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New Year Hair Rules

The New Year is the perfect time to revamp your routine and focus on your hair health

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Embrace the New Year with these hair rules for a fresh start.

The New Year is the perfect time to revamp your routine and focus on your hair health. We catch up with Team Vixen to find out some simple steps that you can do to get the most out of hair extensions and to prioritize hair health.

Team Vixen is made up of fully qualified hair stylists who have all chosen to specialise in hair extensions and are a wealth of knowledge for all things hair!

  1. Invest in shampoos and conditioners.

Find the right products to support your hair needs and hair type. If you are investing in hair extensions, then it makes sense to also invest in the products you use to keep your hair looking it’s best. Sam recommends the “All soft conditioner, volume shampoo by Redken and Colour Wow dream cocktail’.

  1. Heat protection is key

A heat protector is a must if you’re styling your hair often to keep your hair in the best condition. Brodie recommends the ‘GHD bodyguard protector spray – you can use it on wet and dry hair, and this allows you to style your hair without compromising on the condition’.

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  1. Take the correct products when you go on holiday.

It’s always a good idea to decant your favourite shampoos and conditioner and take them on holiday with you to keep your hair looking it’s best. If you are going somewhere sunny don’t forget about protecting your hair from the sun, Brodie explains ‘The Bumble and Bumble invisible oil primer is great for protecting your hair from UV rays’.

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  1. Get your haircut regularly.

It’s personal preference how often you get your hair cut but Lily recommends ‘most clients tend to get a trim when they have their extensions refitted (12 weeks for bonds & rings) if they have tapes, I recommend having a trim every other refit”.

  1. Shampoo your hair twice. 

It’s not a myth and does help keep your hair clean Brodie say’s ‘when having hair extensions, it’s even more important to do two shampoos as it’s good to be very gentle going in a downwards motion. You want to make sure your scalp is clean so two shampoos allows you to get rid of any dirt and the second shampoo gives a good clean with the benefits of the shampoo you are using’. 

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By prioritizing your hair health and focusing on using the correct products and aftercare you will set yourself up for a year of good hair days!

If you have any other questions about hair extensions or hair health, we would love to hear them! You can message us on Instagram or Twitter.

Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.