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Curly hair cannot be tamed with a simple whip of a comb. To achieve the perfect look, you’ll need to work a bit: discover our tips for tamed yet lively curls.

A wild mane, supple curls and a beautiful shine…not always. What is a characteristic of curly hair? It tends to be drier than other hair. For Jeff Causse, everything starts with the right shampoo and a treatment that finishes the job. “You can either choose products specially designed for curly hair, or ones that just simply hydrate”.

Once you hair is washed and towel-dried, apply a mousse to provide strength and vitality to your hair as well as a serum to give it a nice sheen. Dry your hair with your hairdryer set at the lowest setting and with a diffuser attached. This accessory is great for reviving your curls. “Let them fall naturally into the diffuser and they’ll bounce back up right on their own!”

Jack Martin offers you an alternative: curls can also be formed with your hands. “Warm up a curl-defining product in your hands that will tame your curls and make them supple. Apply the product while wrapping strands around your fingers and let it all air dry while shaking your head back and forth”. The result: structured curls that are protected against humidity.

Lastly, be careful of how you care for your hair on a day-to-day basis. Say goodbye to your hairbrush and hello to a wide-toothed comb that will help you disentangle your hair.

To keep coloured, streaked or highlighted hair both shiny and soft, a hair care regime is a must. Follow these simple guidelines from our professionals and enjoy your coloured hair forever!
In order to keep your colour bright, a visit to your hairdresser is essential! “Ideally you should go every three or four months for streaked and highlighted hair and at least every six weeks for colouring. This is the best way to always show off your glossy and well maintained colour,” Vanessa Giani reminds us.
At home it is important to use hair care products created uniquely for coloured hair as well as taking into consideration your actual hair type. “Made up of active ingredients such as antioxidants that protect your hair from the elements, these products will prevent your hair from losing its colour or fading over time.” Using special shampoo for coloured hair not only prevents fading but also deeply hydrates and nourishes it. “Be sure to always treat your hair after shampooing”.
Worried about the effects of heat treatments? Don’t be! Ensure that your hair is as dry as possible before using your hair styling utensils. “So as to not frazzle your hair and of course keep a lasting style, it is important to dry your hair by at least 95%. The choice of straightening plates is equally important: go for ceramic.”
Be careful of the elements. With nice days comes the sun. This may work wonders on your tan but will have less desirable effects on your hair colour if you’re not careful. “Just like with your skin, you also need to hydrate your hair. Get used to regularly applying sprays, oils or even special hair care products to prevent loss of colour.” Our last tip is for those who adore spending their time in the water during their holidays. “Whether in the pool or the sea, be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly every night and if possible, with special after-sun products to rehydrate your hair.”

Having lifeless hair doesn’t need to ruin your life. Contrary to popular belief, a lack of volume is not a prerogative of fine hair. To boost your hair’s body and consistency, take a look at our professional tips.
Choosing the right products is the first habit that you must acquire. Wash your hair with a volumising shampoo to sheath the fibres and give them more consistency. “If your strands and tips need a treatment, don’t let them sit for too long. Rinse quickly so as not to make your hair heavier”.
As for styling, avoid serum-like products that can weigh down your hair. “Use medium-hold mousses and concentrate on your roots. This will enable your hair to be lifted up more easily”. You can also achieve volume while drying your hair. “Tilt your head downward, and then sideways while drying your hair with a low-heat hair dryer/diffuser. Comb with your fingers in the opposite direction of the roots to lift and gain volume”.
Your hairstyle can also help you build volume. “Go for layered cuts to allow your hair to move freely and lightly, and avoid fuller styles that will weigh everything down”.
To create the illusion of volume, crimp your hair! “It’s almost like putting a pillow under your hair!”. Use a comb or little boar-hair chignon brush. This will enable you to crimp your hair without weighing it down while straightening or drying. As for your roots, comb them in the opposite direction that you’re used to. And voila, volume!




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We are witnessing a boom in keratin-based shampoos, masks, straightening and treatments. Keratin is everywhere and boasts numerous beneficial qualities. But do you really know what keratin can do for your hair? Find out now with our experts.

 Keratin is a basic element of the hair, one of its natural components. “It is a protein that structures the hair and gives it its shape. Keratin is the reason we have straight or curly hair.”

Its success began around four years ago in Brazil with the arrival of Brazilian straightening, which uses keratin as one of its main components. “Formalin was added to the keratin to create this long-lasting straightening effect by penetrating this product into the hair’s fibre. In France we avoid using this product… Formalin is a chemical component which, after a while, can damage the hair.” Today, keratin-based straightening treatments do still exist, but the added components tend to contain fewer chemicals.
Since then, keratin has been used in a number of other hair products – shampoos, masks, serums… Keratin is everywhere and provides fabulous results! “It makes hair shinier and gives it more body and thickness, making it much easier to style.” 

As your hair grows, split ends start to appear. Not the sexiest of looks… To avoid the worst and prevent them from forming, follow this advice from the professionals. Quick!

Split ends are caused by a lack of keratin in the hair. There are several reasons for this. “First of all, the use of heated styling tools such as straighteners, or a hair dryer too close to your hair, without first applying a heat protector product.” Split ends can also be caused by your hair rubbing against your pillow when you’re sleeping or, if you have long hair, rubbing on clothes. When this happens, your hair gets dehydrated and the ends split into two.
The quickest and most effective way of getting rid of split ends obviously involves your hairdresser’s scissors! “Once split ends have started to appear, there’s not a great deal you can do other than cut off the damaged ends. This stops the split ends from going further up your hair.” So don’t wait until the last minute to go and see your hairdresser. The longer you leave it the more you will have to have cut off. “Check your ends regularly. Act when you see that they have started to split into two, like a branch.” Remember that fine, long hair is more susceptible to split ends than other hair types.
So it’s important you get your hair cut often and look after it every day to delay their arrival. “Use the right products for your hair type and pay lots of attention to the mid-lengths and ends. Especially if you have long hair! Keep your hair nice and hydrated to ensure it doesn’t weaken.” Remember that if you tend to have greasy hair, this doesn’t mean your ends won’t be dry; the sebum is not distributed across your hair from the roots to the ends. Don’t neglect them!

“Chlorine affects hair differently, depending on its condition and how much colouring it has endured. On weak or coloured hair, there are fewer barriers, meaning that the hair is less resistant to chemicals. It therefore absorbs the chlorine more easily, which is not good for it… But this works in both ways too! Meaning that it also easily soaks in any nourishing, hydrating products you apply.”
Chlorine can often cause your hair to dry out, so make sure you use nourishing products to keep it hydrated. In the worst of cases, especially if you have coloured hair, you might start to notice a slight green tinge to your hair: not the most attractive of looks! “This is very rare and can easily be rectified in the salon, but it’s not ideal at the time! To avoid this, take steps to protect your hair from chlorine from the start.”
The best protection against chlorine? A swimming cap. Even though it’s not the most eye-catching of accessories, it is the most effective in protecting against chlorine. You can easily find simple, neutral-coloured swim caps if you’re uncomfortable wearing one at first. “Silicon swim caps stay on your head the best. This flexible material moulds perfectly around the shape of your head for maximum protection.” These bathing accessories are also often a requirement in public swimming pools.
You can also cover your hair in a sun cream or oil. This will protect you from UV rays at the same time. “If you’re taking a dip in a private pool, apply as much product you want, but use sparingly in a public pool.”
To make sure your hair stays soft and shiny, when you come out of the pool, rinse your hair with clean water and wash with a nourishing shampoo to give it some TLC.


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