How Do I Get the Best out of my Salon Colour? 14
To keep your colour intact, avoid washing hair everyday as washing removes protective oils and hair colour that was recently applied. Using a colour friendly shampoo is very important. NFuzion Professional Moisturising Shampoo, and NFuzion Essential Keratin shampoo are both safe for colour treated hair, and will help to gently rehydrate dry hair and to keep it looking vibrant.
The Best Secrets for Short Hairstyles 38
Get the Look
Short hairstyles is an art, if you get it right. They need some TLC and we have the insider secrets to help you get the look. Women are choosing short hairstyles for a variety of reasons, from looking for a bold look to wanting less hair to manage. Whatever your reason don't be fooled that short hair needs no maintenance because it definitely still does.
The Choppy Look
Feeling funky? The fun pixie short hairstyle is a common choice. And it’s simple to do, grab your favourite product and with dry hair work the product into the hair to create texture. We like the Edgy Haircare Nugar Paste ($18.95). You can also make create some flicks by using a hair dryer.
What Is Hair Conditioner And Why Do You Need It? 0
What Is Hair Conditioner And Why Do You Need It?
Have you ever wondered what is conditioner and where it came from? Who invented it and why do we need it?
Most of us just switch off and go into auto pilot, grab the bottle marked conditioner, squeeze out far too much and plonk it on our hair.
Not much to think about here, except to just keep rinsing it out.
For me as an apprentice hairdresser back in the 80’s, conditioner was a much more complex thing with a variety of smells, formulas, PH levels, and reasons for using it.
I found out rather quickly that a conditioner has the opposite effect to shampoo or reversing some of the things that shampoo naturally does to your hair like swelling of the cuticle that leaves your hair exposed to all the elements and hairstyling. Conditioner also closes the cuticle leaving it flat and not raised without gaps. So when hair is conditioned, it is ready for styling and has a greater chance of making it through the day without serious damage.
I also understood that for chemically treated hair, conditioner had an even more important reason to be used, and that was to return the hair back to a stable PH level again always to reverse and protect the hair.
And of coarse I realised pretty quickly that if I wanted to comb hair or remove knots I could not do it without using conditioner.
Still I wondered where did this second step in the hair-washing regime start?
Where Did Conditioner Come From?
For many centuries natural oils have been used to condition and control human hair. However, it seems that modern hair conditioner was invented at the turn of the 20 th century when perfumer Ed Pinaud presented a product he called brilliantine in Paris. His product was aimed at men’s hair, beards, and moustaches.
Since then modern science has improved the hair conditioner industry using new products and compounds (some good and some not so good) such as silicone, and fatty alcohols, that allow the hair to get benefits without feeling greasy or heavy.
How Does Conditioner Work?
Without getting into heavy chemical science, it’s interesting to note that the conditioner molecule has a positive charge that binds to the negative charge of a hair strand. The attraction is so strong that the conditioner (surfactants) completely surround the strand and cover the cuticle like a customized hair envelope. The small amount of acid in the conditioner makes the cuticle tighten up against each other and the hair feels smooth again, even after you rinse the conditioner out. Pretty neat yeah?
What Conditioner Do I need For My Hair Type?
Although there are many to choose from finding the right conditioner for you is usually as easy as purchasing the same matching one to your shampoo. So if your shampoo is for fine hair, coloured hair, oily hair, or dry hair, your conditioner will compliment what your shampoo is designed to do and generally this is what you should purchase.
The exceptions to this rule is where
- You have oily roots with long hair that requires a heavier or stronger moisturising effect from about the mid-lengths and down to the ends. In this case keep your dry hair conditioner off the root area.
- You are using a scalp relief shampoo for dandruff or flaky scalp but your hair is coloured, long and dry. Once again here you would select the apprpriate shampoo for your scalp and conditioner for your hair.
See Conditioner types here; find the one for your hair type.
NFUZION Body Energising Conditioner for people with fine hair and oily scalps. Retail price $18.95
NFUZION Blonde Revitalising Conditioner will neutralise and tone brassy and yellow tones on blonde hair. Retail price $18.95
NFUZION Replenish Moisturising Conditioner for coloured, stressed, or damaged hair. Retail price $18.95
The best shampoo for dry hair 0
What is dry hair?
When you run your fingers through your hair, does it feel rather brittle, crunchy, or rough to touch? Does it look dull, lack body & bounce, and just look like straw? Is it hard to brush, and does it tangle and get knotty really easily?
If anything from the summary above applies to you, then you have dry hair.
People often write to us to ask for advice for their dry hair, and invariably they have three questions that always stand out,
1- Why is my hair dry?
2- Why do I have dry hair?
3- What do I need to do to fix my dry hair problem?
To begin with, it’s worth noting that nobody is born with dry hair. Hair is simply a protein chain that grows out of your scalp, and with the exception of bad health or particular drugs that can alter the protein chains composition, for the most of us what happens after hair is born is what changes it to become dry.
So once your hair is “born” or formed down deep in the Papilla, it begins to grow outwards and at the same time your scalp produces sebum (natural oil) to help lubricate it, and keep it moisturised.
Sometimes not enough sebum is produced that leads to dry hair. This lack of natural oil leaves the hair exposed, or raw and dehydrated, making it look, and feel dry.
External factors that make your hair dry:
On top of this natural reason for people having dry hair, there are many other contributing factors that can make your hair even dryer than it should be including;
- Using a harsh shampoo that will strip away all of your natural oils and leave it exposed to moisture loss.
- Using heat appliances that smooth out, straighten, or curl your hair by temporarily changing the moisture structure within the hair itself.
- Blow-drying your hair too often.
- Using Alcohol based styling products that evaporate moisture from the hair.
- Exposing your hair to the sun, UV light, wind, or dry air, even air conditioning.
- Using chemicals like hair colour, bleach, or relaxers that can damage the cuticle layer and leave your hair damaged and feeling dry.
- Using a brush with split bristles that can damage your hair and leave it feeling rough and torn.
So as you can see, there are so many reasons why hair becomes dry, and so it’s no wonder that the ratio of dry hair to oily hair across the Western World is 90% for dry hair, and only 10% for oily hair.
How to fix dry hair:
What dry hair needs most and is screaming out for is moisture. Therefore naturally the first place to start, is with a good moisturising shampoo that is designed specifically to help bring dry hair back to good health.
One of the best dry hair shampoo’s is NFUZION Replenish Shampoo.
Used by plenty of people, this dry hair shampoo is a “moisture drink” for dry, coloured, damaged, stressed, and dehydrated hair due to a number of key ingredients that include;
- Hydrolysed Silk Protein that will strengthen & seal damaged hair fibres leading your hair to feel silky soft & smooth with plenty of shine.
- Panthenol that directs moisture into hair to thicken the hair fibre, and that will maintain moisture balance of your hair & scalp.
- Gentle but Strengthening Cleanser that will get your hair clean and add some protein at the same time.
- PH6,this is where healthy hair needs to be and this dry hair shampoo will provide you with this balance.
The NFUZION Replenish Shampoo also comes in a 1 litre size and is great for all hair types and textures, from fine, to coarse, straight, to curly. It is affordably priced at only $18.95 for the 375ml size, or $26.95 for the 1 litre size where your hair will feel much better immediately after using it just once.
The next thing to do is use a dry hair conditioner to seal the hair and leave it with the same moisturising properties. NFUZION Replenish Conditioner is the perfect compliment to the shampoo.
A few more ways to fix dry hair:
If your hair is really dry, it may need some extra help to keep it moisturised and protected. This is very important particularly if your hair is long and if you overdo any of the dry hair external factors we mentioned before.
NFUZION Professional Hair Booster will protect against UV light, chlorine, and salt water. A must for the entire family in Summer.
And for hair that is already damaged we recommend:
NFUZION Intensive Professional Repair Treatment that will reconstruct your dry hair with Silk Amino Acid Complex to strengthen and repair it.
So if you have dry hair, don’t despair…the good news is that it can be fixed once you use the best dry hair shampoo, conditioner, and other complimenting dry haircare products.
Try them for yourself...you will be glad that you did.