did you see our live facebook feed?

Yesterday we produced our very first Facebook live feed from our head office. It was a nerve-racking, exciting and energy lifting experience for all of us here at HQ. We did have a few hiccups (practice makes perfect) but we were so thrilled to have jumped into the Facebook live pool and had a chance to connect and share with you, our incredible tribe and we are now well into planning and improving our next feed in two weeks.

 
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To those of you who sent in your questions and those of you who jumped on to view the feed, we say THANK YOU SO MUCH. Your support means the world to us. Without you, there would be no place for us.

One of the questions we received during that feed was something we really wanted to talk about because it is a good question that deserves an open and honest answer. The lovely Jeanne of WA asked ‘Why is it so expensive’.

Two words, active ingredients; we invest immense amounts of time, money and resources into sourcing the best and most beneficial active ingredients we can. As Neil talked about yesterday, it is super important to all of us here at bhave that our products deliver the best hair care possible.

To achieve that goal we load each of our products with active ingredients that work to repair and nourish your hair from the inside out rather than coating the hair shaft with a quick fix.  The benefit of such high-quality ingredients is that the amount of product you need to use to achieve outstanding results also decreases. This means although you are paying more you are getting so much more, increased quality, long lasting products and results that say it all.

We know our products are not for everyone but those who do bhave with us can be assured that we are all about quality and results. So thank you, Jeanne for your question and we hope that you continue to bhave with us.

We love hearing from you, so please email or comment with any questions you may have. Looking forward to our next Facebook live feed on Wednesday, 15th March, time to be advised.

 

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Michelle & Sheryl xxx

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this is why rescue therapy is magic for your hair

I frequently get clients who are distressed by the condition of their hair. They’re suffering from misbehaving tresses due to regular colouring, daily use of heat appliances, normal environmental damage such as swimming or in some extreme cases, breakage and snapping of the hair shaft. These are all confidence zapping experiences that leave them feeling distraught and despondent which is why I developed our bhave rescue therapy.

rescue-therapy-groupOur rescue therapy is an in-salon treatment that can initially be applied weekly to extremely damaged hair and then every 4 to 6 weeks thereafter to help repair, renew and protect at risk hair.  Think of it as a facial for your hair. Just like your face, your hair deserves to be treated with kindness because just like your skin, your hair ages and will show the effects of dryness and mistreatment in ways that don’t flatter.

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These photos show the difference our rescue therapy makes.  The left image shows the extent of damage to this client’s hair before the treatment and the right shows the same client’s hair after only one rescue therapy treatment. What a difference. Using the rescue shampoo and conditioner at home will also help her to continue to repair her hair between treatments.

The difference between the product we have developed and other popular products on the market is the way in which they work. Rescue therapy is loaded with fully bioactive keratin protein. This keratin protein is a miracle worker on hair because it mimics and regenerates the hair’s own natural keratin which allows it to repair damage. This is why rescue therapy is magic for your hair.  

Rescue is not a polymer or silicone based product. Instead of applying a silicone or polymer layer over the top of broken cuticles, which acts as a temporary coating system, our rescue therapy penetrates the hair shaft allowing it to repair and restore each strand of hair from the inside out and it won’t weigh your hair down because it has a light molecular weight that makes it suitable for all hair types, yes even fine has.  A quick read of the ingredient list shows how this product is power packed.

Why should you care? This means that instead of applying a superficial and temporary coating our rescue therapy is working to improve your hair. It protects, helps repair any existing damage and creates more manageability and shine for the long term. It evens out porosity for the next colour treatment and restores elasticity. It’s heaven for your hair as Stephanie from Lipstick and Cake discovered during her treatment.

Lift your hair confidence to a new level.

Click here to read more or email us at info@bhavehair.com to find a participating salon near you.

your hair, your life, your rules

Neil Cleminson

introducing our new volumising foam mousse

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While Meghan Trainor is all about the base, I’ve created a product that’s all about the volume. I’m proud to introduce you to the new volume inducing member of our family, our 4-in-1 volumising liquid to foam mousse.

Our new medium hold volumising foam will amp up your body and bounce in 4 ways you’re going to love.  Dry naturally for a beachy vibe, blow dry for instant lift, scrunch dry or use after blow drying to add some definition to your style.

Beautifully packaged in a rubberised non-slip bottle (so those wet hands aren’t a problem), this foam will turn up the volume on your lacklustre locks and leave your hair feeling sublimely soft and volumised.  Like all of our products our volumising foam smells divine, provides condition and shine, and a small amount goes a long way. I’ve even made sure this volumiser won’t leave any of that awkward, sticky residue on your hands.

You don’t have to be a fine haired girl to get the benefits from this volumiser but if you are, you are going to love what I’ve created.  Our foam mousse is a great base to work from with a single pump into your hand (remember it’s going to double in size once that liquid turns to foam) then apply to your freshly towel-dried hair from your roots to your ends. Gently comb through your hair to distribute it evenly and then choose a look.

Let go of the resistance and plump up your volume today! Grab yours by clicking here.

your hair, your life, your rules

Neil Cleminson

7 styles that save time and look fabulous

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Haircuts that allow you to style less and live more are top of our agenda for 2017.  Here are some hot options for you to consider:

  • Opt for a Bob or a Lob. Whether you go classic or edgy these cuts are great for weighing down your hair and adding chic to your style. They are perfect for wavy or fine hair.
  • If you’re blessed with luscious locks and plenty of them, keeping some length and layers to your hair will make for easy maintenance.
  • If your hair is on the finer side having a one length blunt cut just above the shoulders will add the illusion of thickness and make for easy styling.
  • A pixie cut looks fab on wavy haired girls and can be low maintenance with a touch of product. It’s also versatile enough to be styled into something edgy when the occasion calls for it.
  • A short undercut with a bit of length through the top can be an easy style to manage (this one will depend on the texture of your hair).
  • If you’ve got to here and feeling left out because your texture won’t suit any of the above cuts then maybe it’s time to consider a keratin smoothing treatment. This makes for a low maintenance hairstyle, especially on thick, coarse, hard-to-manage hair. Warning – be prepared to ditch the frizz!
  • Lastly – steer clear of fringes and bangs especially if you’re blessed with curls. These put the high in high maintenance.

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11 simple solutions for detangling your hair pain-free

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Dreadlocks were great for Bob Marley, but we’re not all music legends. Knots or tangles call them what you may, but either way, they are a nightmare to deal with once fully formed. They are in fact enough to bring a grown woman to tears.

We get that sensitive scalps and knotty locks are not a joke which is why we’ve compiled a go-to list of knot solutions with you in mind. We hope it brings some relief.

  1. Divide and conquer, don’t try and detangle all at once because that is going to lead to tears. Segment your hair into small, manageable sections using clips to keep each section separate. Work your detangling brush or comb from ends to roots through each section.
  2. Always work from the ends up. This allows you to detangle one small area at a time.
  3. Hold your fingers firmly above the offending knot so that you avoid pulling at your roots while you use your comb to work around and through the knot.
  4. When washing and conditioning follow these rules;
    • If you have straight hair –
      • Make it easy; detangle in the shower after you’ve shampooed and while you still have conditioner in your hair.
      • Wash only your roots then add conditioner only to your ends.
      • When you are ready to rinse out your conditioner, take a detangling brush and work from the ends of your hair to the roots before rinsing out.
    • If you have curly hair –
      • Washing your hair is a bit of an art – remember you are washing your scalp only.
      • Massage your shampoo into your scalp using your fingertips only, avoid rubbing your hair and creating more knots and tangles.
      • When conditioning, work your conditioner all the way through your hair, making sure the entire hair shaft is saturated.
      • Start at your ends and slowly comb through as you work your way up your hair shaft. Getting all the knots out of your hair at this stage is really important as once you have rinsed the conditioner out, DO NOT brush or comb your hair. This will create extra frizz once the hair dries.
      • Once you’ve stepped out of the shower NEVER rub your hair as a way of drying it. Use a squeezing motion to eliminate as much excess moisture as possible.
      • Spray on some super nova elixir to help detangle and comb through with your fingers. This will encourage your hair back into its’ natural ringlet form.
      • Squeeze a small amount of leave-in crème into your hands, rub through your fingers and apply to your ends first and slowly work your way up to the roots making sure the leave-in creme is evenly applied.
      • Either air dry your hair or use a diffuser with your hairdryer on a low speed.
  5. Use a detangling product like our super nova elixir after you’ve washed and towel dried your hair (using a gentle blotting motion to avoid making more knots). Spray a small amount of super nova evenly through your hair and detangle from the ends to the roots. Wallah!
  6. Keep your hair regularly trimmed – simple but true. This helps keep your hair in tip-top condition.
  7. Sleep on a silk pillowcase to reduce friction as you turn through the night.
  8. Braid your hair before you go to bed again to reduce friction and knots forming.
  9. If you’re suffering from super knots, try detangling with your fingers first.
  10. Don’t try to detangle your hair when it’s dry or too wet as both of these will end in carnage. It’s a little like the story of the three bears; not too dry, not too wet, just damp makes for perfect detangling conditions.
  11. Use leave-in crème to help manage your knots before they take hold.

 

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love your hair and style it right

Gunpowder

Suitable – fine hair

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Pump up the volume and banish those oily roots with this power packed dust.  Perfect between shampoos for adding fullness to limp locks too.

How to apply – Pump a small amount (less is more with styling powder so go slow) directly onto your roots and lift. No need to reapply as gunpowder can be reactivated with a quick scrunch.

Flex Styling Paste

Suitable – all hair types

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Unleash your wild side with our versatile styling paste. Boasting medium hold and maximum shine, this paste will not only allow you the flexibility of movement and hold, it will control waves and curls and you can rework it as often as the mood takes you.

How to apply – Apply to dry hair for max texture or damp hair for a more natural finish.

Sleek Pomade

Suitable – all hair types

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Let your personality shine through with edgy spikes or class it up with smoothed back chic. Sleek Pomade offers the strong-hold of a gel and the sleekness of wax and is perfect for any length of hair. It will add volume, thickness and texture for fine hair or some control for thick tresses.

How to apply – Apply to dry hair for a more texturised, matte, natural finish or to damp hair for a wetter, shinier finish.

Leave-in crème

Suitable – thick, dry, curly hairleave-in-creme-145ml

Manage your hair like a pro with our leave-in crème. Not only will this luxurious crème formulation soften, nourish and control your locks its thermal protective properties make it perfect for looking after your hair when using heated appliances. If you’re a swimmer applying leave-in crème before you take the plunge will help protect your hair from salt or chlorinated water damage.

How to apply – Squeeze a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply evenly throughout damp hair. Style as desired. Can be applied to dry hair too.

 

Fresh Ends

Suitable –  all hair types                                         fresh-ends-new-tub-2016

Perfect finishing and soothing product for those who suffer split, brittle, dry or damaged ends. Adds shine and moisture without weighing your hair down.

Apply – Apply sparingly throughout the hair ensuring not to over apply. Best used on dry hair but can be used on towel-dried hair too.

Riot Oil                                                 

Suitable – all hair types, particularly thick, dry and grey hairbhave-riot-control-final-image

Lightweight hair taming oil that controls your frizz while adding sensational shine to your locks. High in essential fatty acids and organic argan oil which smoothes frizz and infuses moisture into dry and brittle hair. Perfect for grey haired goddesses too.

Apply – Pump a small amount into the palm of your hand. Work it evenly through your ends working slowly towards your roots.

 

Super Nova


Suitable – all hair types, particularly fine hair

Our star-powered all-in-one elixir does it all – restores, repairs, detangles, protects, bhave-supa-novanourishes, helps promote hair growth, helps thicken and strengthen brittle hair, soothes and balances your scalp and still has the energy to leave your hair soft, glossy and full of shine!

Apply – Spray on clean, towel-dried hair (a little goes a long way). Comb through gently starting at your ends and working your way up to your roots to help detangle. Style as desired. Can be used on its own or with other styling products.

 

Volumising Foam

Suitable – all hair types – particularly fine hair

Leave nightmare limp and lifeless hair behind with our body and volumising-foamvolume liquid to foam mouse. With its medium flexible hold and non-sticky feel, it is the perfect blow-drying and scrunch-drying styling product that will leave your hair feeling sublimely soft with a boost of volume.

Apply – Shake well, pump required amount (a little goes a long way) evenly to towel-dried hair. Apply the foam to your roots first and work it down the length of your hair making sure you comb through for even distribution before you dry and style.

 

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going grey?

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What grows up must go grey. It’s also true to say grey is the new blonde with colour trends focusing on every shade of grey and all ages daring to get their foxy grey lights on; so what better time than now to wear your silver streaks with pride.

Fun facts about going grey

  • 75% of people on the street in Australia have grey hair or some degree of grey hair!
  • It’s determined by genetics – resistance is futile! When you’re born your genes are already coded with a greying date.
  • Grey hair is not limited to your head!
  • We can neither confirm nor deny if it’s caused by stress – but parents everywhere will lean on the side of stress.
  • They’re wisdom highlights and should be worn with pride.
  • You can’t stop it but you can own it.

Going grey doesn’t mean:-

  • It’s not a radical journey towards invisibility. Low-maintenance highlights will make the transition from dark to grey gradual and less ageing while allowing you to take charge of how and when it happens.
  • It doesn’t equal dowdy. Keep your cut current to keep it chic. Nothing says style like a sharply cut bob or a fun pixie (think Jamie Lee Curtis) with a streak of silver.  
  • It’s not a reason to give up. Don’t go too long between cuts. It’s the difference between feeling swish and blandish.
  • It doesn’t mean you have to embrace yellowish tones. Use a blonde shampoo 1-2 times a month to keep those grey tones from looking too brassy.
  • It doesn’t mean you can’t shine.Use riot control oil to tame the frizz and add softness and shine without weight.
  • It doesn’t mean your hair takes on the texture of a wire brush. Condition, condition, condition. It’s moisturiser for your hair. Grey doesn’t have to be dry and wiry. Use a hydrating conditioner after every wash and once a month invest some time in a deep intense conditioning treatment to keep your hair nourished and feeling its best.

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