Last night I went to Headmasters to see the lovely and knowledgeable Herman Ho for a pre-Christmas spruce up. Four hours later I emerged with shiny new locks and some great hair tips...
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Tip no.1 - My mid-length hair has fallen foul of some less than impressive hair cuts in its time which means I have been left with, as Herman calls it, mushroom hair, a sort of bob with longer lengths out the bottom. Apparently this is a common occurrence. If you're a sufferer of MH, Herman advises massaging the roots of your hair, once styled, with your fingertips from the nape of you neck up to the top of your ears; this gives volume to the lengths.
Tip no.2 -
Use Kerastase's new hair oil Elixir Ultime, £27.85, before you wash your hair. The oil attaches itself to any dirt, drawing it out of the hair during shampooing. It also acts as a layer between the shampoo and your hair, so your tresses will still get cleaned but any nasty chemicals in your shampoo (salty Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
is the main enemy) will be blocked from drying out your hair. Try Melvita's Argan Oil, £16, for a cheaper, yet just as hair friendly, alternative.
Tip no.3 - Look at styling as a three course meal for your hair. Starter is the conditioning products (leave-in sprays, heat protectors and hair oils); main course consists of the products that achieve volume and texture in your hair (texturising sprays, mousse and cremes); while dessert is your finishing products (wax, serum and shine spray). If you only have five minutes to style your hair look to a starter if condition is important, main if you want a particular texture or shape and dessert if your hair needs taming.