Itchy Scalp? Could it be a seasonal flare up?

After being in the hair industry for over 20 years I’ve seen it time and time again where an itchy scalp occurs for many people a few times a year, most commonly around the change of the seasons. Why is this? There are a few factors: Water temperature when shampooing Change in outdoor/sporting activities that either change our exposure to … Read More

Hair breakage: common causes and solutions

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Is your hair snapping/breaking or do you have split ends galore? There are several things that cause hair to break. Some people may even think their hair is actually falling out because it can occur close to the scalp and on a large scale, dependant on the cause. Identifying if it’s falling out at the root or if it’s breaking … Read More

Didn’t quite get the hair you wanted last time you went to the salon?

Going to the salon should be a beautiful experience for everyone involved. The client sitting in the chair should feel welcome and listened to and the stylist/colourist should enjoy providing their client with a finished result that empowers them both! There is definitely an art to communicating from in or behind the salon chair. Too often I hear clients tell … Read More

PARALLEL IMPORTS, KNOCK OFF’S AND CHEAPER RANGES from the same brands – everything the big brands don’t want you to know about your cosmetics, including hair care!!!

I have been in cosmetic manufacturing for 23 years and no matter what you’ve been told this is what I know to be FACT! When the same product from the same brand shows up in different types of retailers (professional, supermarket or pharmacy) it is more than likely it’s the EXACT SAME product! Major manufacturers usually manufacture within the same … Read More

Long hair in 10 easy steps

I often hear women complain their hair doesn’t grow. I’m here to tell you, that unless you have some extreme medical condition your hair most definitely does grow! However, it may be that your hair is breaking off before you get any real length making it appear as if your hair never gets any longer. Here are 10 ways to … Read More

You’re probably shampooing your hair the wrong way!!!

Did you know, you don’t actually need to shampoo your hair? However, it is vital that you clean your scalp! If your scalp is not regularly cleaned, oil builds up leading to an accumulation of dirt and bacteria. Leaving this combination of oil/dirt/bacteria on the delicate skin of your scalp for prolonged periods can cause sores, infection and hair loss. … Read More

Does hair “get used to” a certain shampoo?

The quick answer is no – if you’re still getting the results you want from your shampoo then keep using it!   However, what should be happening (particularly if you’re using professional shampoo and not doing anything too drastic* to your hair) is that your hair should be improving over time with use of a good shampoo. If this is … Read More

Why you MUST use Conditioner (or a treatment)

Here’s what’s going to happen if you don’t: Dry hair Dull hair that lacks shine Hair tangles easily Hair breaks easily Colour fades quickly Hair that appears to not grow or grows slowly (often we can think our hair isn’t growing when in fact it is but because of poor strength it snaps/breaks off easily and the length of our … Read More

Why shampooing twice isn’t a money-making myth!

If it’s one thing that continually comes up in conversation when clients are having hair/scalp issues it’s that I recommend shampooing twice each time you wash your hair. This invariably causes a surprised reaction followed by the question “Really?”, yes really! I promise you it’s necessary! I’m not just saying it to make more money – truly! I just want … Read More