THE NEW HAIR TWEAKMENTS
Untraceable tricks to banish bad hair days.
Change is afoot in the world of beauty. The days of flaunting obvious work are numbered, and the ‘you-just-fresher’ philosophy has extended to our locks. Whether your goal is to combat thinning, boost what you were born with or shave a few years off your face, forge a future full of good hair days.
STROBE YOUR STRANDS
That addictive, quick-lift glow that you get from illuminator? Slot the hair equivalent into your next salon visit.“basin balayage is a freehand technique that instantly adds a pop of colour around the face or the ends of the hair,” says Jaye Edwards, who offers the five-to-10-minute, customisable colour service at his Edwards and Co. salons.“because it goes on wet strands, it won’t affect the condition of the hair and just creates this beautiful, subtle radiance that’s noticeable once you dry off.”
Deep breath in ... and out. Feel better? So does your hair. “The forehead is linked to your scalp, so if it is always tense because of stress or facial expressions, blood doesn’t circulate properly,” explains Parisian hairstylist Christophe Robin. “My advice would be to try to relax with yoga and meditation as much as possible, and I would also recommend massaging the scalp with your head upside down to improve blood circulation.” L’oréal Paris Botanicals Fresh Care with Lavender Mask, $18.
With winter on approach comes longer, hotter showers and fewer opportunities to air-dry our hair.“any more than 10 minutes in the shower will wash away essential oils from your hair, so you’re not doing yourself any favours by overindulging,” says the owner of Raw salon in Sydney,anthony Nader.“and rubbing hair with a towel can lead to breakage, so always pat dry and invest in a quality hair dryer.your strands will thank you.” A pro stylist favourite since its launch, the Dyson Supersonic blends super-controlled jets of air with very clever temperature control that measures the heat 20 times a second. The result? Shinier and smoother hair with zero burning and minimal effort. Dyson Supersonic with Travel Case, $549.
LOOK TO THE INSIDE
Clocking a couple of extra strands in your Mason Pearson is one thing; excessive shedding is another. “Hair is considered a non-essential skin appendage and is frequently the first tissue to have support for growth withdrawn when body balance is disturbed,” explains trichologist Anthony Pearce, who puts the steady rise of hair loss cases at his clinic down to lifestyle, diet, gut disturbances and autoimmune issues.“hair is a barometer of inner health and thinning of your scalp hair density is often an initial primary symptom of internal disturbance, deficiency or emerging disease process.” Hair loss is a common symptom linked to thyroid problems, but even if you don’t have an imbalance it’s worth keeping gut function in check with a quality probiotic such as Spectrumceuticals SB-500 Saccharomyces Boulardii, $99 (for 90 capsules).
New technology is set to clear out that graveyard of half-used hair products taunting from the depths of every bathroom cabinet. Schwarzkopf Professional Salonlab hair analyser is a hand-held device that uses near-infrared and light sensors to measure hair condition, colour and moisture levels.then the findings are used to concoct a personalised haircare routine on the spot, so you’re only using what science says will actually work for your hair. Australian strands will have to stand by, though, as it’s not set to launch on our shores until next year.
Fashion and film’s ringlet revival has well and truly made it to the masses, but if you’ve recently eschewed your flat iron in favour of your natural texture, be sure to re-evaluate your routine accordingly.“i’m loving that many of my clients are now using their curls to their advantage, but I’ll often recommend that they include a pre-shampoo treatment in their routine, or use products designed to cleanse while keeping coils smooth and intact,” Edwards says. Oribe Gold Lust Pre-shampoo Treatment, $95; Vernon François Co-wash Shampoo, $28; Kevin.murphy Leave-in.repair, $50.
Backstage at Carven S/S 2018.