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Static cray cray hair!

Ok so my hair is looking pretty cray cray right now.

I’ve spend ages blowdrying my hair and as soon as I step outside and get a droplet of water on it, it goes completely frizzy!!!  So a beanie goes a long way… Not only keeps my head warm but hides frizzy hair..  But then I have static hair..  You know those bits of hair that just tend to stand upright..and just look wild! 🙂

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Dry, cold air often leads to statically electric hair. Whether it’s from brushing your hair after you blow-dry (don’t do it!) or your Winter hat, there are ways to fight this less-than-flattering hair dilemma, and they (almost) all have to do with hydrating to your hair.

Here are a few simple tips for eliminating static.

Hair treatments: Dry hair and dry Winter air are the perfect combination to create statically charged strands, so the added moisture will help stop the electric charge.
Add a mask to your hair routine.  If you have time leave it in for about 15 – 20 minutes.
This will add that moisture back to your hair that the cold dry winter has taken out.  Not only does your skin dry out in winter.. so does your hair!

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Shampoo: Don’t do it so often. There are lot’s of reasons why not to shampoo your hair so often but skipping a shampoo can help prevent your hair from getting dried out, which leads to static and a lackluster mane — talk about a double whammy.

Leave in treatment or shine oil: Another way to add some moisture is to use a leave in treatment.  My absolute favorite is Sebastian Potion9.  This product is amazeballs. Its not cheap but its so worth it.  Not only does it act as a leave in treatment is has a slight hold to it and makes it really easy to style with.  Once you have dried your hair use a shine oil to smooth it out.

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Don’t Brush!: The friction from your brush will lead to charged particles that cause static electricity.  In fact I never brush my hair…It just turns into a frizz ball.  However best brush to use is the Angel brush, especially made for antic static and de-tangling hair.

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Keratin: Now this is the B all and end all of all treatments!  Its a de-frizzing treatment not straightening.  Keratin naturally occurs in your hair.. So you are just putting back in that is naturally there!  Read here to find out more about the Brazilian keratin we do at Esstudio.

 

Hope this helps chicks.

Call us to find out more 02 9698 1135.

Jax xox

 

 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids – what the hell are they?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are the bomb dot com when it comes to refining your skin. They exfoliate, hydrate and promote cell turn-over which leaves you with super smooth skin. If you have sensitive skin though – tread carefully. You definitely don’t want to overstimulate your skin. The main AHAs are Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, and Mandelic Acid.

Glycolic Acid is derived from sugarcane. It’s made up of super small molecules which are able to penetrate the epidermis at a deeper level than any of the others. Glycolic is a great exfoliant – it works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin cells on the outer-most layer of the skin which contribute to clogged pores and a dull complexion. Long term use can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth out an uneven skin tone. At Esstudio Galleria, we offer a range of Glycolic Acid Treatments for both the face and body. We love La Clinica’s GlyC Refine range because it uses organic ingredients and leaves your skin as soft as a baby’s bum!

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Citric Acid is derived from a number of citrus fruits including lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. It is often used to adjust the pH of skin care products to allow other active ingredients to operate at their optimum capabilities. Like Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid also aid in cell-turnover and the refining of environmentally damaged skin, leaving you positively glowing!

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Remember how in History Class you learned that Cleopatra used to take baths in milk because she thought it made her skin softer? Turns out she wasn’t crazy! That was the effects of Lactic Acid kicking in and refining her skin’s texture and improving her hydration levels. It also promotes collagen production and helps even out skin tones and diminish acne scars! Can’t be bothered sitting in milk for a couple of hours every day? Don’t sweat it! there are plenty of moisturisers out there containing Lactic Acid to get you going!

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Mandelic Acid stems from bitter almonds. It has great antibacterial properties and is less harsh than Glycolic Acid meaning that it is a great option for those with sensitive skin! Like Glycolic, Mandelic Acid is great for sloughing off dead skin cells and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Above all else, the one thing that always needs to be spot on is the pH of a product. Just bought a brand new 10% Glycolic Scrub with a pH of 9? Bad news, sweetheart. Your skin’s pH sits at around 5.5 – and your AHA product should sit between 2 and 5.5. If the products that you are using aren’t pH balanced to your skin you’ll be doing way more harm than good, regardless of what miracle-inducing ingredients are mixed together inside that tube.