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Reverse Wash & Care: What's It All About?

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Products 

TRESemmé recently launched the first mass-market reverse wash & care range, Beauty-Full Volume, meaning that this approach is soon to be a topic of heated discussion. Like co-washing and no-poo approaches, reverse care joins a movement of new ideas that aim to revolutionise our haircare routines from the ground up.


Despite this claiming to be the "first" range, this isn't a new idea. Speaking to Refinery 29 last year, Nina Dimachki,artistic director for Kérastase, advocated this method for a...
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SUMMER COLOUR TRENDS - Platinum, Split-Dye, Hair Contouring and Candy Hues

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, In : Trends 


With brighter days upon us once again, you're probably thinking of getting some ombré/balayage treatment to brighten up your locks and get you on trend.

If that is the case, stop what you're doing and install Instagram, because you seem to have missed the news somehow - that trend is now on its way out.

Here's what's kicking it off the table...



It all started a couple of months ago when platinum became an overnight must-have after Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto both revealed lightened locks at t...

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Choosing and Using Hair Products - Made Simpler with Infographics

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Products 

One of my aims with both hairdressing and writing this blog has always been to simplify dealing with hair to its end user (that's you, by the way). So when I came across these infographics I was delighted to see how starightforward they make approaching products, which can be confusing at the best of times and downright overwhelming at the worst.

Unfortunately, the X-Y graph*, which looks at product choice, is aimed at men; and the product usage guide** is aimed at women. I might actually deve...

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"They Should Bottle That Stuff and Sell It"

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Products 

...and then they did.

I'm sure you've heard it. You've probably said it.

You buy an at-home hair dye, apply it, watch the TV for a bit as it develops, before staining your bath, applying the complimentary after-conditioner for a few minutes and then rinsing. You eagerly dry it off, run your irons over your locks and then stroke your hair in wonder at the silky smooth feeling it's left.


"Why don't they bottle this stuff and sell it?" you wonder.


I'd like to side step for a moment and venture a gue...
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NEW Surf Infusion from Bumble and Bumble

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Products 

Ask a panel of hair product addicts what salt spray they use to achieve beachy waves and at least one (if not most) will say Bumble and bumble, whose Surf Spray is a cult wonder-product that has inspired imitations since its launch in 2001. A shampoo and conditioner came into the fray over a decade later but Bb didn't stop there...



The surf spray itself lends a just-from-the-sea, dried-on-the-sand quality to the hair, which gives it a kind of crunchy, tangly feeling. Not by any means, does it ...

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NEW Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry Balms

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, In : Products 

Bumble and bumble are extending their blow dry portfolio with two new products that continue from their Straight Blow Dry product: All-Style and Repair balms.



Straight Blow Dry is something of a misleading name. It works alongside it's own Straight Shampoo and Conditioner, but all three are more about smoothing than straightening - the reason they carry the 'straight' title is because they make the job ten times easier for those who do straighten their curly, kinky or frizz-prone hair.



Let's ha...

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Q&A: Swimming After Bleaching Hair

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Sunday, February 1, 2015, In : Q&A 

Every now and then a friend will inbox me asking a question about haircare, and usually it's a question that will be quite common. This is the first time I've posted a Q&A here on the blog but will continue to do so from now on when a question comes through that I find relevant and useful.

Q:  If I were to dye my hair blonde, how long should I wait before I go into a swimming pool? I don't want it to go green! This is a question with several implications, so let's break it down. Firstly, the...
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Reviewed: Scalp Exfoliators

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Thursday, October 16, 2014, In : Products 

This idea came to me recently when I got my hair clippered and noticed my scalp felt excessively flaky and oily. Being an infrequent washer (once a week) for a while now, my scalp doesn't produce oils or shed dead skin cells very rapidly, but if it does decide to go a little haywire, it's not like I notice immediately, because I'm just waiting for my next wash day.

So I thought that, for occasions like this, an exfoliant would be a good idea to just give it that extra cleanse when needed. I kn...
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Shampoo Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : News 

I have long been telling my clients that they should cut down on shampooing. I wash my hair once a week, and I think twice, maybe three times is the most anybody should be doing it. And I'm not the only one. Two news articles were emailed to me on the same day last week - one concerning a well-established industry professional, the other a beauty blogger, both of whom advocate not only cutting down on shampoo, but stopping use altogether.

Why is this happening? Well, let me start with my own r...
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Review: Schwarzkopf Got2b

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Products 

I haven't bought a non-professional hair product in years, but since I'm not currently under employment I can't really spend on salon price tags. However, I did need a new hair product recently, having spent most of the past year using whatever was to hand in the salon and not actually using anything at home. So I decided now was the time to budget shop, get over my snobbery (at least for now) and buy off the high street.

I wanted something that would allow my hair to get some volume and textu...
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Four Products I Really Want To Get My Hands On!

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, In : Products 

Anyone who has come across me professionally will know that I'm an absolute hair product junkie. The problem is, the more of a junkie you become, the harder it is for the addiction to satisfy you. Put in plain English, my expectations are high when it comes to finding a particular product that really wows me to the point of saying "this is the best thing EVAAARR!"

Sometimes, though, even the concept is enough to get my blood pumping. Here are four products that I've never held but for various ...
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The Wet-Look Redhead - A Stylist Special

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : Trends 

This post isn't really about a single topic, but every now and then an issue of Stylist will be very hair-focused and this week's is one of those. There's a fabulous feature on redheads (famous ones, no less) and a Trend On Trial using the wet look seen on Prada's AW13 runway, (look out for the Hair In The Campaigns blog on that later this week).



So I decided to fuse the two and kill a few birds with one stone, by trying out the wet look on my own (unintentionally*) copper locks, then I'll twe...

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Cocamide DEA: Friend or Foe?

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Products 

In the past week or so news in the US has been rife about the Centre for Environmental Health (CEH) research finding an outlawed ingredient in California present in 98 products including a large number of shampoos carried by major retailers - an alleged carcinogen called Cocamide DEA.

As an avid product enthusiast I've seen this ingredient listed on the back of shampoo bottles a lot in the past, and this is the first time I've ever seen any mention of it being potentially harmful, so I decided...
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How To Revive a Tangled Hairpiece

Posted by Simon Pinder on Wednesday, August 28, 2013,

A few days ago a lovely lady Gemma came to me to get her hair put up for a black tie event. Now it's no secret that I love put-ups so I assured her she was in good hands. Gemma has a LOT of her own hair but brought in a clip-on hairpiece for an extra-polished finish, and these were the results:


However, a couple of days later Gemma revisited the salon while I was away because her hairpiece had become a bit tangled and frizzy and left it for me to revive, which I was more than happy to do. Hair...
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Show Beauty: A New Premium Haircare Range

Posted by Simon Pinder on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Products 

Tamara Ecclestone, daughter and heiress to Formula 1 mogul Bernie, has launched a new haircare range.




Entitled 'Show Beauty', it comes in luxurious packaging and seems every inch the makings of a wealthy heiress. The products, priced from £30-55, are as follows:

(left to right)

  • Hair Fragrance, £55
  • Thermal Protect, £35
  • Volume Mist, £35
  • Volume Lotion, £40
  • Volume Mousse, £30
  • Dry Shampoo, £30
  • Finishing Spray, £30
  • Working Texture Spray, £30
  • Thickening Lotion, £40
  • Thickening Mist, £35
  • Treatment Oil, ...

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WIN a Bottle of Moroccan Oil!

Posted by Simon Pinder on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : HedRock Happenings 

Want a bottle of Moroccan Oil, totally gratis?




For your chance, there are two things you need to do...


Good luck!


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