes off ( snaps off, not from roots but mid lengths ) then the only two options you have is to either cut it off or have consistent Olaplex or similar treatments which will rebuild and strengthen it enough to hold it together until it’s cut off.
Sadly some salons push such chemical services based on increasing revenue with little regard for quality of your hair or result and when things go south they will tell you a series of hair spa treatments will fix it. It won’t.
Before you do any chemical service do your research and remember if the hair has had any color at all and that hasn’t been cut off regardless if it looks natural, it’s still there and needs to be treated with care.
Well it’s coming up to festival time in India and everyone wants overnight results. If you had of been reading our posts throughout the year or visiting our salon you could save yourself the drama and stop here. In case your not please pay attention now and then give us a call.
1. Refreshing that color, it adds to the hairshaft and close the cuticle which will reflect more light.
2. A clear color, yes you heard me it’s a clear gloss which its only job is to add a clear sheen to reflect light.
3. Get a Linseed treatment, closes the cuticle adds moisture to the structure of the hair and will make it shine and feel amazing! ( do this monthly your hair will thank you!)
4. A weightless serum like Alfa Parf cristali liquid or the Diamond drops, weightless and adds shine and UV protection.
5. Use a shine spray! Be careful not to use too much or it will make it look oily.
Now obviously the best treatment is prevention, your hair should always be ready so having the right hair are regime and stylist is always better than trying to get overnight results. Either way your on the right track now so enjoy!
I grew up with the understanding of quality in quality out when it comes to food and from a young age we were all taught about the five food groups. Yet some people still think that they can skip a few and it hardly matters, but want the best of everything and it just doesn’t work that way. I have even heard nutritionists recommending to ignore it ( please avoid myths & shortcuts unless your in the army )
When it comes to hair, skin & nails it is the quickest way to see your true health. We all need certain natural vitamins and minerals in our diet to function and grow the way we were designed. Certain amount of sleep, water, protein, carbohydrates etc etc you can not eat shit, have a terrible sleeping pattern and go to the gym and expect it to all balance out because it won’t.
8 hours of sleep, 2 litres of water and your daily quota of each food group then you will be on the right track for healthy hair. Obviously no matter how good you are at following the above you need a trim every 6-8 weeks and using good products. Trust me the people who follow this even if it’s only at 90% have a better quality of life, there attitude is better as well as there hair.
No matter how hot you think you are, no one lives forever and eventually it will bite you in the butt.