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HAIRCARE TIPS & TRICKS

We have loads of hair care tips and tricks up our sleeve to help you keep the bad hair days away!

We have compiled a few of our favourites hair care tips and tricks for you below, so take a look and start self styling today. If you have any hare care tips or tricks that you would like to share with us and our fabulous clientele, please feel welcome to email them to haircare@stellahair.com.au and we will post the team voted favourites right here!

DRY HAIR FASTER

To make your hair styling quicker and easier wrap your head in a towel for a good 5-10 minutes after shampooing and conditioning so that when it comes to drying your hair will not be saturated and will be quicker to dry.

BEAT THE FRIZZ

To avoid frizzy hair always blow dry down and never up. By blow-drying down you will smooth all the cuticles the one way avoiding fuzz.

HEADBANDS HIDE REGROWTH

When hair is showing regrowth and is between appointments, back comb and use a headband to disguise the regrowth. Headbands are definitely making a comeback at the moment.

FRINGE FINESSE

For an unruly fringe not sitting correctly due to a cowlick, blow dry fringe in the opposite direction. This will give root lift and settle the cowlick and allow hair to be more settled when placed back in its normal position.

MENS HAIRSTYLE TRICK

For those males who feel their style is not lasting, make sure your hair is 100% dry, then add product. If the hair is damp it weakens the styling aids strength therefore causing the hair to fall down or not stay in its original style.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have a hairy question that you just have to get answered, please feel welcome to email us on faq@stellahair.com.au and we will answer you personally via email, or when you next come into the Salon and for the common curly ones, right here in our hair care FAQ section.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY HAIR CUT?

Every five to six weeks is the usual life span of a style cut. Shorter styles may need more frequent cuts as they will lose shape and become hard to manage. Too book your next haircut please contact us.

SHOULD I SHAMPOO MY HAIR BEFORE I GET MY HAIR COLOURED?

You shouldn’t shampoo immediately before colouring as this will remove the natural oils that protect your scalp during the colouring process. It is best to shampoo your hair 24 hours prior to colouring.

HOW DO I GET THE HAIRCUT I WANT?

The best way to get the haircut you desire is through communication! If you have a picture, bring it along with you – it is the most effective way to show your stylist or colourist what you want. Be honest with your stylist about your hair maintenance – what you do at home can make a big difference to the look you are trying to achieve. If your hair is heavily styled, let your hairdresser know what it looks like naturally. Tell your stylist how much effort you are willing to put into your hair, if you are trying to achieve a certain fashion style, what you like and don’t like – it all helps. Lastly, set limits – if you are unsure of what you want, let them know what you don’t want and work from there.

HOW CAN I STOP MY ENDS FROM SPLITTING?

To help prevent split ends, never dry your hair by rubbing it with a towel. Instead wrap the towel around your hair like a turban. After washing, always use a leave-in conditioner to add extra condition and shine. Get your hair trimmed at least every six weeks to prevent further breakage.

HOW DO I KEEP MY HAIR COLOUR VIBRANT AND PREVENT FADING?

Use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for colour treated hair and avoid exposing your hair to the sun. The sun is a natural hair lightener, and over-exposure can cause hair to fade or even change colour. Shampoo or rinse your hair immediately after swimming in chlorine or salt water. Chemicals left in the hair can accelerate fading especially when mixed with the sun.

WHAT CAN I DO IF MY HAIR IS DRY?

Dry hair needs regular trims as well as regular hair treatment masques. Use products that contain oils and moisture – they keep your hair in good condition. When blow drying or using heat on your hair, always use relevant styling products and heat protecting creams.