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If your hair could talk, do you think it would be shouting out SOS for hair treatments? Luckily, hair is our first language, and we know that hair treatments are exactly what it’s looking for. We’re over here talking about hair needs and how to treat your over styled hair with Gorka Arraras, Creative Manager at Charles Worthington Salons to help you get your locks back to the gorgeous tresses of before. No time like the present to get your hair into the best shape of its life!
Over styled, overdone, over it? Hands up if you’re guilty of using heat on the reg, changing your colour way too often, styling more to keep your haircut looking fresh, or just generally putting your hair through the ringer, and unfortunately, it’s showing? We get it - with all the summer weddings, festivals and parties requiring your attendance, life can be hard for your mane. No one said being popular was easy. And just like you wouldn’t wear the same dress to every event, you probably like to mix it up with your hairstyles too. But all this constant styling can take a toll on your locks, leaving them looking lacklustre, dull and dry. What’s a girl to do? Enter: hair treatments.
As the summer draws to a close, your hair may be suffering from a serious case of product build-up, dryness and damage. Symptoms include bad hair days, every day. Prognosis? Very treatable with a high chance of recovery! The cure? Regular hair treatments.
When you over style your locks, they tend to lose moisture and hydration, especially if your hair dryer, straightener and curling iron are getting a lot of screen time in your bathroom.
“Always use a primer, heat protector or leave-in conditioner to nourish the hair after washing and before blow drying“ Gorka agrees, “Most of the time, hair damage or dryness is a result of over-heating or the regular use of straighteners, curling wands or tongs without any heat protection“
Your first step to rectify this is an easy one: if you can’t stop/won’t stop heat styling, always remember to use a heat protection spray prior to bringing heat anywhere near your hair, such as L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Constructor. This will not only protect your strands from the effects of heat (such as dryness), it’ll style your hair better. What do the experts suggest? “I recommend Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique, Kérastase Ciment Thermique, perfect for finer hair and Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil which has 230 degrees heat protection.” Better styling is our favourite kind of styling.
Next up, let’s talk about those split ends. If you’re in denial about the shape of your strands, now’s the time to cut your hair some slack - literally. Yup, that trim or cut you’ve been putting off needs to happen, pronto. A regular trim will remove any pesky split ends, which have the annoying trait of wreaking havoc on your hair further up the line if they’re not removed, requiring more serious hair treatments. Book that appointment with your stylist ASAP, because whether it’s a trim or a brand new haircut, now’s the time to get rid of the dead weight holding you back. Your hair will reward you for it.
Your third step in the journey back to lustrous locks involves a little TLC in the form of hair treatments. To revive your locks to their former shining glory, your hair will need a pick-me-up. Fortunately for you, the very thing comes in a handy and easy-to-use solution to use after your shampoo: Redken Extreme Megamask, an intensive conditioner that combines the best of 3 formulas into one tube to deliver personalised care. All you need to do is incorporate is to leave it on for a few minutes after you’ve cleansed your locks, and soon you’ll be saying sayonara to over styled hair.
For very damaged and dry hair, the answer lies in the Kérastase Fusio-Dose range. Combining the best of both treatments (while minimising the legwork required), your stylist will personalise the formula to suit your unique hair needs to instantly transform your locks in salon. You get to leave the chair looking and feeling like a million bucks. What’s not to love? Kérastase Fusio-Dose HomeLab lets you maintain your gorgeous hair condition from the comfort of your home, allowing you to recreate this incredible treatment for fast, salon-approved results chez vous.
“If your hair often feels dry, there are many ways that you can prevent this. It is important to use the right shampoo and conditioner, preferably recommended by your stylist, who can assess your hair type and recommend the best products to use for your hair type.” – Gorka Arraras
Your stylist will be able to talk you through what your hair needs, in order to pinpoint the treatment that is best compatible. Simple as that.
We’re a big fan of masks, especially those that serve numerous purposes. If you’re a naturalista when it comes to hair care, Biolage R.A.W Re-hydrate Mask smells as good as it looks, containing natural and enriching ingredients like shea butter and Moroccan lava clay. Mmm. All you need to do is pop this nourishing mask on while you shower, let it work its magic as it conditions and moisturises dull-looking hair, and simultaneously seals in all the good stuff. For best results, apply to wet hair and allow it to do its thing for 5 minutes after using Biolage R.A.W Nourish Shampoo. If time is not on your side, Redken All Soft Mega Sheet Hair Mask is a 10-minute moisture makeover for your strands, reviving dry, puffy hair instantly. Like a tall glass of water, hair is left more hydrated and manageable, for results that just don’t quit.
With the right hair treatments, your hair is destined to make the comeback you’ve been waiting for. Allow your hair to take centre stage as the picture of radiant health!
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