By now we have all had enough, its been above 40 for the past 3 weeks with the temperature only going to mid 30’s in the early hours of the morning so its no wonder your hair may be feeling a little dehydrated. It can cause color to fade, increase split ends, go frizzy and just make you feel like crap so its a good all round reason to make sure you get on top of it if it hasn’t already.
Here is what you can do right now to top up the moisture levels!
Book yourself in for a trim 011410100 11 – you should be trimming it every 6 weeks regardless of if you want to grow it or not, it removes damaged ends from heat, sun, styling and life so it can continue to look good
check the shampoo you are using, use a sulphate free one, its more gentle and will keep moisture levels better than any other shampoo. We use and recommend Alfa Parf, yes we stock it and its for sale
Stop doing chemical treatments just because everyone else is, possibly the worst treatment you can do is Rebonding or smoothening, some call it different things but the process is the same. Kerating should ONLY be done if there is no other option and will reduce curl and/or frizz but not 100% so be aware of reality vs great before and after images on social media!
Always condition and use a leave in serum, if your hair gets oils then wash it daily but skipping these two will dry our your hair.
Don’t take your color through the ends, its not needed and will cause damage.
Hope this helps and remember to cover up your hair in a hat or scarf when your outside, wash it to remove perspiration build up on your scalp which in turn dries out your scalp. Don’t be scared to wash it daily as long as you are using a good product!
So it’s not normal but I guess that’s ok because either are we, we do hair bloody well too ( just saying ) but we don’t do this and that, like mani pedi, beauty etc etc and we choose not too because it’s best to do one thing the best than 5 things below average. That’s our opinion anyway. Let’s us concentrate on only hair.
Now with a few shops being effected by the recent sealing in Meherchand market we wanted to let you all know that our favourite place 10-10 nail spa is back and reopen at shop 91.
While we have all seen, heard or experienced the recent escalation in the Delhi “cleanup” and while a lot of businesses have been effected ( over 700,000 ) we are still open. The market is open and whilst the floor size of a lot of businesses has been effected we are all open.
Come visit Meherchand it’s got parking and is clean and easily accessible.
Summer is here and unless you are planning on walking around with a bucket of chilled water you need to start planning now how to keep your hair hydrated! Its like anything with a little preparation you can have the best hair but if you leave it until its too late, its too late!
Things you can do now to get your hair ready for 40+ degrees daily
Get a trim, yes every 6-8 weeks at least regardless if you are growing it or not, the ends need to be removed to ensure no split ends appear
Don’t overlap your color, just because you are getting your roots touched up doesn’t mean the ends need to have another chemical over the top of them, this is not needed most of the time and only should be done every 3-5th color if at all! Depending on the color
Don’t over use hot styling tools like irons, tongs blow dryer etc
Stop putting coconut oil on your hair! Dehydrates and causes the hair to loose moisture rather than what you think it adds!
Get a linseed moisture treatment every time you get a cut during summer, adds moisture tightly into the hair and rehydrates the hair
This’ll get you started but if you already ae struggling then drop in and see us and let us work out what is the best options for you!
Everyone is doing it, everyone is talking about it and everyone wants it or do they?
A lot of time marketing has you believe that everyone is doing something, in fact when they are not, its a big mystery in fact if anyone is doing it, but yet you still think everyone is. Well this is called marketing and chances are not everyone is doing it. Although you wish you were doing it, in fact you dream about it every day, you fall asleep thinking about it, its effecting your life, your mojo and your gravity.
Chill, if everyone is doing it then its common, your not common, you are you, forget it and move on!
Beautiful hair can not be set into a menu or a series of looks other than to give you a vibe of the type of look the salon wants to show you. The trick to getting the right hair is as much about having a synergy with the brand/stylist that you both get it when it comes to the end result. Obviously they have to be skilled enough to do it and not just say they are the best!
No we have decided to sell coloured condoms, yet we are sure that some would think we should it makes perfect sense. Well we do sexy hair, sexy hair leads to sexy times or something like that but we are not. We want to give you the 401 on maintaining your hair color.
You can do everything right and yet sometimes things still go wrong, could be the water could have been the state of your hair before you coloured it or a act of mystery but 99% of the time if the color is done properly it’s what and how you treat it when you leave the salon. Simple fact to remember the better the condition, the better the longevity of the tone and shade of color.
Use a sulfate free shampoo always always always
Always condition, yes guys too every time you wash you condition. This closes the cuticle and keeps the color from fading.
If it’s blonde, use a brightening shampoo like the one we stock from Label M alternate days. It’s purple and helps reduce gold or yellow pigment.
Don’t use oil! Do t care what your mum or grandmother say it’s wrong! It coats the hair, makes it shinny but acts like a coating on the hair shaft making moisture dry out internally hence effecting the color dramatically.
Don’t try and do DIY hair expecting it to look like anything on Pinterest other than a disaster. Trust professionals only.
Don’t shop solely on price, sad reality is whilst some will try there best to convince you they are the best yet once it’s done you will end up spending more fixing it!
So before you head to a salon and tell them what to do like your ordering your dinner at a take away do your research on line, check what work the salon does, check check and recheck. It’s your hair so do your research and once you have left the salon make sure to look after it!
We met someone recently who shall remain nameless ( lets call her Sally lol )
She had gone to another Salon and had some “chunky” foils done, wanted to look a little edgy ( apparently ) and ended up looking like her hair had been chewed by a hungry rat that fell asleep halfway through its meal!
Now was the cut wrong, well technically no, it was the color that was creating the look which was, lets just say we had chest pain the entire time until we could fix it! Now if it was all the one length then this type of ” chunky ” color could be done and not look as bad ( although its circa 1990 and a little too Spice girls for our liking but hey its your hair right )
Word to the wise, if you want chunky color there is a way to have it without it looking like this, try a peekaboo type color in the bottom half which gets the color poking itself out in the bottom rather than doing this blocking highlights which is not only not cool on the eye but also high maintenance.
Instagram is a great platform for social media and can be an amazing tool, people have become obsessed with it and the images they post, editing, re editing and then re editing, its kind of out of control. Now saying that we do too but a little is ok but when it becomes to the point you spend more time setting it up, editing and staging everything it ends up a complete fake post, whats the point?
Its funny how some people appear they are a certain way yet when you actually meet them they are the complete opposite, welcome to a world of filters!
Now we are talking about instagram, don’t you think its funny that there are some people who will see your photo, even comment on it yet won’t like it, almost as if them liking it will add value to your feed or will take value away from them?
If you like it, like it, if you don’t then don’t , it really doesn’t matter and try to maintain a certain amount of “you” in your photo’s after all you are unique and perfect the way you are, stop trying to conform.