romance your hair on valentine’s day

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It’s Valentine’s Day and while others are talking jewellery, flowers and chocolates I’m talking hair love because self-love is the best love of all. Let’s face it your hair is your best accessory and if it’s feeling phenomenal the world feels a little brighter. 

Here’s a list I’ve put together to inspire you to romance your hair on Valentine’s Day.

  • You are what you eat so eat well. Start today by treating yourself with food that’s going to have you glowing from the inside out. Not getting enough nutrients can leave your hair lack-lustre, brittle and prone to shedding. None of these feel or look good. Incorporating protein, iron, vitamin C, omega-3, vitamin A, zinc and selenium, vitamin E and biotin into your diet will increase your health and have your follicles thriving (I know it’s a long list but these vitamins can all be found in your food).
  • Stay hydrated. Invest in a funky water bottle that appeals to your stylish self and keep it topped up. Add a slice of lemon, lime and ginger to tantalise your taste buds and encourage you to drink more. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. One way to look after your hair is to keep yourself well watered. Dehydration leads to brittle, ageing hair and nobody wants to go there.
  • Give you hair a rest from all those heated appliances. Declare today a day of natural beauty and let your hair air dry – your hair will love you for it.
  • If you do use heated appliances, protect your hair before you do so. Products like super nova, leave-in crème and riot oil protect your cuticles while you’re creating a style that you love.
  • Stretch out the shampooing 2-3 days at least. I know your scalp is oily, but believe me, washing it every day will not help. When you do shampoo stick to your roots only. I cannot stress this enough – wash your roots, condition your ends and watch the difference it makes.
  • Invest in a shampoo and conditioner loaded with active ingredients like our raw natural keratin which nourishes, repairs and builds on the health of your hair each time you wash and condition. You also need to and use a lot less.
  • Gift your hair a rescue therapy treatment and show it some deep love. You have facials for your skin why wouldn’t you give your hair the same amount of love; it’s doing such a great job for you.
  • Treat yourself to a silk pillow case not only will it feel luxurious but it is kinder on your hair and face.
  • Book yourself in for a cut, colour, or blow wave with your favourite stylist and walk on air for the rest of the day.

your hair, your life, your rules

Neil Cleminson

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9 ways to make your hair shine like a diamond

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In all of my years of hairdressing, the one thing that is across all clients is that no one wants dull hair; unfortunately, it can be an issue for those blessed with grey, ash or mousey hair. Dull hair is caused by the hair shaft absorbing rather than reflecting light. Again this can be due to colour, as in the case of grey hair which has no pigment in the hair shaft so absorbs rather than reflects light, or it can be the result of heat damage from over styling or even the result of environmental soils and stresses. Whatever the cause, I’ve created a list of my top tips to get you back on track and have you shining again in no time.

9 tips for shining like a diamond:-

  1. Only use a shampoo that adds moisture to your hair. Dry hair equals dull hair and you can’t shine if your hair is gasping for moisture. For instance, did you know that the bio-active keratin that is included in our shampoos and conditioners is a shine maker? Not only does it provide protection, strength and repair for your hair shaft but in performing all of those functions it also provides a surface that light can reflect off which means more shine.
  2. Always, always finish your wash by conditioning. If you have fine hair concentrate the conditioner on the end third of your hair, if your hair is curly work your conditioner from scalp through to your ends. No matter which hair type you are blessed with, leave your conditioner on for a couple of minutes if possible.
  3. Give your hair a blast of cool water during your final rinse. This will contract your hair cuticle closing it up and helping it to lay flat and reflect light.
  4. Never, never rough dry your hair with a towel otherwise all the wash love you’ve just shown it will be out the window. Rough drying damages the hair and creates more frizz. Imagine taking two fish and rubbing their scales vigorously against one another, total carnage! This is what you do when you vigorously dry your hair with a towel. Instead, squeeze the excess water from your hair and only use your towel to blot or squeeze off excess water.
  5. Protect your hair before you apply heat. Apply a small amount of riot oil, leave-in crème or super nova to your hair before you hit it with heat to help keep those cuticles healthy and calm. Hair shines best when your hair cuticle is lying flat because it bounces back light rays. Riot Oil is super rich in argan oil and will calm your cuticles and add shine, plus its great for grey haired ladies whose hair maybe starting to dry out and rebel.
  6. Always blow-dry your hair in the direction which it grows. Dry down the length of your strands not against them, this will keep that cuticle flat. Giving it a cool blast of air to finish off is also a shine-inducing move.
  7. Treat yourself and your hair each month to an at home deep intensive conditioning masque. Run a bath, grab a book, make a cuppa and relax while your hair soaks up shine-producing hydration. Just remember if it’s on for longer than 2 minutes (and I recommend that it is) you need to condition like normal when you rinse it out.
  8. Apply leave in crème to your curls to help define and shine them.
  9. If you’re hair still feels one dimensional and you feel defeated, chat to your stylist about adding highlights to help bring out your sparkle.

your hair, your life, your rules

Neil Cleminson

 

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how to soothe your split ends

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Split ends, not just the name of an 80’s band but one of the most common hair problems I see.   There are some myths circulating about split ends such as frizzy hair and split ends are the same – they are not, another one is that long straight hair is more prone to split ends where in fact curly hair is naturally drier because of the oil from the scalp not being able to travel so freely down the hair shaft. So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty facts.

Split ends fun facts, what causes them and how to prevent them:-

  • Keeping yourself healthy and your hair healthy helps to protect your ends from drying out and splitting.
  • Using a highly nourishing shampoo and conditioner with active ingredients such as the bio-active keratin in our bhave range is vital to hair health.
  • It’s true that keeping your hair trimmed regularly cuts down the opportunity for your ends to split – but it isn’t the only way to deal with them once you have them.
  • Booking in for a rescue therapy treatment will help slow down and rehydrate your split ends. The raw functional keratin penetrates the hair shaft and repairs and restores each strand of hair from the inside.
  • Fresh ends and super nova are a great way of protecting your ends from splitting on a daily basis and a little applied each morning goes a long way to help to repair splits that occur.
  • The dryer your ends the more likely they are to split. Hydrating your hair with regular deep conditioning treatments will help lessen split ends.
  • Brushing your hair while it is wet can contribute to your split ends unless you use the bhave vent brush with flexible bristles. Wet hair is fragile and more likely to break. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers, allow it to dry off slightly and if towel drying, blot your hair rather than rubbing it.
  • Too much brushing of your dry hair also causes split ends.
  • Regularly colouring of your hair means more split ends which means you need to take extra care to keep coloured hair hydrated.
  • Using heat appliances excessively or without a thermal protection product will cause split ends. Using a thermal protection product such as riot control oil and leave-in crème is a fantastic way to protect your hair.
  • Vigorous rubbing of your hair with a towel to dry it will create split ends.
  • Rubber bands are a definite no-no for hair health.

 

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

how we’ve been bhaving lately …

Our flex styling paste and fresh ends made their way onto the red carpet at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards thanks to the divine Ashley Green and her talented hairstylist Richard Collins. Using our Flex Styling Paste and fresh ends, Richard created a stylish bohemian vibe for Ashley’s locks that had her radiating.

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image sourced from @dickycollins

Richard also used his amazing talents to transform the adorable Laura Carmichael for the 2017 SAG Awards. The Downtown Abbey stars trademark finger waves were metamorphosed into 21st century texturized waves using our volume boosting gunpowder dust that had us all saying – wow!

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image sourced from @dickycollins

your hair, your life, your rules

5 ways to go from workout to work ready hair

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You love the feel of the workout, the ride to work, early morning walks, jogs, or yoga classes, and while your body feels amazing it can leave you with sweaty, flat or frizzy hair. How do you combat this unattractive combination if a complete wash and dry is not an option?

  • Don’t hold back from drying your sweaty hair with a hairdryer just because you haven’t washed it. Flip your hair upside down and give it a quick blast to dry off that moisture and add a boost of volume.
  • Grab a hair band and pull your hair into a chic ponytail. Use our sleek pomade to smooth any frizzy bits or pesky fly-aways and no one will be the wiser (except for that healthy glow and terrifically toned body).
  • If you’re blessed with curly hair consider running some leave in crème through your hair pre-workout. This will prevent that frizzy halo and help manageability post workout.
  • Pre-workout braids can also create post-workout waves, for those who plan ahead.
  • DIY head braids can be worn during or after your workout. This one may take a little practice to perfect but will be well worth the effort. For easy to follow instructions click here.

You’ll be work ready with little effort and lots of confidence.

your hair, your life, your rules

 

 

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.

your hair, your life, your rules