Hair Tips and Tricks From Salon Supplies To Your Door
How To Get Surf Hair 0
Firstly take a shower and wet your hair the night before, using cooler water gives better results as this reduces the amount of frizz. Towel dry your hair and evenly divide it into two sections. Braid each section and sleep with the braids in place. In the morning take the braids out to reveal your stylish new surf hair.
SPLIT ENDS: END THEM BEFORE THEY TAKE OVER YOUR HAIR 0
Split ends, everybody has to deal with them but nobody wants to. Trust us though, it’s better to deal with them now than to have all the regrets about them later. The thing with split ends is with a little care you can prevent them from spreading out of control and taking over your hair. Split ends come in many forms but basically anytime the hair strand has parted in some way, this is called a split end. When this happens to a large number of hairs it gives an overall look of frizz and damage. If the split ends are not cared for, the split will continue up the hair shaft and create further damage to the hair and give an even more damaged look. Obviously something that we want to avoid, so keep reading for some splitting tips.
- Liz Karbowiak
Confessions of a Hair Professional: 5 Mistakes using a Hair Dryer 0
MISTAKE #1 DON’T BLOW DRY WHEN WET
Your hair should be at least 60% dry before you start to blow dry. Blot dry or dap it first with a towel, once you have removed most of the moisture then you can start blow drying. Remember hair is at its weakest when wet so be kind and gently towel dry it before you hit it with a blow dryer. The best hair dryer for quick results is the Parlux 385 Power Light Ceramic and Ionic Dryer ($184.95) because it includes 2 nozzles, one being specifically made to blow dry hair faster. It uses a high powered ionic and ceramic system yet is still energy efficient. A great option for people who are in a rush.
- Liz Karbowiak
The Best Shampoo for Brassy Hair 0
DO YOU UNFORTUNATELY HAVE BRASSY BLONDE HAIR?
No blonde wants brassy hair. But don't worry, we’ll reveal the reasons why it happens and how to fix the dreaded golden hue with the best shampoo and conditioner on the market for blonde hair.
THE GOLDEN SUN
Believe it or not, even 10 mins in the sun can start the process of your blonde hair turning to gold. All that effort (and money) in the salon to get your hair to the perfect shade of blonde, down the gurgler because of the suns UV rays. How frustrating, because who doesn't love baking in the sun. However don't fret because we have a solution and it includes the best violet shampoo and conditioner for beautiful blonde hair.
THE WORD IS OUT, THE BEST PRODUCTS AND TIPS FOR CURLY HAIR 0
Curly hair is beautiful. But let's face it, it takes some work. Maintaining curly hairstyles can be a challenge so let's look at the best products and tips for curly hair. We have researched the whole internet on curly hairstyles to find you the best curly hair products. These best kept secret products for curly hair will keep your bangs looking healthy, smooth and just outright bangin'.
GET TEXTURE FOR THAT CURLY HAIRSTYLE
Have you ever wanted your natural curls to look textured without having to go to the trouble of using a hair curler? Your prayers have been answered. NFuzion has created the Zero Frizz Curl Definer ($18.95) specifically for curly hairstyles. We have tested it and can vouch that it actually does a great job at creating defined curls. It contains ginseng, rosemary and wheat protein to create shine and actually strengthens the hair strand. So if you've been blessed with curly hair, you know this is one of our biggest challenges!
CURLY HAIR IS MORE FRAGILE
This tip may seem too simple to make a difference but trust us, it works. Comb your hair from bottom to top. If you start from the top and work your way down you will create unnecessary knots, which people with curly hair are extra susceptible to getting. Also, use a wide toothed comb because a brush us curly haired people have extra fragile strands and are more susceptible to breakage.
DON'T LET YOUR CURLY HAIRSTYLE TURN INTO A FUZZY MESS
You get out of the shower and want to stop your hair from drying into a fuzz ball. NFuzion Sculpting Glaze ($18.95) helps stop your curls from matting because it grips the hair and once it dries will give a semi-wet and textured look. You can still blow dry with this product if you'd like to, but we do recommend using a diffuser nozzle on the end of your blow dryer. The other option is to apply this product to your curly hair and then just let your hair dry naturally to give a textured look. Some of our favourite curly hair styles using this glaze are spiralled curls and corkscrew curls, but really it is good for anybody who just wants to emphasise their natural curls.
THE PINEAPPLE TRICK
Okay so may seem a little left of field but this technique is a lifesaver. The results of this technique will depend on how curly your locks are but all you have to do is put your hair into a ponytail. Gently gather it at the highest point of your head and leave it overnight. The name comes from the ponytail resembling a pineapple and the idea is that in the morning you will have protected the curl pattern while adding volume to whichever curly hairstyle you choose.
GET A CURLY HAIRSTYLE THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE BEEN AT THE BEACH
For those of you who don't have super curly hair, this is the product for you. Edgy Haircare's Surfin Styler ($18.95) will give a wind-styled, beach look by giving volume, body and adding texture. This amazing little spray will also protect your locks from the harsh Australian UV rays as well as from potential heat damage if you decide to use a hair curler.
So there you have it, the best ways to get defined, beautiful and healthy looking curly hair.
- Liz Karbowiak
9 TIPS TO GET SMOOTH HAIR 0
SICK OF DRY HAIR?
Nobody wants dry hair, so let's do something about it!
Everyday our hair gets put through the wringer.
It’s an understatement our hair withstands a lot; washing, blowdrying and not to mention nasty hair products! So it makes sense that our precious locks can get a bit dry. Before you go watch a million hair tutorials on YouTube on hair styling and which hair products to choose, just read on. Celebrities know these secrets so don't get left out of the loop, we will reveal the 9 best pro tips to make your hair feeling and looking silky smooth.
1. CLOSE THAT CUTICLE GIRL
It might sound like your worst nightmare in Winter.
Cold water showers are going to be your best friend to get smooth hair. The cold water helps to close the cuticle, which is the outer layer of the hair strand, leaving a smoother overall look to your locks and really helps when it comes to hair styling.
2. YOUR HAIR IS THIRSTY...
If your hair is dry you obviously need to add hydration.
A good choice is to use a leave-in conditioner because it will instantly hydrate, strengthen and smooth the hair. Leave-in conditioners are poweful hair products because they don’t get washed out and therefore are able to coat and soak the strands, which is essential to start the healing process. Our hair product of choice is the Smoothe n Grume by Edgy ($18.95) because it has additional UV protection and it’s just really effective at turning that mop into a lush mane.
3. QUIT PUTTING OFF THE SNIP
I know, it’s hard to trim those split ends.
Especially when you want your hair to grow like Goldie Locks. But they will catch up with you and ruin your master plan of long smooth hair. So when you start to see the signs: brittle ends, ends that are see-through and of course when you see split ends, take action! Because if you don’t, the damage to the hair will actually travel up the hair shaft and you will end up having to trim more length off in the end. So be brave and trim those split ends.
4. YOUR TOWEL IS HOLDING YOU BACK
This is a common mistake sooo many people make.
When you get out of the shower, you grab your towel and aggressively start drying your hair, right? Wrong. This can actually damage the hair because when hair is wet it is at its weakest. Instead try dabbing your hair. It may take more time and patience but gently blotting will help the strands especially when hair styling. Come on, let’s get your hair game strong again.
5. STOP OVER WASHING YOUR HAIR
Fact: Shampooing everyday is bad.
Many people are guilty of it but it strips your hair of its natural oils which are totally needed to prevent damage. Don't make this mistake! Instead, if you need to lessen the grease in between washes, try spraying a hair product like New York streets Dry Shampoo ($19.95). It will save you from looking like a lightly fried doughnut.
6. PROTECT IT FROM THE HEAT
When it comes to heat styling you're going to need some help.
Ask any hair stylist and they will tell you: use a heat protectant before you add heat your hair! We love NFuzion Thermal Protector Spray ($18.95) because it does a standout job. It tames those annoying flyways and helps protect the hair from hair styling methods like blowdrying and flat ironing. This little gem will also give shine and help seal the cuticle, our top pick for a heat protectant hair product.
7. POINT IT DOWN
If you're going to dry your hair...
Of course air drying is best but sometimes that just wont cut it. So listen up because this tip is gold: when blowdrying point it downwards. It seems too simple, but pointing the nozzle down encourages the cuticle to stay with the grain as opposed to against the grain. The results are cuticles that are not all pricked up but instead in-line giving an overall silkier look. Going from a hot to a cool setting once you’re done styling will help set it and leave you with smooth hair. Yes!
8. GET THE BEACH LOOK
Want to look like you've just been sun baking in your bikini, when in reality you haven't even left the the house...
Easy. Get the beach look (minus the frizz) with NFuzion Professional Zero Frizz Curl Definer ($18.95). This hair product is the secret to a styled and no frizz natural look. As the name suggests it also controls curly hair, strengthening it and giving moisture to the structure of the hair strand to eliminate the dreaded frizz.
9. SATIN BEDROOM HABITS
Everybody loves the feel of satin, including your hair!
Cotton can be too rough and cause frizz, friction and breakage, no thank you. The solution is to use a satin pillowcase. They're good for your hair and let’s face it, they just feel damn soft. Sweet dreams.
Okay, there you have it.
9 hair smoothing tips that will have you felling reborn.
Take action and leave those dry and frizzy hair days behind you.
- Liz Karbowiak