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Take Care Of Your Hair With Tips and Advice From Michelle Marshall Cardiff Hair Salons

At this time of year it’s traditional to focus on love!   At our Cardiff hair salons we can’t offer you advice on your relationships, but we can let you know how to take the best care of your hair!

It makes sense to invest in your hair, not just for a special occasion, but all year through.  You will reap the benefits not just in the way your hair looks, but also in the way it makes you feel.  And who doesn’t want to feel more confident, beautiful, & relaxed?

So go ahead and give your hair a little extra love! Here are our top tips for getting the best from your hair.

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1  Book a Hair Treatment

before and after acidic bonding concentrateThe right treatment can really transform your hair. It can breathe new life into the dullest of locks, repairing damage and protecting from future wear and tear.  

At our Cardiff salon we are proud to offer a range of treatments based on the very latest hair care technology.   Redken’s Acidic Bonding Concentrate is an award-winning system that provides ultimate repair, intense conditioning, and colour fade protection.  It’s suitable for all hair types and textures. 

We’re also proud to offer K18 hair treatments, which contain the patented K18Peptide™.  This unique sequence is found within the hair’s genome and has the ability to bring the hair back to its original youthful state.

You could also try a Fabriq Quick Fix vegan keratin treatment.  Quick Fix will define curls, tame frizz and help you enjoy healthy hair that’s easier to manage, whatever style you choose.  

2  Use A Heat Protection Product

redken extreme playsafeWe all love to style our hair, but using hot tools is one of the main causes of hair damage.  Heat can leave unprotected hair parched and frazzled,  so do your locks a favour and invest in a heat protecting spray.

We recommend Redken Extreme Play Safe, available in salon or via our online shop.  This is a fortifying 3-in-1 hair treatment that protects damaged locks from heat up to 230°C (450°F) . It minimises further breakage with a powerful blend of plant proteins and tourmaline that seals the hair fibres. Apply to damp hair at the mid-lengths and ends, this innovative heat-protecting formula visibly reduces the appearance of split ends by 70%.

3  Book Regular Hair Appointments

Modern Shag Hairstyles Cardiff Hair SalonSplit ends and broken strands of hair can’t be repaired and they will just continue to travel up the hair shaft.  The longer you leave your hair, the more damaged it will become, so book regular trims to cut away the split ends.  This is true even if you are trying to grow your hair longer.

For hair colour maintenance, we recommend booking a freshen-up appointment every 4 – 8 weeks, depending on your style and how quickly your hair grows. 

Remember that the longer you leave it, the more work will be required to restore your desired look, so it can be a false economy!   

4  Use Salon Quality Hair Products

Redken Professional Hair Care Stockists Michelle Marshall Hair Salons CardiffSupermarket and pharmacy brands may look like a bargain but in the long term they will do your hair more harm than good. 

Particularly problematic are products which contain a lot of silicones which are designed to make your hair look superficially shiny.  These result in a waxy build up on the hair and can lead to dandruff, hair breakage and other concerns.

We recommend instead using Redken professional quality hair care products.  They offer outstanding results and you will only need a small amount every time.  This means they actually represent great value for money. Speak to your Michelle Marshall stylist who will be able to recommend the right products for your particular hair concerns.

5  Be Gentle With Your Hair & Don’t Wash It Too Often

Hair stylists in Cardiff Michelle Marshall SalonsWashing your hair every day can dry it out and strip away its natural oils.  Conversely, it can sometimes result your hair becoming lank and greasy as it attempts to counter the dryness caused by over washing. Of course too much washing can also strip or fade your hair colour.

We recommend washing your hair every 2-5 days, using dry shampoo in between if necessary.  When you do wash your hair, be kind to it!  Don’t scrub or tug at it when detangling, which can cause breakage and frizz.

The only change to this advice comes  if you are suffering with scalp issues.  In this case we recommend shampooing more frequently to remove debris and avoid bacterial infections.  It is important to choose a shampoo with the correct pH, so it does not strip the scalp and cause further problems.  Speak to your hair stylist, who will be able to recommend the best scalp care shampoo for you, such as Redken Scalp Relief.

6  Book An Appointment At Your Local Michelle Marshall Hair Salon

For personalised hair care advice from our expert hairdressers, call us on 029 2061 1566 (Rhiwbina) or 029 2022 9000 (Wyndham Arcade). Alternatively you can book online using the tab to the right of the screen.  For more inspiration, take a look at our Instagram page.