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SUMMER HOLIDAY HAIR CARE TIPS
We asked the current Hair Awards Best Extensionist, Lee McCrudden, to tell us the advice he gives his clients at Inanch London for the perfect summer holiday hair care routine.
“I try to tell my clients to avoid getting their hair wet in sea water and chlorinated pools by keeping their hair tied up. But if they do get their hair wet then they absolutely have to wash it as soon as possible.
“Here at Inanch we are really big fans of Philip Kingsley products and no more so then Elasticizer. This is a must for your holiday packing. Damp your hair and add as a leave-in conditioner. It’s heat activated so the sunshine will do all the hard work and deeply nourish your hair whilst you chill out. Leave it in all day long and your hair will be AMAZING.
“If you’re looking to protect your locks from the UV rays, spritz over Phytoplage Sublime to protect the colour and lock in moisture; and don’t forget your hat!
“We know plaits or a messy topknot are perfect beach hair inspiration. For those beach waves, Lee recommends plaiting your hair whilst damp (don’t forget to add your Elasticizer) and leaving it all day before undoing for the evening for a nice gentle wave and ultra soft tresses. A little R+CO Dry Shampoo Paste adds a little texture too.”
Don’t forget all your usual hair care routine too keeping your tresses tame and all your favourite Gold Class products to help.
To see Lee’s latest hair transformations, check out the Inanch Instagram stream. Our Summer Hair Pinterest Board has plenty of great inspiration for you.
With so much choice, how do you pick the right brush for you? We have a range of beautiful brushes that are not only designed to care for your hair extensions, cleaning your hair, detangling and add shine with every stroke, but those with softer bristles will also gently glide over your bonds. Here’s our guide to getting it right for your tresses:
We all know that brushing your hair when wet is a “No No” so our combs are handy to have in and detangle those locks before you start styling. Some of our combs are more suitable to styling, so we recommend our Cutting Comb with both a wide toothed section to start with and then follow up with the narrower teeth. Keep to below your bonded areas and support your hair whilst comb to prevent tugging.
New to our range is our soft-touch Italian Blow Dry Brush which creates volume, great curl and closes the cuticles to leave an in-salon professional finish to your bouncy blow dry,
If sleek locks are what you are craving, then use our Paddle Brush on a low to medium heat setting.
Our Deluxe Styling Brush is such a workable tool, offering more control to shape the hair & de-tangle all hair lengths. The Dressing Comb and Pintail Comb were made to make sectioning your hair easier, to help with those up-do’s and can also be used for backcombing to add volume to your look.
Our founder, Inanch Emir, recommends brushing your hair regularly throughout the day, at least 4 times and so don’t forget our smaller sizes of these brushes for your handbag or desk draw.
You really can’t go wrong with our Paddle Brush. Essential for hair extension wearers with medium to long lengths. It’s our best seller and a finalist for the Hair Awards in 2016. We also offer a Large Oval Brush which is perfect for daily brushing, but if you want a real treat to look good on your dressing table then you absolutely have to have our Gold Brush.
We have a couple of handbag-sized brushes so you can preen on the move – a firm favourite has to be the Gold Class Extension Brush, but paddle brush fans with ultra long locks might prefer the Small Paddle.
It’s well worth investing in a couple of brushes to make the most of your hair extensions. Brushes to avoid include those with bobbles on the ends of the bristles as these catch on your bonds and will tug your hair. This is the same for hard bristles that are inflexible and pull on your extensions too much. If you want to know more about the correct way to brush your hair whilst wearing your extensions, then head to our aftercare guidelines or speak to your Gold Class extensionist for their top tips & demonstration.
So where can you get your hands on these, we hear you cry? They are available at any of our select salons nationwide or buy online from our flagship salon Inanch London Shop.
Your Summer Haircare Essentials
We all feel better when the sun comes out and whilst we are all good at covering up with sunscreen we tend to forget about our hair a little. So we got the team at Inanch London to tell us their top summer hair care products to keep our Gold Class extensions healthy and luscious in this heat.
Exposure to UV rays can break down the proteins in our hair which leaves it looking dull and weakened. It can also have an effect of the colour of our hair, especially if we have coloured our hair. Whilst Gold Class hair extensions colouring process is colour fast and the hair is healthy; it is still best to protect and care for the hair to look it’s best throughout your wear.
First up is PhytoPlage by Phyto Paris. These orange bottles offer lightweight SPF protection from the sun’s rays and are perfect to enjoy your hair down. If it’s windy, maybe try plaiting your hair loosely to help keep it tidy; but the no fail option is always a stylish hat and make like a celeb.
If you are after that perfect beach tousled waves try the new UNITE’s Beach Day Texturising Spray adding great volume and texture. Great for keeping away the frizz too on these sticky evenings.
Shampoo & Conditioner wise you need to add moisture back into the hair and Philip Kingsley’s range of Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner will set your tresses back on the road to recovery. Top with the renowned Elasticizer and your hair really will be in it’s best condition even in this heat.
The full range available to purchase in salon at Inanch London and a selective range online.
Really it’s all about protection and then nourishment, exactly the same as your skin care routine.