When your hair has been chewed

Too often we see clients coming in having been to another salon and the cut looks more like it has been chewed rather than cut by professionals, now this is not a dig at anyone just stating the obvious and its sad. Hairdressing is an art and needs to be respected as it is or it becomes a product which it never can be, its a service!

 

If your hair isn’t working, asking for simply  ” A good cut” is never going to work, Im sure as much as you are that no one intentionally gives you a bad haircut however its far more in-depth than simply asking for a good one like you ask for a fresh cake at the bakery not yesterdays, it doesn’t work like that. Sooner or later everyone will be focusing on quality hairdressing rather than increasing the number of outlets they have but until then its up to you to do some research and find the best hair salon for you!

 

If you think we have what it takes to give you what you are looking for then give us a call or drop in for a chat and see if it clicks!

 

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Why is your color fading or growing out too soon?

You have spent the time, money and effort to get your color done but it fades why?

 

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Lets clear the air by saying that your regrowth growing out is not color fading, this is called your hair is growing and a seperate issue than your actual color fading.

Here are some reasons your color will fade;

  1. It was not treated the way it was meant too when it was coloured, could have been lightened too much and the cuticle is damaged and the tone changes
  2. Your shampoo is too harsh and causing it to fade
  3. You are not conditioning it, open cuticle means the color will fade
  4. Using oil, guess again it will actually make your hair shinny but dehydrate your hair faster than anything else. Yes don’t oil your hair!
  5. Its dry and too porous to hold the color
  6. An unrealistic approach to reaching your desired color, it was done too fast rather than taking several applications to reach your goal color it was done too fast rather than over several visits

As you can see it is more than one reason actually there is a lot more, so before you get your color done, make sure you talk about maintenance of the color you are doing!

 

Bangs…Yay or nahhhh

When the trends come back full force and you really want to be part of the masses and do it, your way its a matter of working with your texture and hair to make sure it actually works!

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You have long hair and are going to try bangs, do it because if you want to have a change without loosing the length its the best thing you can do. To work out what length and the style its best to talk about it with your stylist keeping your hair texture and natural movement in mind to make sure it doesn’t become high maintenance!

Is your color fading?

You have spent the time, money and effort to get your color done but it fades why?

 

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Lets clear the air by saying that your regrowth growing out is not color fading, this is called your hair is growing and a seperate issue than your actual color fading.

Here are some reasons your color will fade;

  1. It was not treated the way it was meant too when it was coloured, could have been lightened too much and the cuticle is damaged and the tone changes
  2. Your shampoo is too harsh and causing it to fade
  3. You are not conditioning it, open cuticle means the color will fade
  4. Using oil, guess again it will actually make your hair shinny but dehydrate your hair faster than anything else. Yes don’t oil your hair!
  5. Its dry and too porous to hold the color
  6. An unrealistic approach to reaching your desired color, it was done too fast rather than taking several applications to reach your goal color it was done too fast rather than over several visits

As you can see it is more than one reason actually there is a lot more, so before you get your color done, make sure you talk about maintenance of the color you are doing!

 

Dear little Miss blogger and beauty writers and the odd know it all

Dear World, no this is not meant to be a nasty dig at you in particular rather everyone that spends their Saturday night mashing up food scraps from the fridge, the odd plant from outside and putting it on your hair with the thought that it would perform miracles.

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Now is Aloe Vera good for sunburn, yes but is it better than putting a scientifically manufactured burn creme on? Possibly a slower remedy, maybe not as effective right?

Now imagine putting Onion pulp on your hair as you have been told that it is good for hair growth, yet you have a terrible diet, don’t drink enough water, your parents and their parents all went bald at 40 and you have a high pressure job and abuse your hair like it is always going to be on your head forever and you want to know what items are in your fridge that will fix it? LOLOLOLOL

For professional advice visit a Hair Salon, for hair advice talk to a professional hairstylist, your granny doesn’t know it all ( she probably knows a lot of other things tho )

Call us we know hair, we have a few good recipe’s if your interested but not to rub on your head, to eat!

When you thought you were cool

There was a lot of attention over the last 6-12 months and we saw a lot of people going pastel, some were cool but now your stuck with a faded out color that makes you look more like a cheap Barbie doll than the fashion icon that you had in mind, so what do you do?

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Well forget getting the clippers out and shaving it off, I think we are a far way off that just yet, lets look at what you can and can’t do without destroying your hair. Keeping in mind especially if you have darker hair, to get to the lighter shades you have managed to take your hair to the end of the world and back and its nothing short of a miracle that it is still attached to your head so covering up all this hard work when its only been a few short weeks since you had it done!

Considering pastel tones or bright colours have a limited time frame for holding in your hair, even when you have been super good and used all the right things, it will fade this is normal!

Here are your options!

  • Re apply a pastel tone, why not make the most out of having lighter hair, change it up a little but look at it like this, you wont have to lighten it up as its already been done!
  • Sure you can go one solid bright color, in fact why not, this will evolve your look and give it a healthy appearance!
  • You can cover over the entire head, darker BUT remember that even though you are going darker and there is no sign of the light color any more, it is still there and the damage is already done, no matter what you do now until that hair is cut off it has been exposed to several applications of color and will tend to be fragile!

 

Things to keep in mind when you color your hair like this, it won’t last as long a s a regular color, you must use conditioner, you must use a serum to close the cuticle which will help keep the color locked in.