Autumn Hair Care

Autumn Hair Care

Good for your body and your hair
Maintain your mane
If your hair is in good condition, generally it will mean you?re looking after yourself as well. Internationally acclaimed hair stylist Oscar Cullinan from Oscar Oscar Salons says a healthy lifestyle means healthy hair. ?A balanced diet (which includes a few good fats) will keep your body and hair in shape). Include food such as fish, soy, walnuts, fruit and iron rich foods, such as red meat, spinach and broccoli to give your hair a healthy finish. It is also important to drink eight glasses of water a day to hydrate the body and improve hair health.? Sounds like another reason to hang out next to the water cooler ladies!

PPS Active Treatment
With the increasing autumn chill, your hair may need a conditioning boost. Try PPS Active Treatment to resuscitate dead hair. It strengthens, improves manageability and actively repairs and penetrates into the cortex. Use as a conditioner on weak hair as a deep replenishing cream protein treatment. Also containing a UV absorber and wheat protein with real silk to act as a superb detangler. It costs $18.95 for 150g and check out for stockists.

Liv Tyler – forties glam
Roaring Forties
As we have seen from the Oscars, Forties Glam is all the rage. Liv Tyler was one who displayed a classic forties style. Her hair was clipped back to one side with curls left lightly falling over the other side of her face with loose curls clipped into a small bun at the back. The style was created using a styling wand such as the Remington Super Smooth Curl and Style. This teflon coated styling wand can create slightly tighter curls as seen on Liv. It can be found in leading department stores or electrical retailers for RRP $22.95.

Terax Luxcent Hair Pomade
To smooth her hair to one side, Liv used a touch of pomade. Terax Luxcent Hair Pomade is used by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Meg Ryan and is a lightweight styling wax designed to give form and definition. Based on the Terax hair care philosophy of restoring the natural properties of damaged hair via continuous hydration, it also promotes shine and is easily washed out, therefore there?s no excuse for a bad hair day! Terax Luxcent Hair Pomade can be found at selected salons and David Jones stores for $16 RRP.

Summer hair care tips

Summer hair care tips

Top Tip: Turn down the heat

Give your hair a break from blow drying or heated styling tools in the summer months, when hair is prone to becoming dry and brittle.

Treat: Clairol Herbal Essences Intensive Blends moisturising shampoo and Triple Conditioning System with Hawafena gives softness and manageability to dry hair. Aloe, Vitamin E and protein renew and soften. $4.19 for 200mls from supermarkets and pharmacies nationally.

Top tip: It’s a wrap!

Get a salon-like treatment at home by applying a deep conditioning treatment and wrapping your hair in a hot towel and leaving in for double time!

Treat: LC2 Moisture Repair Intensive Hair Pack is like a day spa for your hair. Wrap your hair up in the heavenly scent of vanilla and rose and luxuriate while your hair is conditioned with pure jojoba oil and panthenol. $31.50 from selected salons nationally.

Top Tip: Good things come in small packages

Pack top quality minis in your travel bag for sexy holiday hair, without the excess baggage charges!

Treat: Charles Worthington Take Aways – mini versions of the Results and Big Hair ranges including Shine Silkening Serum and Moisture Seal Glossing shampoo. $4.95 each from Priceline, Coles, Myer/Grace Bros, David Jones and selected pharmacies nationally.

Top tip: Beach hair without the sand

Get a summery, wind-swept look for your hair without setting foot in the sand. Spritz your hair with a leave-in treatment spray and you’ll be one sexy mermaid!

Treat: Check out Bb Surf Spray from New York cult brand Bumble and Bumble. $40 from Mecca Cosmetica or call 1800 007 844.

Winter Hair Care Tips

Winter hair wear

Is there no end to a girl’s hair dramas? It seems the minute we are finished with the summer humidity frizzies, that winter comes snapping at our heels bringing with it a whole new set of challenges.

Keep you hair in check this winter with these essential styling and care tips from one of the world’s leading hairdressers, Andrew Collinge.

moisturising shampoo & conditioner

Combat dryness

What most people don’t realise is that what hair really lacks in winter is moisture. Not only is the cooler winter air more drying and less humid, but we spend more time inside where heaters create a drier climate. The result – hair is dry, frizzy and loses its healthy look. Combat winter dryness with andrew collinge moisturising shampoo & conditioner. The super rich moisture balanced shampoo will cleanse and moisturise hair, whilst the rich conditioning formula of the moisturising conditioner will replenish lost moisture and re-hydrate for great condition and shine, without heaviness.

Curl up like Kate

For a head of tumbling curls like Kate Hudson, apply styling moussing gelle to towel-dried hair. Section the top half and twist into a bun at the crown. Do the same with the bottom half, securing the bun just below the top one, and allow to dry. Once dried remove pins and gently separate hair with the fingers. Scrunch through a small amount of andrew collinge shape up controlling wax for extra body and hold.

messed up moulding gum

My little pony

The ponytail is the ultimate style for winter – quick, easy and weather resistant. For a supersleek and elegant look pull hair into a low ponytail (a favourite of Jennifer Lopez) at the nape of the neck and secure. Remember texture and volume however are still the key for winter, so don’t let your ponytail hang limp. Dampen hair with water, work through a small amount of andrew collinge messed up moulding gum and use a hair dryer to create volumous tousled waves.


Hair Care tips for Winter

Chilly, ice-breaking weather is well and truly here and so are dry extremities. Avoid dry, damaged hair by getting a good deep conditioner. Get luxed up with our five of the best.

Kerastase Creme Richesse

This rich deep conditioning masque is especially formulated with UV protection and vitamins to protect against wind and sun. The only problem we found is the way you dip your hand into the jar. It makes it difficult to not take more than necessary. It gives a good result though. Available at selected pharmacies and hair salons nationally.

Clinique Dramatic Moisturising Conditioner

You wouldn’t expect anything but the best from Clinique Its Dramatic Moisture conditioner comes in a slick, almost medicinal bottle. It gives shine but leave the hair a little heavy. Better for a thick head of hair maybe. All that said, it does look great in your shower. Available at David Jones/Grace Brothers and selected pharmacies nationally.

Pure Hair Aloe Vera Conditioner

The Pure Hair range is nicely packaged and smells wickedly good. It goes on really well with a thick and rich texture. Your hair immediately feels softer and looks shinier after one use. Well worth the extra cash. Available at Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup, Glenmore Road, Paddington, Sydney, phone 02 9360 8708.

John Frieda’s Emergency Treatment

This product has a faint pleasant scent and it is really easy to apply. Your hair will definitely feel glossy and soft. Emergency Treatment is great for curly hair but also for normal hair needing extra help with those harsh winter elements. If your hair gets a bit dry and dull by the end of the day keep this product in your handbag because you can apply it on dry hair. Available at selected pharmacies and hair salons nationally

Wella Vivality Intensive Repair Mask

Okay, this is the one for dry and damaged hair. It is an intensive mask and it smells divine. All you have to do is shampoo your hair, towel- dry and then apply the mask to your hair and leave it for 5-10 minutes. We guarantee that your hair will be frizz free, shiny and luscious. Available at pharmacies and selected hair salons nationally.

Snow bunny

After a session on the slopes, some TLC is always in order: Here we get down to some post-ski pampering, so you will look like the ultra glamour snow bunny this winter.

  • Rejuvenate heavy and tired feet with Aveda Foot Relief.
  • Don’t exfoliate in the mountains because of the dry air and risk of sunburn. Only take moisturising masks. Try Dermalogica’s Moisture Mask
  • Use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream as a skin protectant. Not only great for your lips but good for hands and cheeks as well.
  • Jump into the Jacuzzi and throw in some essential oils like peppermint and lavender. You will be ready for a quick stint of partying after that.
  • World famous podiatrist and former ski instructor, Bastien Gonzalez, advises to moisturise your feet for two weeks before you even hit the Alps.
  • Bathe in Epsom salts to soothe tired muscles after a hard day skiing
  • You have to look purrfect on the slopes so head to David Jones and grab Chantecaille’s Real Skin SPF 30 compact. This will keep any shine at bay and make you look flawless even if your on-slope style is not.
  • With the stress of not having to get down a black run remember to pack L’Oreal Kerastase Dermo-Calm. This brand new hair range will ease any stressed or sensitive scalp. You’ll reach the end with all those frizzies in place.Half-yearlyclearance

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