Everything You Need To Know About Ombre Hair

Do you find that you confuse ombre with balayage? You’re not the first. Let’s get the definition of what it means to opt for ombre clear so that you’re equipped to decide whether you want it – and so you know exactly what to ask for in the salon next time you go in. The…

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How You Should Really Be Using Shampoo

Of all the many different kinds of hair product found on a bathroom shelf, it’s pretty likely that everyone will have a bottle of shampoo as a staple. But there’s a lot more to using shampoo properly than just massaging it onto your scalp and washing away; finding the right one and using it correctly…

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Why It’s So Important to do a Patch Test

Nobody is keen on having patch tests – they require an extra trip to the hairdresser, and more often than not, there’s no discernible reaction. But it’s worth remembering that that’s the ideal case scenario, and that should a severe reaction occur, the difference between having applied the dye to a whole head versus a…

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3 Things You Need To Know About Perms and Chemical Straightening

Until recently, perms and chemical straightening had fallen out of favour, with many people choosing to style after each wash rather than undergo more permanent treatments. Now, however, both techniques are making a comeback, with the reasoning being that it’s often easier and perhaps less damaging over time to have a treatment in a salon…

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How To Avoid Using Surfactants In Your Hair Routine

Sulfates – and whether they are good or bad for hair – have become part of the mainstream conversation about hair, with experts weighing in on both sides. But sulfates aren’t the full story; they are just one of a series of surfactants used in many hair products – and if you are concerned about…

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Three Things To Consider Before You Choose a Hair Colour

With the myriad new ways to preserve the integrity of hair during the colouring process, far more options have been opened up to anyone wanting to choose a hair colour that’s different to that which they naturally grow. But while preference should always guide you when choosing a hair colour, it’s well worth bearing a…

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Highlights Have Never Gone Out Of Fashion. Here’s Why…

The most enduring beauty ideals always have their roots in good health – and highlights are no exception. Along with smooth skin and clear, sparkly eyes, hair that glimmers and which contains some lighter portions through lengths suggests a good, rounded lifestyle with plenty of time outdoors. And their effect doesn’t end with the hair…

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How to Shampoo Different Hair Types

Think shampoo will simply cleanse hair and that’s that? Think again: shampoos are now tailor made to do anything from soften coarse strands to reducing frizz and repairing damage. All you have to do is pick the right one for your hair type – and use it in the right way. This guide will help.…

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Three Things To Know Before Colouring Your Hair

The prospect of a freshly-coloured head of hair can be very alluring – particularly as seasons shift and the light changes. That said, choosing the right hair colour and communicating what you like to your hairdresser is crucial to make the hair colouring process a good experience culminating in hair you’re happy with. Communication is…

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Should You Opt For Ammonia-Free Colour?

Which ingredients should be kept in or left out of a formula has become a huge conversation in beauty in the past year, with experts hotly debating the merits or issues of individual ingredients in papers and magazines on a near daily basis. Ammonia is one that’s been called into question. Detractors have suggested it…

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