Should you be washing your hair more or less during lockdown?

So you have been home 10 days or more for some, it’s no surprise you most likely have now become a high pony kinda girl and that’s ok. What we need to remember with our hair is that the growth won’t stop no matter where you are, however your scalp needs to be maintained in order to create the right conditions for healthy growth.

Washing your hair daily is ok if you use a gentle shampoo ( one that is free of SLS and always condition the ends. It’s not the washing that should scare you off doing it daily it’s the heat abuse you do afterwards that will do the damage if you over do it! Healthy scalp grows healthy hair so don’t shy away from washing it because by not, it could be creating more problems like hair loss, dry scalp, bacterial infections and bad hygiene!

Sleeping till 11 everyday and not showering till 5

A lot of us yes us have easily slipped into becoming couch potatoes and whilst it feels good to be able to have this eratic relaxed way of life, it’s not productive nor good for our mental health.

It’s been over a week we have been on lockdown in India it’s now time to fire up the engines and start getting your fire back. It’s time to get a routine that’s encouraging to bring out the best in you for you! If your struggling with lack of interaction then get on the phone and call 10-15 friends and ask them how they are doing, call your family, call your workmates and say hi. It’s not about talking negative about the situation it’s about lifting us all up! Stay positive and stay focused the comeback is going to be sweet!

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Stuck in your home with nothing to do?

Having grown up in rural Australia with towns as small as 3000 people you become used to or even enjoy time to yourself. Now obviously this is on another level entirely with movement restrictions which makes it hard to feel free – Rod

Having less interaction with people, less stories to tell, less mind clutter and less problem solving can all make our minds go completely blank. This for most people has never happened in their entire life. For an Indian family or a lot of Asian households they are blessed ( or not depending on the situation ) to have family close by, possibly all in the one house confined together, all going bat shit crazy ( pardon the pun 🦇).

You have to be conscious of your mind, your thoughts and the way you maintain your thoughts during this time like never before! Make no mistake depression is real and it will creep up on you if you do not make the effort to focus and relax.

This is not forever, sure as hell feels like it right now honestly we know. Yes it’s caused so much sickness globally that you are scared, the financial damage to us all is terrible and a lot of that damage we won’t see until the virus has gone. You may have lost your job, your business, your house but don’t loose your mind! You decide how you react to this new time, you decide how you will level up and fight for what you want. This is a once in a lifetime destructive situation that the bounce back will be unbelievable. You have to be ready because it will come, it will be back to a normal way of life, we will rise up and you have to be ready for it.

This is not about anyone knowing more or less this is just to say the way you are feeling is normal, we will get through it together. Listen to some music, get sunshine which is super important and be productive with this time you have right now by thinking outside the box! Plan your comeback and be ready!

With or without oil?

Now in India you have all grown up being told oiling you’re hair makes it healthy, grow faster, thicker etc etc and every now and then you wonder why it feels dry still, well here is why!

The hair once it leaves the body is dead keratin and it’s not alive it’s dead, the growing part of your hair is under the skin and is feed by what’s inside your body with small elements of the growth subject to the outside world. The dead keratin ( or commonly called your hair ) can last longer looking better if we treat it the right way, so far so good and makes sense!

Now once the hair exists the body it has internal moisture on the inside and an outside layer that opens and shuts called the cuticle ( think fish scales overlapping each other ) if they are open the internal moisture gets sucked out by heat damage, pollution, chemicals, coloring incorrectly, Sun, wrong products and neglect and the list goes on.

Using oil to get a head massage you relax ( awesome ) but you maybe have forgotten oil and water don’t mix right? So what happens is even if you wash it out 1-2 times directly afterwards there are small oil particles left in the cracks and in between the cuticle. Over time more is there and with heat from the sun, our body and/or heat from styling they get sealed on the hair eventually coating it completely like glue.

Then what happens is that the internal moisture evaporates from the hair pulling the oil coating tighter onto the cuticle, making it tight suffocating the hair. At this point you have super shinny hair and are most likely convinced your hair is super healthy, the reality is far from that. The oil layer is making your hair look shinny yes, your hair is actually brittle, dry and extremely fragile.

Don’t believe us? Try getting a small amount of hair in between your fingers and rubbing it together. Hear that rough sound like sandpaper? It’s the rough coating over the cuticle.

What do you do instead of oil I hear you asking?

Well firstly oil doesn’t need a replacement as it’s not needed or desired for healthy hair firstly so relax you don’t need to replace it with anything. You do however need shampoo followed by a conditioner and if your hair is brittle maybe a leave in conditioner and a moisturiser.

When these things were used or started it was a different time, the world was different we didn’t have the Developement with products or science to know better. We do now and we know that it is not what your hair needs. If you still can’t survive without a weekly oil massage replace oil with conditioner you will thank later.

When it’s too late to change who you got locked up with

Well in case anyone thinks this is me trying to send a message you can stop right there, am blessed to be able to have access to wifi now I’m locked in the bathroom after a recent spat of name calling. It’s not that bad honestly the water is still on and given it’s summer I really don’t mind the cool marble floor, it’s kind of nice. My bad has adjusted to the firm floor and the two towels which once dried our lovely bodies together are now my mattress.

It’s a matter of perspective I think, sure the name calling was uncalled for just like the 14 nails that secure my 3 foot by 4 foot lux apartment that has wifi, running water, toilet with a bum squirter and enough shampoo honestly to last me the rest of 2020. Food could become an issue but luckily our maid is still responding to my messages on what’s app and bringing food to the window so it seems like I can manage.

Now while I joke and laugh to myself, because that’s what we all are doing now and finding yourself talking to the wall and laughing at literally nothing. Maybe you are not the sunshine that your mother told you were, maybe you are a royal pain in the butt. Maybe just maybe you could make a little effort to be a better inmate and make your jail buddy’s life a tad better.

Do the right thing and survive and be a positive beacon to whoever you are locked away with.

Wash your hands, even between snacks

A lot of us are at home and whilst we think we can go back to our dirty ways and not wash as vigilant as we did when we did venture outside but we MUST!

Doesn’t matter what you have been doing, you never know what you have touched. Keep washing, keep washing and stay vigilant.

I’ve washed my hands so much I found the answers to my eighth grade test

After a few weeks of washing your hands and using 70%+ hand sanitizer you, just like the rest of us are feeling like we have the hands of a 300 year old caveman. Relax it’s a good sign that you actually listen and are following what we should be doing, it’s also a reminder that years ago you needed help remembering!

Moisturise 3-4 times a day, your welcome!

Looking forward to having the salon open and getting back to doing what we love.

Things to do while locked up

Let’s be honest after a few days we are all getting a little stir crazy, when we were all going to work we had a million things we thought we could do if we stayed home yet now your gone there is nothing to do! Well stop crying and let’s get a list together!

The start of your list of things you can do

Clean out your cupboards

Clean out your fridge

Arrange your makeup draw

Read one of the books you bought 3 years ago

Message your parents or a friend

Ask your neighbor if there is anything they need, you can pick it up when you go out to save more people heading out

Contact a friend who lives alone

Watch Netflix travel shows on your next holiday once life gets back to normal

Learn to cook! No better time than now!

Clean out your phone and laptop

Wah your sneakers

And yes the obvious is not have friends over or try to do anything to close to people you don’t need to be around.

Coloring your hair at home is expensive to fix

There is not one person on the planet who colors their hair that isn’t wondering what they will do, let’s be honest there is a lot more to worry about but who doesn’t want to feel good while being in quarantine! You may be tempted to try a DIY to cover up the grey or the darker regrowth but don’t!

Headed to the chemist yesterday and saw the entire shop was emptied out and the area for box color was empty which shocked me. If you color your hair at home, it can be too dark and you will end up having to do it more often than if you just waited. If you think you are going to do some highlights or go lighter, things will turn ugly really fast! The cost to color in a salon is more expensive than a DIY color true but fixing your disaster ( color correction ) can cost double or triple than the original color. It may not even be able to be fixed! Just wait, we will be open one day and when that day comes we will be ready for you!

The “No shampoo” technique for fresh hair to try while your on lockdown

Well honestly I’ve heard all kinds of weird and crazy things over the years and when it comes to home remedies honestly the bizarre stuff some people do is really eye popping! But the one trend which varies depending on who you talk too is the “no poo shampoo”

Yes it varies and let us explain our version which honestly has worked really well for several people we know. It’s basically only using half the amount of shampoo and only doing the roots, in short think only half wash your hair then rinse. It’s not for everyone and for some it can be not enough to properly cleanse the scalp but if your hair is fine it can be amazing on creating fullness!

Now if you have time on your hands, let’s be honest we know you do try googling “no poo shampoo” there is brands by the name of it, home remedies with using Baking powder, apple cider vinegar etc but we do not endorse or recommend that. We are simply saying try this technique with the shampoo you have. Wet the hair, use 50-60% less than you would normally and wash only the roots. You can work it through the ends lightly then rinse and lightly condition. It leaves your scalp and hair slightly gritty, slightly dirty without the oil that weighs it down. Try it over the next few days and let us know how you went!

Stay indoors, stay safe

It’s not what happens it’s how you react to what happens

No need to keep telling you that it’s this or that, if you don’t know you should be indoors then you live under a rock and should possible stay there! No matter what part of the world you live it’s time to stay home and do what we are told!

It’s not ideal, it’s not cool, it’s sad, it’s scary and it puts everyone’s future literally in the air. No one is spared! That’s the reality, but also everyone is in it together.

Text someone and check on them, call family to say hi, resist cutting bangs and take this time to rest, recharge and get yourself ready to be the best version of you!

Stay indoors, restrict interaction with people and do what we are told!

When they are all talk

We are fairly sure this kinda thing has happened to a LOT of you because there are people out there that just love to tell you how good they are. Maybe it’s true maybe it’s not, the reality is you won’t know unless you have a first hand experience.

It’s crazy how people can claim their own tag line like “best salon” or “most awarded salon” it’s funny because that guy who has been messaging you none stop who is so cool in your DM’s in reality doesn’t speak! Welcome to 2020, your captions are cool but sorry I gotta go!

Please note the tags we use just for the sake of irony 😂

Netflix watch list

The thought of having nothing to do for a day is fun, a few days exciting but more than that is daunting!

So to make life a little easier because we always swap who is watching what so to keep you all updated and hope you guys can share your list with us too! Here goes,

Series to watch non stop

Toyboys

The Iron fist

Dead to me

Money Heist

Elite

Mind hunter

Reality TV to binge watch till the sun comes up

Instant hotel

Yummy mummies

Back with the ex

Ugly delicious

Formula 1

Restaurants on the Edge

Selling Sunset

Now it’s not a foolproof list but it’s a good start because we know sometimes the brain won’t start enough to even search. God knows you have probably been staring at the screen for the last 45 min anyway.

Stay safe ❤️

Productive things to do during a lockdown!

Like seriously who would have thought we would all be thinking or even talking about this like its normal right, well it is and we all have to deal with it! Tomorrow is our first day of lockdown and whilst a lot of the planet has already gone into full lockdown, its day 1 for India and who knows what the future holds. Holidays cancelled and for a lot of people it has become life and death, it is serious but if we all take precautions and listen to the advice of government and take necessary steps personally we will get through this! 

Now back to how are you going to survive one day in lockdown! There are literally a million things we all could be doing! Its just when you are told you have to stay indoors we all start to panic and think you need to go crazy, you don’t!

Vitamin D in moderation is essential for a healthy body, we are planning on heading to the roof tomorrow and getting our summer skin ready with a dose of Vitamin D ( Sunshine ) after all it was the go too treatment in the early 1900’s for the last pandemic that hit the world! get yourself a bootle of wine or 3 and head to where the sun shines, take a book or some music and chill!

How to grow out by not going out!

Yep a lot of you are stuck indoors, some ordered too and others choose too, for some the thought of stressing about your regrowth is crazy but for those who feel better when you look good it can be a worry. Let’s be honest it shouldn’t but it’s ok, let’s help you manage you though this the easy way.

The more grey hair you have and you are colouring your hair, the lighter your hair should be coloured. If it’s 80-90% white and you think you should still be dark brown or black the chances of you seeing a regrowth of white hair in 24-48 hours is about 99% likely. If you want freedom, not running on the streets or walking around in a shopping centre type freedom but freedom from having to go to the salon every few days then keep reading!

You may not be ready to let it go natural and honestly most are not and that’s ok. Instead of going cold turkey the best way to approach this transition is by a technique called “smudging”. It is taking your grey and giving it a hint of color without being a 100% coverage. Yes a few sparkles are going to be seen but your maintanence will drop dramatically!

Unless you are under 25 it’s not premature getting babe, it’s called ageing.

I will do it later

We all have had things we will fix later, that conversation later, the decision to quit your job, learn another language and even cut your hair!

Maybe when all things settle down you can use this time to change your hair, get that color you have always dreamt about, cut bangs, some balayagè or shave it off and go all Brittany. Whatever it is the time couldn’t be more perfect!

What not to do with your hair now you have too much time on your hands!

You probably used to sit at your desk or workstation wishing you were home watching netflix or chilling wondering why you have to even work. This was most likely only days or weeks ago now you are dreaming of fresh air, sunshine and even missing being around that annoying person in the office! Funny how we always want something we can’t have till you have it then you realise it wasn’t that good of an idea in the first place!

We all have habbits with our hair and whilst the odd hair flip may seem sexy or playing with those split ends is a good time pass it most certainly won’t have you looking good by the time you get to the salon next so stop it right now!

Use the free time productively, give your hair a break from blow dries and the daily abuse you put it through and let it chill. Stay safe kids

Look good, feel good

No this is not about creating fear in fact the opposite!

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It’s a proven fact that when you look good you feel good, the mind creates an emotion and the body follows! We are currently open and have taken every measure to have a sterile environment for you as well as us! If you would like an after hours appointment so there is no one in the salon let us know we are happy to assist whilst we get through this together!

Call 01141010011

Ride the wave

Like everything we have a choice, a choice at times on how to react to things. Life throws punches and curveballs and it’s not the act it’s the reaction to it that will define you and what happens to you!

Take it incredibly serious but don’t obsess over it, stay safe and take every precaution possible. We are open and taking extreme measure to ensure your safety.

The chaos needs to STOP

The minute there is a problem, we all break out with great quotes on Instagram about how bad it is and let’s be honest it’s bad! But we can choose to be full of fear, drama and scared or we can choose to be empowered and motivating to the people around us!

Obviously be safe and respectful because it’s possibly the most traumatic time in all our lives but understand we will get through it! Choose to be a beacon of light rather than the grim reaper, stay informed but not obsessed. Use the free time to focus on what you are doing and the life you are living, regardless of this life is actually short.

We have taken measures and continue to do so to make sure we as well as you are 100% safe and we are open!

Get the Hair Salon to yourself during the Corona Virus outbreak

We know the current situation with Corona Virus is scary, we are all worried, we need to remain calm. Whilst we have stepped up our sanitation within the salon as well as between clients we have been asked if we can offer early or after hours bookings. For those of you who would prefer to come in when there is no one else in the salon we do offer this and have done for a long time, but now it seems more appropriate than before.

If you would like to come in before we open for the general public we can arrange this only via PRIOR APPOINTMENT. Conditions apply

We also STRONGLY request if you are not feeling 100% well, show any signs of sickness that you do not visit the salon until you are well.

We are all human and have families and infection can spread to people we all care about that may or may not be able to cope as well as others. Hair can wait, life is short let’s get through this calmly and with respect to everyone. ❤️

Our main focus is hair and we continue to be a safe place for everyone and wish for everyone to respect that. We reserve the right of refusal of service and/or entry to anyone whom we feel may not have everyone’s best interest in mind.

Why humour is essential during difficult times!

We have had so many conversations about the current situation with almost everyone that comes in, the truth is no one knows for a fact what will happen, we all read the same updates and not one person is more informed than the next. Everyone would like to tell you what you should do, what you should t do, how it started, who is to blame, how to prevent it and why they are the authority of the virus. Well guess what Susan, it is what it is and if you keep rambling off your know it all nonsense I may just cough in your face for laughs.

Honestly we all have a choice in how we react, you can run around with your hands in the air screaming for your life, crying and getting scared, you can lock yourself indoors and not leave until it’s all over, you can go about your normal life with a sense of caution. It’s your choice! Whatever you decide, wouldn’t you feel better if you could laugh at yourself? Humour is in fact the easiest way to make you feel better, increases your immune system and encourages good vibes! So if you want to feel good for a few seconds or minutes please check these out!

Understand that this is incredibly serious, it’s life and death! Sanitation and keeping yourself out of public unless Essential is critical! stay safe everyone and know this was just to get you to smile 😀

How to get rich vibrant hair colors

It’s a fact that whatever you have you simply will think it would be better if you had the opposite, sadly that’s the way a lot of us are wired! Dark you want it light, light you want it dark. You have it cut short only to be wanting to grow it till it’s long again, curly you want it straight and straight you dream of having hair with a curl or bend!

Honestly you are all mental!

Want what you don’t have? Give us a call and get the opposite hair that you have! 01141010011

Clear communication is the only way to beautiful hair you love!

No one chooses a hair salon based just on price, there is a lot more to selecting the right salon than who has the best deal that day! When you have a vision in your mind of the perfect hair you want, it involves someone to ask all the right questions to find out not only if that vision is achievable but also if it is the right hair for you!

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We strive to be great communicators, we like to talk, we like to ask questions and find out about what’s in your head, sure sometimes it’s scary but the only way to get the hair you have dreamed about is firstly by getting that image out of your mind and talking about it. Come chat with us it’s free and we don’t have a preconceived plan to get you booked in, it’s about helping you work out what you want and what you don’t want.

No matter how bad things get, promise me you don’t do a box color

Your sitting at home and all you see is everyone living their best life with hair that’s just perfect and here you are, not showered in 3 days eating whatever is left in the fridge contemplating ordering a box color online……

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Please don’t! Wait or come see us!

How to avoid bad hair during isolation

Imagine for a moment you had 2-3 weeks stuck at home and you forget to get your hair done. Well apart from the fact worse things could happen I guess but let’s be honest you would be FaceTiming everyone so let’s just say now may be the right time to get your mop sorted!

DIY haircut in isolation

Let’s be honest it’s scary what’s going on and we all have to be aware of the dangers of Corona Virus and be vigilant with our hygiene and the people around us.

Get your hair done call us now on 01141010011

What you should be doing on Womans day!

Don’t you love that there is a day for everything, a certain day to acknowledge this or that and in fact some people need it as a reminder to make that effort to be nice or say thanks to the people they love!? Crazy right. The world without women would not exist but it would also be a very sad place. We would like to thank the woman in our life for being the driving force for who we are, the values we stand for, the people we are, the people we strive to be, the standard we keep, the love they give, the role models they are, the patience they have, the perseverance, the stable strength of character, the love and support, for turning the other cheek, for not letting things slide, for calling us out, for not putting up with less, for finding things in front of us, for remembering things from 1994, for holding on tight, for letting go, caring if we are sad, not caring if we are sad, for waking up early, to sleeping in late, for having children, for not having children, for speaking your mind, for putting your foot down, for saying no it’s not ok, for raising the bar, for entering the bar, for making the effort, for being lazy and for being the better sex than us but pretending it’s not a big deal!

Happy woman’s day to every single woman! Thank you for everything you do, put up with and endure. We love each of you!

Catch good hair don’t catch Corona Virus

Since we have becomes obsessed with our health suddenly and it’s become a tad crazy that people are panic buying everything from toilet paper & condoms in Australia to hand sanitizers worldwide. Hygiene has suddenly become real and washing your hands which should have been kind of expected is now being presented as life and death. Let’s be honest firstly you don’t need to stock up on toilet paper or condoms and we don’t need to whip out ideas on condom shortages ( get it ) let’s all take a breath, through your mask obviously and realise it’s not the end of the world!

No you don’t need to stock up on bottles of water, condoms or toilet paper let alone rush to the salon to get your root touch up! It’s business as usual and fyi we have been sterilising everything from floor to ceiling including phone keyboard, hands tools chairs etc after every client for years. No one has caught Corona virus here!

So in short rush to the salon, get your balayagè freshened yo get your haircut because you might end up on home isolation with no way to get fresh and you will thank us later. Stay safe kids and wash your hands after reading this!

How to get more tinder dates in 2 easy steps

Well look who is here! Congratulations your on your way to nights full of hot panting and with these few steps you are already on the way to meeting the fox of your dreams! Yes its going to be wild for us all and now you are still reading this it means only that you will have them dropping at your feet begging to be swiped left right up and down! Now if you look like any of the following keep scrolling till the bottom

If any of these brings back memories or in fact feels like you are looking in the mirror then its honestly time to come and get that hair makeover that you have always needed! Now if you are in fact a little cray cray none of this matters and you are 1 flew over the cuckoo too far and no amount of hair genius not here in delhi or anywhere is going to help you.

So before you change your mind, because we know you do that every few seconds ( cos you are a tad erratic and you know it ) pick up the phone and call us 01141010011 

What is a Gluten Free haircut

What you put in, you get back and it’s not just food and your body we are talking about. There is no end to this principle the more you put into things the more you get back. Garbage in garbage out it’s really that simple, you can not surround yourself with idiots and expect to be exceptional just like you can’t eat fast food and expect to be 100% healthy!

Gluten free haircuts are haircuts that work, they don’t require blowdry daily, they are architecturally put together for ease of styling and require little or no fuss! They come with full instructions and little maintenance!

Getting your hair coloured in 2020

You may have started the year off with the most amazing goals, thoughts or plans but it’s now March and the only thing off the list is Finally watching the finale season of Suits! Well don’t stress, making resolutions is kinda lame and let’s be honest rarely does anyone follow through with them anyway. It’s better to be honest with yourself and make small changes more often than expect yourself to change overnight. Let’s get real no one changes that much overnight!

If getting yourself a new look was one thing on the list then stop reading and get on the phone and call us now! Phone 01141010011 that’s right just stop reading but if you just want to find out what can be done the options are literally endless!

Golden brown base with soft baby balayagè via Pinterest
Light brown base with Balayagè with face framing via Pinterest

This is fresh hot and perfect for summer ready hair! Find out if this would suit call 01141010012 or drop into have a chat to one of our senior stylists.