Drying your hair
Natural air drying is always best, but we know that time and weather don’t often allow you the luxury of it.
On the occasions that you do have time, here’s how to air dry your hair without getting the “frizzies”:
- Wait until your hair is 95% dry and then roll it on curlers.
- Apply a hairnet and dry your hair completely under a hood hair dryer – the warmth of the dryer will smooth out the hair. Depending on the richness of your hair it will take 15-30 minutes. You will be surprised at the results!
The next best way to artificially dry your hair is to first set your hair with plastic rollers. Then sit under a hood dryer. To prevent damage to your hair; keep the dryer at a constant temperature (about 42 centigrade or 108 fahrenheit).
Another gentle method is to attach a diffuser to your blow dryer. This device spreads the hot air evenly, making the heat far less intense.
Never use heated rollers or curling tongs. These devices dry and break long hair.
For a healthy head of beautiful hair you need to treat, nourish, strengthen and stimulate the living part of the hair – the root.
Brushing is an essential part of hair treatment. It keeps the scalp supple and accelerates the blood circulation which feeds the roots and distributes needed fatty acids along the length of the hair to moisturise it, resulting in combing without breakage.
Good morning brush
We advise our clients to brush their hair as soon as they get up in the morning and only to use a natural bristle brush with a wooden base.
Brushing stimulates the circulation to the scalp and fluffs the hair. Don’t think for a minute that this will make your hair more oily. Brushing actually distributes the oils to the ends of your hair, which in turn is a natural protection for the hair against weather conditions and other stressful occurrences.
NEVER BRUSH WET HAIR!
Hair is more elastic when wet than when dry, and it will stretch when wet to the
point of snapping if you use a brush. Instead use a wide tooth sawcut comb. Start with the ends and slowly work your way up to the scalp. Never use a metal or rubber comb.
*USE A NATURAL BRISTLE BRUSH WITH A WOODEN BASE.
The natural bristles are closest to the hair structure itself, and therefore less likely to produce tangles on long hair. The wooden base reduces static electricity.
Best brushing technique
- Stand with feet slightly apart and bend from the waist until the hair falls in a curtain before your face.
- Brush your hair gently, starting from the roots at the nape of your neck and moving towards the ends of your hair.
- Follow each brush stroke with the open palm of your hand to counteract a build-up of static electricity.
- Start the first day with 20 brush strokes. Then, add 10 strokes each day.
- For oily condition or fine hair start with 10 strokes. Then add 5 strokes each day. Your goal: fifty brush stokes a day.
- Remember; morning brushing produces the best results!