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Jet Set Hair Care Essentials

A long-haul flight can mean that your hair can really take a turn for the worst. The texture can change, humidity is never a good thing and it can just feel flat and lifeless. Make sure you have the following products in your carry-on luggage to give your hair a spruce before heading off on your next adventure.

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Volumising shampoo

Before stepping foot on the plane, make sure your hair has been freshly washed and dried. Don’t apply too much product at the roots since it can make the follicle feel sticky and oily. Use a volumising shampoo to give the illusion of extra body without getting a professional blow-dry.

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Malin + Goetz Peppermint Shampoo, $26

Frizz

Eliminate frizz by keeping a finishing spray in your handbag at all times. This is an essential in warmer climates since the hot air almost always ruins a slicked-back hairstyle.

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Joico Humidity Blocker Finishing Spray, $25.95

Dry shampoo

A can of dry shampoo is a must-have for saving hair that is starting to feel oily around the roots. Simply give it a quick spritz and make sure to comb it out to get rid of any white residue.

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Soap & Glory Glad Hair Dry Shampoo, $10

Headbands

To keep any bangs or layers away from your face, make sure you have a soft headband packed in your carry-on luggage. Keeping your hair down on a long-haul flight is just impossible, especially if it’s constantly in your face.

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Lady Jayne Headband, $8.99

Sea salt spray

Who knew that sea salt spray could be so versatile? Simply spritz it into your ends and scrunch up the hair for extra volume and texture.

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Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $35

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July 5, 2015

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Looking to add a little body and bounce in your flat, lifeless hair? Dry shampoo can be used in many different ways other than keeping hair fresh until that next scheduled wash and blow-dry. If you suffer from chronic flat-hair, try using a few of our favourite products the next time you want some instant texture.

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Percy and Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo, $24

As one of leading hair salons in the United Kingdom, Percy and Reed have formulated the perfect dry shampoo for those who want perfect hair all day long. The dry shampoo won’t have your hair feeling weighed down, and you don’t get the terrible white cast of a traditional formula.

Their entire haircare line will also be stocked in Sephora once it opens it’s doors at Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall in December!

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

A Beautiful Lie All Nighter Styling Powder, $22

The ultimate natural styling product which is packed with vitamins and minerals specifically formulated to soothe both dry and oily hair. The powder will quickly absorb any excess oil on both the scalp and ends without drying it out.

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Polished London Dry Shampoo Bonny Blonde, $4.95

Available in colours which suit blonde, brunette, and even red hair, this dry shampoo is fragrance-free, and won’t have your hair feeling crunchy. Simply spritz into the roots of your hair, and the colour will match with your hair type – super quick and easy!

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

Cedel Dry Shampoo, $8.99

The waterless, concentrated formula is perfect for women who are constantly on-the-go, and want to freshen up their hair. All you have to do is lift the hair and apply directly onto roots before styling and heading out the door. The fresh smell is pleasant and will remove any excess oil or dirt from your scalp. Keep a can in your handbag to make sure your hair is looking voluminous all day long!

The Best Dry Shampoo For Textured Hair

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November 4, 2014

Haircare Tips For Redheads

Do you have naturally red or red coloured hair? Then you would know of the struggles that redheads have with maintaining their colour and shine on an everyday basis. Just like any other colour, redheads need to pay attention to their hair, especially in the warmer months of the year when chlorine and sea water can cause damage to the quality of colour.

Follow just some of our tips and tricks to make your hair look bright and silky all year-round.

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Coconut oil

This inexpensive balm can be used for cooking, skincare, and even for your hair! Packed with loads of vitamins and minerals, you can apply raw coconut oil to your hair as a leave-in conditioner, run it through your ends, and even use as a hair mask. The fantastic thing is that you buy coconut oil almost anywhere, and the smell is pleasant so you’ll never get sick of using it!

Air dry

Sometimes heat or styling products can be the end of red hair since they not only burn the delicate ends, but can also deteriorate the colour. If you are going to dry your hair, make sure to use an oil or serum and apply it at the ends. Otherwise, it’s always a good idea to give your hair a break and let it air-dry a few times a week.

Sulfate-free

The sulfates which are found in most traditional shampoos can be a death sentence to freshly coloured red hair. Sulfates can also irritate sensitive skin, cause a flaky scalp, and even make hair colour seem dull and lifeless. Instead, you want to stick to specialised shampoos that are packed with hair-loving nutrients which won’t cause your ends to break or become brittle.

Stay out of the sun

Or just wear a wide-brimmed hat! You’ll find that red colour-treated hair can usually go lighter, or even blonde after prolonged periods of time in the sun. If this happens to you, use a hair mask at least once a week to lock-in moisture and keep your hair feeling hydrated.

Cold water

To keep your colour lasting longer, only wash your hair in cold water. Now this seems a little excessive (the thought of cold showers, that is), but it’s actually really quick and easy. All you need to do is rinse your hair with cold water just before stepping out of the shower.

This is also recommended to all women with colour-treated hair – it will make your shade last longer without another salon touch-up.

Dry shampoo

Don’t wash your hair every single day – if you do, it isn’t guaranteed that your colour will last long. Instead, use a dry shampoo the moment you can feel your hair getting a little bit greasy. Simply spray a small section of hair (usually at the roots), then massage well to avoid any white patches due to the formula. Not only will it make your hair look nice and clean, but will also give some much needed volume to sad hair.

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October 12, 2014

Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe

Forget about wasting those empty dollars on dry shampoo which does nothing but leave your hair feeling oily and greasy. Make your own homemade dry shampoo with ingredients straight from the pantry, to keep hair looking clean and voluminous.

Ingredients

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 tablespoon baking soda

2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)

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Instructions

Light hair

1. If you have extremely light hair, it is best to use the recipe without cocoa powder. This could stain your hair if it’s light blonde, or extremely prone to breakage.

2. Combine the cornstarch and baking soda into a container, and shake well. Keep it as long as you want – this recipe will last for months if stored in an airtight container.

Dark hair

1. Mix the cornstarch, baking soda and cocoa powder in a small bowl then use directly onto your hair. The added cocoa powder will also make your hair smell super-sweet!

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August 27, 2014