The six most asked questions
Do you have a question for me? There is nothing more I want than a fabulous hair experience for every client every time they come to my private studio. It’s not just the great coffee I serve or the friendly, relaxed atmosphere or the pampering and indulgent treatments I offer. It’s also the chance to ask advice and tips on how to best care for your hair and the right products to use to achieve the best outcomes for you and your hair.
Here are six of the more frequent questions I am asked.
Question 1: How often should I wash my hair?
Well, this is an entirely personal choice. It really depends on your type of hair and your lifestyle. You don’t have to wash your hair every day but if you have an oily scalp then you might feel better if you do.
Frequent washing can cause colours to fade a little faster. So if you are going to wash more than once or twice a week then make sure you are using the right shampoo to protect your colour, and the correct conditioner to replace any protective oils that that are removed and to keep the hair soft and shining.
Question 2: Is it true that your hair gets used to a shampoo and you should change brands every few months?
Nope! Hair does not ‘get used’ to shampoo. It is more likely that your hair needs change over time and, particularly in the case of chemically treated hair, you may need a new recipe or formula. Our hair can often reflect our general health and changes occur naturally. I can direct you to the best products, shampoos, conditioners and masks to bring out the best in your hair. Plus, new products are being launched all the time, and some of these have amazing results. Be open to the new but you can hang on to the old favorites too.
Question 3: How can I maintain my colour between salon appointments?
Use a shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair, or check with me that your shampoo is colour safe. I only sell colour safe shampoos and conditioners so you know whatever you purchase from me will be the best for your hair. Retouching the regrowth between hair salon visits with a box hair colour is not recommended, as the chemicals can react badly to the ones already used by me and it’s a false economy for many clients, who need ‘repair’ appointments. If you find the regrowth is too much to handle or need a touch up between appointments for a special occasion then consider booking in for a mini colour it’s an inexpensive way to keep your hair colour perfect.
Question 4: I am trying to grow my hair, should I get it trimmed?
Cutting the ends of your hair doesn’t affect the follicles in your scalp and those follicles determine how fast and how much your hair grows. Hair growth depends very much on general health. The main mineral associated with hair growth is zinc so a supplement may encourage hair growth. Biotin or B7 is important for the strength of your hair so supplementing this may help if you feel your hair never gets any longer. You’ll see your regrowth coming out from the top but you won’t notice your hair getting longer because it’s too weak to support the weight of its own length. It’s also important to consume sufficient protein and not eating enough can affect hair growth. Trimming split ends can help too as if have developed split ends and even as your hair is growing, it will keep breaking off in the same spot. In this instance, a good trim promotes good hair health.
Question 5: Is blow drying your hair bad?
Heat causes damage. Blow drying causes a “flash drying” effect that not only removes the surface moisture but also removes water that is bound to the hair, which is called water of hydration. The effect of this flash drying is that the cuticles become dry, rigid and brittle. Minimize the damage by using an attachment, a nozzle and a diffuser. Adjust the heat for your hair type. Fine hair will heat more quickly, for example. Invest in salon quality blow dryer or hot iron will minimize the damage and can even add hydration to the hair.
Question 6: How can I replicate the hair salon style at home?
Firstly remember I am a professional, with years of ongoing training and it is my job to make you look fantastic! However, i understand the importance of maintaining that silky salon finish in between visits and thanks to luxury hair care tools and products such as Paul Mitchell and EVY, I am equipped to give you the perfect home care routines suitable for your hair care and lifestyle needs. My sincerest wish is for my clients to look and feel at their best at all times … great hair is a vital part of looking and feeling good.