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GOT FRIZZY HAIR? You may want to read this then. Seen Beauty Crew

The frizz-fighting tips you need for when it’s stinkin’ hot

The frizz-fighting tips you need for when it’s stinkin’ hot

Hands up whose hair looks comparable to Hagrid’s mop come summertime/beach time/any darn time? If you’re one of the unlucky fluffy creatures who suffer from uncooperative, frizz-prone hair, you know just how hard it is to get your mane under control, especially when the weather warms up and the humidity hits. Fighting frizz can be a serious TASK.

The good news is that we’re here to break it down for you, and offer some expert-approved tips and tricks on the best ways to get sleek, smooth hair.

But before we get right into it, knowing exactly what causes your hair to go frizzy is key to preventing it. Allow us to explain. Frizz occurs due to a lack of moisture in the hair. When the hair is dry and dehydrated, this causes it to seek moisture elsewhere – namely from the air around it, which is why humidity often makes matters worse. Moisture from the air swells the hair’s outermost layer (your cuticle), causing hair to look all poufy and frizzy. This moisture also ‘resets’ the proteins in your cuticle and your hair returns to its natural shape – basically undoing all your smooth styling efforts from that morning.

Now, if your hair was healthy and nourished, the cuticles would naturally lay flat, keeping the good moisture in and the bad frizz-causing moisture out.

“Think of a single hair strand like fish scales – they should always appear smooth and shiny,” says one of Sydney’s leading hairstylists, Anthony Nader. “When your strands feel rough and frizzy, this is because your cuticle (aka fish scales) are rough in texture and not closed up tight. The reason is simply because there is not enough moisture intake.”

So what do you need to do? Up the moisture levels in your strands so that the cuticles close and your hair doesn’t try and draw moisture from the air.

And the best way to do this is with the right products and preventive measures during each step of your haircare routine.

When you’re washing your hair

The fight against frizz begins once you step in the shower, not when you get out. Picking an arsenal of top-performing products can make a huge difference in your journey to frizz-free hair,

Firstly, you’ll want to stay away from shampoos with sulphates, because these products tend to strip and dehydrate the hair, which is the exact opposite of what you want. Instead, you need a shampoo with glycerin – make sure it’s high up in the ingredient list because this will mean there’s a decent amount of it in the formula. Glycerin is great at penetrating the hair shaft and giving strands a boost of hydration.

We recommend trying the silicone and sulphate-free Marc Anthony Bye. Bye. Frizz Keratin Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner duo. If you’re shopping around, here are some of our favourite sulphate-free shampoos.

When you step out of the shower, Nader advises patting your hair dry, instead of rubbing it. “From here on in, always blot your hair dry and never scrub-a-dub-dub! Scrubbing and rubbing your strands will only damage/weaken them, causing them to snap right off. It sounds harsh, but it’s the truth! Those of you with pre-lightened hair, this [drying technique] is your saviour.

When you’re styling your hair

Rob Sylva, who is also one of Australia’s leading hairstylists, says one of the biggest mistakes most of us make post-shower is immediately reaching for the hair dryer. Too much hot air focused directly on soaking-wet strands will dehydrate your hair. If you have the time, we recommend letting your hair dry naturally, about 90 per cent of the way, before using a hair dryer to create a smooth finish (and help close those cuticles).

When you do reach for the hair dryer, you’ll want some trustworthy products to help smooth the cuticles and create a barrier against heat damage. Try Oribe Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield or Dry Bar Hot Toddy Heat and UV Protectant.

And keep your hair dryer’s heat on a low setting: “I always start off on my warm setting and then (and only then) if I need to turn up the heat, I go from here. Same method applies when I use a flat iron and tongs,” explains Nader.

“If you’re wearing your hair straight, use De Lorenzo The Allevi8 Shine Serum on damp hair before drying with a light spray of the use De Lorenzo Elements Afterglow. This will keep hair glossy and battle frizz with its amazing anti-humidity properties,” recommends Sylva.

Nader’s top tip for all hair types? Always finish with a cool shot. “My all-time fave trick all year around on every blow-out I do is hitting the cool temperature shot button. Run the cool air over your strands for at least 30 seconds. This tip is the make or break, as this locks in the hair shape, making your strands look shiny and salon-campaign worthy.”

Nader also suggests reaching for a boar bristle brush to smooth strands during styling. “Get your hands on a 100 per cent boar bristle brush. This little baby will continue to be gentle enough to distribute the natural oils from your scalp to journey down your hair shaft to protect it for longevity. Also keep in mind that the more bristles you have on your brush, the smoother the end result.”

When you go to bed

Doing a weekly hair treatment is one of the best ways to avoid unwanted frizziness. As well as strengthening your strands, a good hair treatment will repair and moisturise your hair, not to mention make your mane WAY more manageable so you don’t have to resort to tying it up in a ponytail or a bun *every* single day. “Curly hair should always apply extra moisture or hair can turn brittle and unmanageable,” explains Sylva.

We recommend trying Evo The Great Hydrator or Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask to keep your hair looking healthy and glossy. Also, check out these reviews for our favourite hair masks right now.

Nader also recommends opting for a satin or silk pillowcase (we love Slip Silk Pillowcases), because regular cotton fibres in your pillow will always rough up your hair cuticles.

To maintain your style in the hot weather

According to Sylva, if you’re prone to frizz you should always have a good hair serum in your kit, especially as the weather heats up. An anti-frizz serum helps to instantly smooth frizz and control fly-aways, while creating a barrier around the cuticle to stop outside moisture from getting in.

We recommend checking out Tigi Bed Head Control Freak Serum, John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum and Eleven Australia Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum.

If you’re looking for more tips on how to achieve smooth, straight locks, this is everything you need to know about keratin treatments.

DOES BRUSHING YOUR HAIR REALLY MAKE IT GROW, OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER OLD AGE BEAUTY MYTH?

DOES BRUSHING YOUR HAIR REALLY MAKE IT GROW, OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER OLD AGE BEAUTY MYTH?

 

Somewhere along the way, we agreed that brushing your hair a 100 strokes a night would keep it healthy and growing long. But does brushing your hair really make it grow? While this myth is about as lovely and real as Santa Claus, there are some legit ways to make your hair grow longer and faster.

We’re in an era where we are leaving some old beauty myths behind. While our grandmothers and mothers believed in shampooing often and brushing hair vigorously for a healthier look, we now know another reason your hair isn’t growing any longer.

You might be brushing it too often and too aggressively. Not being gentle on your scalp or hair strands while brushing can lead to thinner hair, or even worse- hair loss.

That’s the opposite of what you’re going for, right?

The two main ingredients if you will, for when you’re deciding on the right brush for you is either a nylon/boar bristle brush or the classic 100% boar bristle brush.

The nylon/boar bristle is better for those of you with thicker hair texture when you want to give your scalp a tingle with the tips of your bristles as the nylon has strength to it.

Whereas the 100% boar bristle is the good old all-rounder that works on all hair types and also gently distributes the natural oils evenly.

Check out our top 10 list of what our clients ask us that we will help you for your next brush investment.

The 5 Best Brushes For Fine Hair

  1. A Detangling Brush That Works On Wet Or Dry Hair
  2. A Gentler Version Of The Gold Standard Of Boar Bristle Brushes
  3. A Vented Round Brush That’s Perfect For Blow drying Fine Hair
  4. A Static-Fighting Cushion Brush That’s Perfect For Long Fine Hair
  5. An Affordable Boar Bristle Brush that will last

The 5 Best Brushes For Damaged Hair

  1. A Brush That Effortlessly Detangles All Hair Types
  2. A 100 Percent Boar Bristle Brush For Fine & Damaged Hair
  3. A Round Ceramic Brush For Blow Outs
  4. A Bamboo Paddle Brush For Dry, Itchy Scalps
  5. A Brush Made With Argan & Olive Oils For Added Moisture

 

Our image of beautiful Kerryn with Anthony brushing her hair on set was a complete BTS moment and we couldn’t of even planned this at the conception of our VOGUE shoot.

It’s crazy how something some this innocent became the finished result, so thank you Bonnie for snapping away while Anthony was brushing Kerryn’s hair……..it’s an epic shot.

On that note we may add that the brush used here was a Mason Pearson Handy size 100% boar bristle.

We retail all the Mason Pearson ranges and colours which you can also find www.sydneysalonsupplies.com.au/mason-pearson.html  if you cant get to us in person.

Have a wonderful Christmas and well-earned New Year’s break RAW fans and many heartfelt thank you’s to the fantastic 2018 you gave us we really do appreciate.

Cheers to 2019 and to investing in the right bristles for your hair strands to have a healthy longevity.

The RAW team x

THREE COMMON MISTAKES YOUR MAKING WITH YOUR COLOURED BLONDE HAIR. Seen Beauty Crew

The common mistakes artificial blondes tend to make

The common mistakes artificial blondes tend to make.

Having coloured blonde hair may be incredibly pretty (just look to Charlize Theron and Selena Gomez for some major swoon-worthy inspo), but it’s also extremely easy to muck up the integrity of the colour, not to mention the health of your hair. To make sure your hair remains the beautiful blonde hair you signed up for, take note. Here, hairstylist Anthony Nader shares the three most common mistakes blondes make, plus how to correct them.

Mistake #1 / You’re not getting a haircut often enough

Those with bottled blonde hair are more susceptible to dryness and damage due to the intense processing techniques their hair goes through to become blonde. “Blondes need a little bit more loving because each hair strand is plumped up with bleach and peroxide, and maybe even heat to process,” explains Nader. “This is why venturing over to the lighter spectrum does require more upkeep and a commitment to keeping your hair hydrated and healthy.” To ensure your blonde hair continues to look fresh, Nader suggests the following: “I recommend [a haircut] every six to seven weeks religiously. Also, add a few layers throughout the interior of your cut to add lift and energy to your hairstyle so it won’t sit flat.”

Mistake #2 / You’re not preserving your colourists’ hard work

Being an artificial blonde isn’t easy – you’re likely to spend up to three or four hours in the salon to get your colour done, not to mention the money that you’re spending on the appointment itself. “The colour process when you go blonde can take its toll, especially if your natural base is between a level 5 (medium brown) to level 10 (black),” explains Nader. “Basically, the rule is: the darker the natural shade, the more susceptible your strands will be to becoming fragile and split because the colourist will need to use a higher strength peroxide to get the target blonde shade required. The lighter your natural base, the easier it is to get that beautiful clean Scandinavian blonde that we (yes, that’s me included) die for.”

To preserve your colour between appointments, look for purple-toned hair products to reverse orange tones that may appear over time. “I love these pigmented shampoos to fight off brassy tones,” says Nader, “Use [one] once a week to treat your hair, or up to twice a week to maintain cool tones”. We like John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Shampoo (our Review Crew® awarded it four stars!), EVO Fabuloso Platinum Blonde Colour Intensifying Conditioner (fine hair will love its lightweight formula), and Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner as it’s super nourishing and loaded with jojoba to protect coloured hair.

Mistake #3 / You’re asking for the wrong kind of colour application

With so many hair colour application techniques like balayage, scalp bleaching, hair contouring and 4D hair colouring available to try, how do you pick the right one for you? Nader says you should make your choice according to how much maintenance you’re willing to put in, and how regularly you’re able to visit a salon for a colour refresh. For Nader, he has a clear favourite. “Balayage is the no brainer for the low-maintenance woman who wants to look fashion-forward and effortless. I always suggest keeping the lightness around your face (hairline) rather than having the colour applied too far down the hair shaft. So, add lightness around two to three inches from the roots rather than five to six inches. If your balayage is too far down the hair length, it can look like you haven’t had your hair coloured for nine months and your roots instantly appear dirty and dark.”

 

WHO ELSE IS GOING GAGA CRAZY OVER THE CURTAIN FRINGE & IS IT STAR WORTHY? Seen GRAZIA Australia

Why We’re Going Gaga For The Curtain Fringe

On the seemingly never-ending, global press junket for A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga had many a beauty look. From the frosted lids in LA to her spectacular navy cat eye in Toronto, she rose to the occasion like the (beauty) star she is. And when it came to Gaga’s hair, there was a little bit of everything – from ’90s blow-outs to sculptural up ‘dos – Gaga’s famous peroxide locks were fashioned up, down, even sideways. But there was one hairstyle which kept popping up on late night couches and magazine covers alike – the curtain fringe.

Parted straight down the middle and flared at the ends, the curtain fringe is an old Hollywood classic. First there was the Bardot. Then the Kinski. Then JLO came to the party, favouring a little fringe-y flick in the ’90s (and beyond). Sienna Miller repped the style in the early noughties. While Alexa Chung punk-ed it out in the latter half of the decade, taking it from va-va-voom to London cool. Then of course the glamorous progenies – Kaia Gerber, Dakota Johnson and Bella Hadid – all of whom have drawn the curtains of late. And now Lady Gaga has the style on repeat, finished off with a top-knot.

Fronting Variety’s December issue, Gaga’s curtain bangs were front and centre; long, sweeping and soft at the edges. Haus of Gaga hairstylist Frederic Aspirias kept the drapes feathery and light on the ends, flicking them upwards with a certain Carol Brady kick, while pulling the rest of her platinum hair into a high bun.

It was a similar case in New York when Gaga appeared on the Late Show, although her Big Apple bangs were slightly messier and shaggier around her face.

And who could forget that spectacular A Star Is Born premiere in London in the archival McQueen gown. Shorter in the middle, the pieces fell longer around the bottom of the jaw framing her face (and the top-knot was taken down a notch and dressed up as a chic chignon).

Back home, celebrity and editorial stylist Anthony Nader loves a little bang. “The curtain fringe is def my go-to for those girls who want that little extra sexy flutter of cuteness and mystery,” says Nader. It’s also a great way to disguise any wrinkles, “if you’re worried about frown lines on your forehead….guess what? They get camouflaged behind fab drapes!” And for those with longer facial features, “the curtain has your name all over it. This shape will narrow the face in more, especially if your forehead is wide.”

Thanks to Lady Gaga, the curtain fringe goes bang once more. But consider these tips before drawing the curtains.

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU GO BANG 
• You want to make sure your new feature (that’s your new bangs, of course) is looking 100% red carpet worthy. So you need to make sure they are super smooth and polished
• On damp hair use a tiny amount of medium-hold, luxe styling mousse as you want to give your bangs some “airiness”, without them looking dry and brittle – the effect a sea salt spray would achieve
• Use a medium-sized, round brush with loads of boar bristles as it takes the pain out of smoothing the roughest of hair strands to look shiny and glam
• Make sure your hairdryer has a narrow nozzle attached on the end, as this narrows down the air flow directly on the target area, to sculpt your curtain fringe
• If you have a stubborn cowlick (which unfortunately most of us do), when you’re blowing out your bangs, you need to drag / stretch down your sections in the compete opposite direction. By using this method, your curtain bangs will look symmetrical and not like they had an all-nighter…#NotCool

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO SUMMER HAIR with DYSON. Seen GRAZIA

The Definitive Guide To Summer Hair

In summer, styling and caring for your hair can be tricky to navigate. From battling the classic summer equation of salt, sand and sun, to heat damage and frizz, managing your hair in the hotter months can be a difficult task. But according to celebrity and editorial hair director, Anthony Nader, it’s actually the “best season to play with hair, as summer gives you the chance to change up your haircut.”

From the biggest hair trends to try (read: the shag is back), to the ultimate summer styling hacks, Anthony Nader discusses how to give your strands the ultimate summer lovin’.

Don’t let it be a Cruel Summer: your guide to summer hair starts here.

1. What are the biggest hair trends coming into summer?
THE BLUNT BOB WITH ADDED DISHEVELLED INTERIOR TEXTURE – It’s like you gain more for your money when you have this Hollywood hot fave thanks to the likes of Margot Robbie and Hayley Baldwin. Think the perfect blunt base line on your bob, that gives even the thinnest of hair strands the appearance of thickness on the ends. Adding some soft, textured layers throughout the inside will shake it up if you wish. Whatever the occasion, you can go super sleek and polished or cool, undone with a bend through your style.

THE CURLY SHAG Let’s face it, if we could all get away with a shag, we would embrace it and not look back. This hairstyle is truly the ultimate for those of you with curls / corkscrew curls that want to be rebellious but still have control. Make sure your hairstylist cuts the weight out of your crown of glory so you maximiSe the full potential of how fab your hair can look this season. Dare I say also that the dirtier you keep it, the better it will behave and won’t look like a huge, hazy fuzzball (as maybe you’ve witnessed at some point). My absolute go-to’s for the shag brigade are Brazilian model Mica Arganaraz and cool girl actress Zendaya.

THE FRENCH GIRL CUT – Now, the beauty about this haircut is that you don’t need to be French but once you style your hair the right way….you’ll look totally French girl – so get your croissant ready, girls. It’s very easy to master this look and the key is not to go overboard with the styling. Always keep it simple and don’t use all those unnecessary products. Always maintain a haircut that has a “lightness“ to it so it moves freely and not restricted, and don’t keep it solid as this won’t do you any favours. My clients are vibing the likes of Caroline de Maigret and Alexa Chung.

LONG HAIR INVISIBLE LAYERS For those of you that want to keep your manes long you’re also in luck this season; but for this summer shake up the heaviness. Ask your hairstylist to point cut the base line (don’t worry your hairstylist knows this term) and seamlessly add layers throughout the interior of this long hairstyle. The beauty here is that you can make this style look clean and poker straight one day, and then the next day if you want to have more volume and texture (by adding a sea salt spray or the like), you already have a new you by simply adding a different product. I would say that the best examples of this hair shape would be any Victoria Secret angel…yep, now do you see the light?

2. Are there any summer hair trends that are on their way out?
I don’t think there’s anything that is really a “no-go” area as such. I’m a fan of all hair lengths and textures and how you wear that hair with confidence. I want to see hair that is cut well and not see hair that is say, highly razored out for no apparent reason and thinned out to the max. There needs to be a purpose for every snip, and what is going to be the end result will in turn enable you to maintain a workable shape at home, and also be fashion forward at the end of the day.

3. What is the most important thing when it comes to styling your hair in summer?
For the warmer months ahead, the most important thing to remember is keeping your hair strands hydrated and then they will perform the way you need them to. Moisture is key to giving your strands the benefits and longevity for your summer hair to behave. If you’re blow drying your hair, it’s key to maximise the quality of your dryer, as a poor quality one might end up doing more damage in the long run. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer produces 41 litres of air per second for fast drying and precision styling, without the extreme heat. This is pretty fabulous technology, especially when your hair can already be susceptible to UV damage in summer.

4. What are your go-to summer styling tricks? (I.e. to battle the heat / humidity / frizz)
When drying natural curls, I’m such a fan of using a diffuser and attaching that on the end of my Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer which is engineered to help reduce frizz. I believe the diffuser is still a very undervalued, precious hair tool that doesn’t get the fame it deserves. The Dyson Diffuser is engineered to disperse air evenly around each of your natural curls, simulating natural drying and helping to reduce frizz for improved definition.

Another top tip of mine is rinsing your strands in the coolest water temperature possible. A foolproof trick to locking down the hair cuticle (think fish scales here), it imparts a beautiful sheen to the hair.

5. With summer (particularly in Sydney), comes humidity. What is your ultimate tip to fight the frizz?
Go easy with the thinning and razoring of your strands otherwise your hair will always appear flyway and brittle. Another goodie is very simple: when you’re drying off your hair, never rub-a-dub-dub (so to speak) and always try and blot your hair dry. By blotting hair you are now not disturbing nor agitating the hair cuticle to become frizzy.

6. We also have to combat such things as chlorine, salt, sun and sand. Do you have any tips to help remedy these hair stressors?
Invest in a leave in conditioning spray that has a UV protector and you’re on a very healthy path before summer kicks in. For the best results, dampen down your hair first, and then spray on the spray. Spraying on damp hair will always absorb far superior than say on stone dry hair. If your strands are long enough, spray the hair then whip it up in a fun braid and secure the tail: this is a sure sign you’ve got maximum protection from the sun rays. If you’ve forgotten to spray before you leave the house and you’ve gone for your dip, rinse your hair straight after so the impurities become obsolete.

7. What is the biggest mistake you see girls make with their hair in summer?
Definitely over-colouring with bleach and peroxide. Unfortunately Sydneysider’s are the main culprits.

8. Heat damage obviously plays a huge role in the deterioration of hair. What are some ways you can limit heat damage when it comes to styling your hair?
b. Invest in hot tools and hair dryers that are either ceramic, ionic or tourmaline, and that don’t rely on extreme heat. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dyer, for example, has a thermistor that prevents the machine from ever exceeding 150 degrees which guards against extreme heat damage and works to protect natural shine. On your non-work days, hang up your hot tools for the day and embrace the wash and wear routine.
c. When I finish a blow dry, I always finish by flicking on the Cool Shot button and working the flow of the cool air through the hair. This not only cements the shape now but also doubles up for getting that last chance of shine by the cooler air sealing the scales compact.

9. After a long day at Bondi (or Freshwater), what does the ultimate post-beach hair routine look like?
Well, this is your time to embrace that summer sea salt! It’s certainly not a crime to enjoy the salt on your skin and your hair, but salt water does leave a layer of salt on the hair that can increase the friction of strands, meaning it increase the impact of mechanical damage. When it’s time to wash away the sea, I’d shampoo and deep condition with products that are packed with moisture. Then if you require more lovin’ to your strands, apply a leave in moisture cream and then style hair from here. If you’re wanting to up the anti even more, squeeze a few drops of a hair serum into your palms, rub together and work your hands through your mid lengths and ends. Semi-dry off the hair with the Dyson SupersonicTM hair dryer, keeping it as natural as possible.

10. You’re going on a summer vacay. What do you pack in your bag?
*Moisture shampoo and conditioner
*Hydrating moisture cream
*Leave in conditioning spray
*Hair serum
*Silk hair ties
*Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer with diffuser
*Silk pillowcase
*Wide-tooth comb

HOW TO STYLE WET LOOK HAIR FOR CURLS, ACCORDING TO ANTHONY NADER. Seen ELLE

ANTHONY’S 11 UPDOS FOR SUMMER Seen BeautyCrew

11 of the best updos for short hair

While both lob and bob hairstyles have become incredibly popular in recent years – mainly because they’re universally flattering and a cinch to maintain – the shorter ‘dos certainly have their limits when it comes to creating updos. But that doesn’t mean updos are off limits for short hair. In fact, we (along with the help of top Sydney hairdresser and owner of RAW Salon in Surry Hills, Anthony Nader) have rounded up a list of the best updos for short hair, perfect for wedding season, lunch with your girlfriends or just a regular day in the office.

WHAT HAIR SALON SIGNS TO WATCH OUT FOR. Anthony reveals some insider tips seen in NEW IDEA.

The hair salon warning sign we all need to watch out for

Picking a hair salon can be tricky. Get it right and life is glorious. Get it wrong and well … hair disaster is a’coming.

That sounds dramatic right? But hair disasters are not exactly unusual. If you’re over the age of 20 then you’ve likely had one yourself and if not then may I take this moment to say ‘Girl, you were born under a lucky star!’.

I’ve most definitely have had my fair share of hair appointments gone wrong.

To be brutally honest, I’ve had more than my fair share. Admittedly, some were of the slightly irritating this is so not what I asked for variety, but others were nothing less than devastating, life-altering events.

Yes, it sounds dramatic but seriously … When you look into the mirror and see hair that you loathe, the world is a cold and miserable place.

The good news, however, is that if you follow a few simple steps you can ensure you never experience a hair disaster again. Or at the very least, dramatically lower your chances.

First and foremost, is the following industry rule. If you hit a salon and you’re introduced to a stylist who asks you no questions at all then you need to hot foot it out of there. Unfortunately, zero questions is a sure sign that you’ve wandered into bad salon territory.

Award-winning stylist Anthony Nader of RAW Hair confirms this to be true.

“Stylists should want to know what it is that you’re looking for,” he says.

“They should also want to know what type of lifestyle you lead, are you a gym bunny or someone who has no time to style daily. Do you like to colour your hair often. These are all important questions and the answers will directly affect what your stylist can achieve.”

 

 

Aleks Abadia, of Esstudio Galleria agrees. Asking questions is the only way to get to know your clients and what it is they are wanting to achieve, he says.

Also, it is up to us as clients to be able to answer those questions. It’s also important to listen and to accept advice. We might wish for Julia Roberts beauty queen curls but our hair simply may not be up to it. If your stylist says this is the case it’s time to listen. And then, ask a few more questions. Indeed, the more the better.

You deserve the hair of your dreams and this is the simplest way to get it.

HOT SUMMER HAIR SERUMS

HOT SUMMER HAIR SERUMS

You know the poor innocent serum does still get a bad rap doesn’t it!
But if you use it properly your hair strands won’t look oily or dirty which,
we know can happen at some time when hair styling.
We’re big fans of using a serum and our clients are too but why?
Here’s our top do’s & dont’s for when your using this liquid gem in a
bottle.

DO’S
* Always apply your serum on damp hair strands and then blow dry in.
By doing this the serum and the other styling products you’re layering the
hair with, will absorb far better than on dry hair.
The serum in this case will never make your strands appear oily nor dirty
and will dry…………….which is key.

* Squeeze a few drops into your palms and then lightly work them through
your mid lengths and ends then finally the root area ‘if’ needed.
If you feel you need a few drops more because of the density of your hair,
then squeeze a few more drops and re apply.
But always think twice here before you take the plunge.

* For unruly course/curly/frizzy hair strands, a serum will be your always
be your bestie for the Summer months ahead.
Blow drying on damp hair with your serum applied will always give an end
result of mega high voltage shine factor.

DON’TS
* Never apply directly onto the root area as this will be the sure sign your
just got caught in a rain down pour.

* Be mindful when investing in a serum that you can test it before, so you’re
not wasting your hard-earned bucks.
Keep in mind that the heavier the oil, the oilier it may appear which will
also weigh down your hair strands quicker.

* For those of you with finer strands just keep in mind to go easy when
applying your serum and don’t be heavy handed.
Remember less is more.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years RAW fans and also the biggest thank
you for your support for 2018 we really appreciate your ongoing loyalty.
Can’t wait to see you on the other side and look out for our January issue
of VOGUE for our next campaign.
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