My new Tousle Surf Spray is here!!

I would like to introduce my new product – Tousle Surf Spray!

So what is a surf spray then? Its used to give the hair an unkempt tousled ‘been at the beach all day’ kind of look. It clumps the hair together to give a messier easy going texture.

So what makes ‘Tousle’ different? Tousle was developed to be light and airy with no rough feel and with some subtle shine.

As with all my other products, it’s #fragrancefree #parabenfree#nosodiumlaurylsulfate#nosodiumlaurethsulfate Pretty chuffed with this one, Enjoy it! Available now @dekkosalon or here on the Tousle page.

Package design by @magartland #newproduct #hairproducts#surfspray #beachyhair #truckload

5 Rules to know before getting Hair Extensions by Mariam Kathet

5 Rules To Know Before You Get Hair Extensions

At this point, we’ve all probably thought about hair extensions. Full, shiny, glorious locks, cascading down our backs and over our shoulders. The kind of hair that you are born with— or the kind of hair you can get by putting in hair extensions. Hair extensions have been around forever and is by no means a new or trendy fashion accessory. They likely are not going out of style anytime soon, so you can feel good about buying in on this trend.

If you’ve never done extensions before, there are 5 rules you must know, and be ready to follow, before you get hair extensions.

Hair Extension #1: Consider Your Lifestyle

When you decide to get hair extensions, there are different kinds to choose from:

  • Clip-in hair extensions— put in and take out yourself every time you wear them
  • Bonded extensions—attached by a stylist using heat or other means for a more permanent hair extension
  • Weaves (or sewn in extensions)— your own hair is braided up and then the hair extensions are sewn in
  • Tape in extensions— a medical-grade double-sided tape adheres the extensions directly onto your hair.

Each kind of extension has different maintenance needs, costs, life spans, and looks. So what does this mean for your lifestyle?

Clip in hair extensions are put in and taken out daily. If you like to wear your hair up, don’t want to mess with styling your hair every day, or work out a great deal, clip in hair extensions might be for you. Bonded, weave, or tape in, are all put in and taken out by a stylist and last in measurements of weeks, not just the day. These kinds of hair extensions are best if you have a look you want for longer, and can style your hair almost daily.

Hair extension Rule #2: Quality is Queen

There are all different types of hair extensions in every price range you can imagine. You might be very tempted by the cheaper products that are on the market. Unfortunately, this just isn’t going to give you the gorgeous flowing locks you’re seeking. Synthetic hair is cheaper, but it is often very glossy and won’t naturally blend well with your hair.

Remy hair is the best kind of hair; all of the strands are facing the same way, from root to tip, therefore it tangles less and lasts longer. Virgin hair means it has never been treated with any chemicals, also making it less prone to tangles and increasing its lifespan.

Though Virgin Remy hair is more expensive, it is worth it. Not only will you get the look you want to achieve, but it will outlast any other type of hair.

Hair Extension Rule #3: Maintenance

If you decide to get bonded, weaved, or taped hair extensions you’ll not only have the expense of buying the wefts (what the different pieces of hair are called), but you’ll also have a stylist put them in and take them out.

It is important that you go to a stylist who is trained and experienced in putting hair extensions in, cutting and coloring them, as well as touching them up after so many weeks. It is not advisable that when your hair extensions start to grow out to take them out yourself. If you do not have a professional do it you risk damaging your hair.

Bonded hair extensions last three to five months, weave and taped-in hair extensions last six to eight weeks. For the latter two, you will have to see your stylist at the end to get the hair extensions reapplied, but you can probably reuse the same extensions. Bonded hair extensions can also sometimes be reusable. Depending on the type of tape, bonding, or weave, you may have to see your stylist every three to four weeks for a touch-up.

Hair Extension Rule #4: Products Are Important

You will absolutely have to use specific products, and they’re probably not products you are already using. Hair extensions must be washed with sulfate-free, non-stripping shampoo. It is also advisable to use extra moisturizing conditioner to keep your hair extensions looking natural.

Using other hair products, like hair masks or leave-in conditioning sprays, is also a good idea. Make sure you ask your stylist for advice on what products to use as well as checking to see if your specific hair extensions have specific products that must be used or avoided.

The brush you use can be important, too. You must be very careful to keep your hair extensions tangle free. Wet brushes can be very helpful because they won’t tug on your hair extensions to pull the tangles out.

Hair Extension Rule #5: Commitment

The golden rule for hair extensions is commitment. If you think you are not going to be able to give your hair the required amount of time necessary to take care of your hair extensions, it’s smart to start with clip-in hair extensions.

Clip-in hair extensions also need to be cared for, but not quite as much as the other varieties. You only need to wash them every 6-8 wears. You do not wash them while you are wearing them, so you only need special shampoo and conditioner for the clip in hair extensions, not for everyday use.

If you think you are ready for bonded or weave hair extensions, realize that you will not be able to slack off at any time on your hair routines. You’ll need to wash and dry your hair regularly, never going to bed with a wet head. You also need to commit to styling your hair every day, as most extensions don’t allow for throwing your hair up in a ponytail without them being noticeable.

Now that you know the most important rules to hair extensions, do you think you’re ready to take the plunge? Will it be clip ins, or are you ready for bonded hair extensions? The best thing you can do before you decide to get hair extensions is research and compare. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Bio: Author Mariam Kathet is a blogger and infopreneur who writes on various topics, including hair extensions. At present, she works on behalf of Perfect Locks.

 

Does over styling of hair cause hair loss ~ Guest Post by Riya Deshmukh

We ladies love to style our hairs, don’t we? Irrespective of whether we have short-length hair or long-length, wavy, straight or curly, a lot of time and effort goes into having it styled to perfection. And, with new hair styles evolving day-by-day, we don’t hesitate at all in trying out all those styles to find out which one of them suits us the best. Often, during these hair styling sessions, we make use of various hair styling tools, products, accessories, etc.

By the end of your hair styling process, you would have achieved your desired hair style; however, not many people are aware of its negative impact. It might sound surprising, but yes, hair styling can lead to certain hair problems including hair loss.

Can Excessive Styling causes hair loss?

Though excessive hair styling may not cause direct hair loss, it is definitely one of the causes which leads to hair loss problems. Certain hair styles require your hair to be bound tightly and this puts unwanted pressure on the roots of your hair, causing them to break. Similarly, when you use various hair styling accessories such as hair bands, rubber band, etc., to keep the hair style in place, it can also cause your hair to break and fall off.

Most often than not, a majority of the hair styles will require additional hair styling tools and products such as straighteners, curlers, blow dryers, gels, etc. All of these may not cause direct hair loss but they do have a negative impact on the health of your hair. You will notice that prolonged use of these tools and all the excessive styling will damage your hair, making them dry and brittle. Ultimately, the damages hair leads to a bigger problem of hair loss.

This condition of hair loss due to excessive hair styling is known as traction alopecia. Though hair loss occurs majorly due to other factors, excessive hair styling can also be considered as one of the causes.

Does Hair Loss Due To Over Styling Grow Back On Its Own?

The good news is that yes, depending upon the extent of the condition, hair loss due to over styling can grow back on its own once you stop subjecting it to all the various hair styles. However, this is possible only if the hair loss occurred is on a minimal scale. In such cases, it is possible for the hair to grow back from its root on its own. But the time taken for the hair to grow back can take up to a year as well.

In cases where extreme hair loss has occurred due to excessive styling, it would be difficult for the hair to grow back on its own. You will have to visit your dermatologist to find out what treatment can be undergone to improve your hair loss condition.

Treatments for Hair Loss that could be due to Excessive Hairstyling

There are couple of treatments which are quite popular and effective in treating hair loss problems, improving the look and feel of your hair as well as promoting the growth of hair. Below are some of those hair loss treatments:

  • Topical Medications– Base on your dermatologist’s prescription, you can try Minoxidil which is popularly known as Rogaine. This medication is available in foam or liquid form and is FEDA-approved. Effective for people of all genders, this medication is applied topically on the affected areas of the scalp. Though this is an effective hair loss treatment, it can take anywhere between three to four months for the desired results to show.
  • Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Treatment– The platelet-rich plasma therapy or the PRP treatment as it popularly known as is one of the most popular treatments for reversing hair loss. This is a non-invasive treatment. In this treatment, a small sample of blood is withdrawn from the patient’s arm, which is then put into a centrifuge in order to separate the plasma and the platelets. The plasma is then activated which is then injected into the scalp with an injection. This injected plasma helps in stimulating the growth of hair as well as repairing the damaged hair follicles.  After a couple of sessions you will notice that the hair has started growing naturally from the affected areas.
  • Hair Transplantation– Another effective treatment for restoring back your lost hair is to get a hair transplant In this treatment method, tiny hair follicles are transplanted from one part of your scalp to the affected areas. This treatment also provides natural looking results.

How to Prevent Hair Loss from Excessive Styling?

In order to prevent hair loss from excessive styling, you can follow the below measures:

  • Try and choose the right hairstyle. Avoid hairstyles which put pressure on our hair roots and scalp. Tight ponytails, tight buns, etc., should be avoided as much as possible.
  • Avoid using hair extensions and weaves as these may enhance the look of your hair, they have a long-term negative impact on your hair roots.
  • Hairsprays and gels with long-holding effects could damage your hair as they contain various chemicals. Prolonged contact of these chemicals on your hair could destroy the hair shafts and also lead to hair loss.
  • If you are using chemical products for styling your hair, then ensure that you give adequate time gaps between each of the styling sessions. For example, if you have coloured your hair, you should ideally wait for at least 2 weeks before you get a perm done. Always ensure that you deep condition your hair whenever you subject your hair to such chemicals.
  • Avoid heating tools as much as possible and if you do have to use them, then ensure that you set it at a low temperature.
  • While preparing your hair for any of the hair styles, use a wide-toothed comb to gently remove all the tangles.
  • Before you use a curling iron or straightener, apply a layer of heat protectant.Though hair styling is a part and parcel of our daily lives, care should be taken that it does not lead to unwanted problems such as hair loss. Always stick to hair styles which not only suit you but those which also do not cause any pressure on your scalp. In situations where you need to have a tight ponytail or bun, ensure that you take some time off in between and allow your hair to breathe.If you notice that your hair fall is becoming extreme, then it is best that you get it checked by a dermatologist and undertake the right treatment to reverse the hair loss Author Bio Name: Riya DeshmukhContent Writer – Hair & Beauty Care Expert – With a degree in Life Sciences, I have had diverse experience in writing for beauty and health care domain; with topics like skincare, hair problems, tips and advice being my forte. I aspire to bring change in the lives of people through my earnest and research based articles.

Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Waves

Jeanette came in with a one length bob and we decided it was time for a change and to take it short. Hair was cut using the razor, the back and one side were taken quite short while keeping the length and weight on the other. Her natural movement just automatically fell into finger waves so we just encouraged them by pushing them in and using Davines strong hold cream gel to keep them in place. Thanks to Jeanette x

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#Davines #fingerwaves #shorthaircuts #jujuchan #dekkosalon

Ryojiimaizumi ~ Instagram hair genius!

Twinkie Chan got me to check out this cute and very creative video by Hair art design and head piece creator Ryoji Imaizumi from Tokyo, So fun I had to share with you all… Enjoy!

Dyson Hair Dryer

The internet is buzzing about the new Dyson Hairdryer at the moment, invented by Sir James Dyson, the British designer and engineer.

Excerpt taken from nytimes.com

‘Dyson’s long-awaited “silent” hair dryer, unveiled in April, is powered by a small, light motor that makes it quieter and more compact than current appliances

Dyson said there were 103 engineers involved in the creation of the Supersonic, which included the taming of over 1,010 miles of human hair tresses and 7,000 acoustic tests as teams tackled three core issues: noise, weight and speed.’

I have yet to try it, and have been waiting for the reviews to come in, I came across this little video which I thought was hilarious, and it certainly beats the video used to promote the dryer with a woman drying her hair carelessly while sat on a bed with a leather headboard! (like we all do dry our hair like that)

This video say ‘powerful enough to blow your lips open’ Haha!

Meanwhile, heres a guide of the Best hair Dryers in 2017 as reviewed by Reviews.com

The Best Hair Dryer

Moody Blues by Kieran Tudor

Moody Blues Collection extract taken from Behind The Chair:

‘Forget about rigidity, structure, formalism and order. Here we have a slouchy, chic, mix-and-match vibe. Somehow still proper, but with huge dollops of innovation and a fresh take on the standard beehive, blunt bob, shag and long layers. All doused in the dusky light of a midwinter afternoon – that time of exquisite anticipation between day and night.’

Hair by Kieran Tudor from D&J Ambrose, Middlesex, UK (Shortlisted for British Hairdressing Awards London, Hairdresser of the Year.

Photography – Gabor Szantai, Make Up – Katie Moore

Wardrobe Styling – Jackie Ambrose, Website -djambrose.com

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My Pick – Golden Globes 2016

Every year I watch the red carpet arrivals to see if anyone excites me with their hairstyle enough for me to want to write about it.

This year was another fairly basic show with hair that was nice, pretty, and feminine with the undo’s and downdo’s etc. but to me, nothing too spectacular. Maybe its because Award’s hair is no longer as cool or impressive as it used to be, this year there was no Jennifer Lawrence with her short messy do, or Rosamund Pike with her undercut bob or Charlize Theron with her gorgeous pixie.

But if I had to pick one that stood out to me tonight I would have to choose Rooney Mara with her huge rocker braid. A slight mix of punk with classic.. very stunning!

Thanks to Just Jared for having these great pictures of her hair, not an easy task to find pictures of the back of celebs heads…

attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Rooney Mara attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)