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HairLaurenGilmore

Hair stylist, Educator of JET Hairdressing Academy

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Struggle with frizzy hair? Then I have the answer for you!
Struggle with frizzy hair? Then I have the answer for you!
As a Hair Stylist I see a lot of people struggle with having frizzy hair... The main things people with frizzy hair struggle with is: Trying to control their hair.Having no shine.Hair feels dry.Takes ages to blowdry and style.Going out into the rain or humidity.Getting the hair smooth. Sound familiar? I have the answer for you... Keratin Blow-dries! Keratin Blow-dries are designed to eliminate frizz, add shine, make the hair more manageable and give the hair a smooth finish. I use ‘Cocochoco Professional’ #COCOCHOCO PROFESSIONAL - Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment 1 liter - Formaldehyde Free[products]#[FiveStars]on my clients and they LOVE it!  I love this product because it leaves the hair feeling healthy, soft, smooth and shiny for a period of 3-4 months. Benefits include: Preventing split ends.Protecting colour treated hair.Eliminating frizz.Providing thermal protection.Smoothing the hair.Giving the hair an amazing gloss.  There are 3 types: Original: Strongly damaged, dyed, curly, stubborn, difficult to condition, frayed and broken. Pure: designed essentially to brighten up your blond shades; for strongly damaged, chemically treated, wavy, curly, stubborn, weakened hair. Gold: all types, strongly damaged, dyed, stubborn, difficult to condition There is a keratin blowdry to suit all hair types!  The process includes: The hair then has to be left for 3 days, it can then be washed, in a sulphate free shampoo, and styled as normal.  Prices for this service typically range from £100-£200 depending on salon prices and hair length/thickness. This product has really transformed my client’s hair and has become a really popular service in the salon.  If you struggle with frizzy, unmanageable hair this service is a MUST try!
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Say bye to dry and damaged hair!👋
Say bye to dry and damaged hair!👋
Having always coloured my hair, unfortunately I now suffer from dry, damaged hair. Dry, damaged hair can be caused by numerous things: Hair ColourHeat StylingEnvironmental Damage i.e. sun & pollution.  How can you tell your hair is dry/damaged? Simply take a strand of your hair, run your fingers from tip to root.  If the hair feels smooth it means that your hair is relatively healthy, whereas if your hair feels rough it means the hair is porous, meaning the hair will struggle to maintain moisture. How can I fix this? There are numerous products in salons now that will help with this.  Recently I started used Olaplex No.0 and No. 3 Take Home Treatment, and so far, I am so pleased with the results.  This treatment primes the hair for a deeper repair with the highest dose of patented Olaplex technology in any take home product.  It rebuilds the hair bonds, strengthens and protects the hairs integrity. To use: OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit (Get 4-6 applications per bottle). By using this product, it will repair the hair, meaning the hairs porosity will improve, which in turn will allow the hair to retain moisture.  I love that it is easy to apply, and you see the results instantly! It has been very popular amongst my clients also. Other tips on helping dry hair: Use Heat Protector when heat styling.Use a UV Protector when out in the sun.Use regular treatments after colour.Invest in professional products.Get regular trims. Tips & Tricks for Post-Partum Hair Loss: Post-Partum Hair Loss effects many women... It is completely normal; however, it does generally return to normal 6-12 months after birth.  There are several things you can do in the meantime to stimulate hair growth: Maintain a healthy diet.Invest in some professional hair care products.Treat yourself to a head massage. You can also: Disguise any thinning hair by changing your hairstyle.Play around with accessories to hide any thinning areas.Use thickening treatments.
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No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit
OLAPLEX-No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit
💗Colored Hair Savers!💗
💗Colored Hair Savers!💗
Here’s a scenario. Has this ever happened to you...? Day One:  You have just spent £100 in a salon having your hair coloured to a beautiful warm brunette. Day 14: Your colour has faded and your confused as to why this has happened. The Science –  During the colouring process the top layer of your hair is lifted to allow the colour to sit inside, this is then closed during the shampoo & condition process which locks the colour in. There are several reasons as to why colour can fade: The sun. Heat Damage. Using non-professional products. Hair being porous (dry) or damaged.  Here are a few ways to maintain your hair colour... Use a heat protector and/or UV protector. Heat protectors and UV protectors prevent heat damage which in turn will prevent your colour fading.  Use a salon professional shampoo and conditioner. Most shop bought shampoos contain more sulphates than active ingredients. Sulphates are purely a lathering agent and are often found in things like washing up liquid, and they can strip the hair of its colour. Salon professional colour shampoos are either sulphate free or they contain a low amount of sulphates, they also contain active ingredients to maintain the colour, and to keep the hair looking fresh and healthy.  My favourite is milk shakē - Integrity Nourishing Shampooandmilk shakē - Integrity Nourishing Conditioner, it is designed to maintain colour, nourish and moisturise the hair. I use these products regularly and my colour lasts longer with added shine.  Wash your hair less often. If you have vibrant colours in your hair that will only last a few shampoos, simply wash your hair less often. Dry shampoo is a must have!! Keep up with regular haircuts. If the ends of your hair are split and dry, they will not hold the colour as long as the healthy part of the hair. So to keep the whole head hair looking fresh make sure you have a good haircut at every appointment (6-8 weeks).
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Integrity Nourishing Conditioner
milk shakē-Integrity Nourishing Conditioner
Attention!✨Your hair questions answered!
Attention!✨Your hair questions answered!
These are the most common questions I get asked as a hair stylist!  My blonde hair keeps going yellow and brassy in between my hair appointments, what can I do to help this? Here’s a bit of colour science for you... Blonde hair is YELLOW! It varies between yellow to a very pale yellow but technically blonde hair is yellow. When you are in salon, we will use toners which help to neutralise this yellow tone and give you the tone you want, whether this is creamy, ash, pearl or silver.  Unfortunately, these toners will fade to some extent after about 2 weeks.  In-between hair appointments it is best to use a purple shampoo, this is because ‘violet’ neutralises ‘yellow’. Using these shampoo’s will keep your blonde look clean and fresh until your next appointment.  My go to shampoo is Fanola No Yellow Shampoo. Tip – Only use when needed.  I can’t seem to get the same finish to my hair when I leave the salon. What am I doing wrong? Simple – ask, watch and listen to your stylist... Your hair stylist will generally have years of training in the industry, ask them how you can recreate the look at home, they will be more than happy to advise you.  Tip – Salon products are designed to give you that beautiful salon finish, they are defiantly worth investing in.  Why do I keep losing hair? We naturally shed between 50-100 hairs a day; this is completely natural.  There may be several reasons as to why you may shed hair more than normal, this could be stress, medication, illness or hormonal. If you are worried seek advice from your GP or Trichologist.  How often should I really get my hair done?  This generally changes between services and your stylist will normally recommend when you should return, however these are the general times that I recommend: Cuts: 6-8 weeks. Roots: 4-6 weeks. Highlights: 6-8 weeks. Balayage/Ombre: 12 weeks. Treatments: Every visit.
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Hair Myths?🤔 Let's Talk About It!
Hair Myths?🤔 Let's Talk About It!
As I hair stylist I hear tonnes of myths surrounding hair and the majority of them aren’t true!! Pulling out your grey hair causes more to grow. This is not true! White hairs are caused by the individual hairs losing their pigment, as of yet there is no known reason for this, however, we do know that by pulling them out it does not cause more to grow through.  Be careful when pulling out white hair as you may destroy the hair follicle which may result in the hairs being unable to grow back. Cutting your hair will make it grow quicker.  This is true, but not in the way that you think. Hair growth starts at the roots not at the ends.  We recommend cutting your hair regularly to prevent the ends of your hair becoming split or broken, which in turn may result in the hair getting shorter.  By trimming your hair, it will allow your hair to stay healthier while it grows.  Don’t use conditioner if you have oily hair. Oily hair is not caused by conditioner! Oily hair is caused by an overactive production of sebum, which is produced naturally by the scalp. Conditioner targets the mid-lengths and ends of the hair and should only be applied to these areas. If you are worried you can use a conditioner designed specifically for fine hair, this will be slightly lighter than a normal conditioner. Or you can use a leave in conditioner spray, again this will be lighter than a normal conditioner.  You can’t dye your hair when you are pregnant.  Hair dye does not affect the baby! So, it is completely fine to colour your hair whilst pregnant.  However, I would always recommend getting re-skin tested as your hormones change which may result in you being more sensitive to colour.  These are the most common hair myths that I come across as a hairdresser and rest assured, they are just myths! 
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Are you worried about hair loss?
Are you worried about hair loss?
Did you know that around 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss? There are many reasons as to why hair loss occurs...   -       Hereditary. -       Hormonal. -       Stress. -       Medication. -       Hairstyles that pull on the scalp. -       Illness. -       Scalp infections.   Some of the above can be treated, some will resolve on their own and unfortunately some hair loss conditions are permanent.   As a hair stylist this is a definite worry among clients, the most common cause of hair loss I experience is caused by stress and/or medication. This can take 3 months to come out in your hair, so you will generally find that you will start shedding more than normal 3 months after the stress event, change in medication or any new medication. However, don’t worry this will generally resolve on its own.   I few years ago I trained in a hair extension system that helps people affected by the side effects of chemotherapy and medical hair loss, this was developed by Racoon International and Trichologist Iain Sallis. The results of this system are amazing, and I would 100% recommend it to anyone!!   As well as this I always recommend the Manta Brush to any clients that are worried about hair loss. This brush was designed by a man named Tim Binnington for his wife who had lost her hair due to an illness. It was designed to prevent breakage, split ends, and to keep hair healthy by gliding through the hair smoothly and preventing tension. When brushing always start at the ends and work your way to the root, this avoids putting to much tension on the hair.   There are a few shampoos on the market that will help prevent hair loss to some extent, however there are no products on the market that will resolve the problem. A few of my favourite products are: - L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL - Serioxy Denser Hair Serum   - #Kerastase - Specifique Bain Prevention Frequent Use Shampoo[products]#[FiveStars] Remember – we naturally lose between 50-100 hairs per day! If you are worried about hair loss seek advice from your dermatologist.
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Serioxy Denser Hair Serum
L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL-Serioxy Denser Hair Serum
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