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Are you guilty of these major hair mistakes?

our Epic hairdressers are constantly helping our guests repair previously damaged haiR…

For us, this means ensuring hair is healthy and strong enough to cope with colouring services alongside prescribing routines to target specific hair concerns. No matter your colour, length or cut, dry brittle strands that can split and break is never a good thing. Luckily this is completely preventable and can be manged easily! Our daily routines is what contributes to causing damage to our hair. Aggressive brushing, heat styling without protection and not applying the correct products to your hair. Caring for your hair is essential and understanding if you’re doing it correctly is what matters. Here’s what we mean…

  1. Step up your heat protection game 

It’s no secret that blowdrying or straightening your hair frequently can mean severe damage to your hair if you’re not using heat protection products. Depending on how your hair goals we have an array of heat protectors available to you that can be applied on wet or dry hair to protect your hair from the effects of heat. For a blowdry that will last we recommend applying your heat protection serum to your hair when wet and blow drying after you step out of the shower.

2. Don’t apply heat to dirty hair

It’s worth us mentioning that using a straightener or curling iron on hair that hasn’t been cleansed is a big no when combating hair damages.The reason behind this is because natural build up of hair oils combined with a build up of other products in your hair can mean inevitable damage. Dry shampoos, texture sprays and any other styling products you may have been using most likely aren’t meant to have heat applied to them. We recommend cleansing your hair as normal, applying your heat protector and then proceeding to apply heat/

3. Get to know your hair 

Let’s get this straight once and for all, the hair care you choose to treat your hair with is vital. At Epic Hair Designs your stylist will prescribe your matched hair care routine after assessing your hair type, lifestyle, hairstyle and any damages. Our beautfiul array of products from Kerastase, Goldwell and Olaplex mean your stylist can customise your most luxurious hair care routine yet to target any concerns you may have!

5. Protect your hair against chlorine + salt water 

Living in Queensland means this is almost impossible to avoid, and we know this! While we would never encourage passing up a trip to the beach, salt water and chlorine can have some harsh effects on our delicate strands. If you can, wear a swimming cap. If this isn’t going to work our advice is to enjoy the pool or the beach and then immediately rinse and cleanse your hair afterwards. We recommend applying your customised serum or oil to deeply condition and re balance the moisture in your hair. This will lock in a protective barrier to prevent any damage.

6. bOOK IN A REGULAR APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR EPIC STYLIST

The easiest way to prevent all your hair damage is to let your stylist do the work! Popping in for regular visits means consistent trims and hair love. Regular trims stop split ends from travelling up the length of your hair which can cause even more breakage. Rather than allowing your look to be taken over by split ends, book an appointment with your stylist every 6 weeks so your split ends wont even stand a chance.

7. Beware of colour damage if you aren’t requesting olaplex

If you’re a consistent colour guest of ours you’ll know how passionate we are about applying Olaplex to your colours. We want to maintain your beautiful hair the best we can which is why we include Olaplex no.1 in your colour in our colour packages to ensure the chemical effects of the colour don’t damage your hair. A part of those colour packages includes Olaplex No.2 as a treatment which rebuilds broken bonds and protects hair from at times the damaging effects of colour. If you aren’t using a hair care routine at home and continuing to colour your hair we recommend visiting your local salon so we can customise yours today!

8. HYDRATE YOUR HAIr, hydrate your hair, hydrate your hair

We know this might seem obvious but it’s worth repeating that without hydration formulated to you, your hair is prone to some serious breakage. An Epic hair care routine begins with one of our luxurious cleaners and conditioners that provide the correct amount of moisture for your hair. Your stylist will prescribe the best hair masque, heat protector and serum for you to use on your hair everyday. Trust us to create your best haircare ritual yet for smooth, shiny, healthy hair all year.

Thanks for reading. We can’t wait to see you in salon soon.

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