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HOW TO: NOURISH YOUR HAIR THIS WINTER

As seen on primped.com.au

Now the mornings are starting to get Legitimately Chilly, troche the cashmere scarves and woolly coats are coming out of hibernation. We’re also swapping our lightweight skin serums and lotions for heavy-duty moisturisers, ailment and we’re ditching our good pal salad in favour of hearty soup.

But what about our poor hair? Save for the occasional novelty beanie, cialis our poor locks rarely get to rug up and take shelter from the elements.

During winter, the air lacks humidity and oxygen. Pair this with cold wind, air conditioning and blow-drying, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for some seriously stressed strands (think the opposite of Miranda Kerr’s majorly glossy, healthy mane).

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Luckily nourished, hydrated and beautiful hair is possible all year ‘round. We spoke to Anthony Nader, international hairstylist and owner of RAW salon, who shared his top tips for keeping your crowning glory as…er…glorious as possible this winter.

  • You need to swap your shampoo and conditioner in winter, just like you switch up your skincare to prevent your mug from getting dry and chapped. “Seasons change and so does your hair texture, so you need to be on top of it,” says Anthony. “Look out for moisturising key ingredients which sound good enough to eat, like shea butter, Argan oil, coconut oil and avocado to name a few.” Try Muk Spa Argan Oil Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, $26.95 each.

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  • You hair might not be copping as much sun damage in winter as it does in summer, but daily heat styling with your hairdryer, straightener and curling iron is super harsh on your hair, so you need to invest in a good quality heat protector spray. “Everyone needs to use a heat protector spray when using any hot appliances,” says Anthony. “It shields your precious strands and protects hair from the elements, including UV rays. Just spray a few pumps onto damp hair [it doesn’t absorb as well on dry hair] and then you can use other styling product and dry as usual.”
  • Cut down on heat styling in winter by skipping one or two blow-dries a week. To make this process easier, just use a smoothing treatment once a week – this will help keep your mane tame for longer and you’ll find yourself reaching for the hairdryer less and less. Try TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth Heat Activated Treatment, $10.99, from Priceline.

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  • Static, frizz and flyaways can often flare up in winter (thanks, polyester jumpers!), and while anti-frizz products and oils can work like a charm, there are some alternative options if you don’t have the more traditional products on hand. “I’ve always been a fan of a shine spray as I find this lighter than an oil and I always apply this damp hair as it absorbs better into the scalp and hair than on dry hair and doesn’t leave the your strands looking and feeling oily,” says Anthony. “Another trick I have to control flyaways is getting an old blush brush [as big as possible] and giving the ends a once-over with a light mist of hairspray, and then glide the bristles over the trouble spot. This technique will make for better hair days and is so easy to do.”
  • You might have made it through spring and summer without nary a flake to be seen – but come winter, your scalp is more prone to developing dandruff and other scalp conditions “I’ve found that the ladies with long hair especially tend to notice scalp conditions more so in winter, as the scalp can’t breathe as well compared to the warmer months,” says Anthony. “The hair and skin needs water daily, and without this simple measure you may notice a scaly scalp.” Try Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Complete Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $5.99, from supermarkets.

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  • A once-a-week hair masque is de riguer all year ‘round, but it becomes even more important in winter when your scalp and strands are in need of extra nourishment. Anthony advises making it part of a weekend beauty ritual: “Dedicate at least an hour to yourself and pop on a hair masque and give yourself a mani at the same time. Before you know it, not only will you be relaxed, but your hair and nails will look mighty fine too.”

Written by Lauren for primped.com.au

Sneak Peek: Backstage Beauty Secrets from Fashion Week

Anthony Nader gives us a sneak peek at some Backstage Beauty Secrets from Fashion Week as seen in Popsugar.com.au

Say hello to Anthony Nader, international hairstylist and owner of Raw Salon (Sydney). He tames the tresses of A-listers from Gisele Bündchen to Lily Cole and Miranda Kerr (and that’s just getting started!), as well as models backstage at some of our favourite designer shows of New York Fashion Week, including Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren.

Now that you can see why he is our go-to for a behind-the-scenes look into the world of fashion week, scroll down for Anthony’s juicy tips, tricks and secrets…

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs

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“The model needs 100 percent confidence in you when they are sitting in your hot seat, so handle them with care and be the pro that you set out to be. Being professional and knowing your game will ensure you achieve the best results.”

Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio
Backstage at Ralph Lauren
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“In the weeks leading up to the season, models need to take a seat in the hairdressers chair and have a few moisturising treatments with steam applied. It works wonders and remember that we (hairdressers) need a healthy foundation to work with for best results.”
Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio

Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs

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“It really doesn’t matter what hair the model turns up with. If the model loved those beautiful long hair extensions in the previous show and the hair director on the next show doesn’t have the vision for that kind of hair, out they come. More often than not, at this stage the model is crying, but we do our best to calm her down and treat her like a princess.”

Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio

Backstage at Ralph Lauren

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“In the hours or days you have off, just let your locks be free and use a leave-in conditioning treatment.”

Source: IMAXTREE / Matteo Scarpellini 
Backstage at Ralph Lauren
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“We all live on pressed juices for the season. They are our life savers and so healthy and full of goodness.”
Source: IMAXTREE / @AntonelloTrio

Backstage at Marc Jacobs

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“Dont go for a colour change unless your agent has agreed first. In my (cough, cough) many years of doing shows around the globe, I’ve seen girls turn up with a new colour thinking they would be ‘experimental’ and as a result they haven’t worked that season due to them playing hairdressers at home.”

Source: IMAXTREE / Matteo Scarpellini

Anthony Nader Backstage with Marc Jacobs Model

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“Most importantly always remember there are so many other talented people doing the same thing so always give your 100 percent and karma will be your reward.”

Source: Instagram user anthony_nader

Anthony Nader Backstage with Karlie Kloss 

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“Celebrity models are just like you and I at the end of the day, so don’t go gaga over them. You will not only look like the new kid on the block, but you probably won’t be asked to work on more shows in the country you are in or want to work in as word really does get around.”

Source: Instagram user anthony_nader