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20
Oct

Best Temporary Hair Colours to Perfect Your Halloween Look


Best Temporary Hair Colours to Perfect Your Halloween Look

Halloween is just around the corner and the quest to find the perfect costume is on! Here at Salon Trusted, we know that the right hair colour can make or break your look, taking it from a basic costume to a spooktacular masterpiece. After all, what’s Cruella de Vil without her monochrome two-tone do, or Jessica Rabbit without her iconic red waves?

Temporary hair colours are the ideal solution to transform your outfit, without having to commit to a bold new look in the long run or fork out for a synthetic wig. With that said, Halloween can also be the perfect time to try out that hair colour you’ve always wanted to give a go, and with some temporary hair colours lasting up to 10 washes, this is just the right amount of time to truly try and test an exciting new look before committing for good. We’ve picked out our favourite temporary hair products below that’ll help you stand out at the Halloween party this year!

Schwarzkopf BlondMe Instant Blush

These hairsprays are perfect for adding a subtle pastel touch to your locks, without the commitment of an all-over look. Choose from steel blue or jade, and spray these pastel tone colours all over your hair, or use it just for highlights. Get creative, we think these would work perfectly for a Harley Quinn costume! Not only do the sprays give your hair a gorgeous pastel hue, but they also work to keep your hair strong, healthy and shiny. The colours can last up to 3 washes, depending on your hair type so there’s no long-term commitment. They’re currently reduced from £17.25 to £10.99 so snap these up quick!

Sibel Glitter Hairspray

Sometimes all you need is a touch of sparkle to add an extra something to your Halloween look. These glitter hairsprays come in gold, silver and multi-coloured and are the perfect add on for your party look, adding some sparkle and holding to any updo. Whether you’re dressing up as a unicorn, a fairy or a mermaid, simply spray on and wash out as normal.

Colorsmash Color Kissed Hairspray

Hair colour sprays are the quickest and easiest way to colour your hair for Halloween. These hairsprays will change up your hair in an instant, giving you a bold fun look that can easily be washed in 2-3 washes. They’re currently reduced from £14.95 to £9.95 so now is the perfect time to try something new. Not only does the spray deliver uniform colour, thanks to the nutrient-rich dye formula but it also makes your hair appear nourished and healthy. The selection of indigo, teal, violet and pink would work perfectly for a huge array of Disney characters, the hardest part will be choosing which colour!

SoColor Blow Dry Colour

Ready for a colour revolution? For the first time, you can add temporary colour whilst you blow-dry your hair, changing up your look in an instant, and easily wash out in just 1 wash. The innovative new product from Matrix, priced at £25.00, adds a professional edge to temporary colour, simply wash your hair as normal, shake and dispense the colour onto your hair using a colour brush. Comb through to ensure an even application, blow dry your hair and watch the transformation take place! The platinum silver would be perfect to achieve Marilyn Monroe’s or Gwen Stefani’s iconic platinum locks, but you can also choose from blooming orchid, stonewash denim, titanium silver, golden blonde, hot pink and iridescent rose.

Indola Colorblaster Vegan Toning Conditioner

If you’re open to your Halloween hair sticking around into November, colour conditioners are the perfect choice as they provide a taste of new hair colour, whilst preserving the health of your hair. The Indola colour blaster toning conditioners provide vibrant colour results whilst smoothing the hair structure to increase shine, suppleness and sleekness. Apply to damp towel-dried hair after shampooing, leave on for anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes before rinsing and watch the glow-up happen!

For those who want to jazz up their existing hair colour, the vibrant copper and cool brown conditioners are ideal, whereas those more adventurous cans choose from intense lavender grey and bold red. The bold red can help you achieve the infamous Jessica Rabbit locks whilst the lavender grey can create a look that even Kylie Jenner at the 2019 Met Gala would be jealous of. The colour can last anywhere from a few weeks to a month, depending on your hair type, colour base and the amount of product used but you can always top it up with another treatment whenever you’d like. Priced at just £11.99, that’s a steal.

Infuse My. Colour Shampoo

If you’re looking for a more subtle change, these shampoos could be for you. These vegan and cruelty-free shampoos with zero nasty chemicals are changing the temporary hair colour game. Priced at £16.99, they work to your individual hair colour to maintain, enhance, refresh, balance or treat your locks. The Ruby shampoo can add a warm red glow to dark brown hair, rich red tones to light brown hair and striking pink tones to bleached hair. Say hello to Frenchy from Grease! Why not get your friends involved and go as the Pink Ladies? Similarly, the Cobalt shampoo keeps black hair inky black, neutralises red or orange tones for brunettes and transforms bleached hair with bold green and blue tones. This would be ideal for a Beetlejuice or Joker inspired outfit! There’s a whole host of colours to choose from, from gold to quartz, to graphite, to copper so there’s something for every hair colour and every desired look.   

There are so many options for temporary hair colours that can not only put the perfect finishing touch on any Halloween outfit but can also give you the chance to try a fun new look without the long-term commitment! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

8
Oct

The Secret to Washing Your Hair Less


The Secret to Washing Your Hair Less

As the darker nights and colder weather starts drawing in, let’s be honest, the last thing we want to do is lose precious time cosy under the covers to get up and wash our hair each morning. For many of us, this laborious task has been a ritual since our school days, and we can’t imagine not washing our hair each and every morning. The fear of greasy hair, smelly hair or visible dandruff is enough to get us up and in the shower. Well, what if we told you that you don’t actually need to wash your hair every day, and many professionals advise against every day or excessive washing?

Game changer, we know! Although the opinions between the experts can be divided on this topic and have been for some time, the overwhelming advice tends to be to avoid overzealous washing. Washing your hair too often can be both drying and damaging, and the chemicals found in many shampoos can strip your hair of its natural oils and dull your hair colour.

How often you need to wash your hair is of course down to the individual and many contributing factors such as your hair type, texture and colour, as well as your lifestyle. However, if you want to know the secret to washing your hair less, just keep reading for our top tips!

Slowly start extending your washes

If you’ve been committed to the daily hair wash for years, we don’t expect you to switch to once or twice a week straight away! Why don’t you try every other day instead and slowly increase the time between washes?

Did you know that when you shampoo daily, you strip your scalp and hair of the oil you naturally produce, and over time, this can cause your sebaceous glands to start producing more oil to compensate? As you extend the time between washes, your hair will gradually produce less and less oil as you are no longer stripping your strands of the natural and essential oils your scalp produces. If you continue to do this for the first few weeks, eventually you’ll notice that you will be able to last days until the next hair wash.

Use a sulfate free shampoo

Most shampoos contain detergents called sulfates that can over-cleanse and dry out your scalp. To keep the greasiness to a minimum, opt for gentle, sulfate-free shampoo formulas to cleanse your strands without stripping your scalp or hair of the oils that are necessary for strong, healthy hair. Check out the Insight range, as all of the shampoos are sulfate-free to lock in hydration and moisture whilst leaving a refreshed and smooth finish.

Dry shampoo is your best friend between washes

The go-to hair saviour, dry shampoos like the Foamie Dry Shampoo can be used daily to keep your hair looking fresh, and will soak up any excess oil, whilst adding enviable texture and volume. To make the dry shampoo even more effective, try spraying it before you go to bed to stop greasy hair in its tracks and prevent oil build-up overnight (when your scalp produces the most oil) rather than trying to counter it.

Let your hair air dry or dry smart

Air drying is, of course, the most damage-free way to dry your hair. However, it can be time-consuming so using a leave-in conditioner on the ends of your hair after washing, can actually keep your hair looking smooth and sleek, whilst reducing your drying time. We recommend Matrix Total Results Brass Off Leave In Crème, particularly for blondes struggling with brassy tones, as it helps to seal the hair cuticles and safeguards the hair strands against heat damage.

For those days you need to blow dry your hair, just make sure to use a protectant such as the NOW Styling – Up to 230′ Heat Protect Spray, a protective and conditioning spray with excellent antistatic and film-forming properties that offers complete heat protection. It also ensures a faster blow-dry which means there’s less heat on your hair. Less heat equals healthier hair.  

Embrace the updo

If you’ve made it to day 3 or 4 without a wash and are struggling to resist the temptation, extend for 1 more day by rocking a ponytail, sleek low bun or messy side braid. At this point you’ll likely have a good bit of both product build-up and oil in your hair but not to worry, the build-up will actually help your hair stay in place and pulling it back will disguise the dirty factor. Secure your do with an Invsibobble, which will lock it firmly in place and protect your hair from damage, whilst the range of styles and colours will add a pop of fun to your look.

Give our top tips a go and see for yourself how easy it can be to wash your hair less! As we said, everyone’s hair and lifestyle’s are different so it’s all about seeing what works for you. But if there’s a chance of having healthier and more manageable hair, and a few extra precious minutes in bed each morning, then we are definitely giving it a go! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

24
Sep

Our Top Tips to Tame Dry and Frizzy Hair


Our Top Tips to Tame Dry and Frizzy Hair

As we leave summer behind, we enter into that dreaded time of year where the weather just can’t make up its mind. If you already suffer from dry or frizzy hair, stepping out into high humidity and excess moisturise in the air can rapidly turn your sleek locks into a lions mane!

Almost all of us battle frizz, with many of us admitting it’s our biggest hair bugbear. In fact, research by Schwarzkopf Professional has revealed that 1 in 5 women in the UK feel dry and frizzy hair is their main hair woe. Also surprisingly, the study showed that women are now more concerned about keeping their hair sleek and smooth than they are about growing greys.

Don’t get us wrong, frizzy hair is 100% natural and beautiful and there’s no need to ‘tame’ it if you don’t want to. But if it’s caused by dry or damaged hair, or if you want to rock a smoother and sleeker style, it can be a real nuisance.

The first step to taming frizzy dry hair is understanding what frizz is. In short, when your hair gets dried out or is naturally dry, the cuticles on the outer layer of your hair strands rise, allowing moisture to enter the hair strand. When the hair strand plumps, it becomes dry, frizzy and unruly. Some people are more prone to dry and frizzy hair, whereas others are victims of overbrushing, over styling or humidity. Whatever the cause, keep reading for our top tips to help tame dry and frizzy hair for good!

Nourish your hair with hair oils

Hair oils are one of the most hydrating and multi-use products to have in your repertoire. Use it on wet hair from your mid-lengths to ends to protect hair from the heat whilst drying, on dry hair overnight to inject some moisturise whilst sleeping, or at any time during the day to add a little extra shine and smooth flyaways. The Matrix Oil Wonders Egyptian Hibiscus Colour Caring Oil is perfect for protecting coloured hair but the revitalising formula works just as well on all hair types to transform dry, coarse and unruly hair into a softer, shiner and frizz-free locks.  

Invest in a great hair dryer

A great hairdryer can really lay the foundation for smoother hair and can help to smooth frizz from the get-go. Enter the Babyliss Keratin Lustre Dryer. The Lustre Dryers are specially designed to protect your hair from the damaging effects of dryer heat, allowing you to achieve professional salon-style results at home. What’s more, they feature keratin-infused ceramic. The keratin fills in the gaps in your hair strands whilst the ceramic smooths hair to reduce frizz, leaving you with an incredibly silky finish.  

Wash wisely

Many shampoos have high alcohol content or sulphates which can strip the hair of moisture. Instead, look for shampoos with hydrating ingredients such as glycerine, which penetrates your hair strands to hydrate from the inside out, whilst also creating a protective coating over your hair strands. Try Insight Anti Frizz – Hydrating Shampoo, created specifically for frizzy, dry and difficult to manage hair. The soothing properties of the natural extracts reduce frizz and deeply moisturise the hair fibre.

Condition condition condition

Conditioner is your number one weapon when dealing with frizzy dry hair. Be sure to use a rich conditioner, applying from mid-lengths down to the ends, every time you wash your hair. This will help to seal the hair cuticles to prevent humidity from entering into the hair. For a little extra TLC, use a hair mask 2-3 times a week for an extra moisture boost. Our personal favourite has to be The Hair Movement The Miracle Masque which is not only suitable for all hair types but is vegan and cruelty-free and will leave your locks shiny, bouncy and healthy.

Overnight protection

Pick your favourite scrunchie from Invisbobble and use this to gently secure your hair overnight, wrapping it up in a loose bun. The soft satin-like material of the Invisibobble Slim Sprunchie keeps your hair tangle free whilst you’re sleeping and will keep it protected from frizz and broken strands.  

Incorporate some of these top tips into your daily hair care routine and say goodbye to dry frizzy hair and hello to softer and sleeker locks! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.