Say goodbye to the three F’s – fine, fragile, and falling out…

Our Davines Naturaltech Specialist Will has plenty of advice when it comes to the specific problems with hair and scalp.

Today he’s talking the three F’s… FINE, FRAGILE and FALLING OUT

Both males and females can be victims to the scalp to peeking through the strands of your hair.  If it’s a sudden occurrence, it’s best to chat with your doctor and explore options to remedy the situation.

Here’s some common causes for the three F’s

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 The way you regularly treat your hair may have a bearing on the condition and thickness of your hair. Do you routinely use hair extensions or tie your hair super tight in the same spot over and over causing your hair to fall out?  The fancy name for this is called “traction alopecia,” which is a thinning or balding due to excessive pulling and braiding.  Ease up and loosen things off a little girlfriend!  Using too many chemical processes or styling your hair roughly with heated styling tools can also lead to thinning, especially for those prone to fine, weak hair.

Stress monkey

Stress and trauma can cause your hair to thin.  When you experience something stressful, such as sickness or death in the family, a divorce or a high-stress job, your growing hairs are pushed into a resting phase instead of continuing the growth cycle, so your hair appears to be finer and thinner.  The hormone Cortisol is the one to thank for this. Once you chill out and regain some peace in your life, the hair likely will begin to grow again – usually after three months.

the complicated condition

Fine, thin hair could be the result of a medical condition. Thyroid and hormonal issues can all cause hair to become finer and thinner it’s essential to see your doctor for testing to rule out a possible medical problem as the underlying cause.

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Some medications cause your hair to fall out or thin over time. Some of these medications include blood thinners, antidepressants, and even contraception. If you notice a change in your hair after starting a new medication and it’s bothering you, see your doctor about choosing another type of medication to manage your condition.

you are what you eat

Watch what you put in your mouth… Malnourishment can all cause hair to become finer and thinner. The seed won’t grow if the soils are dire. Nutrients that contribute to hair and scalp health include silica, omega’s, niacin, biotin, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, and C. A varied diet based on the basic food groups should provide ample amounts of these nutrients. Goodbye processed crap – Wholefoods all the way!

Thanks to your parents

If you have a family history of fine, thin hair, then it may be a fact of life for you and your family. Male pattern baldness is the most common reason for thinning hair in men.  Even if you’re a woman with fine, thin hair, it could merely be genetics that causes hair to grow finely, thin with age or fall out altogether.

Will’s 3 step recipe to combat the three F’s

  1. Feed your follicles the good stuff.  Eat wholefoods and supplement with Zinc, Silica, and Omega.
  2. Come in and talk to me about the Naturaltech Energizing line.  ENERGIZING stimulates circulation and new hair growth using caffeine phytoceuticals and improves hair elasticity, preventing loss and breakage.  It also reinforces weak hair to avoid breakage. I’ll personally prescribe you whats best to combat your F issue!
  3. Chill out. Schedule in some calm time by taking a morning walk or a daily meditation practice. Breathe and lower your Cortisol levels.

 

give me some of that tonic!

NEW from Davines Naturaltech – ENERGIZING THICKENING TONIC

Energizing Thickening Tonic will help you fine haired beauties feel a whole lot more thickness in your hair.

Good for: anyone with fine hair

It increases the diameter of the hair fibre, expanding it from the very first application.  Enriched with hair energy complex for a healthier, stronger hair and a toned scalp. Energizing Thickening Tonic increases the size of the hair fibre by 5%*, leaves hair glossy, full-bodied, all without weighing it down.

Common Thread Energizing Thickening Tonic

How to use:

After shampooing, apply the product to towel-dried scalp and hair. Massage gently and comb through the length of the hair for even distribution. Do not rinse. Use as needed, as well as after every wash.

Natural active ingredients:

  • Green tea extracts are the most potent anti-free radical ingredients, possessing anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vitamin b 3, reduces the production of sebum in the scalp and improves skin hydration.
  • Caffeine phytoceuticals – stimulate the cellular metabolism and improve blood circulation;
  • Hair energy complex –  regulates the production of sebum – gives hydration on the surface

Paraben-free

Energizing Thickening Tonic – $64

Easy Peasy DIY Doo’s

We’re talking headbands, headscarves and knotting your hair into a low bun!

With hairstyles being more low key for Summer 2018 – why not turn it up with the perfect hair accessory?

Here’s our top 3 favs for Easy Peasy DIY Doos.

#1 Stiff Headbands

These have graced the heads of many models on recent runways, Dolce & Gabbana, Lela Rose and Elie Saab just to name a few.     Studded with ornaments and jewels – and a little touch of fluff or simple black headbands adorned with flowers and fabric.  Why not take creativity into your own hands and custom make a unique band your self?

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#2 Head Scarves

Every doo just looks prettier thanks to printed scarves.  Tied loosely or tight.  Worn to the top, back or side, long or short – the choice is yours.  Nip to your local 2nd hand store and rummage through old nans pile of silks or splash out.  And an added tip to adopting this look – it conceals any evidence of greasy roots or hairline fuzz.  So practical.

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#3 Knotted Buns

Keep it low and slow – nothing tight and slick here.  Literally (length permitting) tie your hair in a knot, then secure with a bobby pin.  Shorter lengths, you’ll still need to use your trusty hair tie – but don’t get fussy about those ends, leave them out for texture.  And its always the details that make the difference check out the triangle shape created with bobby pins.  So if you think hey I’ve got this and wanted to try to give it a go, we suggest popping in some Trophy, Sail or Death Valley all from R&Co to give you some grit and lift. Need more info on these click here http://www.commonthread.co.nz/product-category/styling/

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Royally Clean

NEW from R+Co – CROWN

You no longer have to dream, your crown is here.  In modern-day monarchy, always start at the top.  This purifying and soothing scrub will detox, cleanse and rebalance your scalp

Good for: Sensitive or oily scalps. Anyone looking for a clean, rebalanced scalp and shiny, healthy hair.

 

R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub

 

 

How to use:

Massage a walnut-sized amount into the entire scalp until you feel exfoliants fully dissolve. Rinse thoroughly. Hair will feel shiny and royally clean. Follow with a nourishing R+Co conditioner on mid-lengths and ends.

Natural active ingredients:

Salicylic Acid minimizes build up on the scalp to optimize follicle health. Removes loose dandruff flakes.

Ecuadorian Ivory Palm Seed Powder, A gentle yet effective naturally derived exfoliant.

Kaolin, A naturally occurring, mineral-rich clay. Absorbs excess oil from hair and scalp, leaving hair with body and fullness. Promotes scalp health by removing loose dandruff flakes.

Vegan + Cruelty-Free Scalp Scrub

Soft Wave Spray – $64

Party Party Party ……

Que the sunshine and fancy dresses!

Your social calendar is going into overdrive.  Weddings, parties, corporate shenanigans and even a good-ol’ BBQ.

And let’s face it who doesn’t love an excuse to get all glammed up or glammed down?

In 2018 we’re encouraging a more relaxed look, beautiful big bouncy waves and even a simple headband or clippy-thingy can make you feel like you’re catwalk ready.

Outfit check, shoes check, makeup check.  The last thing you need is hair argh on the list.  Don’t even think about just winging it.

Here’s our top look’s to accompany your good times ahead.

 

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So, you did know your lover’s ex is going to be there right?  It’s ok – face it, your going to need help with this one!

Here’s where we come to the rescue.

Time not on your side? You’ve only got 15-30mins?  Not to worry. Just wash and dry your hair like you usually do at home, and we’ll swoop in and save the rest of your day!  Or, need more than just a quick shoosh?  Your thinking a full-on doo – might we suggest you book your makeup with us too.

Click below and head to the bottom of the page for more info. https://commonthread.gettimely.com/book

 

Want wave’s like you’ve been sailing the ocean all day?

NEW from R+Co – Sail

Set sail with the most natural looking voluminous waves.  This lightweight spray adds natural volume and texture to your hair while giving you the kind of soft, supple, shiny waves you’ve been dreaming of.

For all hair types to get soft waves or any other naturally tousled, shiny, supple look.

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How to use:

Spray on dry or towel dried hair. Use fingers to scrunch hair into beachy waves, or style as usual with heat tools. leaves your hair touchable and soft, with enough memory to style again throughout the day.

Natural active ingredients:

Rose hip, conditioning agent that leaves hair feeling soft and revitalized.

Amla, a rich source of vitamin c nourishes and conditions hair and scalp. Has anti-oxidant properties. Adds impressive shine and luster to hair.

Sea kelp, high in vitamin and mineral content. Adds shine, volume, and softness to hair.

Soft Wave Spray – $49

 

Behind the scenes with Kirsty and her entry to Davines World Style Contest

Every year Davines brings their clients together from around the world by hosting Davines World Style Contest. The contest invites stylists to present their vision of an inspirational, tasteful and fashion forward look suitable for their chosen model. This offer’s them the opportunity to express their creativity and talent through photography and stage performance

We had a chat quick chat with Kirst to get the inside scoop on entering this contest………

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Where do you get your inspiration?

K:  I get a lot of my inspiration online.  Site’s like Instagram, Pinterest have a wealth of rousing imagery from all kinds of creatives.

How did you settle on the theme?

K: This is my first year entering, and I’ve decided to do something that I have never done before.  I stumbled across an image in a magazine that I fell in love with which sparked a fire and the need to put my twist on it.

What was the final result?

K: Although you’ll all have to patiently wait to see the images from the photo-shoot till after the first stage of judging is over, I can tell you it progressed and grew to be edgier than I initially had in mind.  I’m so pleased that I let the process unfold – I love what I created.  We worked alongside editorial photographer Mara Sommers, clothing stylist Ghalesha Singh and our very own William Richards doing makeup where as a team we brought the whole concept together.

What can you tell us about the hair?

K: What I love about the hair is it was something that took me out of my comfort zone to achieve. It tested me as it’s not a style or color I would use for every day.

Are there criteria you have to stick to?

K: Davines products are exclusively used as the contest is only open to salons who stock Davines. We document every aspect of creation from the conceptual mood boards to videoing the entire process of the haircut and colour as well as before and after photos.  We then cram two days of footage into a three-minute video and submit this along with the photoshoot images.

Anything else to add

K: I’m so grateful to my model Mali for letting me cut all of her hair off for the look I was after. Also, the team working alongside me behind the scenes, I wouldn’t have been able to pull this all together. I’m looking forward to seeing what the judges are looking for as I’m already starting to think about next year’s entry and what I’ll be able to create. Watch this space for when I can show off my work!

Your hair is your Trophy

New from R+Co – Trophy

Who doesn’t like pretty shiny things? Win big with Trophy. Add the right amount of texture, volume and shine to any hair type, leaving you feeling like a winner.

Recommended for the human who longs for hair that looks young, shiny and lived-in.

How to use:

Shake well. Spray on towel-dried or dry hair and style. Hair looks naturally radiant almost instantly.

AND a bonus of all these natural active ingredients:

Fuller’s earth, naturally occurring clay that removes excess oil and impurities from hair.
Sea kale infuses hair with intense moisture and shine.
Sweet almond, a natural oil that adds shine and moisture without weighing hair down. High in vitamins A, B, D, and E, magnesium, zinc, potassium as well as healthy fats.
Shine + Texture Spray $49

Remember, take Trophy home in November you’ll also be helping support ‘So They Can’ charity.

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Oi, get in quick – the first of the Xmas packs are in the house

We’re like the kid’s in a candy shop at this time of year.

The first of the Christmas pack’s have arrived from Davines.  It contains  Oi Shampoo 280ml, Oi Conditioner, 250ml and Oi Milk 135ml it’s the perfect Christmas gift for the Oi user in your life and if you take this box of extraordinary softness and shine home in November you’ll also be helping support ‘So They Can’ charity.

In the past this pack has been super popular and we’ve only been allocated 30 units this year – first in first served peeps.

Davines Oi Kit RRP $89 value $121Wishing You a Beautifying Experience products

The Beauty of Giving – So They Can

We’re excited to announce that for November every retail item or 15-30min hair & scalp treatment sold will go towards helping support the So They Can charity.

The Charity was founded in 2009. After the 2007 Kenyan presidential election, tribal violence left 250,000 west Kenyans homeless.

After fleeing their homelands, the united nations stepped in and housed the refugees in temporary tents in the Nakuru showgrounds. Desperate to get the people back to their homes the government gave each family $100. About 6700 refugees banded together and bought a piece of land.  On this land, they erected their tents and became known as the ‘Pipeline Camp.’ The founders of So They Can visited the Pipeline Camp and were approached by the community to express their distress over the children’s education. Seeing a desperate need, they also saw an opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty, stopping the tribal violence.

 

So They Can Poster

 

 

The problem was that the existing public schools could not educate the children. Class sizes were between 60 to 200 children per teacher, and one textbook was shared between up to 5 students. A new school was needed.

The community took the founders to a 5-acre block of land 2kms from the Camp and was informed that it was owned by the Teachers’ Co-Operative. They asked them to speak with the Government and to build that school and to educate their children.

Negotiations began, resulting in a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenyan Government outlining the government’s commitment to fund teachers, water, electricity, and roads. So They Can constructed the school and would hold the majority on the Board of Management overseeing its management.

In 2010 the doors to the Aberdare Ranges Primary School were open and So They Can was born.

Five years on and many lives have seen positive change, much has link, but there is still so much more to do.

If you’d like to read more about this beautiful cause click on the link. spa/https://www.sotheycan.org/

To book in for a treatment click on the link . http://www.commonthread.co.nz/services/hair-spa/