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How To Wash Your Hairbrush

05-11-2017

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No matter what kind of brush you use, it’s important to take good care of your tools. Hairbrushes are often full of product, oil and often even dirt and dust, which can transfer onto your hair and affect your style. So today we’re sharing five tips for keeping your hairbrushes in their best condition.

1. Remove hair.
Removing hair from your brush is simple, and it’s the best way to keep it clean and free of any dirt or dust that will gather. Our advice? Simple take the pointy end of a hair comb and run it between the bristles of your brush. It should loosen, and you should be able to “peel” the hair off the brush. Keep repeating the process if you don’t get it all the first time.

2. Wash with shampoo.
Just as you wash your hair to remove product and oil buildup, it’s important to do the same for your brushes. Once hair is removed from the brush, use your favorite shampoo to gently wash the base and bristles of your brush. Remember: anything stuck on your brush can be transferred to your hair while brushing, so it’s important that it stays clean!

3. Air dry or blow dry.
To avoid damaging your brush, don’t try to dry it with a towel. Instead, let your brush dry naturally in a dry, bright place. If you’re in a hurry, use your blow dryer on a medium heat to effectively dry your brush.

4. Stay away from sprays and creams.
Although product will inevitably get in your brush through use, it’s important to avoid  applying sprays and creams directly onto the brush. It may seem like a good way to evenly distribute product, but it can cause damage to the brush itself.

5. Repeat every 1-2 weeks.
A clean brush is the secret to beautiful hair, so be sure to take great care of yours often!

How do you care for your hairbrushes and other hair tools?


How to Use Flat Irons Like a Pro

13-08-2017

The flat iron is an essential hair styling tool. From straight, to wavy, to even natural looks, this tool can handle it all. While we all think we know how to straighten hair, we could all do with a refresher. And while this tool can be a lifesaver, by using it incorrectly you are causing more trouble in the long run. To avoid inadvertently damaging your hair, check out our three simple tips for using flat irons like a pro.

Protect Your Hair

Always start by prepping hair with a heat protectant like Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment. This will make sure hair stays healthy and easy to style.maxresdefault.jpg

Use Even Sections

The key for polished flat iron styles is even sectioning. When styling hair, keep sections the same size for a consistent and balanced hairstyle. Generally six even sections, illustrated in the image below, is sufficient. If you have very thick hair you may need to create more, smaller sections to keep things manageable.sections.png

Get Your Temperature Right

Finally, make sure you know what flat iron temperatures suit your hair and style. If your flat iron doesn’t have temperature settings, it’s probably time for an upgrade.

  • 80°C          Smooth frizz and flyaways
  • 105°C        Styling damaged hair
  • 130°C        Styling fine hair
  • 160°C        Styling loose waves or natural styles
  • 185°C        Standard styling and straightening
  • 210°C        Coarse, unruly hair

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How To: Easy Post-Beach Waves

23-11-2016

Summer-proof your hair with this easy post-swim style.

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1. After going to the beach, rinse the hair of salt water leaving just a little residue in the hair.

2. For naturally straight hair apply a texturiser. We love Kevin Murphy’s Hair.Resort. For naturally curly hair apply a curl definer. We love Kérastase Curl Fever.

3. Wrap your hair into a very loose bun, tucking the sides behind the ears.

4. Leave for approximately 20 minutes, then undo the bun and lightly shake for piece-y beach waves.