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Top Tips To Prep Your Hair For Autumn

The Baking Soda Clarifying Wash

Shampoos strip our scalps of natural oils and hairspray, salt sprays, moose, and other products cause build up within the hair. The natural baking soda method is very effective by removing this build up in a simple and chemical-free process.

How to: Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends. Let it sit for 1 - 3 minutes then rinse with cold to warm water to give your hair a shiny finish.

The Apple Vinegar Rinse

Apple cider vinegar is crammed with nutrients that are great for rejuvenating locks. These include, vitamins B & C and potassium, because it is slightly acidic, it also serves to restore the natural pH of the acid mantle of the hair. Exposure to this acidity hardens the outer layer of the hair and flattens the cuticle, resulting in hair that shines and is less prone to tangling or snagging.

How to: Mix the apple cider vinegar, water in a 2:1 ratio. After shampooing and rinsing the hair, lean the head back and pour the rinse over the entire scalp, allowing mixture to run through the hair, gentle squeeze the product into the hair. Be careful to avoid contact with your eyes as vinegar is acidic. Let mixture sit in hair for 1-2 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Trim Those Tresses

After the summer hair needs a trim, as it can tend to look straggly. Getting a stylist to give you a full haircut or trim of just a little at the ends, will give that freshly groomed look without changing the length too much. The more that is chopped off, the healthier the hair will be. Blunt cuts are great for thin hair to remove the broken ends and make the bottom of the hair look thicker. For long hair even periodic trims are beneficial and vital.

Shea Butter Moisture Mission

Thicker and more viscous products are needed in the upcoming months from the cold winds and drying air. A shea butter mix is great for smoothing the hair out and reducing fly-aways. Hair masks penetrate the cuticle to help rebuild strength and elasticity. It also provides colour protection which the sun and other elements would have taken away from summer.

How to: Apply the shea butter all over the hair and wrap up in a bun to stop any dripping, fall out and to lock in the product. Cover with a shower cap and leave in overnight for extra permeation. Using this once a week will show a noticeable difference, however the more applications of shea butter the shinier and thicker the hair will look and feel.

Hot Heat Protection

Picking up the heat styling products more in the coming months to battle the tangling of the wind, means scooping up heat styling protection products is a must. Heat exposure of over 110C causes many types of hair issues. Heat damages the hair fibre surface making it feel rougher, it weakens the keratin that makes up the hair, which ultimately makes it break off easily. Heat protection products help by adding a barrier to direct contact with the hair fibre surface. This means they reduce the transmission of the damaging heat to the hair.

How to: To make it easy, invest in a good protecting spray and spritz all over the hair when damp before heat it applied.

Author: Asgar Saboo

Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous – Internationally Renowned Celebrity Hairdresser Asgar on his Brush with the Glitterati

From supermodel Cindy Crawford to Bollywood supremo and one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the name Asgar is synonymous with cutting edge and attention grabbing hairstyles. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.

As well as having styled top models for the front covers of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Asgar’s work has also graced the fashion and style sections of national newspapers such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail. Imparting his words of wisdom on good hair care, Asgar has also been a regular columnist for the UK’s leading national newspaper targeting the South Asian Diaspora Eastern Eye since 2005. Asgar has appeared on several top TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Clothes Show and the Asian TV Breakfast for three years.

A regular on red carpets around the world, Asgar’s hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and Awards ceremonies, and he is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.

Asgar’s distinguished celebrity clientele includes supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy as well as Bollywood A List stars Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and legend Rekha. He is also pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household.

Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshan’s wax work figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds.

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