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ANTHONY’S TOP 5 SIGNS OF RESTORING DAMAGED HAIR. Seen Daily Mail.

Brush from the bottom up and rinse in cold water: The key ways to repair your dull and damaged hair

We all want shiny, healthy locks but over-styling, colouring and using the wrong products can all leave you with hair that is dry, dull and damaged.

Thankfully, there are ways to restore and revitalise your strands.

FEMAIL spoke to Sydney-based celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader – who has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Abbey Lee Kershaw – about the five signs of damaged hair and what we can do about them.

Noticeable split ends and breakage

‘This can be a common mistake due to not having your hair trimmed every six to eight weeks,’ says Anthony.

‘I hear that you want to grow your hair length and that’s totally fine but think of your haircuts now that are called “baby trims”.

Anthony says regular visits to your hairdresser will help keep your split ends and breakage at bay.

‘Lotions and potions that say they can repair split ends are absolutely false so don’t fall for it, ‘ he adds.

‘Once that hair strand is split, it’s split. You can use a product that will (mask) your ends but never will repair to seal 100 percent naturally.’

Extreme shedding and hair loss

‘Unfortunately this can happen through say pregnancy, breast feeding, stress or even dramatic change of climate,’ says Anthony.

‘I always recommend to go see your GP or even a naturopath and your choice in what direction you want to move forward with.’

However, Anthony says if you’re noticing strands falling out, get your hair length cut much shorter.

‘By doing this your hair shape will always appear far more thicker and doubles up as a confidence booster,’ he explains.

Dullness and lack of shine

Poor health and diet is your main enemy for dull hair that is lacking shine.

However, Anthony has a few tips and tricks that can give you glossy hair.

‘Always rinse your hair on the coolest water temp you can withstand. By doing this your strands won’t dry out and burn,’ he explains.

‘On damp hair I tend to apply a serum or shine spray, as this absorbs beautifully into the hair strands.’

He also recommends to turn down the heat with your electrical tools.

‘The extra heat just zaps out the goodness and health of your hair. Always start on a lower heat and you can go up from there.’

Dryness

Over-styling with heat, swimming, chemical treatments and the climate can all result in dry hair.

‘Moisture, moisture, moisture is what your poor strands are crying out for,’ says Anthony.

‘Look out for your next shampoo and conditioner that is packed with moisture as this will now be your positive road to recovery,’ he adds.

He also advises having a haircut every six weeks and to cut down on the blonde highlights as this can make hair look and feel more dry.

‘Opt for that saying “less is more” for now and have partial highlights or balayage instead of being a slave to the bleach bowl and brush and five hours lost in the salon chair,’ he says.

Tangles and knots

We all know the feeling of getting out of the shower with wet hair and finding that the brush doesn’t glide through your strands.

Anthony says his best trick when brushing your hair is, starting from the ends and work your way up to the roots in small motions.

‘By doing this method you’ll never get that dreaded clump of knots on the ends,’ he says.

‘And invest in a silk pillow case, ladies as the benefits in the silk will always keep you tangle and knot free because of the fibres.’

winning style: how to recreate the best oscars hair looks

Recreate red-carpet glamour with hairstylist Anthony Nader’s step-by-step guide to the best Oscars hair as seen in marieclaire.com.au

And the award goes to

Cate Blanchett’s retro ripples

1. Wash hair and blot with a towel, then blast with a hairdryer until hair is about 80 per cent dry. Use your hands to speed up the process.

2. Squeeze a tennis ball-sized amount of medium-hold mousse into your palm and work through hair from roots to ends. Go over hair with a wide-tooth comb to distribute the product evenly.

3. Section the front of your hair, from ear to ear, and clip. Divide the lower section in half again and clip the crown area. Using a medium-size round bristle brush and starting with the bottom section, blow-dry, stretching sections in an upwards motion for body, before bevelling the ends under for a polished (instead of poker-straight) look.

4. Unclip the crown section and repeat.

5. When you get to the front section, make a deep, sweeping side part. Start smoothing over hair with the hairdryer, going from the ears up to the part line.

6. Now place about eight medium to large, hot velvet rollers around your face, wrapping the hair up. Allow hair to set until cool.

7. Once hair has cooled down completely, unravel the rollers and glide a brush over the rippled waves. Tuck one side tightly behind your ear and mist the finished style with light hairspray.

Top tip: Don’t be in a rush to take your hot rollers out – it’s better to leave them in too long rather than not long enough, as this helps hair maintain the sculpted shape.

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Amy Adams

Amy Adams’s chic up-do

1. Run a flat iron over hair, straightening from roots to ends.

2. Once complete, mist hair with a light shine spray and brush through to distribute the product evenly.

3. Fashion a precise part and use a brush to create and mould volume in the front peak, then slick back to the opposite side.

4. Tie hair into a pony just below the crown and secure, then brush the tail smooth and wrap into a wide, twisted loop. Secure with pins.

5. Finish with a spritz of extra-hold hairspray and, if you like, more shine spray.

Top tip: Not every hair type needs the highest heat, so look for a flat iron with a temperature control nozzle.

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Julia Roberts’s subtle waves

1. Wash hair with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner to encourage radiance and soft curves.

2. Towel dry hair, then use a blow dryer until hair is about 80 per cent dry.

3. Mist sea salt spray all over to create grip and hold, then rake through with your fingers and divide hair into two sections, from ear to ear. Clip the top section.

4. With an extra-large paddle brush, start drying the bottom section. You don’t want poker-straight hair, but rather hair with a little texture.

5. Repeat with the top section, remembering to place a part in your preferred spot.

6. Once you’ve finished blow-drying, curl 7cm sections of hair around extra-large hot tongs and repeat all over. Brush through the section before wrapping around the tongs and, if time permits, clip each section as this helps hair set better.

7. Rake your fingers through your hair to break up the curl and give it a relaxed feel (rather than a tonged one). Gather all your hair into a low chignon at the nape of the neck and secure with pins.

Top tip: This look is modern and fresh, not debutante ball, so don’t go too crazy with the strong-hold hairspray. If you have loose, floating strands falling around the hairline, that’s perfect!