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Change of Season

During winter months the air is drier and your hair may lack the moisture it needs. You may find that washing your hair less frequently and switching to an extra-moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Increasing the frequency of a deep conditioner may also help alleviate dryness, delivering the moisture your hair craves.

In addition to changing the products you use, it’s also time to rethink hairstyles. Loose strands blowing around won’t just get tangled, the wind will also strip it of its natural oils. In order to prevent damage, you should tie your hair back. Pulling hair back will protect its color—which can fade from the wind and sun—and prevent split ends. Charlize Theron constantly wears her hair off her face and her color is amazing. You can also apply a moisturising hair oil to the ends and you’ll get a lengthy conditioning treatment.

This ultra light mask of Moroccanoil’s Restorative Hair Mask contains ingredients that will replenish moisture in all hair types and textures. It contains fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins A and E (to protect hair against free radical damage), argan oil, and smells like coconuts

”I WOKE UP LIKE THIS”

EASY STEPS TO CHIC BEDHEAD

With its casual waves and sexy messiness, tousled bedhead hair looks chic, effortless, and low-maintenance.

But not all of us are genetically blessed with the perfect thick hair that allows us to roll out of bed with a perfectly mussed bedhead. Here are some tips on how to pull off bedhead.

1. Wash your hair before you go to bed. Time it so you can hit the pillow when your hair is about 90% air-dried.

2. While you’re waiting for it to dry, apply product. Run a mousse through your hair while it’s still damp; it’ll help smooth unruly strands and tame the frizz.

3. Then, smooth out with a detangling brush. If you skip this step, you risk waking up with a tangled bird’s nest.

EXTEND YOUR BLOWDRY

IN 3 STEPS

Everyone loves getting a blowdry.  Of course, blowdrys tend to devolve at a certain point – roots get oily, on the second-or-third-day hair starts to look dull. No worries, here are three foolproof steps for extending your blowdry!

1. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver, not only because it controls oil and buildup between shampoos, but because it gives hair body at the root (simply apply, flip hair over, and massage into your scalp), leaving hair fresh, clean, and lushly tousled.

2. Hair fragrance, it’s a sad fact that hair can carry the scent of whatever it’s exposed to. Nothing freshens an aging blowdry like our Evo shine spray called ‘Love Touch’. Not only does this lightweight, faintly-scented mist smell like watermelon and starburst lollies in a bottle, it also manages to fight frizz and strand static.

3. Satin pillowcase. After the second day, your blowout can look a bit blah and shine-free and when hairs rub up against the rough cotton fibers in your pillowcase, it can result in an ever duller-looking finish. Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase, instead—the shiny surface helps hair retain its natural oils and look glossier than ever.

IN A HURRY? SKIP THE BLOW DRYER

AIR-DRIED HAIRSTYLING IDEAS

Of all the things on your list in the morning, I have to say blow-drying your hair is probably not at the top. Not-fully-awake and holding something mildly heavy and noisy over my head for five to ten minutes and there’s always that one spot you didn’t dry well enough.

How about a few ways to style your hair without having to blow-dry it.

1. Do the bun! When you are in a hurry, there is nothing that seems as chic as a bun. Starting with towel-dried hair, comb your hair back into a slick tight high or low ponytail.  Once secured with a ponytail holder, twist the hair around itself into an effortless, clean bun.

2. Air-dried waves, it’s all about product choice, application, and timing. It’s important that you apply plenty of product when the hair is gently towel-dried. Try applying a cream wax first, sectioning the hair in different-shaped and sized sections, and twisting the sections. Once the whole head has been twisted, mist a salt spray over the top.

3. Braids are versatile, quick and easy. Keep damp hair braided until dry and untie them for shiny, kinky waves, or keep them in place and out of the way all day. Play with parting hair in different places and angles.

How much does it actually cost to go blonde?

I am excited by the number of twisted sisters going blonde or blonder this year, it has really been brightening up around here.

This process takes dedication, commitment and a budget.  As we lighten your hair, our priority is the strength and integrity of each hair strand.  It is important that you are patient with the blonding process, both in salon and between  visits.

You can never rush a good blonde! If you and your stylist have a #hairgoal we will walk you through each step and give you a quote every visit. Blonde is not for the fainthearted, it will be costly to take dark hair light, but the results will be head turning and less costly once you’ve reached your goal, and you will just need a regrowth touch up.

A deep conditioning mask at home, is a must,  to drench your lightened locks with nutrients between salon visits, this will keep your blonde hair sparkling.

Regardless of your New Year resolutions, there is always room for one more promise to yourself – and your hair.  Make sure you make a commitment to your hair.

1. In With the New, Out With the Old

Everybody has styling products, hairbrushes, accessories and tools that have been cluttering up their vanity or sink, drawers and counter space.

Throw away the products with expired dates, give away or throw away products and accessories that you don’t use and if your tools are old, toss them out.

2. I Will Make Maintenance a Priority

Commit yourself to your 6-week trims, your color touch-ups, deep conditioning treatments and hair masks. You will notice the difference and so will everybody else, and hair compliments always feel pretty good!

3. I Will Try New Hairstyles and Accessories

We browse the web and magazines for new hairstyles but then the time comes to actually style our hair and we stick with our go-to style.

Commit yourself to trying new hairstyles and accessories. Try a sparkly headband at the office or bejeweled bobby pins for brunch.

4. I’ll Beat My Flaws and Love My Hair

This is the year that you stop fighting your natural hair and start loving your hair.

There is a solution to every problem; some times it just takes some practice and product to get the hairstyle that works for you.

5. I Will Be Brave and Bold

Have you been dreaming about a long bob? Or perhaps a curly hairstyle or going red? This is the year that you stop hesitating over ‘should I or shouldn’t I’ and go for it.

All of your hair decisions should be made on sound research. To help you navigate the best cut or color for your New Year new look you can chat to us.

Beach maintenance

Always take a leave-in conditioner to the beach and use it frequently, especially after swimming, make sure it has UVA
and UVB filters to protect your hair from both types of UV rays. It’s just like sunscreen for hair without the greasiness.

How to: Beach Waves, take your hair from beach to cocktails in 4 easy steps:

1. After going to the beach, rinse the hair of salt water leaving just a little residue in the hair.

2. Spray a generous amount of leave-in conditioner.

3. Wrap the hair into a very loose bun, tucking the sides behind the ears.

4. Leave for approximately 20 minutes, then undo the bun and lightly shake for perfect beach curls.

Hair envy is a condition as old as time, women through the centuries have been envying their neighbour’s glorious texture.

But who could fault straight-haired ladies for wanting a divine halo of silky curls?  In fact, according to a survey by L’Oreal Paris, 80% of women crave waves.

Expert tips to a bouncy, soft and touchable head of gorgeous waves:

1.  Mousse

You need a styling product that encourages the curl and holds the set.  Mousse thickens the cuticle and alters the texture slightly, so hair responds better to heat. Use a palm-sized amount for you whole head, more if you hair is long.

2.  Application

The best time to use a curl product is when your hair is towel dried and at least 70% wet.  The water helps distribute it evenly from the roots to tips, so curls dry uniformly.

3.  Don’t miss a spot

Curling sections underneath will bolster the ones on top.  If you have fine hair, you have to curl the whole head with a small iron to get it to wave.  Allow the bottom layers to cool before you do the top.

4.  Heat

Adequate heat makes all the difference between soft, shapely curls and sad, droopy ones.  Remember thick hair requires higher temperatures (180 degrees Celsius), while thin hair responds to a lower heat setting (less than 150 degrees Celsius).  To avoid excessive damage to your hair, always use a heat protectant first.

5.  The weather

If it’s humid and raining, don’t even bother curling your hair, save the curls for a night out instead!

Richelle Frith offers cosmetic injectables at Twisted Desire every month.  We have received such a great interest and take-up from our Twisted Sisters out there (have you not noticed these gorgeous woman out there, looking a bit younger ☺)

Richelle and her business partner, Dr Kate Howson, have 18 years combined experience in the cosmetic injectables industry.

They are trained in all the latest advancements and technology available, therefore can offer you the latest treatments and highest level of service.

Here’s how it works

Restylane dermal fillers are injected under the skin’s surface to fill out lines and wrinkles and to restore facial contours and asymmetries.

As we age skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, this causes lines and wrinkles.  Our bones, muscles and fat pads also change, affecting our facial shape and volume.

Restylane dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and combined with a unique stabilisation process called NASHA* technology and are designed to resemble your body’s own natural hyaluronic acid and add volume to enhance facial contours, restoring your natural and youthful appearance

Got a couple of questions that need answering?

Thought so….that’s why we have brought them to you.  Check out the most googled beauty questions from a couple of countries.

France –When does makeup expire?

Play it extra safe with anything that goes on or around the eye,  toss mascara, liquid eyeliners, and concealers after three months.  Anything liquid, from skin creams to makeup, should be trashed after a year (or as soon as it separates), while powder and shadow can stay fresh for up to two years and sanitize brushes and tools weekly.

Brazil – How often to shampoo hair?

Women with a lot of sebum production benefit from daily cleansing. Drier hair types can do with as little as once a week.

Australia – Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?

Water causes strands to swell; over time, this could weaken hair from the inside out.  The healthiest option, if not the speediest, is to dry on the lowest heat setting, with the dryer held at least six inches away from the head.

IndiaWhich vitamins are good for hair & skin?

Load up on vitamin C, which supports collagen production, as well as on omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, improve elasticity, and help the skin maintain hydration. Antioxidant-rich foods—think berries and veggies such as beans, artichokes, and russet potatoes—reduce free-radical stress in the body as well as the skin. Both Zinc and B complex vitamins, are excellent hair helpers that up shine, reduce breakage, and increase moisture retention and vitamin E gives an extra boost to strands too.

United Arab Emirates What are makeup basics every girl should have?

Products that do double duty are heroes, go-to minimal essentials are a cheek/lip tint, an ultra blendable concealer that can double as a foundation, a smudgy  pencil that can create a fine line or a smoky eye, plus a mascara. Then add your personal preferences, such as a highlighter for more glow or a brow pencil for arch definition.