January is the season of new gym memberships, self-improvement goals and shopping bags full of kale. If your hair has been around the colour clock in 2018, the new year needs to be all about rest and rejuvenation. The #GlamourFairies at Glamour Hair Salons, a British-led salon in Abu Dhabi, share their top tips for a 2019 hair detox.
“Too much styling and coloring can lead to loss of volume, breakage, dullness, and split ends. It’s a vicious cycle because hair can grow in thinner and weaker. To the rescue is an easy detox – cleanse, treat and cut back on heat,” says Tracey Devine, Creative Director and Affinage’s Global Ambassador.
Some golden tips to revive your tired hair in 2019:
1. Cut two things out of your life this new year – split ends and bad vibes
Trims are recommended every 4-6 weeks to keep dead ends, old colour and chemical build up at bay. Regular trims also boost hair growth!
2. Sort out your cosmetic cabinet
Treat yourself to some self-love by investing in sulphate and paraben-free products that your hair will thank you for. Explore Affinage’s products for this. The Kitoko by ASP product range is great for chemical build up – its ingredients remove product residue and toxins from all other shampoos or treatments. The range of cleansers, balms and treatments are completely free from sulphates, parabens, waxes and mineral oils, and are packed with natural ingredients like Karité, Green Tea, Fire Tulip, Tamarind and Vitamins A&E to replenish, restore and condition the hair. The Kitoko homecare treatments contain unique blends of natural African plant extracts, expertly selected for their rejuvenating and restorative qualities, ensuring fantastically healthy, beautiful hair.
3. Make the ‘au natural’ look your go-to hairstyle
Adopt a Parisian outlook to your beauty regime – less is more. Let your hair dry naturally instead of taxing it with blow drying, flat ironing and hair curling. Regular intense heat will take a toll on your hair, leading to hair damage and breakage. Experiment with creative hairdos like braids, top knot buns and natural waves.
4. Keep up with your greys
Keep up with your greys and ditch the chemical-laden colour treatment by opting for a root kit instead. Affinage products are 99% natural and vegan – better for you and the planet.
5. If you’re going to use an oil to control frizz or dryness – choose the right oil
Use an oil with Vitamins A & E and protect your locks from the sun with a UV filter. Looking for lush? Argan oil smells amazing as well as smoothing and strengthening the hair. Be sure to apply your oil on your hair tips after blow drying to avoid split ends and maintain your hair health.
Glamour Hair Salons is rapidly becoming the capital’s salon of choice for its award-winning products, bespoke services and stellar service. Glamour Hair Salons is located in Al Zeina and Khalidiya in Abu Dhabi.