08 Jul Hair Treatments Unmasked
We live in a buy now, get now world and that means when it comes to our hair, we’re no longer resigned to the fact that we have to put up with what we’ve got. Taming uncontrolled frizz, dryness, dullness, oiliness, even a drastic colour change are all merely a quick trip to the salon away. So which one is right for you? Consult our cheat sheet on the latest treatments to try now.
If there was ever a game-changer in the world of hair colour, it is COR Restore. COR Restore is like olaplex, a ‘bond multiplier’ which is added to the colour before it’s applied to the hair ensuring the hair isn’t weakened by the colour. What does this mean for your hair? With any colour change (particularly when it’s drastic like black to platinum) the hair will be less prone to breakage if the COR Restore system is used. Ask your colourist at your next appointment particularly if you’re considering a dramatic colour change.
If frizz is your main concern, then it’s comforting to know that you are definitely not alone. And there are myriad options when it comes to taming it in-salon. Peptame is among the most popular, relaxing curl and frizz in under half an hour via its unique peptide and glycolic acid infused formula. The fuss-free treatment lasts up to eight weeks.
AGI ONE De-Frizz Service
The downside of many professional frizz-fighting treatments is that while taming frizz and flyaways, they often zap the life out of hair, resulting in a mop of flat, lackluster strands. AGI ONE De-Frizz uniquely maintains the natural integrity of the hair – waves, curls, even ringlets – while nixing the frizz factor. Basically, if you love your natural volume or beachy waves, they will still be there after the two-hour treatment, only in a more defined, polished style.
No amount of in-salon love will save your hair if you’re not investing in the health of your hair at home. “Hair needs love,” says hair stylist, Daniela Caltabiano, who uses O&M haircare. Daniela suggests applying the same approach to your hair as you would your skin, and that means investing in a good detoxifying shampoo to slough away build-up, prescription shampoo and conditioner, as well as a mask or treatment weekly. Likewise, cool off on the hot tools: “Make sure you have the right tools for your hairstyle – the days of stretch and burn are over,” she says. “Use a gentle dryer and utilise diffusers and large nozzles to aerate hair looks and blow-dries.”