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20Jun
5 Essential Steps For Beautiful Silver Hair!

5 Essential Steps For Beautiful Silver Hair!

5 Essential Steps For Beautiful Silver Hair! By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
 
We love them, don’t we, those little blue-haired ladies with the big purses?
 
Love them, yes, but we don’t want to look like them!
 
To keep grey locks looking bouncy, sassy and shiny, takes commitment to maintenance. Here’s what we recommend:
 

  • First, talk to your stylist about your specific silver fox needs. If you’re easing out of colour, you’ll need a plan. Opt for highlights or lowlights to help grow out the colour.
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  • Grey hair is wiry, dry and brittle.  And it’s sensitive to the elements! Get regular in salon deep conditioning treatments followed by weekly at home deep conditioning treatments.
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  • To counteract yellow, get a violet – based glossing treatment in the salon every 6-8 weeks.
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  • Use a violet – based shampoo that’s moisturising to calm down the dryness.
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  • Use a clarifying shampoo weekly to remove pollutants and the effects of cigarette smoke (if you’re around any).
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    With the same commitment given to any hair type, you can rock sexy, silver locks! As always, if you have questions, just ask. We’re here to help!
     
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    28Mar
    Go Grey Gracefully

    How To Go Grey Gracefully

    How To Go Grey Gracefully By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
     
    Wondering if you’re ready to go grey? You don’t have to, but if you decide you’re ready, there is a rule of thumb. When your hair is 40% grey then you can stop colouring.
     
    If you’ve previously coloured your hair, there are two ways to transition to your new grey look:
     

    • If you’re willing to have a short haircut, then cut out all the old colour.
    • Or, have your stylist weave in a few lowlights as you grow out the old shade.

     
    The last approach is a subtle way to de-emphasize roots as the grey comes in, and the single colour process goes out.
     
    Remember, grey hair needs special care, too. You definitely don’t want it to look yellow and tired! Talk to us about treatments to keep it and you looking beautiful.
     
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    8Jun
    Prematurely Grey? Colour Resistant Grey? Here’s What To Do!

    Prematurely Grey? Colour Resistant Grey? Here’s What To Do!

    Even, if you don’t want to go hog wild colouring your hair for a few pesky areas of grey, you can still cover those areas without changing up your whole look. Instead, you refresh it!

    The same is true if you have resistant grey hair. This hair texture does not take colour very well because grey hair has a tighter cuticle layer than pigmented hair.

    With professional colour, we simply use colour especially formulated for resistant grey. You get the same beautiful results!

    So what are your options if you’re just beginning to grey?

    If you don’t want to make any big changes, go for a semi-permanent colour that is similar to your natural shade. This will blend in the greys. Generally, touch ups are every 6-9 weeks.

    Or, you can just add highlights to cover grey. This technique lightens some grey, but not all of it. What you get is a blending effect that brightens your face.

    With lowlights, we do the same procedure as highlights, but with a twist. Here we choose colour that’s similar to your own or even darker. Your natural hair colour becomes the highlight!

    These are just some of the techniques we can use to refresh your look and dial back the clock by 5-10 years.

    Talk to us about what you want to achieve with your grey hair. We can custom design coverage to work with your lifestyle and your budget!

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    21Oct
    The Two Biggest Complaints We Hear About Colouring Grey Hair

    The Two Biggest Complaints We Hear About Colouring Grey Hair

    It’s bad enough that Mother Nature is causing us to grey earlier. Would you believe as early as our twenties?

    But when grey doesn’t play fair, we hear these two biggest complaints:

    • “My hair won’t take the colour very well”
    • “My colour doesn’t last more than a few days”

    For box colour, the shade you’ve always used suddenly doesn’t work any more, literally just a few days. For salon clients, the colourist and the client recognize that the salon colour isn’t holding as well from month to month.

    So, what’s going on here?

    First of all, grey hair is tricky to work with. It has many more layers of cuticle than pigmented hair. And, to add insult to injury, those cuticles are tightly packed.

    Grey hair also lacks melanin and tends to be coarse. This makes it more difficult for dye to fully penetrate the shaft.

    Not all grey hair is difficult. Resistant grey is the term we use to distinguish grey hair that is harder to colour.

    Does that mean you have to give up colouring your hair? Heavens no! But you will have to give up that nasty box colour. No loss there. In fact, your hair will see a significant improvement with salon colour.

    And for salon clients with resistant grey, your colourist has already switched formulas! For this hair texture, we use colour that pops open those tightly packed cuticle layers. The colour easily penetrates the cuticle layers.

    This best part is you get healthier looking hair and a much younger look!

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    24Jun

    How To Make Grey Hair Stunning!

    posted by Lissa Logan

    We love them, don’t we, those little blue-haired ladies with the big purses? Love them, yes, but we don’t want to look like them!

    To keep grey locks looking bouncy, sassy and shiny, takes commitment to maintenance. Here’s what we recommend:

    1. First, talk to your stylist about your specific silver fox needs. If you’re easing out of color, you’ll need a plan. Opt for highlights or lowlights to help grow out the color.

    2. Grey hair is wiry, dry and brittle. And it’s sensitive to the elements! Get regular in salon deep conditioning treatments followed by weekly at home deep conditioning treatments.

    3. To counteract yellow, get a violet-based glossing treatment in the salon every 6-8 weeks.

    4. Use a violet-based shampoo that’s moisturizing to calm down the dryness.

    5. Use a clarifying shampoo weekly to remove pollutants and the effects of cigarette smoke (if you’re around any).

    With the same commitment given to any hair type, you can rock sexy, silver locks!

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    21Jan

    We don’t really know why some grey hair is more resistant than other, but it really doesn’t matter. Our colourists are trained to tame this unruly hair texture.

    Because grey hair lacks melanin, it can be tricky to colour. It’s a different texture from pigmented hair, tends to be coarser and have many more layers of cuticles than pigmented hair.

    To complicate the matter, those cuticles are tightly packed.

    We use professional colour specially designed to pop open those pesky cuticles so that the colour can deeply penetrate.

    The result is beautifully soft, manageable hair with long lasting colour that reflects your unique style.

    Professional colour also boosts your complexion and instantly freshens up your look. Not to mention, you take off at least 10 years!

    Want hair that looks and feels beautiful? We can custom design a colour treatment to fit your lifestyle and budget.

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    20Aug
    When Your Grey Goes Blue By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120

    When Your Grey Goes Blue
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    When Your Grey Goes Blue By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120

    We’ve all seen the “blue-haired” ladies, those lovely women that try to correct overly brassy grey with home tints that produce results straight out of the 1930’s.

    The solution? Don’t overdo grey locks with bluing to brighten up mousy grey. Chances are you’ll get an extreme look.

    Instead, allow us to show you some beautiful alternatives to bring out the beauty—not the blue—of your grey hair.

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    24Mar
    How to Look Younger Through Hair

    How to Look Younger Through Hair

    How to Look Younger Through Hair By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
     
    As more and more products are sold to make people look younger, there are also ways to do that with your hair. Two ways to make you look younger: colouring your hair and going grey.
     
    Choosing Grey: Yes, grey hair is a tell-tale sign of getting older. We automatically think of the word “grandma” when we see grey hair. But, if cared for wisely, a head of snowy white hair can be very attractive on a woman. Use special shampoos and conditioners to keep your hair from turning brittle and yellow. This will also help to brighten your complexion.
     
    Shorter cuts tend to be more stylish on silver foxes.  You’ll look amazing! Keeping your hairstyle short will certainly look flattering on you.
     
    Colour: Colouring cuts down on the natural dryness of grey hair. It also boosts body and adds fullness to thinning hair. Colour brightens your eyes and makes your skin more radiant.
     
    You can add highlights for more softness. They add dimension, making you look fresh and radiant. Colouring does require touch ups about every four weeks.
     
    You’ll want to invest in the right shampoos and conditioners to keep hair looking beautiful. But whatever you choose to do,we will be there to help you do it beautifully.
     
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    4Aug
    6 Beautiful Reasons To Love Sulfate-Free Shampoos

    6 Beautiful Reasons To Love Sulfate-Free Shampoos

    6 Beautiful Reasons To Love Sulfate-Free Shampoos By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
     
    We all love a shampoo that lathers and lathers. If feels luxurious and oh, so good for your hair. Right?
     
    Well, sadly, no. The manufacturers of hair care products have duped us. All that lather is just a cheap thrill and lots of extra money in their pockets.
     
    The ingredient used to create all those suds is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Manufacturers love it because it’s very cheap. That means more profits for them.
     
    And what do you get in return?
     
    If you’ll go to the PubMed library, you will find 16,000 studies that prove this chemical is toxic to the human body, including your hair. SLS dries out your scalp and hair, causes hair loss, scalp irritation, frizzies, and rapid deterioration of chemical hair treatments like colour and hair straightening.
     
    And that’s just your hair! SLS also affects your liver and kidney functions, and interferes with hormonal regulation.
     
    Not what you were expecting from a shampoo? Then make the intelligent and healthy choice. Switch to sulfate-free shampoos. Here’s what you get:
     
    Reduced irritation – Sulfates are irritants. Without it, irritation visibly reduces within the first few uses.
     
    Good for colour-treated hair – Sulfate-free shampoos reduce colour fading. If you want your colour to last longer, go sulfate-free!
     
    Reduces dryness of the scalp – Sulfates strip the natural oils in your scalp. Get relief when you switch to a sulfate-free shampoo.
     
    Hair loss – You shed about 100 hairs each day. When sulfates attack these empty hair follicles, they are absorbed by the follicle, resulting in brittle, highly breakable, and dull hair.
     
    Reduces the frizzies – Who doesn’t want this? Without sulfates to dry out both your hair and your scalp, you get hair that feels healthier, shinier and softer.
     
    Reduces the occurrence of grey hair – Remember, SLS is found in laundry detergents. Without it, hair isn’t stripped of its colour so quickly.
     
    Don’t waste another minute. Talk to us about our sulfate-free shampoo line today!
     
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    30May
    When Your Hair Colour Won’t Hold

    When Your Hair Colour Won’t Hold

    When Your Hair Colour Won’t Hold By Hair Salon Bowral Call Us On 02 4861 1120
     
    It’s maddening, isn’t it? And there is a name for it: resistant grey. It’s really hard to cover resistant grey hair with box colour.
     
    Salons use different chemicals to pop open hair cuticles and soften the strands, allowing the colour to penetrate more easily.
     
    When it comes to the health of your hair, it’s best to let us do it. We love hair so much we spent a whole year in school to understand it and work with it!
     
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