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Perth Hair: Hair care tips from salon experts

If your routine hasn’t been cutting it for you (read: limp strands, or generally unacceptable levels of frizziness), these tips will help you achieve #hairgoals. To help, we asked Alicia and Annalise from Perth Hair Salon, Studio Lioness to share their tricks for bringing the best out of your hair. Keep reading get the answers to your top haircare questions from some of Perth’s most knowledgeable pros.

HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR?

Once to twice a week! Over washing your hair triggers your scalps natural response to reproduce more oil. Over-washing your hair also can make your colour fade and dry your scalp out, you also may end up using heat styling tools more often if you wash more frequently it will cause long term damage to your locks! Curly hair should be washed maximum once a week to prevent moisture loss, curls need extra care to keep them in form.

BUT MY HAIR GETS OILY?

This can be from more frequent washing. Once you reset your scalps cleansing routine, your hair will slowly become less oily as it starts to recognise it’s not being stripped of its natural oils all the time. In the meantime we recommend using a dry shampoo between washes, using a dry shampoo after freshly washed (dried) hair can work well, a great preventative measure rather than a cure.

DO I NEED TO BUY SALON SHAMPOO?

We saw a quote the other day and it said: “buy your hair product where you get your hair cut, not where you buy your food.” This is such a huge thing for us! Buying professional hair care is like insurance for your hair colour. We prescribe your hair with the correct products and when you are spending over $300 on your colour, washing it down the drain with a shampoo and conditioner full of cheap nasties is the last thing we want to happen. Your hair condition is 70% dependant on what you are doing at home, so good home regimen = longevity of colour and healthy strands.

HOW DO I STOP BLONDE HAIR BREAKING?

Blonde hair requires a special kind of attention and if you’re not stepping up your hair care game, breakage can happen. Make sure your colourist is using a bond repairing system in their colour, and that you are using the follow-up treatments needed at home. Also, HAIRCUTS! Haircuts are something that should happen at least every 8-12 weeks.

When split ends are left and not removed, after time they unravel like a frayed rope. The hair splits higher and higher, resulting in those little random short bits we can sometimes find. Find a stylist you are confident in and maintain your hair with little baby trims if you are trying to grow your locks.

I GET REALLY BAD FLY AWAYS, WHY?

Okay so straight up, the majority of the time this is due to a lack of moisture in the hair. If you are washing your hair, blowdrying your hair and then curling/straightening your hair, heck that is a process and a half on your locks. Here are our top 3 tips for taming those flyaways:

  1. It’s vital to make sure you are cleansing your hair with correctly prescribed products to your hair type, use an anti-frizz blowdrying cream as well as a heat protector.
  2. Go slow and steady with your heat styling tools, make sure your tools is not too high! Anything over 180 will be damaging.
  3. Rinse your hair in cold water and blowdry your hair in a downwards direction to smooth the cuticle down.

I LOST A LOT OF HAIR AFTER MY FIRST PREGNANCY, CAN I PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN?

Sometimes this is completely from a hormonal change in the body, so it can really depend on the hormonal changes during your next pregnancy. Be extra gentle with your hair as it can get super fragile during that time.

I REALLY WANT TO CUT SOME CURTIN BANGS! WHAT IF THEY WON’T SUIT ME?

Curtin bangs can suit a lot of people because when we cut them in we customise them to suit your face shape, for example, if you have a round face, we keep them on the longer side to elongate your face. If anything, make sure you are okay with the grow out and styling as half the time depending on length, they are not so “wash and wear”.

Image Credit: Studio Lioness

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Comments (5)

  • Natalie

    Love this article, especially the section on Fly Aways (which I always struggle with) but can never seem to tame. Excellent tips that definitely deserve a re-read xx

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  • Wendy White

    Great article. My hair is oily so going to try the dry shampoo trick on freshly washed hair

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  • Sita

    This is awesome. I used to have bangs for a couple of years in my teenage year. Bangs + naturally very oily skin = having to wash everyday. This resulted in my hair being so greasy by the end of the same day that I washed my hair. One day, I trained my hair for 2-3 weeks by washing my hair with 4 days between washes ( and a lot of top knots and pony tails – the only way I could deal with my greasy hair) I am proud to say i now only wash my hair every 2nd or 3rd day (depending on what I have been doing).

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  • Tina

    Great reminder that I desperately need to visit a salon and buy new shampoo.

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  • Jenelle

    Good tips! I used to wash every third day, but am making it stretch to twice a week and it’s made a big difference.
    xx Jenelle | http://www.inspiringwit.com

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