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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE DAMAGING YOUR HAIR

Anthony Nader shares his top five ways to ban the breakage as seen in GRAZIA.com.au

Keeping your hair healthy and gloriously glossy can often be a most difficult task.

With so many variants that persist to harm our hair, often just trying to sustain a damage-free ‘do’ is the hardest part.

LACK OF SLEEP CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS
Congratulations, because from here on in you’re free to go to bed as early as you want, and if your partner says, “Why so early?”, your sweet reply will be, “Do you want me to lose my hair”? Sleep is so essential for not only your hair but your whole body to repair itself correctly. If you don’t find time to get those #zzzzzzz in, your body is going to lack the nutrients and minerals and your hair shaft will become weak. This will cause each strand to thin out and may result in hair loss, damage and maybe even balding.

THE SUN CAN BE MORE HARMFUL THAN YOU THINK
We all love the sun being down under and all, but too much over exposure of the sun will cause damage to your hair. Natural hair oils are vital for longevity and this comes from the scalp, which is technically called sebum. Sebum helps protect each hair strand from the natural elements like the sun’s rays to create a barrier. Without this one main property coating your strands, this can result in hair breakage or shedding.

MOVE YOUR PONYTAIL AROUND
And by this I mean the base of the tail ladies, unless of course you’re embracing a wild ’60’s dance routine that you’ve been practising on the low down. Sporting the same ponytail in the same position every day can wreak havoc and cause serious hair breakage around the hairline over time.
So from here on in, position your ponytail in semi different areas. This can also change up what outfit you’re wearing that day, which always adds more fun too.

DONT STRETCH OUT YOUR WET STRANDS
This is one of the worst habits you may fall into and it’s so easy to do without even thinking you’re guilty of it. Reason being is the hair strands are at their most sensitive and fragile when wet, and when the strands are being combed with a fine tooth comb they tend to not bounce back and can even snap off. Ladies with highly coloured hair, this screams your name loud and clear and from here on in…..go easy on your most prized possession!

DITCH THE COTTON PILLOWCASES
I know, I know, but, the natural fibres of the cotton fabric will cause friction to your strands while you sleep, and especially if you’re a rough sleeper. Opt for changing your pillow cases to either silk or satin, as these fabrics are smoother and don’t rough up your cuticle at all compared to cotton. You may have found that those of you with lighter coloured hair need more lovin’ here compared to your darker haired counterparts. Note also, that if your hair has bleach in it, you need to definitely venture over to the silky smooth road, for better hair days ahead.

By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for GRAZIA.com.au

NAIL YOUR RACE DAY BEAUTY PREP IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS

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HACKS FOR MANAGING HAIR HUMIDITY THAT ACTUALLY WORK

Does it all really start in the shower? Anthony Nader sets us straight……………well kinda……as seen on Vogue Australia

 

Hacks for managing hair humidity that actually work

 

Looks like we got off on the wrong foot.

We’re officially in the transeasonal time of year where, although bare skin and beach visits are revving up, there’s one woe we just can’t sidestep: the dreaded combination of humidity and hair.

So before attempting to tackle romantic waves for a day at the races or straightening your strands ahead of a night out, Vogue spoke with celebrity hair stylist, Anthony Nader, for every humidity hack from his book of hair secrets to ensure your styled tresses aren’t compromised between seasons.

According to Nader, it all starts in the shower. “Reset your [shower] temperature down to the coolest you can withstand by running the water down your hair from roots to end. This closes your hair scales tight, maximising glossiness and manageability, leaving your hair shape polished,” Nader shares.

Once washed, another key step to prevent hair from fluffing and frizzing comes in the technique of drying. Nader says, “When drying off your hair, rather than rubbing your strands up and down, blot hair.”

“Rubbing your hair will only aggravate each hair strand to become fluffier, whereas if you blot, you’ll beat off the humidity ahead of the day,” he finishes.

As for styling, Nader says the key to avoiding humidity from wrecking your look lies in taking smaller sections when it comes to styling. “If you’re ironing your strands straight or even wanting to apply a wave, make sure you take finer sections, rather than thicker ones,” he shares.

“By taking smaller sections,” Nader continues, “It allows you to have more control of moulding your hair, combatting the day ahead with frizz-free hair.”

And when it comes to picking the perfect humidity-battling hairbrush? Nader swears by a 100 percent pure round bristle brush, sharing, “They really do smooth over the hair beautifully and I tend to bevel the ends as well so they look finished and not entirely dead-straight.”

So once you’ve styled your hair to perfection, it’s time to “seal the deal” Nader shares. “Anti-humidity sprays aren’t a gimmick and are far from it.”

“An anti-humidity spray is the holy grail of fighting frizz,” Nader shares. He continues, “Once you have finished styling your hair, give your entire head of hair a spray and you’ll be set for your day ahead.”

But when it comes to beating humidity long term, rather than just day-to-day, Nader confirms, “Moisture is the key for protecting your strands and building a barrier to seal out the natural elements, like humidity.”

To conclude, Nader tells us, “Your strands can’t get enough moisture over the next few months, so keep on hydrating and you’ll have top performing hair from the boardroom to drinks with the girls in the evening.”

On that note, we’ll both hydrate and cheers to that.

By Jessica Arrowsmith for vogue.com.au

Daily Mail

ANTHONY NADER REVEALS HIS TOP TIPS TO GET YOUR HAIR BACK TO LOOKING ITS BEST

Hey hair mid-life crisis………..we’re talkin to you! As seen on Dailymail.co.uk

As we age, our locks undergo many changes. For women, this is often related to stress and hormones; and while grey strands and hair loss might be the major concerns for women, loss of volume, dullness and dryness can be all signs of your hair’s unhealthy state.

Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader says his female clients often complain about grey and lacklustre hair that is dry and without volume.

‘They all come down to basically each hair strand becoming dehydrated and losing it’s plumpness which, in turn, becomes like an autumn leaf,’ he says.

 

Celebrity hairstylist and owner of RAW Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says many women experience hair loss, dullness and dryness in their 30s and 40s.

Celebrity hairstylist and owner of RAW Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says many women experience hair loss, dullness and dryness in their 30s and 40s.

 

‘You need to keep each hair strand plump and full of life so it performs.’

Mr Nader, who has worked alongside Kendall Jenner and Gisele Bündchen, says stress and hormones can affect a woman’s hair throughout her life.

 

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Mr Nader with Kendall Jenner recently at New York Fashion Week

 

‘Breastfeeding, menopause and stress can be huge contributors to losing your hair and dealing with calming down your over active hormones,’ he explains.

‘Hormones will wreak havoc and you need to be always one or even two long steps ahead of them.

‘While your body is going through any of these transitions that occur at some point in your life, this is where you need to take extra care in treating the cause of the problem,’ he adds.

 

Keeping your hair one colour will make it look flat and dull. Grey strands can be given new life with 'dimensional colour', says Mr Nader

Keeping your hair one colour will make it look flat and dull. Grey strands can be given new life with ‘dimensional colour’, says Mr Nader

 

‘Going grey can be dealt with by colouring to suit your complexion, the pregnancy thankfully is a time when you need to balance out the supplements and add more nutrients in your day to day diet.’

However, Mr Nader says menopause is particularly ”trying” for women.

‘I’ve seen this stage on many of my clients, and with the right shampoo and conditioning products and styling you can create the illusion of thicker hair and fool the crowd confidently,’ he says.

‘You need to take extra care of maintaining and treating your hair to always feel supple and beautiful.’

Mr Nader recommends getting six-weekly haircuts, avoiding too much bleach and adding layers.

TIPS FOR HAIR LOSS

* Sweep your hair over to the opposite side. It will give you more volume

* Use a dry shampoo to achieve more hair texture

* If you want extra height on the crown area, use a brush, not a comb

* Opt for a thickening shampoo and conditioner

Mr Nader regularly shares images on social media with celebrities like model Kate Upton

Mr Nader regularly shares images on social media with celebrities like model Kate Upton

‘Layers are always a fabulous idea when you want and need to bring life back into your hair and especially around your face,’ he explains.

‘Go easy on the bleach and other heavy duty colour treatments as this can over time put stress on your poor hair strands.’

By Sheree Mutton for Daily Mail Australia

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THIS SUPER-COMMON HABIT COULD BE WHY YOUR HAIR ISN’T GROWING

Anthony shares some very helpful hair growth boosting tips as seen on byrdie.com.au

As beauty journalists, it’s our job to be sceptical of every outlandish claim that’s made about hair growth. Instagram is flooded with gimmicks (and gummy bears), all claiming to make your hair sprout ten inches overnight, but how do we separate fact from fiction? Since how to speed up hair growth is the million-dollar question, and to get a straight answer, we enlisted the help of seasoned stylist Anthony Nader.

Nader is an expert in all things hair-related, and he has some interesting things to say about the natural hair-growth cycle. First, you can’t expect Rapunzel-style lengths if your hair is in a crappy condition. Second, supplements are important, you just need to know what to choose. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a certain habit that can also ruin your efforts?

Keep reading for all the intel (without the BS) when it comes to speeding up hair growth.

 

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CUT DOWN ON HEAT

“The more you apply heat to your hair, the more prone it is to becoming dehydrated and brittle. You can still use your hot tools, but use them sparingly and always use a heat protectant. Also, you don’t always have to have everything on the highest setting. This is especially true when it comes to curling ”

GET FAMILIAR WITH SUPPLEMENTS

“Look out for Biotin (I always share this with my clients). My favourite is ProPlenish Marine Collagen—it honestly works wonders. Vitamin C is another good one. It’s important for collagen production to maintain hair strength and integrity. Lastly, zinc is huge in preventing hair loss. Always read the dosage instructions so you don’t go overboard and waste your vitamins.”

STOP COLOURING YOUR HAIR

“Okay, completely binning your colour appointment is extreme, but you have to be careful. If your hair is bleached, ask your colourist for high-lift highlights instead as the application is much kinder. Similarly, if you’re a permanent colour addict, you might want to switch to semi-permanents instead. Semi’s are excellent for conditioning the hair, and won’t cause dehydration and breakage.”

GET REGULAR TRIMS

“Yes, keeping up regular trims is crucial for full, healthy ends. All too often I hear women say that they want to grow their hair so avoid all hair cuts—it’s one of the worst things you can do. In the long run, you’ll probably need to have more cut off in one sitting than if you kept up regular appointments. Try and go every six to eight weeks.”

SAY YES TO PROTEIN

“Protein is so important for strong hair structure. I always recommend protein treatments to anyone with chemically treated strands that need extra TLC. Find a good leave-in mask and make it a weekly thing.”

 

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PALMER'S Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack 60 g Moisture-intensive treatment for hair that is in need of more than just your daily conditioner.

PALMER’S Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack 60 g
Moisture-intensive treatment for hair that is in need of more than just your daily conditioner.

 

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Fight the effects of ageing faster and more comprehensively with this advanced beauty formulation containing pure marine collagen, vitamins, minerals and botanicals.

Byrdie

ANTHONY NADER’S TIPS FOR AN EFFORTLESS HOLIDAY-HAIR TOUSLE

I love holidays. Although that probably goes without saying. Aside from cocktails, sun, and sea salt, I love that a holiday allows me to pare back my beauty routine completely—distilling my makeup bag down to its absolute essence is a near religious experience. The same goes for my hair. I see a cheeky week-long trip as a chance to streamline my look, spending as little time styling as possible. With some planning in advance, it is absolutely possible to enjoy effortless, tousled holiday hair for a full week without washing it. And, if you plan it just right, the only tool you’ll need to bring is a comb.

They key is in the prep. Anthony Nader from Sydney’s RAW Salon crafted these three travel-friendly looks, designed to progress with you through seven days of bliss and remain chic enough to live on forever in holiday snaps.

 

DAYS 1 – 3: BEACHY WAVES

 

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

PHOTO: Dave Wheeler

The day of your trip will require the most effort. Before you leave, use a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair as healthy and shiny as possible for the whole week—we like the nutrient-rich OGX Vitamin B5 ($18). Then use your preferred method of creating waves; whether with a curling tong, straightening iron, or (in the case of Nader’s advice below) both.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “When applying a wave to hair I like to use two different types of hot appliances. Alternate them and leave some ends out so the result is lived-in and not too glam looking. For this look, I swirled chunky sections around a flat iron and also used a 1¼ sized barrel tong, winding the other sections in the opposite direction. I know this sounds like a lot of work and investment, but creating different effects is key to making it look like it was done by a pro.”

DAYS 4 – 5: TEXTURED PONY

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After a fun-filled three days, your hair will start to look a little greasy at the roots, mostly at your part. You can hide this by brushing back into a low pony, which will look perfectly textured and tousled thanks to the waves you crafted on Day 1. Brushing your hair out of its normal part will hide the worst of your oily roots, too.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “Keep the base of the ponytail low, not halfway up the back of your head like you were unsure of where it is meant to be. Then brush it, place it and secure it. Soak up oily roots and stuck-to-the-head surface hair with a dry shampoo to liven up your new low pony. Spray it on the root area, then massage the scalp to emphasize the texture.”

DAYS 6 – 7: MACARON BUNS

 

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We profiled this sweet ‘do a few months ago; the tail-end of a holiday is the perfect time to try them. Work with the slickness of your hair to pull it all back firmly into two low ponytails—if you’re dealing with some humidity-related frizz, work in a small amount of hydrating oil, such as the OGX Coconut Miracle Penetrating Oil ($9). Wrap the hair of each ponytail loosely around its base, but let a few strands fly loose in keeping with your new relaxed vibe.

Anthony Nader’s Tip: “There’s a very fine line between these buns coming off cool or spacey. Be careful not to place them too far around on the sides of your head, otherwise it’s going to look a little strange. Keep them near the back of the neck and no need to be precise with making sure they’re too clean and slick. The more they look like natural hair, the better.”

Photography: Dave Wheeler

Hair: Anthony Nader of RAW Salon
Makeup: Jessica Diez from oneninetynine management
Talent, Styling & Creative Direction: Crystal Andrews.

By Crystal Andrews for byrdie.com.au