Hair hacks for new mums

Becoming a mum for the first time is one of the most transformative times in your life but it doesn’t mean your hair has to suffer. In the first year of being a mum, I was all about making sure my beauty regime worked smart, not hard. Even though I didn’t leave the house, er, most days, I still wanted to look good because that was part of what made me feel good.

Because you’ll be knee deep in nappies and bottles for at least the first year, I’ve come up with the ultimate list of hair tips for busy mums. From easy hairstyles to the best hair colour to have when convenience becomes your motto in life.

  • Take a French girl approach and go for a stylish but disheveled look. Wash your hair every second day or if you’re brave enough, every third day. Embrace what I like to call a miracle worker, dry shampoo, on the days when your hair starts to look oily.
  • Instead of spending hours fighting your curls, enhance them with a specialised curling product. After washing your hair, comb it with a wide-tooth comb and apply a leave-in cream that smoothes out frizz but still allows for natural movement.
  • Ditch the curling iron, and plait or braid your hair, before you hit the sack. When you wake up not only will you have an instant style but you’ve saved your hair from any heat styling.
  • Flattering on any face shape or type of hair, the lob is the perfect length for busy mums. It doesn’t take long to dry or style and is still long enough to slick back into a pony or low bun.
  • Root stretching was made for busy mums! It’s a simple way to colour your hair when you can’t keep up with regrowth. The hairdresser will use a hair colour similar to your natural tone and will blend the colour out from the roots, instead of painting a solid line of colour from the roots down to the ends.

Hair Extensions by Showpony

What women want? Perfectly-proud brows, toned legs and mermaid hair. Sadly, we might not easily achieve the first two, but the mermaid hair!!!! Well it’s time to tick that off your bucket list with some Showpony extensions.

Some of you may have seen some seriously terrible hair extensions in your time, and might be a little nervous about getting extensions put in. But don’t fear the team at Twisted Desire are experts.

They use Showpony Hair Extensions, what sets Showpony apart from others is the amazing hair quality. The quality creates an ‘extension of your own natural hair’ rather then ‘hair extensions.’ It creates a more glamorous and beautiful version of your own hair, appearing extra-ordinary from day to day.

Extensions are a commitment. You can’t just get up in the morning and look like you have just stepped out of a Disney movie. They require styling, and for you to sleep in plaits. But, Showpony extensions are seriously amazing, and will totally transform your look.

Have you ever considered getting extensions? It is just amazing what a bit of extra hair can do.

Walk out of our salon with a spring in your step, and swoosh in your hair.

Devote this month to loving yourself more

When it comes to close relationships, by now we’ve probably got this whole “best friend” thing down pat. We give them a confidence boost when they don’t feel their best. We’re supportive of them when they fail at something. We encourage them when they’re unsure of taking on new challenges. We’re an all-around uplifting influence in their lives.

These positive behaviors toward our friends are probably as natural as breathing. So why is it so hard to do this for ourselves?

We rarely give ourselves the credit we deserve — despite the fact that a plethora of research shows that if we treat ourselves with the same kindness we use on others, we’d live healthier and happier lives. Isn’t it about time we turn that around?

Great Hair at any Age

While an edgy crop is flattering while you’re in your 20s, the same style may not translate as well as you get older – but that doesn’t mean you should forgo hair trends altogether once you reach your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.

Looking to stars like Taylor Swift, Minka Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Demi Moore for inspiration, we rounded up 6 of the most flattering looks for every age. So, whether you want to try out this season’s must-have cut or combat 50 different shades of gray, we have you covered!

Current Trends

Is your hair ‘stuck’ in a decade past? Let these current trends inspire you.

Did you know that the team at Twisted Desire go though regular trainng on all the upcoming cat walk trends and learn how to translate them into everyday wear.

Mila Kunis Got Her Shortest Haircut Ever And We’re Obsessed

Ever since Mila Kunis was first introduced to us as Jackie on That 70s Show, the Ukrainian beauty has boasted envy-inducing long locks. That all changed when she stepped out this past June in the popular bob. Then in September, her hairstylist posted a photo of her on Instagram with her hair looking slightly longer and we almost loved it even more.

But today, that same stylist took to Instagram again to show her most stunning look yet: A ’60s-inspired asymmetrical bob that’s slightly shorter in the back and longer in the front. If it’s possible, we love this one the most.

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Party Season

When it comes to getting your hairstyle just right for your special evening, with so many gorgeous ideas trending on Pinterest this year, the only problem we can possibly imagine anybody having is deciding which look to settle on for the night!

This year’s formal hairstyles are natural, loose, a little messy, and with plenty of volume. Any kind of braiding is in and stylish buns too. Look amazing with some Showpony Extensions for long, voluminous and flowing hair.

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5 Minute Hair

We all need to have a couple of mega-fast ways to dress up our hair on the fly. The holidays are around the corner, you can use these gems to create your holiday look.

4 Ideas for taking your hair from zero to hero in 5 min or less, without heat styling tools.

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BOOM, HAIRY SPONGES

Deep down, we all secretly long for that coveted hairstyle that stops traffic with a confident and strategic flick. Work it. But why stop there?

Let’s aim for one better and flaunt the hair that can act as an ecological warrior too. They’re called hair booms, and they’re being created to clean up oil spills around the world. That’s right, your hair can help protect the ocean.

Sustainable Salons Australia (SSA) is preparing a stockpile of these hairy sponges to send to the Great Barrier Reef, in case there’s an oil spill. Hopefully this day will never pass, but SSA member salons are collecting hair clippings for booms, just to be safe.

Twisted Desire is registered with SSA, take pride in the fact that your hair is being collected to protect our oceans.

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Change Your Perception Of Hair Extensions

What women want? Perfectly-proud brows, toned legs and mermaid hair. Sadly, we might not easily achieve the first two, but the mermaid hair!!!! Well it’s time to tick that off your bucket list with some Showpony extensions.

Some of you may have seen some seriously terrible hair extensions in your time, and might be a little nervous about getting extensions put in. But don’t fear the team at Twisted Desire are experts.

They use Showpony Hair Extensions, what sets Showpony apart from others is the amazing hair quality. The quality creates an ‘extension of your own natural hair’ rather then ‘hair extensions.’ It creates a more glamorous and beautiful version of your own hair, appearing extra-ordinary from day to day.

Extensions are a commitment. You can’t just get up in the morning and look like you have just stepped out of a Disney movie. They require styling, and for you to sleep in plaits. But, Showpony extensions are seriously amazing, and will totally transform your look.

Have you ever considered getting extensions?  It is just amazing what a bit of extra hair can do.

Walk out of our salon with a spring in your step, and swoosh in your hair.