Before and After Hair Salon

Specializing in haircuts, colours, highlights, ombre, balayage, color corrections, keratin smoothing treatments, extensions, weddings/special occasions.

[11/08/17]   Hello Beauties!

I just wanted to write a post about something that is quite important in the hair world, something that i've discovered and fell in LOVE with.

It has made such a huge difference in my hair and I want to touch show you how something so simple and easy can help with hair loss, hair thinning, an itchy scalp, dandruff, and a myriad of other issues.

Best part? It's cheap and you probably have everything you need for it right at home.

What am I talking about, right??

YES. Scalp exfoliation.

We clean, scrub, tone, exfoliate our faces and bodies but forget about our scalp health. Think of all the years of shampoo buildup, product buildup, skin, dandruff on the scalp that never gets exfoliated off. Scary, right?

Scalp exfoliation promotes healthy hair growth, helps reverse hair loss, gets circulation going, by getting rid off all that build-up.

There are quite a few of exfoliating shampoos and treatments on the market ready for purchase if you prefer a quick and easy ready option but personally I believe that nothing beats a good home-made DIY version. I am going to share 3 recipes, try them,and let me know how your hair feels and looks after!

Usually 1x a month scalp exfoliation is sufficient but if you are a product junkie then every other week would be ideal to do.

1- 2tbs brown sugar, 2tbs oatmeal, 2tbs conditioner. Mix, apply to scalp and scrub, scrub, scrub. Rinse, shampoo and cond after.

2-1tbs baking soda, 1tbs shampoo, few drops of tea tree oil. Mix, scrub scalp, rinse and shampoo and cond to follow.

3-2tbs sea salt, 1tbs lemon juice, 2tbs olive oil. Mix, scrub scalp, rinse, shampoo and cond to follow.

These are 3 amazing exfoliation recipes, try one today!

Before and After Hair Salon

Hair feeling a little flat?? here are 9 ways to create VA VA VOOM volume!

Flipping your part to the opposite side creates instant volume at the crown; if you're worried about looking lopsided, then do it while your hair is still wet. To build the most height, try a deep side part on the opposite side in dry hair, misting lightly with hairspray to hold.

Teasing has a bad rep. It doesn't have to mean aggressively back-combing your hair with a fine-toothed comb to create massive tangles (which are a nightmare to get out in the shower). You can actually create soft volume by back-brushing the roots, using a large paddle brush instead.

The reason this works is because upside down, your roots are automatically lifting off your scalp, which is how you want them to dry.

4.BOOST YOUR ROOTS (one of the best!)
Root-boosting products are your friends. Think of them as the scaffolding to your hairstyle. They provide structure and support for any lift you manually create near the roots, helping your style last all day (or even several days).

Everybody forgets about hot rollers. But hot rollers are awesome! Unlike curling irons and flat irons, there's no special technique required; just throw them in while you're doing your makeup and 20 minutes later, you'll have sweet volume. This is a great trick if your hair is already dry and it's too late to build volume into your blow-dry.

It's a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at the difference a good shampoo makes to your volume goals. Use products that are clear or at least translucent, since they're the least likely to be loaded with heavy conditioning ingredients. Nothing white and creamy for hair.

Don't knock the scrunchie. It's super-useful for this overnight volume cheat—no heat required! After showering at night, pull hair up into a high, loose bun while it's still damp, and secure with a soft elastic (tight plastic ones may create creases). Your hair will dry lifted off the scalp, so when you wake up and take it down, you'll have insta-volume, plus soft waves.

Coat your scalp with a layer of dry shampoo as soon as you finish blow-drying. That way, there's already a barrier to the oil, stopping it in its tracks and helping your volume style to last longer. Bonus: dry shampoo is innately volume-building. Spray it through the lengths as well, to create even more texture.

And finally 9: ADD COLOUR!
If you don't lighten your hair, then here's a little secret from those of us who do. It's not just about the colour—it's also about the texture it gives you. A little bleach creates added body and roughs up the hair cuticle so it's not so "slippery". Basically, a godsend for anyone whose hair lies flat and won't hold a volume style.

Specializing in haircuts, colours, highlights, ombre, balayage, color corrections, keratin smoothing treatments, extensions, weddings/special occasions.

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