Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

They say the best things in life are free but let’s just imagine some things are cheap for argument sake.


Imagine you spend hours and hard earned money on your color only to have it washed away because you use crap?!

Well if you think a little about it, protection is something you should be taking very seriously!

Would you buy cheap condoms because it was a buy one get one free or discounted if your biggest fear was conceiving?  Chances are you wouldn’t in fact you would most likely put thought into it and get the best.

Yet we still have hard earned colors being washed down the drain because you love over using your supermarket products because it creates a bathroom full of bubbles!

Invest in quality shampoo and conditioners and they last longer than any super market product and save you hundreds of dollars in repairs!

Come see us and talk about what you can do to protect your color, stop googling shit and talk to professionals.

Black is not a natural color

You grew up thinking you had black hair, everyone told you it’s black, it looks black, chances are it’s not. 


When your colouring your hair to appear natural going with the color you were when you were 5,10 or even 15 is wrong. As we get older our hair changes color so whilst you may have been dark brown at 10 your 35 with some white hairs chances are it’s brown!

If you’re colouring your hair to cover the grey here are a few things to help get the best out of the time and longevity of the process. 

  • Always go 1/2 to 1 shade lighter than your natural color 
  • Add variation, a few highlights gives variation and therefore breaks up regrowth, giving you longer between colors. 
  • Don’t color the ends, ever! The ends should be lighter than the roots. 
  • Use a sulfate free shampoo and always conditioner. 
  • Try to add a variation each visit, shade change or add some fun to eliminate boredom. 

If you can manage a few of the above, you’re chances of having a color people comment on in a good way are far greater! 

Would you buy cheap or discounted protection?

They say the best things in life are free but let’s just imagine some things are cheap for argument sake. 


Imagine you spend hours and hard earned money on your color only to have it washed away because you use crap?! 

Well if you think a little about it, protection is something you should be taking very seriously!

Would you buy cheap condoms because it was a buy one get one free or discounted if your biggest fear was conceiving?  Chances are you wouldn’t in fact you would most likely put thought into it and get the best. 

Yet we still have hard earned colors being washed down the drain because you love over using your supermarket products because it creates a bathroom full of bubbles!

Invest in quality shampoo and conditioners and they last longer than any super market product and save you hundreds of dollars in repairs! 

We use and recommend Alfa Parf products

When you want a warm brown but get zoo orange 

Keeping your color on tone from visit to visit to your salon takes effort ( not much so chill ) but it does require a little planning. 


Warm browns when they fade can end up looking a gastly shade or Orange 🍊 or copper and no matter what you want to call it, if it’s not on purpose it can end up looking like a cheap box color so here is how to make sure your color stays on fleek. 

  • Wash with a sulfate free shampoo 
  • Always use conditioner it closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading and color molecules shrinking 
  • Use a leave in serum or protein spray. This helps added UV protection. 
  • Don’t over process your hair, some people think you need color on the ends each visit when in fact it’s like a one in every 3-4 touch up thing ONLY when it’s not looking right. 
  • Don’t over do it chemically, if your straightening and coloring chances are your reading this and thinking yeah that’s me, we don’t do straightening or smoothening for a reason, it’s too aggressive causing the hair to be so damaged it won’t hold color! Try keratin it’s not going to ruin your hair!

Yes you can wash it daily, as long as it’s sulfate free shampoo and as long as you condition it each time. 

Why waiting for washing day could be causing hair loss!

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. 

Is your Shampoo removing color?

A lot of times the intensity of your color completely depends on home hair care, now this is where things get complicated. You ask one hairstylist they tell you this one ask another they tell you that one. So who do you believe?


Well regardless of the marketing campaign or the ignorance of some hairstylists or even salons sadly you need to be using a sulfate free shampoo, it’s labelled on the back of the bottle as sodium laureth sulfate or SLS or SLES ( Read what it is here ) and paraben free ( Read here ) and to be honest getting these products has been challenging to find till recently. 

A lot of companies who spend millions of dollars and simply put ” color protection ” on the bottle thinking that’s enough to keep you happy when in fact it means very little if they still pump it full of detergent using to clean engines!

We use Alfa Parf Milano which the entire range is both sulfate & paraben free!

So don’t spend a fortune getting the perfect color the wash it away with shampoo that clearly isn’t worth it to you or anyone else. 

Your shower is causing your hair fall

It’s a shower, you clean yourself and let’s be honest you should be doing it everyday if not twice if you’re a little obsessive. 


If you like a lot of people you have a little of this, a little of that, a jar practically the only thing left is the fragarance and you can’t bring yourself to throw it out. 

Clean up your bathroom!

Go get all the bottles now and start by putting in the bin the ones you have actually finished, the ones that are almost empty put in the bin! Before you buy anything else this all needs to be used up or given away. The shampoo and co dictionary your using now is not the same as it was 2 years ago. 

Once your done and finished with all these bottles or found a home for them, then it’s time to get into the salon and plan your hair care regime with intention. But until you make the effort in the bathroom nothing will follow suit. 

The one thing not to do in the shower 

It’s a routine we all hopefully do daily and yet there are some people who still think it’s ok to do it, they use it openly and still ask why every 6 weeks. It’s cheap it’s big, it’s easy so why not?


We are talking about using Sulfate free shampoo! We use and reccomend Alfa Parf which is free from nasty Sulfates and parabins which will strip your hair color that you spend all that time and money on, dilute the intensity, possibly dry out your scalp as well as your hair!

So for about the same as your drug store shampoo you get a product that is not only going to gaurentee your color lasts the way it’s meant too but will look after the condition better also. Sure it doesn’t bubble up so much you can rumble around like your in a bubble bath but aren’t you meant to be washing your hair and not playing in the shower? 

5 reasons to use Detergent free shampoo 

It’s not new, but it may be new to you but Sodium Laureth Sulfate is the detergent found in a lot of shampoo’s as well as floor cleaners, engine degreaser and your kitchen detergent and can strip you color, dry your scalp and remove your keratin. 


Before you get on the phone and start calling salons getting the cheapest color known to mankind or trying to get the best deal since land on Mars went on sale let’s just put some facts down to help you make the best decision. Because getting something cheap is not always about getting it done right, having the right products to maintain color and condition you may have to initially spend more however over the course of 1-2 months it is not that much more + your hair will look amazing! 

1. Sulfate free shampoo cleanses the hair but will not strip color or dry out your scalp, which can cause hair loss and dry scalp. It lathers less but still cleanses perfectly. 

2. Safe to use everyday and in fact we encourage it in a polluted city or area to remove any pollutants, perspiration on the hair and scalp. Not shampooing daily can in fact do more damage to your growth than you think, causing bacterial infections and dry scalp. 

3. When your conscious of what your using you tend to use the suggested amount and not waste it so in fact it will work out cheaper than your no name or mass product ever would. 

4. Condition of your hair dramatically improves as it is not causing excessive stress on the cuticle every time you use it. 

5. Colors last longer and stay true to tone longer so your not left with brassy or golden hair which can look half done. 

We suggest Alfa Parf shampoo which the entire range is sulfate free and has natural extracts to enhance shine and maintain condition. 

Drop into one of our salons and get more information. 

Sulfate free shampoo is the new normal

It seems like only a few short years ago that finding a Sulfate free shampoo was a challenge let alone find people who knew about it and the benefits.

One of the reasons why we use Alfa Parf both professionally and retail is because it was one of the first to ensure all of their products are Solfate & Parabin free. 

What does this mean?

It means so much in terms of Color and the intensity of your Color lasting longer. 

The Ph value of your scalp is maintained between 4.5-5.5 as it should be for maintaining healthy growth. 

The internal moisture of your hair is not stripped, the cuticle is not stretched too wide so it remains stronger and is able to close tighter therefore making it glow and shine more ( less frizz )


A hair are brand that’s first priority is hair integrity vs anything else is a brand I certainly want to use hence its our key product in all of our salons. If you have not used or experienced Alfa Parf you really must you will love it!


Understand you want have the bathroom over flowing with bubbles because Sodium Laureth Sulfate is the detergent in the shampoo so expect less bubbles.