How to get beautiful hair without the cost (or the chemicals!)
We've all been there. Every six weeks we trot off to the hair salon to get our roots coloured, our greys dyed out and the semi-permanent pasted in by the hair colourist. We sit there for hours with our heads full of foils, hoping that the colour is amazing, that our hair isn't damaged and that the chemicals don't find their way into our brains. It's also expensive, especially on a regular basis.
Are there alternatives to chemical hair dyes and how effective are they?
Next to wrinkles, nothing is as aging as greying hair. Women, more so than men, turn to dyeing their locks, either to cover grey or for a change from their natural hair colour. However, reading the list of toxic chemicals and warning labels of adverse reactions on hair dye products purchased for home use or application by professional hairdressers can be quite frightening.
Common hair styles that suit particular complexions / face shapes
Finding the right hair style to suit the shape of your face and the right hair colour for your complexion is often the key to looking your most attractive. The premise is that hairstyles should be designed to enhance your features and minimise the focus on areas that aren’t so flattering. When choosing a hair style you really need to consider more than just your face shape, i.e. your hair type, hair colour and skin complexion. When choosing a hairstyle it is also important to consider what is in fashion and what is appropriate for your age group.
Does it damage your hair if you get hair treatments and dyes too often?
Treatments such as permanent colours, permanent waves, bleaching and hair straightening and constant blow-drying can all damage and dry out your hair. When hair is damaged it appears dull and dry and often has split ends or excessive fly-aways. When hair is too dry or damaged it can even snap or break off, or become lank and thin. What can be done to prevent or repair damaged hair?
How can I make my hair dye last longer?
Regularly colouring your hair can be expensive and time-consuming, so how can we make our hair colour stay fresh and bright for as long as possible?
How to find an award-winning hairdresser or stylist?
When selecting a hairdresser we may sometimes only require just a cut or hair maintenance, however at other times we want to find a true hair professional or stylist or an award winning salon for a special occasion or advice on changing our style.
Different types of hair dyes and their benefits
Humans have been dyeing their hair for thousands of years, the most common reason being to cover grey hair or for fashion reasons. You will find many different types of hair dye at the supermarket or in the hair salon, so it is important to understand the main differences in order to make choices to suit both your hair type and your lifestyle.
Mobile hairdressers – will I get good result?
Mobile hairdressing is more popular today than ever before, perhaps because of our busy lifestyles. Depending on the quality of your chosen mobile hairdresser, the result should not differ from the service you receive in a salon. There are many advantages to selecting a mobile hairdresser, the main one being the convenience of having a treatment done in your own home. A mobile hairdresser can focus on you and your family and you don’t have to sit around and wait, which may be the case in busy salons. If you have mobility issues or are stuck at home with small children, then a mobile hairdresser could be the perfect solution for you.
Hair treatments and allergies - things to watch out for and alternatives
Reactions to hair dyes are not uncommon and range from mild localised sensitivity or allergic dermatitis to general allergic reaction which can affect other parts of the body. What causes these reactions?