In January, we look after our bodies by eating well and reducing our alcohol intake and some of us try to look after our minds by going to bed earlier and taking more time to relax. But are you looking after your hair the way it deserves?
Just one simple treatment can revolutionise dry hair and give you rich, thick luscious locks. We offer some powerful treatments in-salon that will transform your hair without any side-effects. Here’s a little guide on ways we can help you make you hair shinier and thicker, even if it’s coloured:
Have you seen the latest pics of Danni Minogue (above)? She went from dark brown to bright blonde and her hair is still shiny. The secret is the L’Oreal SMARTBOND treatment, which protects bonds for stronger hair fiber during lightening services. We use it in the Sinead Kelly London salon during the colouring process to help our clients achieve beautiful colour without any damage.
We used it on our model Natasha when we took her from dark brown to blonde and then blue for our L’Oreal Colour Trophy entry and we won at the UK finals and the International finals (recap on that win in our previous blog post). It makes experimenting with colour much less daunting, which is liberating. As you can see, Dannii suits brunette and blonde – perhaps you would too?
OLAPLEX is used alongside colouring or lightening services, especially on bleaching and highlights to keep hair super soft throughout. Once you’ve used it once, you’ll be so amazed by the condition of your hair that you won’t look back and will shout it from the rooftops. The Kardashians are big fans. Kim used it when she transformed to platinum blonde during a Paris Fashion Week and Khloe uses it all the time.
The science behind OLAPLEX is that it targets hair strand structure, reconnecting bonds broken by the process of permanent hair colouring. It’s a three step process. The first part of the treatment, is mixed into the bleach, powder lightener, or hair colour, and applied to the hair. No. 2, is done in-salon as well and is needed to complete the colouring process. After the colour has been applied and “cooked”, your colourist will take you to the bowl and rinse the colour out of your hair — just a rinse, not shampooing. Hair is then towel-dried and No. 2 is applied to the hair and left on for a minimum of 10 minutes to rebuild any bonds broken by the colour. Then it’s back to the bowl for a rinse, shampoo, and conditioning. No. 3 is given to you in a bottle to take home to apply once a week and it protects against heat damage as well as colour damage.
Have you noticed your hair is thinning as you age? Or have you suffered some post-pregnancy hair loss, which is very common? We can help you get back your usual thick, glossy mane thanks to Serioxyl. This treatment gives thinning hair a new lease of life by improving the look of the hair fibre density. We’ll analyse your hair in the salon and then design the perfect fuller hair service for you. There’s no need to feel ashamed – the shame is suffering in silence. After one course of SERIOXYL, you’ll want to shake your thick hair everywhere you go and all your friends and family will be asking for your secret.
Alternatively, there are a couple of ways to look after your hair at home using natural ingredients. If you fancy a bit of DIY beauty, we recommend:
(1) The olive oil mask
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
Simply mix all these in a jar / bowl and apply to the hair after shampooing and conditioning your hair as normal. Comb onto the hair from root to tip, then roll your hair up and place under a plastic shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes – just enough time to make and enjoy a cup of tea – and then rinse.
Baking soda is a natural cleansing ingredient that absorbs oils, grease, and product residue from your hair. Olive oil is filled with antioxidants great for fighting dandruff and dry scalp. The oil can prevent hair loss by reducing the chances of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production (a hormone that decreases the hair follicle shaft growth which can cause hair loss). Cinnamon contains organic compounds eugenol and cinnamaldehyde which are antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. This is said to prevent fungal and bacterial infections of the scalp. Mixed together, these three simple products will give colour-treated and dry hair a new lease of life!
(2) The coconut oil mask
50ml coconut oil
Simply pour honey and coconut oil into a pan and heat it on a stove until it’s melted. Allow the mixture to be cool to the touch and then apply it on dry hair, split ends and scalp. Massage with your fingers and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it out. Put on a plastic hair cap while the mixture is on your hair to keep in the heat.
The coconut targets dry, damaged hair while honey ensures the hair is coated from root to tip. Your hair will feel so silky after this treatment!
If your hair needs a little TLC, it’s easier to fix than you think. There’s a cure for all issues from dry, coloured hair to thinning hair. Can’t put your finger on what your hair needs? Book an appointment and the Sinéad Kelly London team will recommend the perfect treatment for you to make your hair glossier and you happier.