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Men’s Hair Products and the Mistake You Make With Them

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

You may think you’ve nailed you hair routine but you might make making mistakes with those men’s hair products.

Having shorter hair can be a nightmare to style. You wake up with it in all kinds of directions and you have to spend your morning taming it. However, unfortunately you might be doing it all wrong. We’re here to tell you what men’s hair products you should be using and how you could be using them wrong.

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Are you over using product?

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘less is more’. When it comes to men’s hair products, that’s certainly the case. Short hair needs less products and if you’re using a good quality one you should know that. The secret to knowing when enough’s enough? The product should be completely dispersed once you’ve rubbed it between your palms. If you can still see it on your hands, you’ve used too much. If your hair feels thick and heavy, you’ve used too much. Using less will make your products last longer too…

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Make the most of your products.

There are probably almost as many men’s hair products as there are women’s ones. You could be over-purchasing or over-saturating your hair with them. Quality hair products – from pastes to oils – can be used in plenty of other ways than what’s detailed on their packaging. Try using a paste, not only as a finishing product, but also as a pre-styler when mixed with water. You could also try conditioning your hair with some beard oil if it looks a little dry. Be sure to rinse it out properly though.

Are you using men’s hair products that are water-soluble?

Petroleum-based products take about three washes to get off your hands and out of your hair. Therefore, it looks like grease more than gloss. It’s agreed that water based products are the better of the two and nowadays they aren’t hard to come by.

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Different hair needs different things.

Not all hair colours match with the products you may be using on them. Lighter hair is a lot more course than darker hair. You should be using products to suit that. Men with lighter hair (light brown/blonde/red) would suit a dry/matte finish. Whereas dark-haired men generally look better with a product that emphasises their hair’s natural shine. Be sure to get products to suit your hairs density.

Longer hair needs different styling.

Whether it needs a cut or you’ve deliberately grown it out, you cant keep styling it like it’s short. The longer the hair gets, the more susceptible it is to looking limp and lifeless. You’ll have to shampoo and condition your hair regularly – perhaps more regularly than you did when it was short. Use lighter products to style to avoid your hair getting weighed down.

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If there’s anything you need to correct, we hope you’ve picked up on it! If you enjoy articles from us telling you what you need to change you can head over and have a look at our blog on Men’s Grooming Mistakes or Facial Hair Mistakes.

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Men’s Hair Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

We have all heard some old wives tales that we believe. However, some men may follow misinformation religiously. Therefore, we are here to debunk some common men’s hair myths!

We’ve all believed things that aren’t true. Going outside with wet hair will give you a cold and hair of the dog are both false. However, some people still believe them! There are some men’s hair myths that people still believe too…

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Plucking grey hair will give you more grey hair.

Some people still believe that hair grows like flower stems. For example, if you split a plant’s root, both stems may flower. But, hair isn’t like that. Plucking out a grey hair will only mean a grey hair will grow back. Don’t start plucking out grey hairs though! Instead you can forget this men’s hair myth and read our article on Going Grey Gracefully… 

Cutting your hair more means it’ll grow more.

The rate your hair grows at is mostly determined by your genes, so while quitting smoking, eating a protein-rich diet and avoiding stress can help, this one’s mostly down to what your parents gave you. So trimming it more frequently usually means it’ll get shorter and grow back at its usual rate each time. Sorry guys.

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More suds mean a better wash.

A better lather with your shampoo doesn’t actually mean anything. The truth is a shampoo doesn’t need to foam a lot to get the job done. If anything, a shampoo that’s packed full of sulfates (the chemicals that help them foam) could wreak havoc on your scalp if used too frequently, irritating it and drying it out. Instead chuck this men’s hair myth and opt for a sulfate-free shampoo with glycerine. This will give you the suds without the harmful chemicals.

Hair needs cleaned daily.

Women don’t do it and you don’t need to do it either. Different people generate oils at different rates. Only wash it when it starts to look or feel unclean and greasy. Washing daily will strip your hair of its natural oils and you’ll be worse off in the end…

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Dandruff is just a dry scalp.

This one is the easiest to believe. You would naturally think that a flaky scalp is caused by dehydrated skin. This isn’t the case though. It’s now believed that attempts to hydrate a flaky scalp are futile. Scientists believe dandruff is caused by a yeast imbalance in the skin. We all have yeasts on our scalp, but one in particular, known as Malassezia furfur, causes issues. It can cause an imbalance in the scalp, which in turn triggers an inflammatory response in the skin. This causes the topmost layer of the skin to shed erratically. Leading to the white flakes you see on your hair and clothes. Invest in a shampoo like T-Gel instead of over moisturising your scalp.

We hope you haven’t been living your life according to these old wives tales, but if you have, at least now you know! Did you hold faith in any of these men’s hair myths? If you did or know any more that need to be debunked, let us know!

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Is Pixie Hair and Beauty Glasgow’s Coolest Salon?

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Pixie Hair and Beauty may only have been open for a year but it has definitely made waves.

It has been named one of the most Instagram worthy salons and it’s not hard to see why. It’s bold interior and stylish staff are the first impression of a very impressive salon.

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With expert make up and brow artists and talented colourists, it’s well and truly earned its place in Glasgow as one of the trendiest salons around. We spoke to Pixie Hair and Beauty Owner Emma about her journey. As well as a few other things…

Where did you train, what’s your background in hairdressing? How did you end up with Pixie Hair and Beauty?

I started when I was 15 with a Saturday job in a salon. I done that for about a year and then went to college to d fashion merchandising. My dad didn’t think hairdressing was a good enough career. I completed that and then thought sod it, it’s my life! Went and did hairdressing when I was 18 at Clydebank College and got my level 3 there. I then just worked my way up in different salons and done different courses. Done barbering and everything, even though I didn’t stick so much with that. I prefer colouring; it’s always been my forte. Anything that’s a little more creative. So I stuck with that and just worked my way up! I was salon manager in a few and the next step was obviously getting my own place. It was August last year we got the keys for this place. It’s been a quick year!

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Emma’s latest hair style.

MUA’s and getting your hair done before nights out has become a big thing lately. Is that a big part of your business?

In the last two or so years it’s gone crazy! No girl goes out nowadays without getting her hair and make up done. There’s no such thing as doing your own hair and make up for a night out! Which is great for us! It’s been chokka with make up. Dale does the make up and it’s been full on Saturdays and Fridays. She specialises in eyebrows and they’re amazing.

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What brands do you follow and associate yourself with and why?

First of all Wella. I started with it and loved it. I’ve never heard a bad word said about it. People know the brand and they’re happy with you using it. We use them for colouring. They’re great to deal with! Everyone here at Pixie Hair and Beauty is very happy using it too!

There’s something happening in the barbering world just now, where barbers provide therapy. (The Lion Barber Collective) So if someone is depressed or feeling suicidal, barbers are getting training to talk with their clients. Do you see hairdressing going in that direction?

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I think we already do that to be honest. Women come in here and tell me stuff they wouldn’t tell their best friend. They’ve just got that trust. We don’t ask them to. They just do. Hair is such a big thing to women and they trust you with that. So they must just be more open with other things. Maybe that’s the key though; it’s someone who’s virtually a stranger. It can be easier to talk to someone who’s out of your circle. Who are we to judge, we just listen. We’re really good listeners and that’s maybe why people trust their hairdresser and barber so much. I love a moan so helping other people get stuff out is another reason of why I love my job so much.

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What’s the hardest part of the job?

For me, the business side of things. Making sure you have the money ready to pay this bill or that bill. The finances and keeping the social media up to date. Other than that, nothing, I love this job. I love to come in here every day. Nothing about it is a chore to me. I just love it. I love my clients and everything about it. The first year’s the hardest and we’ve done that. We’ve done so much better than I thought, it’s great.

What inspired the interior?

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First, obviously I wanted to be different from anything else. As you know there are so many salons and I wanted this one to really stand out. I wanted it to have my personality! I like funky, I like arty and I love decades. So Pixie came from the 60s, the iconic haircut. So I continued that and had 60s décor and then we got in our interior designer and we were knocking our heads together and this was born. It ended up being more 80s but it’s amazing. My brother did the artwork on the wall and my boyfriend made the light! [A chandelier type piece made out of retro, yellow hairdryers and fixed with lightbulbs.] I’m so lucky to know so many people who have helped. So free haircuts for life!

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Favourite pub or restaurant?

Can I get a list?! I love going out and having good food. I love Mexican food. If it’s a birthday night out we usually don’t do food. We usually just go straight to the pub. My pal owns Tingle in the centre which is a shot bar. So we start off there and then we’ll head to Twenty-Nine and then we’ll always end up in Sanctuary. We know everyone there now and you never have a bad night out there. You end up with 20 of you on a night out. Finneston as well.

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Italian or Chinese?

Italian all the way! Pizza til I die! There’s always a battle with me and Stuart [Her boyfriend] and we go to Bella Notte. They do Italian and Indian so I can get a pizza and he can get a curry. So that has us sorted!

If you won the lottery on Friday how would that change your life?

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Not that much to be honest. I’d get in here finished probably. I’d open another Pixie Hair and Beauty somewhere. I don’t know where! I would buy my mum a house. I’d buy Stuart and myself a house. Buy my mum a car. I’d quite like to buy a house abroad as well. With all the interest, you wouldn’t need all that money! I’d give some of that to charity. I’d still be working and I’d have my winnings so I’d give the interest to a dog charity or one for kids I think. Macmillan as well, because my mum had breast cancer so that tugs on the old heartstrings.

If you want to find out more about Pixie Hair and Beauty you can have a look at their page HERE!

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Autumn/Winter Styling Ideas for Men

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

We all know summer has well and truly ended. The first of October is at the end of the week and nights have gotten significantly longer. So, what seasonal style moves should you be making with your hair? We’re going to dish out some A/W styling ideas for men.

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In the UK when we enter a new season, we’re made well and truly aware of it. It’s gotten colder and wind and rain is becoming more frequent. Your hair has to be ready for that. You need to have styling ideas in your back pocket for every season…

Number 1 – Slick is Sleeker

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Something a little smarter may be more apt for A/W. Overall styling ideas for men in these seasons veer towards tailored coats and smarter boots. Opting for a slicker look will match this vibe a lot better. Pomades, a side parting and a pompadour are more likely to hold in the autumnal winds and rain. Should you get caught in it. So that it’s not too formal, focus on texture and body on the top. You don’t want it plastered to your head.

Number 2 – Practice with Pastes

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When the weather changes, it’s a good idea to move away from the natural finishes created by texturising dusts. Or the textured volume created by salt sprays. Why not try a paste or a cream instead. Running it through your hair from the root and styling your hair. Since its also hat season, pastes offer you the ability to restyle it throughout the day. Although, it isn’t suitable for finer hair.

Number 3 – Shift the Stubble

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Not in the sense of getting rid of it. But instead, in the sense of mixing it up. Beards are still incredibly popular. With winter approaching beards are a good way to keep your face just a little bit warmer. If you haven’t already got one, grow one! If you have, take care of it. Use moisturiser or beard oil to keep the hair and the skin underneath hydrated. Beard dandruff isn’t one of our styling ideas.

Number 4 – Twin the Times

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While early autumn lends itself to a new, exciting style, make sure you don’t go overboard with a look that you can’t handle. Go for something manageable. You can go for a short back and sides, with a nicer taper – and keep the top textured, but neat. Stylish but easy to maintain in the unruly weather.

Number 5 – Suit your Style

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Don’t be that guy who wants a simple messy haircut and beard, though he works in the city and wears a pinstripe suit every day. Instead, take your overall look into consideration. Don’t mix too many trends. Get a hairstyle that suits your lifestyle. Not the lifestyle you wish you had.

We hope these styling ideas are useful for you during the current seasonal change. Are you going to be switching up your look? If so what kind of look are you going for? Let us know!

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5 of the Best Budget Beauty Brands

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Make up can become an obsession. Most of all it can become a pricey obsession. However, we’re going to tell you our top 5 budget beauty brands.

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We cannot deny that a lot of high-end beauty brands do live up to their price. However, there are some beauty brands that are very affordable and brilliant at the same time. These are 5 of our favourite budget beauty brands.

Soap and Glory

5 budget beauty brands

With both skincare and make up products, Soap and Glory is a great all rounder company. Not only do their body washes, scrubs and lotions smell fantastic, they also do great make up as well. They have a wide range of make up, all in vintage styled packaging and they cover every make up trend. From colour correcting to contouring, Soap and Glory are a great addition to this budget beauty brands list. With most of their products in the region of £7 – £12, they’re definitely one to try.

Sleek Cosmetics

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Sleek is one of the fastest growing high street brands. What makes them different from regular brands you see in Superdrug or Boots is the quality of their products. Not only is their packaging quite high-end looking, their make up is fantastic too. Their eyeshadow palettes are talked about frequently for their colour pay off and they offer a wide range of products. From crème contour to liquid to matte lipsticks, Sleek are one of the budget beauty brands to watch. In fact our blogger and social media lady Natalie done a whole blog on Sleek’s Matte Me lip range! With their bestselling crème contour kit coming in at £10.99 why wouldn’t you give them a try?

NYX

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NYX is a new addition to the shelves of Boots in the UK. However, we couldn’t be happier! The American brand has crossed the water and gifted us with their vast make up range. They offer bold colours and affordable products. With lipsticks in blues, greens and purples, NYX is one for the experimental. But, with lipsticks that come in at a fiver, we think you can afford to be a little experimental.

Aussie

5 budget beauty brands

Aussie is a well-known and well-loved brand. This budget beauty brand started off down under with a bunch of bush plants. Now it’s in every supermarket we have and used by millions. Aussie is a company based around keeping your hair silky smooth. Their products average around £5 and cater to every hair type. Not only to they have shampoo, they also have hair oils, mousse and hair masks. Their products smell great and they leave your hair feeling brand new!

Nspa

5 budget beauty brands

Commonly found in ASDA, this is a budget beauty brand that won’t disappoint. Their range is extremely affordable and features body washes, face washes and body creams. Their stand out product, however, is their facemasks. With a bunch of options for different skin types, they’ll rejuvenate your skin and make you feel a million pounds! There’s nothing for you to loose, give them a go!

We hope you pick up a new favourite product from our top 5 budget beauty brands! If you have any more that you know of, let us know!

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Can You Pull Off Peroxide Blonde?

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Slowly but surely men with peroxide blonde hair and becoming more and more common…

Celebs and footballers alike are trying stints with peroxide blonde locks and we’re still not fully sure how we feel about it. However, do you think you could pull it off?

Can you pull off peroxide blonde?

The first to give it a go was Welsh footballer Aaron Ramsey. Something he later apologised to parents for after influencing young Wales fans to follow his lead. Lionel Messi soon followed with his own peroxide blonde do.

Can you pull off peroxide blonde?

Aaron Ramsey

Where has it come from?

It wasn’t the footballers that started the trend, however. It was pops finest, Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik who reintroduced peroxide blond to the scene. Although, they made the wise decision to blend it with darker roots. This achieves an overall more stylish look. It’s a small part in a larger 90s revival we’re sure you’ve noticed is happening. But, would you suit peroxide blonde?

Can you pull off peroxide blonde?

Lionel Messi

Where to do it?

Do not DIY this one! Bleach is a serious business. Doing it by yourself opens you up to all kinds of mishaps. Bleaching your hair happens in a two-stage process. Firstly the bleach on your hair, which, if left too long, can painfully burn your scalp. And then the adding of purple toner to enhance blonde colouring – without this you’ll end up ginger. Not strawberry blonde. No matter how many times you say so. Get it done professionally. Please.

Can you pull off peroxide blonde?

Justin Bieber

Expect to pay £70-£100 for a full head of colour. This is depending on how dark your current hair is. And make sure they first give you a skin test to see if you react to the bleach.

Looking after it.

Obviously bleaching your hair is going to do some damage. Youll need a strengthening shampoo to stop your hair feeling course and dry. If you feel like it, you can even let your hair grow some roots before blending them into the peroxide blonde and follow in the steps of the more stylish pop crowd.

Can you pull off peroxide blonde?

Zayn Malik

In conclusion if you can pull it off, go for it! If you have doubts, don’t. You cant quickly restore the damage bleaching does to your hair and you wont want to have to try if you make a mistake.

Are you thinking of bleaching your hair? Let us know!

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Autumn/Winter Hair Trends 2016

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

We’ve all come to accept that summer is over. Now it’s September and we should all be looking forward. That means it’s time to experiment with your seasonal look. So what autumn/winter hair trends should you be looking out for?

We’re past our summer fling with ombre and mermaid hair. However, you may still be able to hold onto that summer look while incorporating some of these autumn/winter hair trends.

Hair Jewellery

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A big feature of the A/W fashion runways, Hair jewellery is a fantastic addition to formal outfits. Whether you’re attending a wedding or you’re going to an event. This is one of our favourite autumn/winter hair trends because of how unique it is!

Slicked Back

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A tight ponytail never goes out of style, especially not this season. Slicked back hair is in! So for those of you who want to emulate that Kim Kardashian wet look, or those who want a perfect topknot, this is your time.

Voluminous Curls

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Big curls. The bigger the better! 70s style seems to be making a bit of a come back at the minute. That means that big bold textures are what you should be aiming for. We’ll be loading up on the texturising products because this is one of the autumn/winter hair trends we’re most excited about!

Finger Waves

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It’s a retro method but it’s still a good one. Used a lot in the 20s and 30s, finger waving has stood the test of time. This can take a lot of practice, as it requires patience and dexterous fingers. But, it’s the only way you’re going to get that perfect wave throughout your hair!

Plaits

autumn/winter hair trends 2016

If we’re honest we feel like plaits never go out of style. We don’t want you thinking of plaits in the terms of what your mum used to make you wear to school though. Messy plaits and plaited up-dos are all in right now and why wouldn’t you want to experiment with this boho style!

Fringes

autumn/winter hair trends 2016

More specifically, wispy or choppy fringes. It doesn’t feel like fringes come into fashion all that often but when they do they’re a good way for you to mix up your style without the change being too drastic. We’re seeing a lot of celebs trying out the fringe these days so why wouldn’t you? Though a fringe doesn’t suit all face shapes, for some it can be a fantastic way to frame the face.

We hope you’ve found something you’re willing to try in our autumn/winter hair trends! Although, keep in mind that sticking to your own style is always the best trend you can have.

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Going Grey Gracefully

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Going grey can seem like your worst nightmare. It’s a sign of age. But, we think you can still make it work…

You don’t need to compromise your style or looks when you start going grey. You can adapt and change and know how to make it work. We’re going to help you in the process of going grey gracefully.

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George Clooney

Why do some men grey earlier than others?

Some men seem to keep a dark head of hair until well into their fifties, but others find themselves going grey much earlier. Of course, the answer may be out of a bottle, but what’s the prime mover behind the early-grey mechanism?
Hair goes grey when the pigment responsible for the hair’s colour stops forming in the hair shaft. For men, it can happen earlier than youd think. Some men go grey in their twenties and some in their sixties. It just depends.
But despite your body’s quirks, lifestyle also plays a part: although a predilection for early greying can be inherited, it can equally be caused by stress or malnutrition, which prevent your body from producing vital chemicals including the pigment melanin.

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Max Joseph

Will a healthy lifestyle prevent it?

For a time. Yes. Eating healthy and exercising will improve any kind of ageing function in your body. However, if you have the gene for it, it’s going to happen. B-vitamins, selenium and iodine rich foods are said to help slow down the ageing process. That would include going grey.

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Richard Gere

How can you showcase your grey hair?

So you’ve decided that youre going grey so you may as well embrace it. How do you make it work? What haircuts will work best with it? Longer length layers is one of the best haircuts for greying hair. For the man that’s beginning to turn silver but still short of being fully white, careful layering can blend grey and dark hair seamlessly, offering a touch of maturity. Mixing in the greys and ensuring evenly chopped layers gives you that salt and pepper look that we hear some ladies (and men!) love.

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Mark Ruffalo

How do you take care of it?

Whether you decide to stick with your grey or not, it will take more maintenance. Grey hair doesn’t hold moisture the way other hair colours so do. So, you will have to invest in a good conditioner to make your hair look the part. Also, try a growth promoting conditioner, grey hair is sometimes the step before no hair.

Whether or not you relish the idea of becoming a silver fox and going grey, we hope these tips will help you rock your new mature colour.

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How to Make Curls Last Longer!

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Curling your hair can change your look from casual to glamorous but keeping them in can be a bit more of a challenge. How can you make curls last longer?

Different hair has different temperaments and you cant always rely on one technique suiting all. You can curl you hair with tongs as much as you want. You can saturate it with hair spray but it may not always work. So, here are 5 ways to make curls last longer!

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Change your cut

If you have particularly thick or long hair, you’ll probably struggle to make curls last longer. The longer your hair gets, the heavier it is and the harder it’ll be to get a uniform curl to stay. You may find the ends go frizzy and curly, but the lengths fall flat. You have a few options to fix this. Firstly, get lots of layers chopped in — especially around the front — to reduce weight and give the hair some bounce. You should find that these shorter sections curl better. Secondly, chop your hair a few inches shorter. The simple truth is super long hair will not curl easily if it’s naturally straight. Finally, if you can’t bear to face the scissors, try twisting wet hair into a bun (or two buns for very thick hair) and sleeping on it.

Leave it to set

make curls last longer

One of the biggest mistakes we make when trying to make curls last longer is to use a tool like a tong, wand, or styler. These are great for ease of use and will give a nice temporary curl, but those curls will drop very quickly, especially if you have fine hair, or very heavy, long locks. You can still use your heated tools for a longer lasting curl, just add in one extra step. Clip each tonged coil to your head as you curl it, letting it sit on the head until it’s completely cooled down. Speed things up with the cold setting on your hair dryer, and only shake the hair out when it’s stone cold. Your curls will last twice as long this way.

Try hot rollers

Hot rollers are great for retro waves and styles that require lots of body, but most tutorials tell you to leave them in for only 10 or 20 minutes. This is fine if you’re using them for volume or to smooth hair ready for an updo, but if you want curls that last through a night of dancing, then you need to let those hot rollers cool completely… which in our experience can take up to a couple of hours in thick or long hair. Plan ahead and keep your rollers in as long as you can. And don’t forget to use a styling product!

Changing the state

make curls last longer

The best way to make a curl stay in hair that is not naturally curly is to change the state of the hair as you curl; do this by going from wet to dry or from hot to cold. A wet set is more gentle and will always last the longest as the hair dries in shape. To do a wet set, wash and towel-dry hair, add your chosen holding product, then create your curls either with velcro rollers, your fingers, rags, or bendy rollers (don’t use tongs or heated tools on wet hair).

Don’t forget product!

When you’re trying to get your hair to do something it doesn’t naturally do, you need to give it a helping hand. Don’t expect a tong or ghd styler to work miracles on its own. Use some product! Firstly, for hot tools you’ll need a heat protector. You can pick up heat protectant for various prices and their easy to get a hold of. Then choose a holding product that will give added oomph. If you hair has a natural wave, a curl-enhancing mousse will be good. But if you have straight hair, you’ll need something really powerful. You can speak to your hairdresser about products that’ll suit your hair type.

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We hope this helps you and let us know if you have any tips that you find work with your hair!

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If you’re a business and you want to get involved with us you can contact our social media engager by email at natalie@defacto.email or you can call our offices on 0141 3336535. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Keira Knightly Reveals She Wears Wigs to Deal With Hair Loss

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Actress Keira Knightly has revealed that she has been wearing wigs for years after suffering from hair loss.

Due to side affects from excess hair dying, the 31-year-old owned up to the fact that she had been hiding her hair loss by covering her hair up.

Keira Knightly Reveals She Wears Wigs to Deal With Hair Loss

Keira Knightly has revealed she has worn wigs for the last 5 years

“I have dyed my hair virtually every colour imaginable, for different films” she explained. “It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head.”

She went on to say:

“So for the past five years I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair.”

Its not uncommon for celebrities to wear wigs, though, for many it is just a fashion statement. Kylie Jenner is well known for wearing wigs, both to keep up with different trends but also to keep up the healthy condition of her hair and not have to constantly dye it.

Kylie Jenner is well known for her use of wigs

Kylie Jenner is well known for her use of wigs

In one of our recent interviews with owner of Weaves World in Glasgow, Ivy, she explained that using wigs and hair-pieces are protective hair care methods and not damaging like some may think. She said:

“When people come in who just want longer hair but expect the damage I aim to reeducate them on how to keep their hair strong, long and healthy.”
“People have a lot of confusing information, they think a weave is extensions and they think that they’ll damage your hair and that that’s the price you pay but I’m trying to show people that isn’t true. It’s a protective method and that’s why it came about.” – you can read the full interview here.

Thankfully for Keira being pregnant with her daughter, Edie, saved her hair. This is due to the high levels of oestrogen in your body during pregnancy. The increase in oestrogen prevents the usual hair shedding that happens every day and instead halts the process, allowing your natural hair to thicken. However this does mean women suffer hair loss after pregnancy. We previously wrote a blog on it, which you can read here.

pregnancy revitalised Keira's hair

pregnancy revitalised Keira’s hair

However, although pregnancy restored Keira Knightly’s hair, hair loss in women is a more common issue than you’d think. If you are suffering from hair loss, you can head to a salon and see what advice they can give you or you could look into where to get a wig of your own to protect your hair while it gets healthy again!

 

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