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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO STOP DOING TO YOUR HAIR FOREVER seen Daily Mail

  • Celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader, revealed what’s ruining your locks
  • According to the professional, overwashing is a mistake so many of us make
  • His other major errors are using too much heat and rubbing your hair dry

Luscious locks is the goal of many women.

But did you know that some of your common haircare habits are in fact hindering your goals?

FEMAIL spoke to Sydney-based celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader – who looks after the likes of Cate Blanchett and Abbey Lee Kershaw – about the six things you need to stop doing to your hair forever for beautiful tresses.

From overwashing to rubbing your hair dry, some of what he says might surprise you.

1. Overwashing

According to Anthony, the first thing we all do too much is washing:

‘In Australia, I believe we wash our hair way too much,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘Instead we need to practise what the chic Parisians do and wash our hair strands once or twice a week max.’

Not only does washing reduce the brightness of any colour you have in your locks, but it also activates the sebaceous glands and tells them to produce more oil while the natural oils are stripped.

All of this means dull, lifeless and somewhat lank locks.

2. Rubbing it dry

You know the drill. You’re in a rush to get into work, your hair is wet and so you start furiously rubbing at it with a towel in the hope that this will speed up the drying process and do your hair no harm.

But, you should stop right there if you believe Anthony, who said rubbing your hair dry is doing it a great deal of damage and not helping get dry quicker:

‘Don’t rub, blot,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘Reason being that when you blot your hair, the water will absorb a lot faster than rubbing.

‘When you rub your strands, not only does this 80s technique cause unwanted hair breakage, but it will also make coloured strands frizzy.’

Something no one wants.

3. Using too much heat

‘No hair needs excessive heat and you’re only doing your strands more harm than good when your heated tools are turned up high,’ Anthony said.

He recommends starting at around 150 degrees to see how your hair is performing, and then ‘go in lots of ten from there’ if it needs it.

‘Highly-coloured, processed blondes should especially heed this advice,’ he added.

Ditch the hot tools and you’re sure to notice an improvement in general condition.

4. Tying your hair too tight

For a time, super high, super tight ponytails were all the rage.

These were often called the ‘Croydon facelift’, after British supermodel, Kate Moss pioneered the style.

However, hairdresser Anthony said that in fact, your love of super tight ponytails has done you no good.

‘Those tight ponytails from your youth will pay you back now,’ he said – adding that they’ll stop baby hairs from growing out.

‘With any hairstyle you do in the future, loosen off the hair band and give those babies a chance to grow.’

5. Combing from the top down

While it might sound logical to comb your hair from the top downwards when it’s wet, in fact the opposite is true.

‘If you start from the top of your crown and drag your comb down, it will be a right old mess by the time you reach the bottom,’ Anthony said.

‘When combing your damp strands, instead grab a wide tooth comb and start from the nape area (ends first), working your way up to the roots.’

The hairdresser said that this will ensure you are breaking as few hairs as possible.

6. Going too hard on the bleach

Finally, the cardinal sin committed by so many women in pursuit of perfect bleach blonde hair is too much bleach.

And Anthony said you need to cut back.

‘There’s no need to have the full service of having bleach applied to your hair strands, as if it’s done right in the first place in the foil positioning, you’re saving extra bucks in the long run,’ he said.

‘Ask your hair colourist’s advice with the bleach and see if you can only have this applied every second or third salon visit.

‘Your locks can only take so much bleach – you don’t want your strands to snap off in the process.’

By Sophie Haslett for Daily Mail Australia

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CUT YOUR HAIR IF YOU WANT TO GROW IT? Anthony’s spills the beans as seen WHIMN

Chop chop.

Whether you went ahead and chopped off a few inches in search of the lob or went for a full-blown fringe, suddenly we’re going to great lengths for some extra length.

According to hair maestro, Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader salon, the key to maintaining your mane and avoiding your hairdresser needing to lop off a good couple of inches is making sure you keep on top of that six-weekly ‘baby’ trim.

“A baby trim is when you don’t want a haircut but you really just need a few millimetres taken off to strengthen and keep the ends looking healthy so they will grow nicely. By doing this you’re keeping split ends at bay and your strands will grow faster and more importantly, stronger.”

The obvious signs of crossing that line are very clear.

Leaving your haircut too long between cuts will only encourage those split ends to split further up the hair shaft, which then leads to your hairdresser snipping even more length off which isn’t the goal for growing your hair.

“Your ends will become more wispy and frayed, so in turn your hair style won’t perform as well and you won’t get the longevity to last the distance,” explains Nader.

“For those with coloured hair, your ends will tend to look dehydrated and faded, so you can keep your colour looking sharp by having the ends trimmed.”

But you can give your strands a helping hand – literally.

“Give yourself a rosemary oil scalp massage. You simply add a couple of drops to your shampoo or, dilute it with another oil like olive or coconut, and apply it directly to your scalp and massage it in and then rinse it out after a few minutes.”

And when you’re making your next product investments, make sure you ask your hairdresser to prescribe you key scientific ingredients as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, omega 9, castor oil and coconut as “these guys will give your hair strands a 100% boost”.

By Ashleigh Austen

ANTHONY NADER ON WHY STRESS IS RUINING YOUR HAIR

While it’s common knowledge that when you’re feeling frazzled, it can have a knock-on effect on your skin and body – what’s not so well known is that stress impacts our hair, too.

If you’ve been under a lot of pressure recently, you might notice that your locks look a little lacklustre or that your hair is falling out faster than usual.

Australian celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader – who has looked after the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Cate Blanchett – revealed to FEMAIL how and why stress is ruining your hair.

He also explained the simple habits you can adopt to achieve glossy locks.

WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO STRESSED HAIR?

According to Anthony – who is the owner of Raw Salon in Sydney – there are many contributing factors to our stressed-out hair:

‘Poor diet is one of the major things that contributes to your hair falling out and feeling thinner,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘Of course, when you’re busy at work it can feel easy to reach for fast food or a quick bite – but this will deplete your strands of what they’re craving.’

This can also have an effect insofar as it can take months for your locks to grow a single inch.

The hairdresser also said a sudden change, whether that be switching jobs, having a baby or catching the flu, can ‘trigger hair loss’:

‘Try an appointment with a dermatologist or family doctor if you think you’re shedding more than usual,’ Anthony explained.

More than usual normally amounts to twice as much hair over a period of two weeks or more.

Finally, Anthony said that one innocent mistake many people make with stressed-out hair is they ‘pull it back into restricted hair styles like tight ponytails or braids’:

‘Try loosening up your styling and your hair and follicles will thank you,’ Anthony said.

Over-tight ponytails – often used when we have no time to wash our hair and so pull it back – can also lead to your hairline creeping higher.

HOW CAN WE DE-STRESS OUR HAIR? 

First things first with de-stressing your strands is that you have to eat well:

‘Maintaining a positive healthy diet encompassing the five food groups is key to healthy hair,’ he said.

‘Meanwhile, eating erratically will certainly show in your hair, skin and nails over time.’

Next, Anthony recommends you get more sleep:

‘We need sleep to repair our bodies and reset,’ he explained. ‘Even if it’s just an extra 15 or 30 minutes, it will make a difference.’

You can also look at vitamins and minerals or supplementation if looking to improve the state of your hair.

Anthony recommends the ABC (vitamins A, B and C):

‘Vitamin A is fabulous because it helps skin glands to make an oily substance called sebum,’ he said. ‘Sebum moisturisers help to keep your scalp and hair healthy.

‘Vitamin B also creates red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles.

‘Vitamin C is vital, as your body uses it to create a protein known as collagen.’

The celebrity hairdresser also recommends using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to ‘feed your thirsty locks’.

THE MORNING AND EVENING HABITS TO ADOPT

While looking after your diet, sleep and supplementation are good all round habits to adopt to ensure a glossy mane, there are a few extra things you can do in order to have your best hair yet.

‘From today onwards, blot your wet hair rather than rubbing it,’ Anthony said. ‘Rubbing your strands dry causes breakage as each strand is delicate when wet. When you blot, your hair follicles won’t be disrupted or damaged.’

Anthony also said it’s a good idea to shower in lukewarm water, or cool the temperature down:

‘The warmer the temperature, the more drying and dehydrated each strand will become,’ he said.

‘Think of an apple that’s been in the sun and how all of the moisture will be sucked out of it to make it appear dry and brittle.

‘The same applies to hot electrical appliances too. You don’t need excessive heat to create waves – it’s unnecessary.’

Try to implement these few things into your daily hair regime and notice that your hair will feel and look thicker over time.

By Sophie Haslett, for Daily Mail Australia

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

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

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.

 

Anthony Nader, Kendall Jenner, NYFW 17

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