Use Protection and be Dirty…..
Posted 02 November 2015.
A lot of clients complain to me about winter hair stress; experiencing the change of condition of their hair season to season. But they tend to notice it more when the weather changes and alongside that their hair seems to go from moisturised sun glossed hair to dank hair that they can’t seem to do anything with it. Condition and care is king as the winter months approach.
Stock on leave-conditioners and protective oils – These act as a protective barrier between your hair and heat. During the cold dryness of the winter months; damage from your styling tools can be worse. Use Original Minerals Atonic; which is a thickening spritz spray that protects you hair whilst blow drying. It is light enough for any blow dryer or heat styler to put the bang in your blowout. As it really work and protects your locks.
Try to Air Dry your hair as much as possible before blow drying it completely. The less heat you infused into your locks with your dryer; the more moisture that you will seal in from your shampoo and conditioning products.
Stay moisturised as much as possible come to the salon for professional deep conditioning treatment at least once a month. This is a great way to keep your hair healthy and shiny in the winter months. You should try and tag this service to your normal blow dry and you will see a difference from an in-house salon treatment to one undertaken at home At the salon we only treat under heated climazones whereas the treatment is infused with the hair cortex, penetrating deeper. My go to product this winter is O & M MAINTAIN THE MAIN – SEVEN DAY MIRACLE – it gives an intense shot of moisture via a unique blend of Macadamia Seed Oil and Cold pressed certified Organic Australian Argan Oil. Leaving the hair deeply nourished, providing style that is frizz free
Banish the frizz – Frizzy hair is one of the worst things about winter dryness –you need to stop the problems before it begins. Apply an anti-frizz product to towel dried hair, its best to apply it to towel dried hair and work through. If this doesn’t eliminate your frizz totally Try new generation oils these have been further developed unlike their predecessors – Try FRIZZY LOGIC by Original Minerals – It is a shine serum with organic Argan Oil and Macadamia Oil that combats humidity and takes control of the Frizz without making hair unnecessary heavy.
Be dirty: OK . . . not dirty, but wash your less frequently during the winter. Frizz is a result of dry, broken strands of hair–aka lack of moisture. Washing your hair every day does more damage than good.
Lastly; a good cut taking away all the dead ends; don’t be afraid to lose some of the length if it improves the overall condition and look of the hair.
It’s All About Trust….
Posted 26 August 2015.
The start of 2015 featured the remnants of ombre dip dye after a high profile hair job the previous summer, laving me with an inch of now orange ends. Followed by blonde to the front and underneath (boring), all over ombre (boring – can you see a trend yet?)… Gradually I was going lighter and lighter until one day I looked in the mirror to see a blondie staring back at me. I actually enjoyed being blonde for a few months until the stress of black roots coming through three days after an intensive touch up got the better of me and I succumbed to my natural colour.
OKAY; thats not the end.. Anyone who has had their hair dyed extensively will know the damage a whirlwind hair-mance can leave behind. Throw in being a model and the damage becomes a whole lot worse. For those who chose a more sane career, imagine going to work every day and getting your hair blow dryed, straightened, squirted with sometimes twenty different products, curled, gelled, straightened gain, teased, pulled and put under boiling hot lights for hours. (Dont even talk to me about wind machines!!) When your day is done, you must go home and scrap the remnants of industrial hold hairspray and God knows what else those talented magician hair stylist sneak on there and then scrub clean ready for the same thing tomorrow. And that’s only in a studio.. we are lucky enough to be sent abroad for work. But my hair was not happy the week I found myself in both the Swiss mountains and the Canary Islands. Harsh changed in weather are a lot for our precious heads to handle.
And wet always looks amazing, but when i hear “We’re doing a wet look next”, I cant help but squirm, knowing my evening awaits an hours in the shower and two hours of brushing. I tried to ignore it, styling my long hair into messy buns and plaits, missing the ability to straighten, curl or even blow dry my hair without it feeling like straw. I began wearing floppy hats and beanies to casting to conceal it. Until one morning I had one of those eye-open-sit-up revolution moments.
BEAUTY = HEALTH.
Full stop. My hair has been long and attractively cut, but it was unhealthy, therefore cancelling out the previous two attributes. And that revelation applies to all aspects of your appearance. Your skin and hair is the most beautiful when its healthy, no matter your bone structure, your eight or dress size.
Suddenly I felt like I’d cracked the code. My dull nudging insecurities (everyone has them) disappear in an instant when I remember this rule. No matter what you look like, the secret to ultimate attractiveness is ultimate health.
I met Joe a year earlier when I was chosen to model for the salon and was fortunate enough to front their Sloane Avenue salon window. You know they say a woman’s most trusted man is their hairdresser? I have never experienced that before I met Joe. I literally became anxious just thinking about letting someone cut or colour my hair. I had too often experienced that awful moment of horror when the hairdresser asks with a sickly sweet smile “Do your like it?” and being very, very british having to reply through a lump in your throat and lubricating eyes “Yes… Thank you”.
I am lucky enough that my brunette to blond back to brunette transformation was carried out by JOE’S top colourist Koko and I had had a few tiny trims courtesy of the salon. But I never had a dramatic style change. I am a self confused style-change phob. Since I was thirteen years old I’ve had the same long, layered hair, with the exception of a few ill thought out fringes here and there.
I didn’t even explain what i wanted to Joe – truth is I had no idea myself. I just told him I was sick of it looking unhealthy and to do what he thought would be best. Now that Ladies is trust, no regrets just great looking hair.