How To: Disguise Thinning Hair

How To: Disguise Thinning Hair

Our childhood memories of fairytales, are filled with stories of princesses boasting golden, luscious locks, stay with us even in to adulthood. Flip open a magazine and you’ll see gorgeous models with healthy, long hair adorning each page, but how do you feel about your hair when you look in the mirror? While those fairytale memories remain strong, current fashion trends have enabled us to break the princess stereotype, with colour, curls and individual styles coming to the fore as unique expressions of personal style. The fear of thinning hair makes many of us want to chuck in the towel on our hair dreams, but we don’t need to anymore. Stress Ageing Genetics Medication Hormones Thyroid disorders “Hair, like skin, ages,” says hairstylist Julien Farel, owner of the eponymous salons in New York City. “The scalp produces fewer hairs as we age, and the strands themselves get thinner.” Permanent solutions, including hair transplants and laser therapy, are good long-term solutions, but there is often an awkward phase in between treatments and healing. One of the easiest ways to create the illusion of thicker hair is to cut it shorter, and add strategic layers. Adding layers throughout the hair creates lift, volume and movement. “Shorter hair tends to look healthier and have more volume, because it’s not weighed down by extra inches”, says Edward Tricomi, the New York City-based master stylist and cofounder of Warren-Tricomi Salons. George Papanikolas, a hairstylist that works at both Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles and Rita Hazan Salon in New York City, says, “Layers add volume too, ask that the layers be concentrated near...
How To Reduce Hair Damage Cause By Hair Styling

How To Reduce Hair Damage Cause By Hair Styling

We’re all in a serious relationship with some kind of hair styling tool. Our blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners have become invaluable resources when it comes to keeping our manes under control. All that heat causes a lot of damage and while going heat free is the best way to combat the problem, it’s not always possible. Luckily, with a few hair care tips you won’t need to break up with your favourite hair styling tool. Know your hair – You need to know what kind of temperature your specific hair type can tolerate. Thinner or chemically treated hair is more inclined to heat damage than thicker, curlier hair. Most styling tools these days have a heat setting so that you don’t have to use full on seething heat Keep your hair in good condition – Making sure your locks are strong and healthy gives them a fighting chance going up against the heat. Your hair will also style a lot better and you will achieve better results from your hair tools if you’ve been deep conditioning it regularly. Protect yourself – You wouldn’t leave your skin exposed to the elements, think of heat protection products like sunscreen for your hair. In fact, most contain some kind of UV filter too. A serum works well with blow drying while a spray works out better if you’re into flat irons and curling. Heat protection products usually boast other benefits like controlling frizz or adding shine, look for one that suits your hair needs. “To curl or straighten your hair quicker, preheat your iron to a high enough temperature for...
Hair Colour Hacks You Need To Know

Hair Colour Hacks You Need To Know

No matter how many times you have dyed your own hair, home hair colour often seems too daunting to attempt! Not only do Renew’s range of vibrant colours give you loads of looks to choose from, but they also make dyeing your own hair easier than you think! Whether it’s black, blonde, brunette, or even red hair colour, up your home hair colour ante with these hacks: Don’t skip the strand test – As insignificant as it may seem the strand test could help prevent you from making a major hair mistake. If you’re trying out a totally new colour that differs greatly to your current one, it’s wise to do the strand test underneath the bulk of your hair. Dress for the occasion – We’re talking old robes and button down shirts that you can mess dye on without panicking messes happen – especially when you are colouring your hair. So don’t risk it! Reach for the jelly – the petroleum jelly that is! A layer of Vaseline around your hairline, neck, and ears will help to prevent your skin from taking on the colour of your hair dye. Look, we’ve all been there. We just wish we had learned this one sooner! Play doctor – Lay all your “tools” out before you start, this will allow you to focus on the task at hand, rather than running around trying to find that pesky brush, clip or comb you swear was in your dressing table drawer… For best results, start at the top! – Your roots need more colour, so it’s always best to begin there and work...
Champagne Blonde: Shine this Summer

Champagne Blonde: Shine this Summer

I am unapologetic about loving a little luxury. For instance, if I want to wear perfume to bed – I do it, no questions asked. And I truly believe that I don’t need a special occasion to drink champagne, I’ve been known to pop a bottle purely because I felt like it. So it comes as no surprise that my heart was stolen by the Champagne Hair Colour Trend. Say what now? Champagne hair? Yes, it’s a thing! Champagne coloured hair is pretty much dark blonde’s shiny sister. Its gold tones will make you look and feel like the queen that you are! This colour works well with ombré, as the lighter ends blend into the gold tones effortlessly. This colour is incredibly versatile and has been spotted on celebs like Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevigne. Champagne is a very natural look, and doesn’t require as much maintenance as bright blonde. I dye my hair light blonde every month, and it only takes 5 weeks for that pesky regrowth to show. Eish! But with champagne blonde, the regrowth will be more muted. This colour is best suited for anyone with light blonde to light brown hair, and it can be achieved at home – yay! You can get the look with Renew Champagne, Renew’s advanced Colour infusion Technology penetrates deep into the hair fibre for amazing, intense colour. Every hair colouring kit includes: 1 x Colour developer applicator bottle 1 x Crème colourant tube 1 x Aloe & milk protein conditioner sachet 1 x Pair of gloves 1 x Instruction leaflet When dyeing your hair at home, remember to...
How To Keep Blue Black Hair Colour From Fading Early

How To Keep Blue Black Hair Colour From Fading Early

When it comes to hair colours, some are more prone to fading than others. Factors like the sun, chemical exposure, and the texture of your hair have been known to influence fading. When it comes to blue black hair colour in particular, you need to have a few tricks up your sleeve to stop it from losing its intensity. Are you a fan of DIY hair colour but want to stop yours from fading too early? Follow these simple tips and enjoy longer-lasting colour! 1. Avoid washing your hair too soon after colouring it. When it comes to blue black hair colour, it is best to avoid shampooing your hair for 72 hours so that the colour can take properly to your hair follicles. The theory behind this tip is that your hair cuticles have enough time to close and lock in the dye, giving you colour that lasts longer. If you struggle with oily hair and need to freshen it up use a colour safe dry shampoo, it will work wonders!2. Use colour-safe shampoos, conditioners, and treatments. If you’ve gone through the efforts to dye your hair, make the effort to maintain it by using the right products! Read the labels of your chosen products carefully and look out for ingredients that could strip your hair of its colour. If you see “clarifying” on the bottle, put it down! This will dull your colour.   3. Rinse your hair with cold to lukewarm water. Think of your hair in the same way that you think of your skin. The same way that hot water opens pores; hot water...
Stylish Slicked Back Hair

Stylish Slicked Back Hair

Whether you have a lob, or if you’re rocking mermaid hair – one of the most stylish celebrity hair trends to try this year is the slicked back style. Seen on celebs like Gigi Hadid and Kim Kardashian, this trend looks similar to a slicked back ponytail. But instead of having to tie your hair up and having to deal with a potential headache (we’ve all been there!), you simply slick the front part of your hair back and leave the rest down. These are some of the Hollywood starlets who have perfected the look. CiaraCiara looked absolutely breathtaking at the 57th Grammy Awards. Her hair was stylish, but subtle – the perfect complement to her voluminous gown. Kim KardashianThe queen of celebrity hair trends, Kim Kardashian was an early adopter to this look, and has been rocking the slick back trend for years. By adding sultry smokey eyes, Kim took this look from daytime chic to nighttime sexy. Gigi HadidGigi Hadid opted for the more natural version of the slicked back hairstyle, with less hair gel and more volume. This look is perfect for the daytime! Kendall JennerLike (her) big sister Kim Kardashian, Kendall opted for the sexier version of the slick back hair trend. The little flyaway strand at the front is the perfect way to achieve the “It’s effortless to look this good” look! Taylor SwiftTaylor is proof that this look is perfect for any hair length. Taylor simply slicked back her fringe (to) achieve(d) the look in seconds! Miley CyrusIf you need further proof that the slick back trend is suited for all hair lengths,...