With the hair salons closed and everyone on locked in their homes, lots of ladies will be wondering how to maintain their hair. So we decided to call upon on hair specialist Claire Martin to provide some simple tips especially for all the natural Afro hair ladies so they can keep their hair moisturised and looking good all lockdown long.
Curly hair has always on trend, but in 2020 the runaways across the world were adorned with big, bouncy, bountiful 80s style curls from tightly-coiled perms to wavy locks.
AZURE a revolutionary new haircare line which is natural, vegan and free from sulfates, parabens and silicones in sustainable sugarcane bottles and with transformative ingredients has been launched by Lesley Clarke, co-founder of the Nicky Clarke hairdressing, haircare and styling empire.
Hairdresser Hannah Wardman has been trying to get some ideas together for you guys to look after your hair whilst we’re on lockdown. Here are some suggestions and tips to help you get by.
If you already have salon Treatments in get these treatments on at least once a week.
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- To help these treatments be more intense, put a towel In The microwave for 30 seconds and wrap around the hair. The heat will make the treatment more intense.
- You can leave the treatments on for a minimum of 15 minutes but if you want to leave it on longer feel free.
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However, if you don’t already have treatments in, it’s now going to be hard for you to get your hands on as all salons are temporarily closed. So on to the next part, which may sound strange to a lot of you but it does actually work!
If your hair is feeling dry and brittle then a good temporary homemade treatment (temporary being the operative word) is egg whites. That’s correct you heard her right EGG WHITES. Egg whites are full of protein and protein is what our hair is lacking when it’s feeling dry and damaged, so this is a great way to get protein straight back into the hair! To do the egg white treatment what you will need to do is:
1. Rinse the hair
2. Separate the egg white from the yolk and use the egg whites only. Apply the egg whites evenly all over the hair. Leave on for a least 10minutes but you can always leave it on for longer!
3. Rinse the egg whites then shampoo your hair twice and condition your hair like normal giving your hair a good comb through with a tangle teaser with the conditioner on.
4. Rinse conditioner and the Treatment is done.
Do this treatment once a week to start with until the hair starts to feel better. Once the hair starts feeling better then reduce the amount of times you do the treatment, as you don’t want to put too much protein in your hair. Too much protein could result in going back to square one.
No EGGageration this works and it’s a good way to help your hair until salons are back open and products and treatments are available for you to buy!
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do regards to colours whilst we’re on lockdown, but getting your hair in good condition will really help, so when we are all back up and running your colour will look even more fabulous if the conditioner feels amazing too!!
People who have silvery/ashy/grey tones in their hair you may feel these tones have faded out or gone brassy. If you have a silver/purple shampoo (preferably salon bought) rinse your hair well then apply this evenly all over your hair and leave in for at least 10minutes and this will act like a toner. This will help blonde hair get rid of any unnecessary brassy tones.
If your wanting a more silvery/grey affect leave the silver/purple shampoo on for longer. There’s no need to do this every time you wash your hair unless you feel necessary, as some people find the the purple/silver shampoo can dry their hair out. But if your doing treatments along-side this then your hair should be fine.
I know the colour will be the main thing to a lot of people but unfortunately there is not a lot we can do about that whilst lockdown goes on and I can only stress PLEASE DO NOT HOME DYE. Home dyes can potentially ruin your hair or will make the colour process a lot harder for us when you do come back to salon. This could mean that you won’t get the results your wanting or potentially having to spend even more money on your hair when salons are back open to correct your colour and get it back to how you want it! They contain totally different ingredients to our colour products, which can result in strange reactions when it comes to us colouring your hair again! And what it says on the packet IS NOT always how it turns out!
Whilst we’re on lockdown we’re not seeing people so let your hair be natural. If your one to straighten it all the time or always apply heat, then this is a time for our hair to be left in its natural state whilst we are stuck in! Along with the treatments, applying less heat will also help the condition of our hair. The condition of our hair is everything!! And if the condition is fabulous the colour WILL be fabulous when we are allowed to get our hands back on it!!!
The phrase behind this whole pandemic is BE KIND!! Let’s apply this to our hairs too and BE KIND...... Thank you for taking the time out to read this .... Love, Peace and Afro grease!!!
Two more weeks until the big man comes down the chimney with all the gifts we have asked for! (If only it were that easy) There is still time to grab great stocking fillers or gift for the person who has everything, and Fashions Finest are here to help once again, with The Power Styler.
Power Styler is an easy to use attachment for your hairdryer, which allows you to cut your blow dry time in half, and not only that, it allows you to blow-dry and style hair simultaneously- saving you time and electricity, while achieving beautifully smooth blow-dries that will make you look like you have just stepped out of the salon.
The Power Styler consists of two high-quality, ceramic-coated plates that smooth the hair cuticle as the hair dryer works, leaving hair looking healthy and shiny. Simple to attach, the Power Styler can be fitted onto almost all straight-edged hairdryer nozzles and will help set any style you choose to sport-from straight to curly, for much longer than the traditional at home blow-dry.
Grab your short cut to great hair at Darco or Amazon today, to ensure it arrives before Christmas, and to avoid disappointment!
We all love to know we are doing something the help the environment, and when that comes along with helping us to look great, it’s a no-brainer!
We have put together a global shopping list of some of the world’s best-selling beauty products that are now available, not only via the internet, but also at many local stores through the UK. Included are products made with organic and natural ingredients, favourites of your top celebs and proven results from the beauty industry experts. There is a favourite for everyone…if you can pick only the one!
KOREA: Too Cool For School
The name says it all, they really are “Too Cool For School”, selling out products globally with favourites including the Egg Mellow Cream that is flying off UK shelves at a rate of 1 every 30 seconds, whilst the favourite from the pumpkin range sells at an incredible 1 unit every 15 seconds. Too Cool For School is a K-beauty brand that brings the latest trends to the market with a range of fantastic ingredients to provide the very best skincare results. With an Egg range, Pumpkin range and Coconut range it’s no wonder their brand received over 9,000 requests to come to the UK. You can shop the range at your local Boots. GREECE: Korres
Korres is a Greek skincare brand with roots in Athens’ first ever Homeopathic Pharmacy. The first Korres product was an aromatic herbal syrup with honey and aniseed, a recipe inspired by "rakomelon", a warming spirit with honey, which George Korres' grandfather used to favour in his hometown on the island of Naxos. Set up in 1996 with the aim to utilize its extensive scientific resources for the development of clinically effective and safe products, Korres today offers a natural and certified organic range in all areas of beauty and skincare. Korres is so popular that one of their ranges became the best-selling body range in Waitrose, whilst their new Wild Rose range boasts of a Bi-Phase Booster that has the highest concentration of vitamin C in one product. With hair products, body products, sunscreen, soaps and makeup this really is the range for all of your beauty needs. You can shop Korres at Marks and Spencer's, Waitrose, Lookfantastic and Feel Unique.
Most renowned for its hero product Lait Crème Concentre, which sells a staggering 1 unit every 20 seconds, this range is in the hands of makeup artists the world over Embryolisse has also become a firm favourite amongst celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian, Karlie Kloss, Scarlett Johansson and many others. With a range that includes a Micellar Water, Eye Creams, Anti-Ageing Creams and many other essentials this has firmly put French beauty on the map. You can shop the range at Boots and Lookfantastic.
SensatioNAIL is a best-selling home gel manicure system that provides users with a salon quality finish at a fraction of the price making it the perfect product for those who don’t have the time or budget for regular trips to the salon. The unique gel formula and LED technology leaves users with an easily removable high-gloss, damage proof manicure in over 100 different shades. With all these benefits it’s no wonder this American-born brand sells over 800 units of their Starter Kits each week and with their best-selling shade selling over 200 units a day in the UK. You can shop SensatioNAIL at Boots
This family run company comes from the beautiful country of Ghana and was started by Sofi Tucker, who handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations. After gaining a reputation for herself, the recipes were passed down to her grandson, who has since continued to grow this brand into the world phenomenon that it is today. The SheaMoisture range contains a variety of ingredients suitable for all hair and skin types including a Raw Shea Range, Fruit Fusion Range and an African Black Soap Range, which is renowned for its incredible healing properties and saw a 400% rise in sales during the Easter Week heatwave. You can shop SheaMoisture Hair & Body range at Boots
Rubis is one of the leading global manufacturers of cosmetic implements and tweezers. Each pair of Rubis tweezers demonstrate Swiss quality at its finest and is individually crafted and finished by hand to ensure perfect tip alignment and the highest precision possible. Ergonomically designed, all tweezers are made of resilient, antacid, stainless steel and can be sterilised in acid or boiling water. These tweezers have an established following in the beauty industry with Bobbi Brown calling them “the Ferrari of Tweezers” whilst makeup artists at Estee Lauder, Lancome and Mac also swearing by them. You can shop Rubis at Lookfantastic.co.uk
After launching in the UK at the end of 2018, Daytox has become a firm favourite with UK customers, with their Eye Wonder becoming a best-selling product in Waitrose during the Brexit debates. The brand focuses on detoxifying the skin gradually to help restore a fresh, more youthful appearance. Suitable for vegans, this range contains a combination of clinically tested substances, medicinal plants and precious oils that stimulate and support cell renewal. This unique ingredient formula uses a blend of aloe vera, broccoli and citrus known as BioDtox, which when combined stimulate the detoxification of the skin. You can hop Daytox at Ocado and Waitrose.
UNITED KINGDOM: Only Curls
Started up by female entrepreneur Lizzie Carter, Only Curls has become the go-to brand for those with curly hair of all textures. Formulated without the harsh chemicals that are normally the go-to for those with curls, this brand is all about loving your natural curls. All the products are formulated with natural, nourishing ingredients that penetrate and hydrate the hair. Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans, this range contains a Shampoo, Conditioner, Hydrating Curl Crème and Enhancing Curl Gel, as well as a range of accessories including a silk pillowcase, silk turban, soft hair towel, combs and silk scrunchies. This range is so popular is continues to sell out across their website. You can shop the range at Onlycurls.com
Started by Dr Serrano, a renowned Spanish dermatologist this brand has its root firmly in the very latest and innovative technology to bring you the very best skincare results. With his range of medical expertise, Dr Serrano created Sesderma, a brand with unique formulations that provide effective treatment for a range of dermatological concerns. Sesderma’s hard work doesn’t stop there, they are constantly researching to create breakthrough formulas for various skincare needs. Since launching in the UK at the start of 2019, Sesderma has proved its popularity with its hero product Azelac Ru Liposomal Serum TRX selling 1 unit every 30 seconds globally. You can shop Sesderma at sesderma.co.uk
CANADA: Design.ME Hair
Offering a gluten, paraben and sulphate free formula, this Canadian hair range gives hair shine, oomph, volume and styling speed with top salon quality results and benefits. Used by hairstylists and consumers worldwide, housed in fun, colourful and fresh packaging guaranteed to liven-up your hair and your shelf, this range is so popular that it’s hero product, Puff.ME, out sells competitor products 2 to 1. The range includes an evolutionary three-hold hairspray, and a blow-drying spray that cuts your blow-dry time by 50%. You can shop the Design.ME Hair range at Sallybeauty.co.uk
Jason Collier Celebrity hairstylist talks with Sparkle PR about hair trends, aw18, anti-ageing your locks, creating a look in 5 mins, banishing grease, celebrity style and the question you should always ask your stylist, and much more.
From sleek and straight hair like Amanda Holden, to bouncy and thick tresses like Abbey Clancy or maybe you want to rock the perfect up do like Michelle Keegan then Sexy Hair has got the product for you.