But first! hair Mask…

I hate saying it ‘but’ Summer is nearly over, I stretch the nearly! Those of you lucky enough to have been away this summer or yet to, hitting the seaside , laying by a pool, swimming in a chlorinated pool can dry out the hair. You will find you’re hair needs more than you’re weekly dose of conditioner. 

 

I have rounded up some masks tried and tested by us  and some of our faves below. 

First up is Kerastase Soleil Masque UV defense- 

Used as an after sun treatment this will be a worthy purchase even home from sun. It Repairs coloured hair  that has been exposed to elements such as chlorine, sun, salt and UVA and UVB rays. Masque UV defines is formulated with photo-defense filter which provides active protection.

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Restores health and Vitality to dry and brittle hair. The rich formula of this mask has been specially formulated to reconstruct hair that need extra TLC.

pureology Colour Fanatic leave in treatment spray-

This 100% Vegan multi- tasking hair treatment spray is infused with natural oils and contains Anti-fade complex. Primes hair for heat and styling , strengthens the hair fiber. Shields against environmental damage, I love this and I cannot live without it.. 

 

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Award winning leave-in treatment for damaged hair, split ends and hair breakage, double whammy it provides heat protection and reduces breakage. 

 

Face masks should be a weekly routine they are not just for Winter. Hair can get stressed just like our skin. There is nothing more frustrating than dry, brittle hair. 

 

The messy Ponytail done right…

The ponytail great when on a bad hair day or just after washing but even more so when you want to have your hair off your face kind day.

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Gigi is working this sleek high ponytail, product is a must for stray hairs we would use Kerastase Mousse bouffante and to set a spritz of Kerastase Laque Couture spray.

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A little parting goes along way, love the twisted ponytail using a metallic clip to finish the look.

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Alicia and Kylie are working the knotted bubble ponytail , Alicia has more tugged out of place are we brave enough.

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This more textured ponytail really works if trying to show off the back of an outfit let loose at the end.

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Of course Kim K was sure to have rocked the braided ponytail being the Kardashians are major fans of the Braid , love how this is a bit undone to her usual sleeker up-styles.

Having the right products depending on style will really help hold any style and the couture styling range from Kerastase will help increase volume and reach new hair heights an incredible styling range.

Tips & Tricks to help with and prevent Sunburned Scalp

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With the hot weather we have been blessed with of late (Scorchio) we all rushed to pick up the factor but we forget sometimes how sensitive our scalp is and needs protection also. 

Lets just say that painful stinging, itching, flakey irritated scalp can be avoided. Without having to constantly bung on a sun hat there are a few tips and tricks to looking cool and avoiding the Burn.

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During the summer hair is exposed more than usual to the UV light. I swear by Kerastase Soleil Aqua-seal I apply every day wet or before Blow-dry and I find this helps fight all elements . I pull back into a bun or braid down the centre avoid the side braids as this leaves scalp exposed. 

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Another genius hack is to combine one tablespoon of SPF50 lotion or spray into a half cup of water and mix together you can apply with fingers by rubbing into scalp or use a water spray bottle before sun exposure. 

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If you have been unlucky and have burned your scalp this week then to prevent peeling in the scalp an exfoliating shampoo is a must avoid anything containing sulphates as this could irritate the scalp more.

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Kerastase Chronologiste is a Pre shampoo for exfoliating the scalp this is amazing even for product build up.

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Kerastase Bain Exfoliant Hydrant shampoo, scalp is soothed and rehydrated. 

Try and skip the hot water , hot water and a sunburned scalp is no good after your shower try and soak the scalp with cool water or lukewarm do not try and freeze the head off yourself. 

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Easier said than done but try and avoid heat styling to let scalp settle down as it would be more sensitive and only drys out the scalp even more.

We all know the only full proof way to avoid the dreaded scalp burn is a scarf or hat but sometimes we need a break from hat head and these tips and tricks will help avoid that burn.

Happy Sunny Days xx 

Good Hair Times & Tan Lines..

Summer being around the corner we all get Influenced when days are longer mornings are brighter summer is coming and whether we are holidaying at home or summery climates we want brighter hair and a new hair style all round 

The adventure of holidays brings out the adventure in us all.

But whilst we are thinking about what we are packing Bikini (Check) Factor (check) Passport (check) lets not forget about the more important skin and hair care. 

As our hair is a reflection of ourselves styling it on holidays can be a nightmare but armed with the right products, tools and accessories should make things a bit easier from days spent by the pool or sea to the evenings where humidity is not our friend. 

A blog I did on Kerastase Soleil a must have range for holidays, I adore this product line. 

www.foxandbow.ie/soleil/

Elixir Ultime – This is amazing it is extremely nourishing it is a must for women with hair texture and in any types of humidity! 

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Kerastase Discipline line- Tames Frizz, helps control frizz & gives you the softest hair.

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Some styling products to take that work magic one being the Kerastase Spray a Porter- for that wavy beach effect. Spray all over  damp or dry hair. Can leave hair dry naturally or heat style.

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Form Fatale – For that long lasting Blow-dry result. Apply a pea sized amount to towel dried hair massage into hair before styling. 

Now, the how and what will I do style or accessory wise with my hair. Some looks I like to try when away to protect my hair.

Bandana, silk scarf, tying hair up and away from face and neck will help keep cool and also done right can be pretty cool. Some looks below

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Some looks loving the bright colours they make a statement. 

The trusted chic summer hat, whether wide brimmed or fedora it is a great way to protect hair and face and feel stylish. 

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Some that I came across whilst shopping for my holibobs

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www.zara.com/ie/raffia-hat

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And always if you are lucky enough to be able to Braid your own hair it is a trusted style, I use Kerastase Aqua seal this is waterproof and UV Filter technology protects hair against sun, salt and chlorinated water. Apply before braid or any other styling in sun and out of sun can be used for dry or toweled hair. 

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So summer we are ready for you if you would like to come sooner thats ok:) 

Deep Conditioners

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Because of the constant blowdrying, curling and flatironing manes cane look anything but tame and here we Condition, so important.

The Fondant Fluidealiste from the Kerastase discipline range strengthens and nourishes  the hair to prevent frizz.

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Lait Vital is a Best Beauty Buy that is a lightweight nourishing conditioner for normal to slightly dry hair. Enriched with the Irisome complex hair is protected against relentless return of dryness. 

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Ciment Anti – Usure resistance range is a strengthening  anti-breakage cream conditioner for damaged lengths and ends. 

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Elixir Ultime is a beautifying oil conditioner enriched with Oleo-complexe, suitable for all hair types *bonus*. Lightweight creamy texture nourishes & conditions the feel of each hair fibre. 

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Products from Kerastase wins awards if you use any products from Kerastase you would know why! I will keep them coming there is a vast range for any hair type. 

Kerastase Gift

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Give your loved one the best Christmas present ever with our vast range of Kerastase products personally made up to suit you whatever your budget. 

Kerastase luxury hair care products always meet the needs of every hair type. 

Some examples of what we have under our tree at Foxandbow.

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Kerastase Chronologiste range is a deeply nourishing Restorative Hair treatment for all hair types, the finest haircare range ever created by Kerastase. With a luxurious mix of vital concentrate pearls and Abyssine, caviar with revitalise locks with shine, softness and bounce.

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Elixir Ultime Range contains a host of rich and intense professional oils, serums and treatments that deeply penetrate your hair and leave you with replenished vibrant looking hair. With every two Kerastase products purchased you receive a Kerastase Candle, we have added it here to our Elixir set that we made up.

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Kerastase Pro Fiber Revive range an intense treatment for fine, normal to slightly damaged hair. The home care range works to prolong the effects of the in salon treatment we have 3 levels available in this amazing range. I am using the Pro Fiber recover for medium or thick hair to coarse hair and I love it. 

Whatever your budget we will personally make up a gift box for you, pop into salon and we will be more than happy to help you. 

Give the Gift of Luxury

I’m a Queen Crowned in my Curls…

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The textured type of curly hair every day is different for us curly haired creatures, that is my finding. Years of straightening my hair instead of embracing my natural curls, Ooops!.. I’ve come to realise that there is fantastic products and tools out there to safely curl my hair without ruining the texture.  Salon owner, Caren Cullen

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Curly hair has come back in style in a big way in the last few years. Finding the right hairdresser is key, they can advise you on the best shape and haircare products to use.There are so many different types of curls, soft waves etc. Getting the perfect shape is essential, Curly hair can be naturally dry, and shampooing too often can make it brittle with the wrong products and tools. 

There are so many options with curly hair and this is an advantage, make sure to ask what tips you can take away with you at home the main objective being easier for you to manage daily and suiting your lifestyle.

For you curly haired lasses the wonder tool that you should all own is a diffuser. A diffuser works by keeping your dryer moving so that the air distributes evenly through your hair, key is to use with your hair upside down and let curls fall into their natural shape. 

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I love cocktails and we all know that a cocktail is a mixture of ingredients, 3 or more! So think of this for your hair, a cocktail of products for the finish you want. Caren has recommended below what ingredients work best for the Curly Cocktail.

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Kerastase Oleo-Curl Shampoo, for dry unruly hair this works by nourishing the hair and detangling ease with humidity control.

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Kerastase Creme Oleo-Curl is a leave-in cream that defines curls, controls volume for curly hair.

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Kerastase Elixir oil is a versatile oil that nourishes and provides ultimate shine. Defo frizz buster!! It’s added bonus is that it repairs hair, it is basically liquid gold girls, I even use this before I blow-dry my hair straight this product really is versatile. 

Caren highly recommends a leave in treatment after washing it once a week, making sure it is not protein based as it will have the opposite effect on your hair! This is where the advice comes in it is vital to be using the right products. If you wish to treat yourself we have the fab Loreal Pro-fibre treatments in the salon that I swear by to nourish and rejuvenate the hair from roots to ends. You can read all about it here 

http://foxandbow.ie/my-loreal-pro-fiber-in-salon-treatment/

The other trick is tying it up, I tend to do that a lot with the gym and leaving treatment in during week whilst tied up I use the Invisi bobble

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This traceless hair ring as it is called is a knight in spiral armour, puts an end to split ends and marks left on hair from tying up:) 

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The Tangle Teezer, I swear by this and the clue is in the name. Detangles hair wet or dry painlessly without snagging or damaging hair. 

Arm yourself with the best products and tools to keep your locks in line. 

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WHO RUNS THE WORLD

CURLS

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Grow it long, Grow it strong..

You get a blow-dry every other week & you leave the salon loving your hair, this is because in the salon the right products are being used along with the way our team washes it, with a massage with stimulates blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth.

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We all go through stages of I think I will grow my hair or I want it longer, ” why can I not have the hair I want” Hair can be defiant through lack of products or using the wrong products for your hair. Sometimes we are using sulphate that are in our shampoos, believe me I did not know what sulphates were and why they even mattered! Every day is a school day 🙂 If you find your strands stay frizzy and dry no matter what you do? your shampoo could be to blame! Sulphates give you that lather in the shower, that squeaky clean feel but they may be drying to your hair.

Stylists at foxandbow would recommend – Kerastase Bain Fluidealiste range as it is sulphate free

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Our stylists will always be on hand for advice, it is what they master at.

I have been growing my hair since Christmas and I can hand on heart say ”this is from a girl btw who thinks, sure it will just grow” ! Without the advice from the team and the right products along the way my hair has finally flown down. The myth is if I avoid the salon like the plague my hair will be down in no time, you will not have the hair you want without getting it cut, yes and the team will tell you on each visit for colour or blow-dry okay maybe it has been 6-8 weeks you will need a cut. ”The ends can become dry and split so your not getting the length”

A regular trim will ensure minimal split ends and breakage.

Brushing the hair is a good thing, obviously with bed head in the morn! but try and minimise reaching for your brush as more than a few times a day stretches the hair. Opt for a Tangle Teezer as a bristle brush can be tougher on hair

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Try and brush hair whilst wet, I swear by this brush if I am tempted during the day lets face it we all are.

Okay, so who knew but eating healthy. Just think its like what you take in you also get out. Protein is the building block of hair. We at foxandbow use the kerastase resistance range which has proteins added.

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You do not have to overload on Protein, but if you think about it there must be a food source in your diet once a week if not more frequently that you eat in your diet. The body will be able to distribute were needed.

Ask your stylist on your next visit re best products for you.

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Switching products, I hate this word because I would be generally quite happy with the products I am using but then wonder why my hair in different seasons is not behaving . So like we change back from summer wear to winter wear well then so does our products change. Certain products are better for different seasons.

Winter products will be moisturising and hydrating, Summer products not so heavy.

There is a vast range in foxandbow please do not be afraid to enquire about what products you can stay using now and change come winter. Take their advise, I have, my hair is better, feels better and most importantly behaves itself 🙂

We all have hair goals, so on your next visit at foxandbow do not be afraid to chat about them, we are here to give you the hair you deserve

mwah xx

TOP STYLING LEAVE-IN PRODUCTS WE USE @FOXANDBOW

SHINY HAIR = HAPPY PEOPLE

  • Whirls of curls the first product I am going to mention because since it came into our lives in the salon we fell in love is Kerastase Oleo-curl nutritive creme you do not need the beach at your fingertips to capture that easy, look of shiny, curly hair. Caren is a major fan of this product for her own hair as Caren has naturally curly hair she applys to towel dried hair and diffuses and her curls are just fabbers. Touchable soft, shiny curls are any girls goal and this product achieves that.

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Kerastase oleo-curl creme defines curls & controls volume for dry, curly hair. Fights humidity and gives optimal shine from roots to ends, the wonder of this product is that it works well when having a curly Blow-dry to give a more defined soft shine. This belongs on every girls must have this summer it is a leave-in product, apply to mid-lengths and ends and style of your choosing. 

 

 

  • Kerastase soleil Aqua-Seal I am going to rave about this product because I LOVE, LOVE this product, it is a highly protective fluid cream that seals the hair with a water proof veil to protect against harmful UV rays & water aggressors. I purchased this product as it is part of the Soleil range for my holidays in the canaries recently and it changed my life. Sounds a bit dramatic but I struggle with my hair at home let alone in 23 degree heat and humidity day/night. 

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I used this on my hair dry lengths & ends (do not rinse out) after blow-dry and it transformed my hair. My hair fibre was more supple, smooth and shiny. I use this product everyday now and I will have to stock up for winter time as this is an amazing product that acts as a protective veil that is waterproof and prevents me looking like Jackson five throughout the day and night..

 

 

  • Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique when you are in foxandbow you will see this on every stylists trolley and the reason being this is the best selling reconstructive leave-in milk that is activated by heat. It protects & repairs hair from the stress of heat styling. The major bonus of this product is it can be layered with any other leave-in product  for optimal protection

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This product protects & repairs from the stress of heat-styling blow-drys, straightening irons and curling tools.  Apply to towel dried hair starting at ends & working up the hair fibre (do not rinse out) 

 

  • Kerastase Elixir Ultime voted best new haircare/styling product CEW awards 2012 and Harpers Bazaar. It works its best on damp hair to tame frizz but can be used after styling for added nourishment and shine. 

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This blend of four precious oils that works for all hair types to restore strength with its anti-oxidant active ingredients. This works pre and post styling and the bonus is you can leave it in overnight as a deep treatment pre-shampoo. 

 

  • Kerastase Serum Therapiste this is part of the product line that we recommend when we feel the hair is in need of an ambulance!! It contains the largest amount of active ingredients to repair even the most damaged & over processed hair! We have all been there and Kerastase has launched this operation of a product line for just that. 

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Serum Therapiste repairs & strengthens from within adding smoothness & shine for that soft to touch result. It regenerates each hair fibre to protect from heat protection as high as 230 degrees. You apply a small amount of serum to wet hair or before styling to nourish (do not rinse out) 

 

  • Kerastase Densifique Serum Jeunesse last but not least this is of the pricey range but if you suffer from thinning hair, loss of density, lack of volume and grey this is the product for you. It is the ultimate hair youth serum spray that targets thinning hair.

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2 out of 3 women rediscovered younger looking hair and this is the goal of this product. It preserves the hairs capacity, protects scalp from oxidative stress that causes melanin loss. It increase hair volume, density and shine. Apply on towel dried hair 2-3 sprays on scalp and 3-4 sprays lengths and ends before heat, hairdryers activate the treatment to be on your way to younger hair. We forget as we age so does our hair and Kerastase have done it again with this youth serum.

Mwah xx

Travel Companion

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Bad Hair day; Ain’t nobody got time for that! 

OUR GIFT TO YOU 

The perfect travel companion from Kerastase when you purchase any 2 full size products you receive a complimentary gift that is perfect if jetting off to the sunshine or a weekend away. 

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We have five different hair beauty sets with any purchase of 2 full size products for any hair needs

Discipline: For unruly, frizz-prone hair

Nutritive: for dry hair

Volumifique: for fine hair

Elixir Ultime: for all hair types

Reflection: for coloured-treated hair

Looking for the perfect travel companion? gets yours while stocks last.

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