HAIR CARE AND STYLING TIPS
- Regular trims
- Regular trims keep your hair healthy and allow it to grow quicker. Depending on the thickness of your hair you should try and fit in a visit to the hairdressers every 6-to-8 weeks.
- Kromask for blondes
- If you have blonde hair or highlights, wash your colour with Inebrya No Yellow after getting out the swimming pool. Kromask Silver and Beige will help to neutralise the green that can appear when your peroxided locks mix with chlorine.
- Condition before the beach
- Dampen your hair with water and coat it with any cheap conditioner before going in the sea or the swimming pool. This will not only keep knots at bay and make it easier to style afterwards, but it’ll protect your tresses and stop the salt from drying hair out. The conditioner minimises the amount of salt water or chlorine your hair can absorb, creating an invisible protective layer.
- Tinting tricks
- Wiping vaseline or moisturiser around your hairline and ears before using an a tint that will prevent the tint from staining your skin.
- Comb don’t brush
- Comb your hair when it’s wet rather than using a hairbrush to prevent split ends. Check out the Wet&Dry brush, it’s soft and gentle on hair and great for kids!
- Use your hands
- Always run your fingers through your hair after styling with tongs or straighteners, especially if you’re curling your hair, it will give it more texture and make the finishing piece look less uniform.
- Blast of cold water
- Seal your hair cuticles by blasting them with cold water once you’ve rinsed the conditioner out – this will give your hair more of a shine. It sounds horrible, but it works!
- Protein and Growth
- Sometimes, hair being very dry on the ends can make the roots look a lot worse than they really are so make sure to condition them with a protein-rich product like Inebrya Keratin Shampoo and Mask or Bi-Phase Keratin Conditioner. If you’re prone to an oily scalp, clarifying shampoos like Inebrya Balance Shampoo will help to strip the oil from the hair for a longer lasting, oil-free feel.
- A proper wash
- You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know how to give their hair a thorough wash! When shampooing your hair make sure you massage your scalp using the tips of your fingers in circular motions at least five times to give it a full cleanse – and make sure your rinse your hair through. Take time on it and you’ll notice the difference!
- Bristle brushes are best
- For smooth, sleek hair always use a real bristle brush. It will also help reduce split ends as bristle brushes are softer on hair. Only brush your hair twice a day though, as over brushing can leave it feeling greasy and lank.
- Lighter shades
- It’s important to remember that the more ‘grey’ coverage you have the lighter your overall shade will appear, so be careful when choosing a colour to keep this in mind. Start off with a tone one to two shades darker than how you would like your overall finish to look like and you’ll be amazed at how light it comes up.
- Protect your hair
- SPF protection for your hair is almost as important as it is for your skin, but often we forget to protect our hair. Invest in a good SPF spray (Inebrya Pro-Age range) and wear a hat when sitting out in the sun.
- From the horses mouth
- Renowned hair stylist, Anthony Mascolo says: ‘A hairstyle is a journey. Your hairdresser should tweak it regularly so you don’t get tired of it – or him.’ Sounds like it’s time to grab the bull by its horns and go for that chop you’ve been considering for months!
- Use Baby Powder instead of dry shampoo – but sparingly!
- Baby Powder is best. It’s great for absorbing grease and adding volume to lacklustre roots – as long as you don’t overdo it!
Recent reports have revealed that a heavy dependence on Batiste et al (dry shampoo) can give you a scary array of scalp issues, including dandruff and blocked pores. According to celebrity stylist Benjamin Mohapi, who discussed the subject recently with Marie Claire, overspraying can even end up causing scalp pimples or, in the worst case scenario, cysts – eek!
Don’t panic – Use any of the following to win the battle: Inebrya Cleany, Balance and Scalp Fluid to strip and repair the Ph of your scalp
Top tip: Use a build-up removal shampoo (Inebrya Cleany) on a regular basis to keep your scalp clean and healthy.
- Fringe trim
- Trimming your fringe doesn’t need to be tricky. Pull the section of hair down across your face, twist it and trim. Start by cutting a very small amount off each time (1/2mm), this might take longer, but it will prevent any scary accidents of cutting too much off.
Repeat the twist process until you get the right length for you.
- Overnight moisture
- To give hair a boost of moisture keep a hair mask (Choose an Inebrya mask best suited for your hair type) on overnight and sleep in a shower cap or wrap a warm towel around your head.
- Conditioning oily tresses
- If you suffer with oily hair, shampoo your hair daily with Inebrya Balance Shampoo and don’t forget to use a weekly treatment mask or deep conditioner, as despite popular assumption, it won’t make your tresses greasier as long as you keep it OFF the scalp! In fact, it will help strengthen and nourish your hair, allowing it to grow faster.
- Finding the balance
- Keep the back of your parting centred at the crown whether you have a side or centre parting. This balances your hair and prevents one side from looking flatter!
- Pre-shampoo treatment
- Hair oil, Inebrya Keratin Oil Elixir, can be used as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment to give your scalp and hair extra nourishment. Simply massage it into hair from root to tip and leave on for at least 20-minutes before shampooing hair as normal.
This is a great hair tip for the colder months when windy weather and central heating can dry hair out.
- Volumize your blow dry
- To create more volume while you blow dry your hair, lift sections of hair towards the ceiling and direct the heat to your roots. This dries the roots in an upright, lifted position. Don’t forget to finish with a spritz of hairspray.
- Teenage tresses
- A common problem with younger hair is greasy roots, and in some cases spots around the hairline. If you suffer from either spot prone skin or overly greasy roots, avoid any hair on your face such as a fringe. Use a volumizing shampoo likeInebrya Hair lift or Inebrya Balance to clear the scalp and give lank hair some body.
- The tights trick
- To get your hair super straight and silky take an old pair of tights and cut a piece out that will pull over your head. Knot the top. Before bed, brush your hair with a paddle brush and pull the tights cap over, gently tucking in the ends. Take out the next day and enjoy your new smooth sleek hair.
- High gloss finish
- Use a glossing spray, Inebrya Bright Lux, and increasing how thoroughly and often you brush your hair will give you a high-shine finish. Brushing improves how much your hair reflects the light making your colour seem more intense.
- Kromask Colour Masks
- You can stain your hair with any desired colour in the Inebrya Kromask range. To keep this colour for a prolonged period, use colour protection products to bring out your desired colour.
- It’s all about Colour
- The New Pro-Color range will protect and boost your colour for longer. Use the Pro-Color Sealant once a week for extra colour protection.
- Focus on the roots
- Always remember when washing hair to concentrate more on shampooing the roots, and conditioner mainly on the ends. Only put conditioner on the roots if really needed as it can cause your hair to look flat and lank!
- Cradle cap cure
- For those with problematic scalps or kids suffering with a bout of cradle cap, massage Inebrya Sensitive Lotion or Relax Scalp Fluid Lotion onto the scalp and leaving for 20 minutes, and then wash hair as usual. Use each time you wash your hair for two weeks.
- Sleeping beauty
- Ensure your hair is 100% dry before you go to bed. Whilst asleep, your head is in direct contact with the pillow for 6-8 hours and so if it’s wet, water can’t evaporate, the result is that your scalp over-compensates by creating extra sebum. So, in essence, hair gets oilier quicker if you go to bed with it wet.
- Spoon full of protein
- Damaged hair lacks protein, generally through over processing the hair with colour or styling. This requires protein rich shampoos and conditioners, use Inebrya Keratin range. In severe cases use Inebrya SheCare range. When the hair is better, stop using the protein shampoo as it’s no longer required and can start to damage the hair with over use.
- Dry tresses
- While damaged hair requires a dose of protein, dry hair simply requires moisture and lots of it! Dry hair is generally caused by over drying and styling the hair. Use moisture retaining styling products like Inebrya Green Moisture shampoo and conditioner to reduce the drying out effect. Pro-Age Argan Treatment and Keratin Velvet Cream are some great options.
- Disguising greys
- Rather than trying to cover the grey try weaving in highlights, this works like a camouflage effect making the grey look more like blonde highlights.
- Friendly shampoo
- Our scalps age just like the rest of our skin. Your scalp provides a base for hair to grow and provides the nutrition it needs. It is the soil from which the hair grows. Frequent shampooing with harsh cleaners really ages the scalp. Try to find a mild shampoo that is sodium and sulphate free to slow down this process as much as possible.Use any of the following Inebrya products: Frequent Use, Balance, Cleany and Refreshing Mint shampoo
- Inch by inch
- Only blow-dry small sections of your hair at one time. Trying to blow-dry hair sections more than an inch thick will not work as the heat won’t pass through.
- Silver Shampoo
- Remove any dull blonde or brassy tones with Inebrya No Yellow silver shampoo. It contains colour pigments to neutralise any yellow tones and leave the colour much brighter. Don’t be scared of the purple colour – it is a wonder product!
- Greasy roots
- Greasy hair can be caused by conditioner being applied to the roots, touching the hair frequently or just by the over production of oil from the scalp. Try shampooing the hair with cooler water and massage your scalp softly to reduce the amount of oil being produced.
- Tackling the bob
- It is essential that you get the right length bob for your face, as a bob can be any length from the jaw to the shoulder. If you have a round face ensure your bob is longer than jaw length otherwise it will just accentuate the roundness of your face. If you have a slightly longer face, don’t have the bob too long or it will make your face look longer.
- Beach hair
- If you don’t fancy a swim, then spritz on lots of Inebrya Bi-Phase Keratin or Pro-Age leave-in conditioner and then braid your hair into a plait while you’re out and about in the sun. In doing so, you will not only keep it off your face for maximum tanning exposure, but you will also be minimising the amount of hair on show to the sun. The Inebrya Pro-Age oil is fantastic for the beach. In the evening you can take the braid out and voilà you have a wavy, tousled look for your evening cocktails and dinner.
- Half up, half down style
- When putting your hair into a half up, half down style use your eyebrows as a guide to make sure you get the proportions right.
- Men’s styling
- If you’re struggling to find a styling product that keeps your hair in place, try using your other half’s. Inebrya Go Grazy Range is Perfect!
- Volumized ponytail
- To give your ponytail some volume, use your hairbrush to scoop up and smooth your hair into position and fasten. Backcomb the ponytail, focusing on the top section and spray with hairspray.
- Powers of Keratin Oil Elixir
- Using Keratin Oil Elixir on frizz-prone hair not only improves its appearance, but it also improves the elasticity and strengthens it too. Use it sparingly though, especially on fine hair, as it’s very strong and can leave hair feeling greasy if used too liberally!
- Salon perfection
- When blow-drying your hair use the cold setting for the last few blasts. This cold shot of air will smooth the hair and help lock it in place. Secure your style with a spritz of hair spray.
- Less is more
- Best tip for moisturising your hair: don’t overdo it with the product, a little goes a long way and your hair will only take on what it needs, the rest is surplus and therefore a waste of money.
- Fight the frizz
- Frizzy hair is the bane of many people’s lives. Try stronger holding products such as mousses to control the hair. Creams will add moisture and weight, while serums with give the shine and finish that the hair naturally lacks. Inebrya Argan Age Frizz Free Spray does wonders.
- Improve your diet
- To strengthen your hair, you need to eat a high protein diet, particularly at breakfast and lunch, so jam-pack your diet full of omega-3 fatty acids such as oily fish and walnuts to keep your hair feeling stronger and looking glossier!
- Blow-drying technique
- When blow-drying, start at one side, then do the back, the other side and lastly front. The back is hardest so never leave until last!
- Grey hair buster No.1: De-stress
- Stress is one of the major causes of going grey early and also causes us to age faster.Try to relax more and take time out for yourself, even if it’s just a long hot soak after a stressful day. Be positive, learn to say no, and lock that bathroom door for a bit of peace!
Grey hair buster No.2: Stop smoking
- Smoking has been scientifically proven to cause premature ageing in the body. Quitting should be your first step.Stopping smoking will also improve circulation, which can help reduce greys.
- Grey hair buster No.3: Keep hydrated
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol andup your water intake. Also watch how much fried, spicy and acidic foods you eat as these can dehydrate the body and reduce moisture. Lack of moisture and hydration prevents nutrients from reaching hair follicles, which can turn them grey.
Grey hair buster No.4: More copper
- According to hair expert Madeleine Preston,walnuts are a great way to hold off grey thanks to the trace amounts of copper they contain, which could boost the production of melanin (the pigment that gives hair colour).
You could take a multi-vitamin daily as most of them contain copper. Or other foods that are rich in copper are turnip greens, lima beans, yams, spinach, and most meats. Copper is also found in blackberries, pineapple, pomegranates, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
· Grey hair buster No.5: Up the iodine
- Foods rich in iodine include carrots and spinach. Many of us don’t have enough iodine in our diets, so bumping up the amounts of these foods you eat will keep your locks radiant.
- Grey hair buster No.6: Protein please
- A moderate-to-high protein diet is vital for your body including skin and hair health. Eat lean meats liketurkey and chicken and try to balance meals with protein not just carbs. If you’re having toast, balance with a poached egg for extra protein or try our high protein diet.
· Grey hair buster No.7: Extra sleep
- Good sleeping habits will help you relax, fully rejuvenate and reduce stress levels.
· Grey hair buster No.8: Reach for B12
- A vitamin B12 deficiency may lead to premature greying. Eat foods rich in B12 likeeggs, cheese, beef, bananas, fish and lamb.
- Grey hair buster No.9: Improve circulation
- Circulation and blood flow is vital in the prevention of grey hair. There’s no point eating all the vitamins and minerals if they can’t reach your scalp and hair. To improve circulationexercise regularly as this will get the blood flowing. Also massage your scalp with your fingertips daily for 5-10 minutes to improve circulation.