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How Often Do I Really Need To Wash My Hair?

Ladies, please raise your hand if you wash your hair daily?

Now, give your wrist a gentle slap if you answered “yes” – and unhand that shampoo this autumn/winter!

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Confession: I’m a newly reformed daily hair washer after my beloved hairdresser recently scolded me for the needless damage it’s doing to my fine, blonde hair. And here’s the crucial bit: we do not need to be washing our hair – or our bodies, according to a recent study, but I digress – half as often as we think we do, particularly during autumn/winter.

And it’s a sentiment espoused by hair guru, Schwarzkopf’s national technical educator, Grant Withnell (pictured), who says no matter what your hair type, we should be keeping the washing to a minimum this autumn/winter to prevent our locks from drying out too much.

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“People think they have to wash their hair every day or every second day, but this is just not the case,” Grant says. “Of course, hair types vary, but I’d advise women to lay off the hair washing in autumn/winter to better protect their hair.

“And always make sure you dry your hair before leaving the house – not only to prevent getting a cold, the combination of moisture and cold air will dry out your hair and make it brittle. Also, as much as we love the feeling of a warm shower in the middle of autumn/winter, try not to have the water too hot – this is another cause of dry, brittle hair.”

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The hair guru’s other top ways to combat autumn/winter damage to our manes is to make like a celebrity (pictured) and only use high quality hair care products. “Autumn/winter can be treacherous for hair!” Grant says.

“My best recommendation for autumn/winter hair care is to treat your tresses once a week with a deep conditioning treatment or mask. Try the Schwarzkopf Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask; it’s the best at repairing damaged hair and strengthening it from within. It also leaves your hair feeling soft and shiny.

“For an intense treatment, take some time to wrap your hair in cling wrap or a shower cap after putting on the mask. This will really allow the product to penetrate deep into the hair. Give it about 15–30 minutes.”

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And if you’re concerned about how to protect your hair colour this autumn/winter, and thereby prolong expensive salon visits, Grant says the Schwarzkopf Extra Care BB Cream is the bomb. “This is really the holy grail in hair products!” he says. “It is the ultimate multi-tasking product containing all the essential benefits you need, in order to achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy hair.

“Refreshing your hair colour is always one sure fire way to give your hair a healthy shine and keep it looking vibrant in the autumn/winter months. Warmer, mocha colours are always more popular during that time of year, but if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always try a dip-dye look with the new Schwarzkopf Brilliance Fashion Lights range.”

So, there you have it ladies. Think of all the money you’ll save on shampoo and, hopefully, salon visits, too!

Images via Hollywood Reporter, George’s Hair and Glamour

March 19, 2015

Top 5 Spring/Summer Hair Care Products

We love a top 5 at SHESAID – and here are some luxury, must-have hair care products you can’t live without with the changing seasons. Your locks will thank you for it – and you’ll have a crowning glory this spring/summer that’s the envy of all your friends.

From Paris with love: The celebrated hair care range by internationally renowned hair stylist David Mallett, who is widely considered to be the best “hair engineer” in Paris, has arrived in Australia. Australian-born Mallett launched his L’Hydration range in response to clients’ constant requests for products that add moisture without weight. Choose from a professional quality shampoo, conditioner and mask, plus the Hair Serum #DM027 (pictured) which will provide an instant conditioning effect on wet or dry hair, giving an immediate silky shine. This baby is $99, and its secret weapon is refined macadamia nut oil. For stockists, phone 02 8002 4488 or visit agencedeparfum.com.au for more information.

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Banish split ends: Say goodbye to this hair no-no thanks to organic hair care brand Pure, which has released Precious Ends, a leave-in moisturising treatment which hydrates, repairs and seals split ends for all hair types. It’s especially good for restoring hair harmed by heat styling, colouring and chemical treatments, thanks to its antioxidants and beta-carotene. Your hair will gain strength and nourishment, while feeling silky, flexible and smooth. Precious Ends is $25.95 at stockists nationally. Phone 07 3267 5511 or visit hairjamm.com for more information.

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Shine like a diamond: Get sleek, shiny and polished hair this spring/summer thanks to Juuce Hair’s new Argan Shimmer (shine spray). This baby can be mixed, blended or combined to create glamorous, smooth hair. Infused with Argan Oil, and rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, Argan Shimmer will detangle and repair hair while locking in moisture-protecting nutrients to combat flyaway/frizz caused by flat irons, chemical treatments and high humidity. Even better, it won’t weigh your hair down. Argan Shimmer is $24.95 at Price Attack stores, salons and stockists nationally. Phone 07 3267 5511 or visit hairjamm.com for more.

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Quick pick-me-up: Italian luxury hair care range Davines has released a dry cleansing mist Hair Refresher, formulated to refresh and clean all hair types without the use of water, providing hairstylists with a tool to give shape to their creative expressions. Containing natural rice powder, known for its added shine and moisturising properties, Hair Refresher will gently cleanse your hair. Light and fragrant, the dry cleansing mist can be used as a styling product for extra volume, as a special shampoo, is ideal for in-between washes, a great travelling tool, or as a quick pick-me-up. For stockists, phone 07 3267 5511 or visit hairjamm.com/davines for more information.

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She wears a mask: Got a spare four t0 eight minutes? You can’t beat the luxury and relaxation of a hair mask; I’m loving this new Pure Hair Sacred Mask treatment, which will repair and hydrate all hair types. The mask’s argan oil and shea butter will restore your hair, plus it’s non-greasy and will de-frizz your precious tresses. You can use up to twice a week then just weekly once hair condition improves. The Pure Sacred Mask is $32.95 at stockists nationally. Phone 07 3267 5511 or visit hairjamm.com for more information.

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September 3, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Fitness And Beauty Secrets

Sarah Jessica Parker has spilled the beans on her favourite beauty products and how she maintains that enviably fit body.

In an interview with the UK’s Daily Express, the actress says her best beauty tip is to “use any cream that says “elimination” in big bold letters on the jar! I swear by Garnier Ultra Lift cream. It targets wrinkles and dryness as well as being really inexpensive.”

And how does she keep that amazing mane tame?

“I like washing my hair with Bumble and Bumble’s Sunday Shampoo. It’s about the only shampoo that gives my hair that squeaky clean feeling that I had as a child. To condition, I use Kerastase Oleo-Relax Masque which isn’t cheap, but it really works on my dry, over-styled hair.”

The mother-of-three has taken a break from acting, and says being a mum is one of the best ways to maintain her killer figure – although like most women she’s feeling the effects of metabolism and age.

“I don’t think I’m in that great shape these days. I have to workout a lot harder. The body just doesn’t snap back in the way it used to when I was in my twenties!

“I try to do yoga three times a week, and my twin daughters act like arm weights.”

And it may come as a surprise that the Sex and the City star is not as into fashion as we thought!

“I never dress up that much,” she admits. “These days, I’m lucky if I go out to a friend’s house. Most of my day is spent as a mother, which requires an entirely different wardrobe.”

“Although I appreciate beautiful clothes,” she said. “I’m not into fashion as people expect me to be.”

August 5, 2013