4 Must-have hair tools

4 Must-have hair tools

At Renew, we pride ourselves on our legacy of amazing colour for amazing people. Through our extensive ranges and variety of shades, we’ve helped individuals embrace a new look and a confidence boost. Great colour aside, there are definitely a few hair tools that can help you have a good hair day every day. Whether you use them before work each day or for those big events, they play a part in many occasions, big and small. From old favourites like hair dryers to flat irons and even a few new inventions, here are the hair tools that many swear are worth the investment. On the straight and narrow A hair straightener, otherwise known as a flat iron, is one of those helpful hair tools that many of us rely on daily. Some choose to iron their entire head of hair, whilst others just use it to tame those pesky flyaway strands. Either way, if you invest in a decent one, it will last you several years. It’s also a great way for those with naturally curly hair to change things up every now and then. If you’ve got patience and some nimble hands, you can even use your hair iron to create beautiful waves and curls. We suggest choosing one with numerous heat settings so that you don’t unknowingly damage your hair. Look for ones with new technologies and coatings that protect the hair from the harsh temperatures. An added bonus is one that will switch the iron off if you’ve accidentally left it on and gone out… whoops. It’s one of the perfect tools for short hair...
What Hollywood Teaches Us About Hairstyles For Round Face Shapes

What Hollywood Teaches Us About Hairstyles For Round Face Shapes

Have you ever attempted a hairstyle as seen on a celeb, only to be disappointed with the end results? Whether you know it or not, your face shape would have had something to do with it. The texture of your hair would have been a likely factor as well. It’s why we suggest choosing cuts and shades that suit your hair type, skin tone and face shape. For those with a round face, it can be tough to pick the right styles… until now. From embracing mulberry coloured hair to adding a fringe and even saying no to layers, Hollywood often teaches us how to approach more rounded face shapes. Before we get started, it’s important to discuss why this shape is tricky to begin with. For starters, those with a round face usually want to hide or reduce the appearance of their cheeks. We’re not quite sure why though, seeing as a fuller face creates a more youthful appearance. As a result of this preference, the styles that tend to suit this shape are those that are straight and sleek. Be warned, this doesn’t include looks that appear flat or stuck to your face. This won’t do you any justice at all. Now that that’s out of the way, here are a few hair lessons we’ve learned from Hollywood regarding a round face shape. Try new shades. We must admit, this one isn’t only for those with a rounded face. It’s for anyone who wants to change up their look and enhance their face shape. An interesting colour can add new dimensions to your facial features. Take this...
Beat that summer frizz with these tips

Beat that summer frizz with these tips

Whether you choose blonde, black, brunette or red hair dye, summer frizz is a major hair problem and something you might need to contend with during summer. As temperatures rise and humidity starts to climb, your hair starts to take a beating. Whilst hair colour trends for 2018 are important, hair care tips are too. It’s why we’ve put together our list of tips for fighting that summertime fuzz. No matter your chosen hair colour ideas, here are the ways that you can avoid that dreaded f-word. For starters, we suggest rinsing with cold water whenever you wash your hair. Not only is this nice and cooling on warmer days but it helps seal the hair cuticle. This will prevent any frizzing and enhance the shine that we’re all after. If you’re a fan of red hair dye like our Wild Fire Renew Perfect Colour, rinsing your hair with carbonated water (soda water) will also help. This is because red hair has a tendency to give into humidity worse than other shades. The low pH level of the soda water will help beat fuzzy hair. Hooray! Using conditioner regularly will help you lock in that necessary moisture. Most of the time, hair can get static because it is dry and lacking in the hydration department. By using a conditioner when you shampoo, you can help add extra nourishment that your tresses really need. Using one with added protein will also benefit in the strength and shine department. Every pack of Renew hair dye come with Aloe and Milk Protein Conditioner to help you lock in added nourishment and your...
4 Hair mistakes that make you look older

4 Hair mistakes that make you look older

Are you guilty of any of these hair mistakes? It’s okay if you are and it’s not too late to change things. Whilst we normally focus on hair colour trends for 2018 and beyond, we like to draw attention to some of the pitfalls of hair care. How many hair mistakes would you be guilty of? Keep reading to find out. Few of us care to admit to hair mistakes because we often choose hairstyles and hair colour ideas that make us look younger. Whether you’re choosing a silver hair dye to keep up with the trends or a sleek new cut to freshen up your features, there are several ways to stay youthful. There are however a few ways that we unintentionally sabotage our look with mistakes that leave us looking worse for wear. 1. You neglect those colour touch-ups Whether you choose a salon or prefer to do it yourself, skipping touch-ups is a sure way to make you look older. This is because your colour becomes dull and your regrowth starts to show. It’s especially true if you’re struggling to keep the dreaded greys at bay. A great way to counteract this is a silver hair dye. It’s trending right now and it will help your greys blend right in, therefore we have amazing options like our Classic Pearl from the Renew Perfect Colour range. 2. You abuse the heat Dry brittle hair can really age you, so it’s no surprise that you’re doing yourself a major injustice by using too much heat when you style your hair. Many of us rely on our hairdryers and flat irons...
Celebrities rocking blue green hair dye

Celebrities rocking blue green hair dye

When it comes to doing it yourself hair colour, blue-green hair dye has been top of the list for those brave enough to embrace brighter shades. Thanks to our #BoldAsNature campaign and our Ocean Burst colour, we’ve seen more and more South Africans bringing colour to their hair than ever before. So we’re excited to share a few ideas bursting with possibility and vibrancy.   Thanks to our favourite names in movies, TV and music, we’ve got more than enough hairspiration to share with our fans. If you’re looking for a few ways that you can make blue-green hair dye your own, here are some trendy hair colour ideas to end the year off with a bang. Green is golden! Gone are the days where green hair meant that you’d spent too long in the pool with blonde locs. Here are our top picks where the grass and hair really are greener on the other side. Kylie JennerShe’s no stranger to the brightest hair out there but we’ve got to say, we love her with green tresses. From pale mint to pistachio and even a dark shade of forest green, Kylie has rocked more than a few variations of green hair. In the look below she makes this hair appear ultra-chic thanks to a straight and sleek finish. Her simple makeup also allows for her hair to claim the spotlight.Image from: instagram.com Nicki MinajYes, we know that Nicki isn’t afraid to shake things up and shock us. Normally, her interesting choices of hair and fashion are to be expected. We love how she’s added a flash of green to...
Trending pink hair you need to try right now.

Trending pink hair you need to try right now.

“You need to try trending pink hair at least once in your life” Pink hair is one of the biggest trends in celebville. But not all pinks are created equal. These days you can make your choice from bubblegum to watermelon or the popular snake person pink. Pink can go from being a soothing girly colour to a bold shade, depending on how it’s applied. One thing we can agree on is that pink is here to stay. Not sure you know enough about your pinks? Then let our trending pink hair guide bring you up to speed. Pink Pony Always wanted to look like a Disney princess? Then take a leaf out of Gigi Hadid’s book, and get a multi-coloured high pony. Don’t be afraid to play with hot pink, rose gold and light pink hair colour to get this glam look. Rose Gold High Pony Hailey Bieber doesn’t play it safe with these Rose gold highlights, so neither should you. Keep your roots dark and be your very own #HairGoals. Candy Floss Waves Pixie Lott’s take on this 1940s inspired lob wave is Insta-worthy. This candy floss shade works well with natural makeup. Bubblegum Dreams Katy Perry’s been transitioning to this shade for months, and she’s finally got it. She’s gone from brunette to redhead to blonde, and now she’s sporting a dusty pink meets lavender colour. Bobs and curls are definitely on trend and this shade is a great way to take this look from the 70s to 2018. The Pinkest Of Them All This list wouldn’t be complete with the queen of P!nk herself. Her voice and stage...