We love Head & Shoulders

21 Jul

We love Head & Shoulders!!

Head and Shoulders is one of our favourite products.
As hairdressers, the worst thing we can hear from a client is "I bought a box of  hair dye from the supermarket and it's gone too dark."
Colouring your hair yourself can sometimes be cost effective but more often than not, it will end up costing you more in the long run trying to get it fixed if it goes wrong.
This is until we discovered the wonderful product that is Head and Shoulders.
Not only will it "remove visible flakes" it will also help remove visible hair colour.
Yes that's right, we recommend this to clients to REMOVE their colour!!! Head and shoulders is designed to remove flakes from the hair. It is an exfoliant and the shampoo unfortunately isn't intelligent enough to distinguish if its washing scalp or washing hair colour. It will exfoliate both!!

Another product we love (I hope you can tell we're being sarcastic now) is a good old 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner. These claim to shampoo and condition your hair at the same time. To us as hairdressers this makes no sense at all. It makes as much sense as wall paint containing paint stripper. If we explain briefly to you how a shampoo works.......

The hair is made up of 3 layers. The medulla (not everyone has this and it is generally found in afro caribbean hair), the cortex (where the colour pigment is found) and the cuticle (which is the hairs' protective layer.) 



Shampoo is designed to open the cuticle as it is negatively charge. The cleansing part of the shampoo then does its stuff, cleansing the dirt and product build up out. You then rinse the hair. If you do not use conditioner at this stage then this is why your hair feels rough (because the cuticle is still open. Conditioner is positively charged so will close the cuticle again. It smooths it leaving shiny and soft feeling. So if you use a 2 in 1 product, surely they are fighting against each other.....

So the moral of this story is to make sure that you buy professional products which are designed to work in conjunction with your hair colour. We have available Wella, System Professional and Sassoon products in our salon as we use Wella colours. The products have been developed to work with your colour not against it.

System Professional have created one of the best product ranges on the market that is deisgned for your specific hair type. Follow THIS LINK to discover your hair energy code and visit us in salon for your free samples*

*subject to availability