Super foods to increase your hair growth

Now this is almost a daily question, to the point at times to be honest we feel like just blurting out, ok so its cabbage are you happy! But yet we resist, not sure why when it would all stop there if we did. However the biggest issue we have right now is everyone wants to complicate things and give complex answers without justification other than to make themselves sound informed.

 

Your body functions best when the five food groups are taken care of, when they are not, then there is a deficiency which will lead to shortage of essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be fully functional. Now like certain things in life, we think we can postpone or neglect and simply pop a pill or pay a penalty, when it comes to our body we simply can’t. Yes will a supplement help, sure but its not the same as the real deal right!

 

A balanced diet, a good amount of sleep along with the right water intake and excursive and your body will function the way it was intended. The moment you skip one thinking you know better, then wonder why things are not working the way you want, you need to look at your diet.

Hair will fall out, this is life, can you stop it completely NO you can NOT, anyone that tells you they can is not informed. 90% of the hair on your head right now is active in growing whilst 10% is in the final stages and will fall out, no not all of the 10% will not grow back it will but some may or may not depending on a lot of other factors.

Now sure you may have been trolling the internet looking for the right answers because you think your shower is full of hair and if it keeps going like this you will be bald, chances are your being a tad dramatic!

 

Yes you are!

If you want to put your mind at ease then come visit us and let us have a look!

The cost of being a dreamer

Growing up I recon I was fairly lucky, was always encouraged to dream big and whatever I wanted it was achievable, nothing can stop you! Now whilst that is encouraging as a child sooner or later you grow up and realise that life has a lot more depth and issues than simply just dreaming and doing whatever you want, bills come, life happens and before you know it, things become complicated…or do they?

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They say as a child your mind believes almost anything and your imagination is so powerful because you don’t have the life experience so you don’t stop your imagination from thinking you can do anything. Well sure as we grow up shit happens and you get the choice to believe it or wallow in petty and think ah well thats not for me! I guess its then when the real strength of your dream and passion will come into reality and if you want it bad enough, there will be nothing you won’t do to get it.

The issue is with a lot of people is after knocking on doors and being told no so many times you end up believing it isn’t going to work ( and maybe it won’t, but maybe it will ) and you give up, when the next door you could have knocked on could have been a yes but you stopped and gave up on your dreams.

There is no secret, its obvious, if you want something bad enough there will be nothing you won’t do to get it, work 20 hours a day 7 days a week if you have too, then once you are on your way, work 24 hours hours a day to make sure it happens and you keep it! Never get complacent, always be grateful and help others reach their goals as well as this is when true power and success comes!

How to get Sundays right

Like seriously do you know anyone who likes getting out of bed on a Sunday? Seriously?


If you woke up feeling like 👆🏼 looks then pick up the phone and call this number ‭011-41010011‬

We are open Sundays 11-6 to make sure that when Monday comes around you don’t scare the hell out of everyone turning up to work like this!

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Unlikely our computers have this level of sarcasm, although it would be funny if they did!

Earlier this week someone shared with us a hair disaster story ( which we really don’t need to go into (  although we will ) which made us think we humans are really stupid sometimes.


Googling cheapest hair salon with package deals in Delhi, she found a salon that was so cheap she felt she had one the lotto, went in got the services done paid the crazy cheap price and left.

Well she then got herself an Uber to our salon, Uber if your still living in the dark ages has to be the cheapest taxi service globally and that is a safe “cheap”! 

Moral of the story?

You get what you pay for, if it’s too good to be true, chances are it isn’t. 

Your hair is like a pice of clothing you wear every single day, it’s fashion. Don’t trust people who only can claim it’s “cheap”.

Hair tattoo facts

If you thought the only choice for a hair tattoo was a pulse line at the side of your head or a pyramid at the back of your head, you have been living under a rock and possibly need to upgrade your 3G connection.


Sure it’s not for everyone but if it is your thing, or at least thought about it maybe it’s time to have some fun.

It lasts about 2 weeks or until it grows out, if the surface length is short then it disappears faster. The possibilities are endless and you can add color to it to create more drama or wow appeal!

Yes we do it, it’s not excessively expensive however depends on design so best to drop in and have a chat about it.

The taper cut will change your life

Gone are the days of the square or rounded hairline that looks like it was drawn on with a ruler. Hello to the 40’s hair that is rocking men’s hairstyles now!


Yes it’s true some guys have a hairline that extends past there shoulders half way down there back and let’s just admit seeing that poke out of your shirt is hardly cool or sexy. 

A tapered hairline extends the life of your cut but up to 7-10 days keeping you look on point longer. It is tapering the skin into your hair, making it a seem less blend that looks clean, sorted and on trend. To make it even better, the area your grey may be showing, is cut short so it means you won’t see it for longer!

If you haven’t tried it, we seriously don’t know what you have been doing!

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No no I’ve been checked I’m fine

In the heat of the moment all kinds of nonsense can happen and your judgement is typically on another planet 🌎 


Too often we meet people who want a service or result that their hair simply won’t be able to manage. We as professionals always think sustainable relationship before we think about getting a “sale” after all if you don’t live your hair then you won’t come back!

Sad to say that some people try to push big ticket services just to raise turnover, we believe that’s not the way to create beautiful hair in fact it’s the opposite. When you end up doing be it a color or a chemical service that your hair really can not withstand because it’s cheap or you think you need it, by the time you call us it can be too late to fix it completely and on top of that ends up costing you more and you have downtime looking like a drowned rat vs having “Victoria Secret” hair. 
Come visit us and let us say no to your crazy requests 🙊 before it’s too late!

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Has your hairdresser pushing harder than a drug dealer?

The reality is a lot of people have got into this business to exploit, both consumers as well as the industry, to get as much out of it as possible at any cost with little or no regard for hair, integrity or reputation. 


The flip side of this reality is that thankfully the consumer is catching up especially in areas that has been most effected. 

20-30 years ago in the west it was exactly the same, make as much as you can as fast as you can, like a kid that’s been given free range at the candy store with eyes bigger than his belly. What happens is eventually what you promise can’t be delivered because your only focus was maximising turnover versus maxamizing quality and building relationships. It should never be about rebates or group discount over quality and Developement. 

Our philosophy is simple, if your better off with it then without it, then we will tell you otherwise we won’t. The only focus is on helping you have the hair you want everyday, not just getting the biggest sale from you. 

Now not all salons are like this but the trend is this, do everything, do deals, coupons, discount etc and people will try it, the reality is the people you attract only want it because it’s cheap, they don’t want quality nor understand it, they want cheap. We educate hairstylists around India but also throughout the world and this is bought up almost every single time. Hairdresser get it but sadly others don’t. 

Alfa Parf Milano values are about sustainable hairdressing, education and a long term relationship inward as well as outward and that’s why we choose them  to be our primary product of choice. 

Are you sleeping around?

We have all had those dreams ( well I keep telling myself it’s we not me 😳)  you have the perfect clear AF dream, so fresh so vivid it’s scary. You wake up in a cold sweat in complete darkness only to realize it was just a dream. 


The following morning you wake up feeling dirty, did you really just have your hair cut in your dream? You check in the mirror and nope it’s still there. 

But maybe your dream hair is just a phone call away?!

When can’t even control your Tv

Your boss is a pain in the butt, your partner is annoying AF everyone at work bosses you around like your living in some communist regime!


Well chill out you don’t have to dictate to your hair to get it to behave and fall in line. In fact you shouldn’t have too and a few things to help you along the way are:

  1. Always get your hair done every 6-8 weeks. You can’t get it done every 3-4 months and expect  it to look fresh. 
  2. Shampoo and condition daily. Yes daily
  3. Don’t over process your hair, just because getting a keratin is cheap or on special, very few people actually need it!
  4. Oil on your hair? NO never. Oil weighs down your hair, coats the cuticle and evaporates the internal moisture. Leaving hair dry brittle and frizzy! It’s a myth doing oil massages. 
  5. Always condition and use  a serum, if you don’t then your hair will get tangled, dry out and split. 

Don’t try to control people, control your choices. 

When you realize what half price actually means!

You know when your hard up and on a budget and let’s be honest we all have a budget, it just varies from person to person but we all have one. You search on line, see the cheapest, look at reviews assess and then go ahead and make the purchase only to find out that the only way they can produce the item or service at this “amazing” price is because there is some fundamental elements left out of the equation. 


From the surface or the right angle it may look the same but one you look properly it is not even close!

We don’t do coupons, we do awesome hair, we don’t dont do waxing, we don’t do make up, we don’t do facials, we don’t cut corners unless it’s your hair. So if your looking for good hair then please give us a call. 

Don’t let Valentine’s Day explode on your face 

Doesn’t matter what you think about that day, considering it’s an American thing and not really part of any other culture I guess it’s ok to ignore it or is it?


Hell no guys!

It’s not ok to make no effort! I’m all for equality but there are some things that us guys should be doing for the woman in our life no matter what they say!

Opening doors to buying flowers regardless of Valentine’s Day or not but considering it’s only a day away let’s start with that day, may be cliche but well who cares. 

Time for you guys to get your A game on!

Donald trump’s hair is made from hair from 37 barbie dolls!

Lots of rumours around this head of hair, apparently it’s not real and in fact made from cut hair from barbie dolls ( made in China ) to the fact that there is a consistent regrowth that is the same in every photo. Could this be true? 

Is the leader of the free world’s hair actually be as fake as his tan that obviously out of a can?

We spoke to NASA engineers and they confirmed the indastructable style can withstand wind, rain, hail, scorching heat and countless meme’s. They have confirmed they are collaborating with him on a new shuttle shield based on his 1hour daily routine of styling. 


Obviously this guy has no idea how to run a country but we are thinking he should be doing some styling sessions at the local retirement home helping old men look like they have hats on. 


At the end of the day, no one cares about the hair, it’s only the content that comes out of your mouth, in his case it’s verbal sewerage. 


Can someone who spends this long on there hair be trusted? We say no!

How a new look could keep you out of prison!

Imagine your out, some serious shit goes down and the description given for the offender is so basic it could be 99% of the population. Hope your following it so far, the trick is being unique or you may be pinned with something that you didn’t do so a new look is as much for you as it is for your safety!

Please make sure if your going to do the wrong thing that you visit us afterwards. 

Hair frizzy & fried?

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. 

Advice

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. 

Sweet talking in the salon

Hairdressing is such a personal service, your getting something that is on your body so it’s personal even if you don’t think it is, it is.  

We believe that running our hands through your hair is kind of a privilege, one that has to be earnt and is not something that can be bought to the highest bidder ( or the lowest price tag )

The biggest problem for hairdressing is communication, finding out what is going on in your mind, even at times when you  don’t even know, it’s about asking the right questions. You will go into the salon when your either bored or need “Maintainence” ( the obvious need for color regrowth or hair is literally in your eyes ) OR your just bored and it’s been a while and at times both. 

Now obviously the hairdresser has to have the technical skills to be touching your hair but equally as important they have to know how to communicate with you, it goes far beyond the pretty photos they show you or the perfectly priced menu. Choosing a salon or stylist isn’t like ordering food from a menu or getting your house built from a plan it’s completely 100% a personal service that comes down to personality! 

How do you choose the right salon & stylist?

Well that requires thought and a little effort because as we said earlier it’s not just about photos and price so you should be visiting and talking to them before you completely trust a new salon. A great way to start if your considering a salon is a consultation, all salons in every part of the world will offer free consultations, it’s not new, it’s a sit down chat to discuss your hair. Choose the stylist your after make the consultation booking and see how you feel after the talk. The questions asked, the solutions offered etc. At times hairstylist will say they can do things from turn your hair from black to white in one sitting to give volume to the three hairs on your head, remember there is fact and fiction it’s your hair. 

  • Ask why
  • Ask how
  • Ask price 
  • Ask about upkeep
  • Ask about condition

After that go away and ask yourself if this is the right salon for you. 

You slept with who?

So you think that leaving your hair dry naturally is better than using a dryer well let us explain why its not

Although some stylists often recommend sleeping in damp braids to get beachy waves, turns out air-drying may be more harmful than blow-drying: Water causes strands to swell; over time, this could weaken hair from the inside out. In the study, hair samples that were shampooed and then air-dried for two hours were compared to those blasted at various temperatures. Only the air-dried samples had significant damage to the cell membrane complex, the cement that holds cuticle layers together. That’s not to say that dryers can be used without harm: As the temperature of the air increased, the study found, so did the damage to the outer layers of each strand. The healthiest option, if not the speediest, is to dry on the lowest heat setting, with the dryer held at least six inches away from the head.

So instead of trying the easy braid on wet hair and trying to get it overnight, maybe its time to learn how to do it with a hairdryer and a large curling iron.

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Choosing the right color for your skin!

Anyone who has ended up with a color that looks like you did it yourself will attest that coloring hair is an art and needs to be done right the first time!  Unlike coloring a wall or a canvas, each time you color your hair damage is done that can not be reversed completely. 

Some of the key things to keep in mind when choosing the right color are…

  • Upkeep, are you happy to get it redone when it’s needed? Some colors would need a lot of Maintainence whilst others very little. Ask about price, products needed etc etc
  • The nylon swatches are an indication, they are close but it doesn’t work like choosing a color for your walls, depending on your hair current hair color, the history of color your hair has been through on the result so if your not being asked these questions then you really need to re think your salon choice. 
  • Whilst some brands claim to be Amonia free, they refer to the tube of color that is yet to be mixed with the higher amonia to activate it before it goes on your hair.
  • Some colors can not be done or achieved without implications or possibly done over time and not able to be done in one sitting. A good stylist will tell you. 
  • Your skin tone is one thing yes, some of the other factors that can determine if a color will suit you are personality, lifestyle, hair texture to name a few. It’s not just skin color. 
  • Understand color names for goodness sake!! Red and gold and different colors, red isn’t gold and gold isn’t red. A warm color is as the name suggests it’s warm ( red, gold, copper, mahogany, yellow magenta etc etc). A cool color is as the name suggest it’s cool ( ash, silver, blue etc ). 
  • Ask questions before getting it done but JUST AS IMPORTANT listen! If your stylist is saying don’t do it then maybe they have a good reason, if there are things to consider then consider them then.  
  • Don’t shop on a budget and expect a magazine cover result, it’s NEVER going to happen. Cheap is cheap! 


Remember that any business that requires you to cut out a coupon, the main focus is typically not about result. Do your research google is free!

5 things to know before you become a mermaid

Anyone on social media will have seen hundreds if not thousands of pastel colors, some real some fake and possibly a few of you have thought about it ( maybe only for the sheer shock value ). Well before you pick up the phone and call your local salon here are a few facts to think about before you take the plunge in the deep. 


1. You can’t create this look in 1 hour, 2 hours and most likely 3 unless your hair is already very light. It needs to be lightened. How much depends on the final result and how dark your hair is. 

2. Once your hair is lightened the pastel color is applied, the more even the hair is in depth & tone the more even the pastel tone will be. 

3. How long will it last? Well I would typically say 3-4 weeks if it’s looked after but depends on tone, depth etc etc. 

4. You have to use a sulfate free shampoo ( detergent free ) to reduce fading and maintain intensity. You have to use conditioner every time you shampoo to make sure cuticle is closed. 

5. Can you do it and color it back if you don’t like it? The easy answer is is yes however you need to be sure beforehand unless you have unbelievable condition hair and have loads of time and money or it’s just a waste. 

Now there is a lot more to it and we suggest you see someone’s work before trusting anyone with this as it is easy to miss the goal and get average when with a little more effort and training it could have been incredible. 

THINGS YOU COULD BE DOING WRONG WHILE BRUSHING YOUR HAIR!

 

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How many of us have been brushing their hair 100 times a day?

If yes, polite applause to your dedication, and sorry as no one can bring back the time you have wasted doing that. I know, we all love the idea of sitting in front a mirror and brushing our gorgeous hair like the Victorian times  (P.S. if you’re living with you’re bae, this habit would annoy the heck out of him Lol).  But the present generation hardly has time to eat their lunch, let alone brushing your hair like a ghost of the past. Plus, we are too smart in getting our facts right to fall for such habits. This age old myth isn’t just useless, but it could also harm your hair, brushing harshly and frequently is bad for your hair as it pulls hairs out of their follicles and it can possibly weaken individual strands.

Method: (This will seriously help) We all are use to brushing our hair from roots to our tips in autopilot, did you know this can cause excessive stress on the hair leading to breakage and hair fall? The Right way to do it is to begin brushing from the ends, and slowly working your way up the shaft in sections. You can also use your fingers to gently de-tangle knots. Worst case scenario, if you have practically lived your hair in a bun for days, you might need a lot more time in doing that my friend.

NEVER EVER brush your hair when it’s wet, unless you want to go bald. Wet is far more elastic than dry hair, due to which it is more fragile and can easily snap. If you have been getting heart attacks looking at your hair fall, this might be one of the reasons. De-tangle it before you wash.

Don’t use paddle brush to de-tangle you hair, always use a wide-tooth comb and a de-tangling product to reduce hair fall. And yes, price matters in case of your brush, as cheap brushes have low-quality plastic bristles that can rip damaged hair at its weak points. Stop saving at the cost of your hair, instead, cut down on your junk food and get yourself a good brush.

Lastly, just as important it is to clean your hair, it is also very important to clean your brushes regularly, at least once a week.  With time the bristles get clogged with stray hair and dirt. When you use your unwashed brush on freshly cleansed hair, you are actually depositing product residue onto your strands. Yes, for those who do it once a year, HEAR THIS OUT LOUD.

Follow these simple brushing tips. Trust me; your hair will thank me later.

 

By Konika Dastidar

 

LOB OBSESSION!

 

We have been washed by many hair trends over the past few years, but, very rarely do you come across a trend that has gone viral, and it’s everywhere. Lob (the long bob) and the bob have gone from the ‘next door girl’ look to one style that was seen all across Golden globes, Oscar and the Grammys.

We love the sexy shorter do Miranda Kerr rocked last month, by far the best feed when it comes to Instagram makeovers. I know we all get bored of the same look day after day. The best thing about summers; it gives you an excuse to go for something shorter and more lived in. I know so many people who would hate to style their long hair every day, plain lazy or someone clueless when it comes to trying different styles and experimenting a little with their looks. Well, maybe the best way to deal with the situation is to go CHOPPY. I know so many of you have been thinking about it for a year and contemplating SHOULD I? SHOULD I NOT? If you’re sick and tired of washing your HAIR FOR HOURS, then maybe it time to chop it off RAPUNZEL, because  you’re not going to get laid by letting your hair down from a tower in this generation.

We all have to admit it; it can be hard as hell to take care of your long locks, especially when you’re fighting DELHI’s pollution, dust, the fricking heat, and have lost half of your hair trying out products from TV ads. Why struggle so hard when you can look 10 times hotter chopped?

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Don’t make a nest or a mess of your hair, and go get the LOB. If you are slightly more excited then you have the option of going super short, pull off a Taylor Swift,or a Karlie Kloss (IT’S HOT AS HELL, RIGHT NOW).  It can be one of the most versatile haircuts, as it fits any woman, with any face shape, or style, and if you have straight hair it’s said to be the shit.

You can keep it with or without bangs, blunt or layered, straight, wavy or curly, and style it in 100 different ways.  Who said short hair can’t be styled in many ways, maybe my GRANDMOM.

A LOB can give you a sense of confidence, a stronger look where you will feel more in control. Haircuts have a major impact on how you feel from inside as well as outside, go for this sexy, chic hair style —and refreshingly easy to wear.

 

By Konika Dastidar

Authentic Hair + Authentic marketing

The way we get information has dramatically changed in the last 5 years and daily it is changing at a pace none of us can keep up with, a few hours away from social media and you feel like you have missed one full season of your favourite sitcom and you cant function without catching up on your entire feed ( don’t lie you know you do! ).

I remember how marketing used to be bucket fed to the consumer when I was growing up and sadly some companies still to this day think it works. When the entire world is so connected, information on whatever you want is right here on the internet there is simply no excuse for someone buying into a “Fancy campaign “or feel good commercial without finding out the facts. I think we all know by know that celebrities endorse product’s rarely because they love them it is usually because it makes commercial sense ( There are some that do it because of they genuinely love the product ) but most do it for the money.

So with information so readily available on the net, trends able to go global in days let alone last a full season, its no wonder that we all want & let’s be honest need to cut through the crap, be it a better job, an easier way to do save money, a miracle cure for your acne or ways to style your hair. No one has the ability to put so many layers up like we used too and if you think you can trust me we can all see through it now so its become more critical to be authentic and real in everything you do.

PR & Marketing companies rely more now on the real people that have the RIGHT following ( I say right because we all know those people who may think they are A list, yet there homies are more likely to be kicked out of the local Mc donalds than actually buy your product! ) Yes its totally connected, real people, real marketing has bought back real hair that in my opinion is the hottest if its handled correctly.

 

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Does this mean cancel all your hair appointments and let it flow? NO it means over styling is and has been out for a long time ( so for all our sake please stop it right now! ) and the more Authentic you is far more attractive than it has ever been. Its the 70’s all over again but this time with high speed Internet. Free love and Peace out 🙂