Free advice from Frederic Fekkai!

You can wash your hair every day…


Of course, I picked his brains for the latest trends and advice, too. Here are the nuggets of wisdom that really stood out:

You can wash your hair every day…

‘We’re not living in 1795 – shampoos these days contain the mildest detergents in suitably minimal quantities.’

… but always alternate your shampoo

‘However often – or not – you wash your hair, alternating your shampoo is a must. It prevents hair becoming dull and gives you the opportunity to use a variety of formulations appropriate to you hair type. So if you have fine, coloured hair you’d do one wash with a volumising shampoo [Fekkai Volumising Shampoo, £18, is expensive but super-kind to hair], one with a colour-protecting shampoo [try Fekkai Technician Colour Care Shampoo, £16], one with a moisturising shampoo, then back to volume.’

There’s a fringe for everyone

‘Fringes are the ultimate hair “accessory” and there’s one to suit everyone. A word of warning, though: unless your fringe is longer and more versatile, you are committing to a look – and that look will have to be worked. Take into account how much time you’re willing to spend on a fringe before you have it cut.’

Learn to love texture

‘Put your straighteners away. Texture and movement is fresh for hair right now. Think your natural hair, only better. If you’ve got very thick or curly hair, run some Fekkai Coiff Ironless Straightening Balm, £18, between the flat of your hands along sections of your hair and dry the sections from on top only. Hair will retain texture and look fresh and modern but you’ll still feel groomed.’

‘If you’ve got straight or fine hair, massage volumising mousse [try Fekkai Coiff Strong Hold Volume Mousse, £18 – it’s completely non-crunchy and smells delicious] into the very top of your head. The secret is to use it only on the area between the mid-point of each eyebrow – don’t go wider than that – then comb it through. Blow dry hair upside down using your fingers to create texture, then do a little smoothing and shaping where required.’

The look in a nutshell: like you just got out of bed, but had a hairdresser in there with you.

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