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ARE YOU USING YOUR CONDITIONER THE CORRECT WAY? Sounds simple right? You may want to re think your shower cleanse. Seen NEWS.COM.AU

The Beauty Diary by Rebekah Scanlan: Correct way to use conditioner

Showers. We take them daily, unless you’re totally gross but we’re not here to discuss your hygiene habits. It’s your haircare ones I’m worried about.

Chances are you’re making a major mistake when you step under that stream of warm, inviting water and giving your tresses a wash. So brace yourselves people as what I’m about to say next is going to surprise you — it totally shocked me.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told to only apply conditioner to the mid-tips of my hair. In fact, a quick Google on “how to condition my hair properly” will bring back hundreds of results telling you the same thing.

“Do not apply conditioner to your scalp,” they all read, rather terrifyingly.

But Anthony Nader from RAW in Surry Hills — a renowned Australian hairstylist with over 30 years experience — told The Beauty Diary it is just one great big fat fib.

“The conditioning process can be complex, which is what has created confusion here, because you need to understand what your hair texture is to prescribe the right conditioner for you,” Anthony said.

This step in haircare is specifically to help behaviour and longevity, he said, adding most people want to “last the distance” between washes.

“The biggest myth is that when you apply the conditioner to your roots that you are automatically weighing them down,” he said, explaining the entire hair strand — root, mid and tip — is made from the same core ingredients, the cortex, how the protein particles that make up the hair is held together, the cuticle, which is the outside coating we all see, and the medulla which is an empty section in the centre of each strand that helps insulate it.

“Even the roots — which is typically considered the ‘healthier’ part of every strand — can benefit from some love,” Anthony said.

I have to admit, over the years I’ve had some awful incidents with conditioners, mainly ones that leave my fine hair super limp and greasy looking.

So when I first heard this myth, I scoffed. There was no way would I be putting conditioner onto my roots.

But the more I dug deeper, the more I realised there was a lot of truth to this. Celebrity hairstylist and Pantene ambassador, Remington Schulz told Whimn.com.au earlier this year, you should “apply the conditioner from the roots to ends”.

“When your hair is cleansed with the hair shaft wide open, it’s the optimum time to condition from your roots, so you’re giving an added boost of hydration,” he told the publication. “When you’re not conditioning properly that’s when we see a lot of scalp concerns.”

Anthony explains the best person to discuss and determine your hair type with to make sure you have the right product for the job is your hairdresser.

Here are some great conditioners for your hair type.

FINE HAIR

If like me, you have fine hair you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say I’m in desperate need of some volumising help from my haircare. Anthony advises anyone with hair strands on the finer side to keep away from the heavy cream conditioners and only use a leave in, weightless conditioner.

KRISTIN ESS WEIGHTLESS SHINE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

Available at Priceline

Price: $18.99

Anyone who is a part of The Beauty Diary’s Facebook group knows how obsessed I am with this product. I’ve had so many bad hair days in my time. On days other than freshly washed, locks that have dry ends and oily roots look flat, greasy and lame.

But this leave-in spray has really restored some life back into my tresses and it’s so easy to apply. You simply spritz into damp, towel dried hair. Honestly, the tips of my hair which need moisture are left soft and shiny, while my roots are oil-free and fresh.

It’s also a great detangler so is now a staple in my bathroom.

ORIBE CONDITIONER FOR MAGNIFICENT VOLUME

Available at Adorebeauty.com.au

Price: $62

While applying a thick, heavy conditioner is definitely a no go for fine haired people — ones that are light and build volume get the big tick of approval from experts. To use, I apply a small amount, massage through the lengths of my hair, then I work up to my scalp where I give it a good massage before rinsing.

It’s definitely on the exxy side, but a little goes a long way and it is so effective I think it’s worth every cent.

BLEACHED AND COLOURED HAIR

If your hair is highly coloured and/or bleached, you will need a conditioner packed with moisture and goodness to hydrate. Peroxide-bleached blondes will need to feed your poor strands lots of extra loving, Anthony advises. Like, loads of it.

BRIOGEO DON’T DESPAIR, REPAIR! DEEP CONDITIONER

Available at Sephora

Price: $54

Treat dry, damaged hair to a deep feed with this amazing product for bleach blondes. Don’t be shy with it, your strands will suck up the helpful ingredients, such as the protein it needs for strength and the moisture for restoring its natural state.

GLOW LAB PURPLE CONDITIONER

Available at Priceline and Woolworths

Price: $18 — but it’s regularly on offer in Woolies

If you have your hair highlighted blonde and your mane is appearing a little brassy and warm, a neutralising conditioner like this will make your strands look like a million bucks. This is actually the first ever natural purple conditioner in Australia and has won awards for its effectiveness without chemicals. But there are heaps of heavier ones out there if you really want to tone down those yellowy tones.

NATURAL HAIR

Natural hair colours that aren’t prone to having colour but may need a little help with shine and health should look for products that deliver on “shine”, “brilliance” or “mirror finish” are the babies you should be leaning towards, Anthony said.

PANTENE PRO-V BLENDS MICELLAR GENTLE NOURISHING CONDITIONER

Available at Priceline,

Price: $17.99

I really do love this range, not only because it is super affordable and lasts ages, but because it’s bloody good. When this product was launched earlier in the year and I gave it a whirl, I got a bunch of lovely comments about how fresh my hair looked — and no one could believe it when I said it was Pantene. There was even a lot of snobby remarks about how the fact the brand uses silicone in its products — but this one is silicone free.

Just like the micellar water we use to remove make-up, this gives hair a really deep cleanse without stripping it of its hydration.

CURLY HAIR

If you’ve got it, flaunt it by showing your waves and curls some extra love. Curls can be extra thirsty, especially if you have tight coils like the ones that from Afron hair. So treat them to an intensive conditioner, Anthony said.

ORIBE DEEP TREATMENT MASQUE

Available at Adorebeauty.com.au

Price: $89

While I don’t have curls myself, I do love Oribe and this product has rave reviews from friends and Anthony too. It allows the natural shape of the wave to be its bold, beautiful self by enriching them with coconut and almond oils which really lets curls pop. It’s a boujee product with a matching price tag, but it really works. One Amazon review even described it as “magic”.

“My hair went from dry and crunchy, to smooth and shiny,” it read. “My roommate said it looked like I went to the salon for a blow out when I was done.” If that doesn’t convince you, nothing will.

THICK HAIR

If you’re someone who has naturally thick hair, you’re probably used to hearing people describe you as “lucky” — but your tresses still need some love. Managing a thicker mop can be the biggest challenge, but the right conditioner that treats the whole strand will help.

KERASTASE NUTRITIVE MASQUINTENSE IRISOME — THICK HAIR

Available at Adorebeauty.com.au,

Price: $46

While I have the opposite of thick hair, my mum has been blessed with luscious locks — and she swears by this.

The formula is packed with nutrients that penetrate deep into the hair strand, helping to tame and take control of stubborn tresses.

On my hair, I LOVE the Kerastase Specifique Bain Prevention conditioner. It’s really lightweight and leaves my hair feeling fuller and thicker afterwards. Anything this brand does for hair is considered next level in my eyes.

GIRLS WITH SHORT HAIR SHOULD AVOID THIS COLOUR TREND

Everywhere we look, someone is cutting their hair. Kendall Jenner parted with her raven locks, Bella Hadid is now the proud owner of a sleek French-girl bob, even Kate Hudson has taken it to the next level with her fresh buzz-cut—and she looks amazing to say the least. If the above examples are anything to go by, cutting your hair is the best beauty update you can undertake this spring.

Most long-haired girls would agree though, that transitioning from long to short is easier said than done (especially if you’ve had long hair for years—you can feel almost naked without it). All of a sudden, your go-to colour and styling techniques are redundant, and you’re left mystified when it comes to consulting your stylist. So to save the confusion (and the guesswork), we enlisted the help of Anthony Nader of Raw. Working between Australia and New York, Nader has a well-rounded (and global) take on what works for short styles, plus five product recommendations that are sure to change your life for the better.

Keep scrolling for the full Q&A.  

 

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Byrdie Australia: What is the most requested short hair colours your clients ask for?

Anthony Nader: I find girls with shorter lengths want to push their hair to the lighter end of the spectrum. This is never a problem, but only if their strands are in tip-top condition. The lighter the hair, the more impact it has against your complexion and bone structure, which is fantastic for highlighting the features. There’s nothing more stunning than a beautiful blonde base—your skin will appear luminous and your cheek bones will pop.

B: What is the most requested cut when a client decides to go short? 

AN: Most of my clients want soft and feminine styles. In my books, this works for any person (or season) as not everyone can carry off a hard-edged short crop. Most people request a haircut that hugs the hairline with interior texture. This style is not only fun to create different hair shapes, but it’s also on-tend. Basically, the more texture your hairdresser can cut in, the more your style can move around. It also makes it easy to change it up using different hair products, meaning you’re always one step ahead of the trend.

B: What are the most flattering colour trends for shorter styles?

AN: If you want low maintenance, don’t venture more than two or three shades from your natural base as the upkeep will hurt your purse. Also, you need to think about your makeup if you do go down this track. You might find it’s best to swap out your existing shades and start fresh to match your new colour.

Another great look for shorter hair is to lighten the mid lengths and ends a bit. This is fun as it gives your short hair more dimension and texture, whereas without, your hair length might look solid and round. Even if the texture is there, a solid colour can hide it from everyone, even you.

If you’re afraid of colour, ask your hair colourist to weave in some baby lights on the top area of your head. This will create a very natural halo effect, and it might encourage you to be more adventurous next time.

B: What colour trends should shorter lengths avoid?

AN: Any shade that is too dark needs to be seriously thought about before it’s too late (and painted all through your hair). Dark colour on the hairline and scalp is a dead giveaway that you’ve had a dodgy colour job. By all means, have your fun on the mid-lengths and ends with the colour palette you and your hair colourist have chosen, but always think about how you’re going to manage it between salon visits.

B: What short-hair colour trends will be everywhere this summer? 

AN: I’m really into soft and muted colours—nothing plastic or shiny-looking. French woman are known for having that “I haven’t been to the salon, I don’t know what you’re talking about” vibe. I love that they like their colour and cut to look like it’s worn in—it’s almost secretive in a way. This summer, the colour trend will have more of a French, cool-girl vibe, rather than squeaky clean with bells attached. It will be soft, lived-in, and almost washed out, in a way.

 

By Emily Algar for byrdie.com.au

WHY “HAIR HUGGING” IS THIS SEASON’S BIGGEST BEAUTY TREND

Renowned hair stylist Anthony Nader says length is irrelevant.

 

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Earlier this month saw highly sought after hair stylist Anthony Nader celebrate a milestone, with his flagship salon RAW Anthony Nader marking 20 years in business. The go-to hair man for the country’s top magazine and online publications (and yes, Grazia included) and beauty editors, who better to talk us through what is going on in hair in 2017…

Putting Nader on the spot while sitting in the salon chair, we got him tell us just what his number one hair look is for the year: “I’m into ‘hair hugging’ hair that sits around the skin. By that I mean edges that are quite dishevelled, soft – lazy hair that is worn in. A good example of this would be Alexa Chung, of course, she’s my go-to. The ends are clean and healthy but they have a nice dishevelled Parisian lived-in feel about it.

 

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“I’m not into a certain length – I don’t think for this season you should be short or should be long, it’s all about that type of haircut and how you carry yourself.” To avoid a rigid, blunt finish, dry shampoo and texture sprays are your best friend for this look. Best to avoid products that give stiffer locks such as a gel or going OTT with the hair spray.

We take a look at the three products Nader actually uses to get the look.

ORIBE DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY, $46

ORIBE DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY, $46

GHD COPPER LUXE SPLIT END THERAPY BAUBLE, $32

GHD COPPER LUXE SPLIT END THERAPY BAUBLE, $32

DAVID MALLETT VOLUME POWDER, $52

DAVID MALLETT VOLUME POWDER, $52

By Yelena Fairfax for grazia.com.au

HOW TO STOP HUMIDITY WREAKING HAVOC ON YOUR HAIR

 

Can you tell what season it is based purely on the state of your hair?

If so, winter will mean polished locks cascading over woollen scarves. Summer, on the other hand, creates a mop of unruly frizz that would make Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell green with envy.

Given humidity is one of the biggest hair challenges of warmer weather, we asked some of Australia’s best stylists about how to conquer it.

Why does humidity cause hair to frizz?

Hair loves moisture and is extremely porous, which means that as soon as it gets hot, the follicles begin to swell.

“The humid air causes hydrogen bonds to form between the water molecules and the proteins in your hair, which is what turns locks into a frizzy mess,” says Anthony Nader, owner of Raw Salon.

“Humidity affects hair texture in different ways,” notes hair stylist Alan White.

“Fine and straight hair types tends to lose volume and generally look flat, curly hair gets frizzy and thick hair becomes heavy and unmanageable.”

“Curly and grey hair is especially susceptible to humidity frizz as it’s more porous,” adds salon director Barney Martin.

How to beat the frizz?

The first step in fighting flat or frizzy hair is to ensure your hair is in top condition to begin with.

White recommends using Sachajuan’s Dry Hair Shampoo and Conditioner for treated and dry hair, while Martin suggests Pantene Prov-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo.

“A leave-in conditioner with anti-humidity technology will also assist,” adds Ziyad Nicolas, owner of Ziyad Salon and Pure Hair Food Ambassador.

Keeping your ends freshly cut with regular trims is also a good line of defence.

After washing your hair, Nader suggests combing it with a wide-tooth comb.

“A finer comb will only stretch each strand and damage it, causing it to go frizzy,” he says.

When it comes to styling products, dialling down the heat will also help.

“Blow drying hair on a medium setting instead of high heat will yield better results,” says White.

Nicolas recommends adding a diffuser to your dryer and using a cool setting.

Those with straight locks should try a straightening iron after blow drying to smooth down frizz and close the hair cuticle.

When humidity is high, White recommends also making sure hair is properly dry before you leave home, as hair will soak up extra moisture outside causing the hair shaft to swell.

How to make humidity work for you?

Not into poker straight locks? No problem.

“Use humidity to your advantage,” says Nicolas, who recommends channelling the extra volume.

“For wavy to curly hair, try using thickening spray on the ends and mid-lengths,” he says.

“Twist the hair down to the roots in roughly 20 small sections and diffuse dry on a cool to warm setting. Finish by re-spraying the thickening spray and scrunching it into the hair. This will give you that sexy beach look.”

Another alternative is to simply pull hair back for a more polished effect.

“Slicked back ponies are always on point,” says Martin. “And in hot weather it can be a good way to keep cool by getting the hair off of your face and back of your neck. If your hair is shorter, a bit of a ’90s slicked back look will work.”

Humidity-fighting products experts love

Curl Shine Styler Brush, $110, by Y.S Park
“This round brush will smooth down and close the cuticle, sealing the hair shaft and creating a barrier against unwanted moisture.” – Alan White

Smooth Your Hair and Curl Your Hair, $28.90 each, by Pure Hair Food
“Both are highly conditioning and will nourish, soften and tame the frizz while leaving the hair smooth.” – Ziyad Nicolas

Bel Air Shampoo, $36, and Conditioner, $38, by R+Co, 1300 725 122
“The name says it all: stunning, smooth, shiny hair.” – Anthony Nader

Impermeable Anti Humidity Spray, $49, by Oribe, 1300 725 122
“Apply on dry hair to help keep your finished style through the hottest of days.” – Barney Martin

Styling Cream, $35, by Sachajuan
“This cream contains Ocean Silk Technology that absorbs right into the core layers of the hair shaft, leaving hair soft and silky with a superb shine.” – Alan White

Ultimate 10 BB Crème, $10.99, by Pantene Pro-V
“Apply to damp hair to seal the hair and prevent frizziness.” – Barney Martin

Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, $68, by Oribe, 1300 725 122
“You only need a few drops of this special blend of high grade oils. Work this through your strands for beautiful hair all day long.” – Anthony Nader.

Aura hairdryer, by ghd
“This dryer uses cool wall technology and a non-turbulent stream of air, leaving hair with an incredible finish at the same time as reducing frizz and fly-aways.” – Alan White

By Eliza Cracknell for honey.ninemsn.com.au 

 

BEAUTY HOW-TO: SUPER SMOOTH SUMMER HAIR

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One of the things that definitely sucks about summer is having your hair blow up into a big frizzy mess when you want it to stay Kim Basinger-in-LA Confidential smooth. Thanks for nothing, humidity.

In the interest of helping out our fellow humans (and also helping ourselves), we asked hair legend Anthony Nader to give us his tips on how to get dat sleek look. He came back to us with a bunch of smart advice that we’re keen to try. Click through the gallery above to see the very glam look in action, and read Anthony’s tips below!

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Prep:

When rinsing your hair, turn down the temperature as cool as you can stand. It really does control your mane and keeps the shape more compact to your head.

Smooth out frizzy hair strands by applying product to damp hair — it absorbs in the hair cuticle far better than on dry hair. I used Oribe Gold Lust Oil to tame Amy’s thick mane and maintain a polished high sheen without having her hair look oily. Oribe Supershine Moisturing Cream is another cult product I use, it’s a leave-in conditioner that controls frizz and rejuvenates your hair. But remember not to overload your hair with products!

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Tame:

Choose an extra big round brush made of natural boar bristles. The bristles are the key to controlling crazy hair textures and promoting sheen.

Use the nozzle on the end of your dryer when you’re blow-drying your hair, as it helps control the surface and keeps the frizzes at bay. The more you stretch and over direct your hair sections when blow-drying, the better the results will be.

After blowing out your hair, always hit the cool shot button on the dryer and glide the nozzle down the hair (from roots to ends). The cool air sets the shape and will leave your hair looking shiny and hydrated.

The Oribe range is sold exclusively @ Raw Hair.

Photography: Samantha Patrikopoulos using Fuji Instax Wide 300
Hair: Anthony Nader @ Work using Oribe Hair Care
Make-up: Samantha Patrikopoulos
Hair Assistant: Marc Armstrong for RAW Anthony Nader
Model: Amy @ IMG

By Anthony Nader for Oystermag.com