Professional Hair Stylist Shares Tips on How to Tame Your Mane during Lockdown.
It’s easy to neglect one’s beauty regimes like skin and hair care, when we’re confined to our homes, but whilst self-care may seem trivial considering the current situation we are in, it can certainly help uplift our spirits and make us feel better about ourselves.
We chatted to Professional Hair Stylist, Kelly Red and asked her to share her best tips and essential go-to hair care.
“Many people may feel the temptation to grab some scissors or a box dye and have a go themselves,” says Kelly, “but this is definitely NOT the answer. In addition to causing you a world of regret, it will end up costing you more money post lockdown, with your stylist having to try and rectify it. Rather use this time to give your hair a break. While not picking up your hairdryer and straightening tools for a few weeks while you’re at home may be good for your hair, falling behind on regular washing is not. If like me, you find your hair dry at the moment due to a combination of having bleached hair and 24 hour bed head hair (thanks to Netflix and chill), the Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner by label.m is ideal.”
Providing specialist care for blonde hair, the Brightening Shampoo (R330.00) works to instantly brighten your hair, whilst enhancing tonal reflection and neutralising unwanted brassy tones. With a moisturising and nourishing formula that prevents dryness, tangling and breakage, the multi-tasking shampoo has an Enviroshield Complex to extend the life of your colour and provide protection against frizz, humidity and UV rays.
The Label.m Brightening Blonde Conditioner infuses moisture and gradually lightens and brightens, whilst nourishing to combat dryness and tangling. Botanical toners including Mamaki Tea & Custard Apple prevent brassiness and oxidation while Starfruit, rich in Vitamins B and C, aids collagen formation and strengthens the hair shaft from roots to ends.
“Use the above two products and your blonde hair will be left looking bright and lustrous,” says Kelly.
Another shampoo and conditioner combination Kelly recommends is the label.m Organic Lemongrass Shampoo and Conditioner.
Enriched with high levels of certified organic ingredients, the label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Shampoo (R440.00) cleanses and nourishes hair naturally without the build-up. It’s iconic haircare, professionally defined. Cleansing with label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Shampoo ups the feel-good factor. Packed full of quince, oats, rice milk powder and jojoba oil, hair is hi-drenched naturally, leaving nothing but hair satisfaction.
The visionary formula of the label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Conditioner (R450.00) combines professional uncompromising conditioning with high levels of certified organic ingredients. Hair is high drenched, naturally, without build-up. No SLS, propylenes, glycol, parabens or phthalates. No artificial perfumes or synthetics. The label.m Organic Moisturising Lemongrass Conditioner is serious, effective and honest.
“Once a week, give your hair a treatment with the label.m Treatment Shampoo and the label.m Honey & Oat Mask,” adds Kelly.
A lightweight daily cleanser, the label.m Treatment Shampoo (R305.00) contains the protective Enviroshield Complex making it ideal for coloured and chemically treated hair. Strengthening without heaviness, it’s an iconic haircare staple. Soy and wheat proteins are on-hand to strengthen the hair, whilst panthenol, biotin and wheat amino acids provide moisture and shine. With the exclusive Enviroshield Complex, label.m Treatment Shampoo protects vulnerable hair against heat styling and UV rays.
The lable.m Honey & Oat Treatment Mask (R350.00) is a lightweight mask to leave hair sleek, soft and radiant. Specially formulated with an exclusive Hydra-5 complex to rehydrate parched hair, restoring vitality and revealing healthy-looking locks, whilst protecting fibres from damage caused by heat styling and chemical processes.
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