Blondes, Want To Go Fairy Floss Pink For The Day?
Joanna Fleming

Usually, colouring your hair pink would involve some serious damage to your hair – and let’s be honest, pink doesn’t always match your outfit anyway.

But what if I told you, you can go pink temporarily without 4 hours in a salon chair and risking the health of your hair?

 

Say Hello To David Mallett Blush Spray:

This lightly pink-tinted spray hydrates and protects hair against pollution, UV rays and exposure to chemicals – oh, and it rinses out completely when you wash your hair!

– This lightweight spray prolongs shine & adds a transparent pink tint

– You can customise the intensity of the pink the more or less you spray

– The pink shade shows up best on blonde hair

– Neutralises green tones on blondes & dullness on brunettes

– Lightly scented with rhubarb

– Locks in hair colour, preventing fading while protecting from heat styling

– Vegan & cruelty-free formula made from 98% natural ingredients

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BEFORE | AFTER

 

The Key Ingredients:

Anionic polysaccharide: protects the scalp and hair cuticles with a protective barrier. It forms a film-like shield that protects hair against atmospheric pollution, UV rays and other damaging environmental factors that contribute to fading and hair damage.

Grape Seed Extract: gives hair antioxidant protection and promotes scalp health, helping to encourage healthy hair growth.

Raspberry Vinegar: softens and smooths hair for healthy shine.

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★★★★★ SO MUCH FUN! – Vanessa, Adore Beauty Resident Makeup Artist

“I’m the kinda gal who looks to change my hair as regularly as I change my bed sheets. My hair is bleached blonde and tends to throw yellow quite easily – which is why I’m obsessed with over toning my hair. Generally, I’ll go for purple or blue toners so I have more of a cooler undertone.

When I first heard about this product I was excited to try it – no commitment tinted hairspray, now that’s up my alley! This is a fun product to use if you want to add colour to your hair without the commitment.

It washed out instantly (without staining the shower) and didn’t leave any hues of red/pink in my hair. My hair felt soft and had a beautiful shine after washing it out of my hair. If you have light hair and don’t want your hair to go pink, then lightly mist the spray through your hair, then brush the colour through with a comb or brush.”

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The Prep Spray That Basically Guarantees A Good Hair Day
Joanna Fleming

You know those days where you just cannot get your hair to cooperate with you? Some bits look perfect, while other sections won’t hold curls or decide to go completely rogue.

Well, those days are coming to an end because I’m about to introduce you to something that’s very new to me as well: Windle & Moodie’s Foundation Spray.

 

Let Me Start By Saying…

To understand how this product works, I want to compare it to how you use a primer prior to applying your makeup. Your primer helps to moisturise your skin, enhance the wear of your foundation and even out texture.

This spray basically works as a primer for their hair. Designed to be used as a base for your styling products, Foundation Spray evens out the porosity of your hair while also acting as a hydrating detangler.

 

What Else You Need To Know:

Windle & Moodie Foundation Spray optimises the hair for easy styling

– Inspired by pre-perm conditioners used in the 80’s

– Features a blend of Silk Proteins to condition the hair

– Contains active honey to increase shine

– Allows styling products to be more evenly dispersed through the hair

– Increases the effectiveness of styling products

– A balancing agent refreshes & soothes the scalp

– Cruelty-free & gluten-free formula

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The Professional’s Verdict:

“Foundation Spray is my unsung hero as it helps improve the hairs manageability and performance of styling products by evening the hairs porosity, creating the perfect environment for styling and preparing the hair for heat tools.  It’s also great for detangling, and the antioxidant formula is protecting against breakage while maintaining the optimal shine. It’s hard to overuse this so I tend to saturate the mid lengths and ends for maximum protection and manageability  it won’t feel heavy or sticky… ever.”

Belle Jackson, National Lead Educator for Rogue Beauty

 

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Why I’m Using A Men’s Shampoo Right Now
Joanna Fleming

I’ve been obsessed with Christophe Robin’s original Cleansing Volumising Paste for a while now. Known for its signature rose scent, I didn’t think you could get a better-smelling shampoo.

Then I smelled the new Cleansing Thickening Paste, I was transported to heaven. If you enjoy masculine fragrances, you’ll love this woody, amber blend.

Tell Me More:

I know you’ve read the headline – so to confirm, yes this shampoo is technically made for men. But that certainly doesn’t mean women can’t enjoy it too.

– Instantly cleanses & densifies fine or thinning hair types

– Transforms from a paste into a richly lathering foam

– Gently cleanses the scalp & hair while adding significant volume & body

– Formulated with 95% naturally-derived ingredients

– Leaves hair noticeably fuller both at the roots & lengths

– This is a vegan-friendly & cruelty-free product

– Did I mention it smells ah-mazing?

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How Is It Different To The Cleansing Volumising Paste?

So the main difference apart from the fragrance that I noticed, was that the Cleansing Volumising Paste (made for women) is probably more suited to longer hair.

The Cleansing Thickening Paste for men did deliver on all its promises. It’s amazing for creating texture, volume and body, so in my opinion, it’d be great for not only shorter men’s styles, but shoulder-length or shorter women’s hair.

The Key Ingredients:

Pure Rassoul Clay: absorbs impurities on the hair and scalp, while adding fullness and body to the roots.

Tahitian Algae: helps to invigorate the scalp for improved circulation and vitality, and densifies the hair. Continued use will leave hair visibly stronger and thicker, and will assist in maintaining scalp health.

Sucrose: is a natural sugar derivative used for its hydrating and potential smoothing properties.

@billiejeanreed after her Cleansing Thickening Paste treatment at @christopherobinparis salon

 

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Is Sugar Replacing Salt As The Essential ‘Beachy Waves’ Ingredient?
Joanna Fleming

Without fail, I’ve always got a salt spray on rotation. That’s my secret to creating my signature waves – I use my wand to curl my hair, then I spritz my salt spray before brushing the curls out. Voilà! Beachy, undone waves that actually stay put for days.

But it’s true that salt sprays can be drying on your hair. So what’s the alternative? Sugar, of course.

 

I’m Listening…

I’d like to introduce you to Pureology’s new Beach Waves Sugar Spray. Part of the latest Style + Protect range, this non-drying texturising spray makes beachy, tousled waves that much easier to create.

– Allows you to style beachy waves without the crunch or stiffness

– Leaves the hair soft & touchable with a natural wavy texture

– Pureology’s Anti-Fade Complex protects the hair from UV & environmental damage

– Has a pleasant summery fragrance that lightly scents the hair

– Prevents dryness & colour-fading that can be caused by salt sprays

– Contains multiple protective & hydrating naturally-derived ingredients

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The Key Ingredients:

Sugar Cane Extract: contains antioxidants to provide protection from the elements, while creating soft waves & texture

Sunflower Seed Oil: acts as a natural moisturiser infused with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids which nourish and hydrate the hair.

Raspberry Fruit Extract: rich in antioxidants, this ingredient works to protect the hair from environmental damage.

 

★★★★★ Amazing Lara

“I love how this product contains sugar instead salt because I find that salt usually dries my hair out. This product gave me incredibly natural yet voluminous waves!”

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This Is The Blonde’s Essential To Cool Colour
Joanna Fleming

Blondes may have more fun, but they also spend a hell of a lot more time maintaining their colour. Having recently lightened my hair again, I know all too well that brassiness creeps up on you, and suddenly you’re drowning your hair in purple shampoo to reverse it.

But blondies, there is a product that could make your life a little easier – evo’s fabuloso colour intensifying conditioner.

Why Is It So Good?

If you’re a bottled blonde, this two-in-one treatment toner may just change your life for the better (or at least save you some time and money).

– Maintains, enhances & extends the life of colour-treated hair

– Has a super nourishing formula to help repair, condition & add shine

– Instantly tones & intensifies hair colour, like a treatment & toner in one!

– Revitalises the appearance of blonde hair & restores sheen

– Removes brassiness & yellow tones as it’s enriched with violet & blue hair colourants

– Ammonia and peroxide-free so it’s gentle on the hair & scalp

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Who’s It For?

The platinum blonde variation of this conditioner (evo’s best-seller) is designed for dull, dry, colour-treated blonde to very blonde hair. It neutralises brassiness and yellow tones to achieve a clean, or cool blonde tone. This conditioner is also available in different colour variants, including chestnut, light beige and copper.

How To Use:

On clean towel-dried hair, disperse 4-8 pumps of product, depending on the length of the hair,  using a comb or your fingers. Leave on for three minutes before rinsing until water runs clear. The treatment can be used weekly to maintain hair colour.

What Does Everyone Think?

★★★★★ Amazing!  Kate

“This product is incredible. Completely removed all of the brassiness and yellow from my hair. I have tried so many products and have never had results like this. Will definitely be buying again and again! Thank you evo!”

★★★★★ Like magic  Becky

“This conditioner is like magic. Every time I go to my hair dresser I tell her I don’t want any brassy yellow tones in my hair, and I always end up with it! But when I started using this product not only did it remove all the brassy yellow!!! My hair went a beautiful colour and it felt in beautiful condition. I recommend this product 100 percent. It really is magic.”

★★★★★ Excellent!! – Ash

“Wow! I watched my yellow, brassy blonde turn into a beautiful natural white blonde after the first wash! I had my best results from putting the conditioner on my dry hair, leaving for a minute or so, shampooing then placing the product on my wet hair for around 3 minutes. It truly is a blessing!! Love it!!”

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Does Your Hair Need Rehab?
Joanna Fleming

We all know colouring our hair has the ability to cause some serious damage to our locks. Most of us have probably experienced the dryness or breakage often associated with having colour-treated hair (especially if we neglect it).

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How Does Colouring Cause Damage?

I’m not trying to discourage you from going blonde or covering greys, but I do want to stress the importance of taking special care of your hair if it is colour-treated.

For the colour to take to your hair, the cuticle must be lifted in order to penetrate the hair shaft, which happens through a series of chemical processes. These processes can be particularly drying and damaging on the hair, causing more sensitised hair types to experience complications like breakage, brittleness and dryness.

So, how do we repair this damage? I’ve got an affordable solution just for you.

 

Introducing Matrix Total Results Re-Bond Trio:

This collection (which you can buy here for under $50), is designed to restore hair damaged by chemical processing. This trio features a shampoo, pre-conditioner and conditioner to bring over-processed, damaged hair back to life.

Step 1: Re-Bond Shampoo

– Contains Citric Acid to help cleanse the hair from product build-up

– Leaves the hair primed & prepared for deep repair

– Fortifies hair weakened by chemical processing

– Restores strength, smoothness & manageability to damaged hair

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Step 2: Re-Bond Pre-Conditioner

– This is an ultra-intensive weekly nourishing formula

– Contains Maleic Acid to reconnect and reinforce the hair’s weakened bonds

– Helps to build up resilience & increase shine

– Supports smooth, lightweight body, bounce & movement

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Step 3: Re-Bond Conditioner

– Contains Taurine which seals in moisture to repair & protect

– Acts as a repairing conditioner for damaged hair

– Restores soften & shine while detangling the hair

– Leaves hair feeling strengthened, revitalised & smoothed

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What’s The Verdict?

★★★★★ I love this set – Macee

“I have had some hair issues due to my health and this has helped my hair out so much. I had been bleaching and colouring my hair previously and with the health issues I lost a lot of hair and it got really thin. This has helped with split ends a ton and it moisturises my hair without making it feel weighed down or oily. If you have lots of damage from chemicals I would try this for your hair!”

★★★★★ A real hair gem – Kristy

“I have long straight hair that is fairly easy to manage, but I do get a lot of split ends no matter how many products I use to avoid them. I got a sample of the Re-Bond Trio and loved it so much I restocked immediately. My hair actually feels like it’s been to the doctors after use.”

★★★★★ This set works miracles – Chloe

“I’ll never go back to a different set of shampoo and conditioner ever again. If you have chemically damaged hair and are in desperate need of some sort of miracle to bring your hair back to normal again, this is what you need. I’m completely in love and more than just satisfied with this line of products.”

 

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The Every Girl’s Guide to Effortlessly Textured Hair
Danielle Chee

Blame it on salty, sunshine-filled snaps of European holidays monopolising my current Instagram feed, but anything that promises hair reminiscent of a beach holiday is a nice compromise to get me through the rest of winter.

I often look for an easy solution to hair styling that looks just-the-right-amount of done. Think: laid-back, ‘piecey’ texture that you so often see on French girls (sans that crunchy effect). Here’s where Oribe’s Matte Waves Texture Lotion enters the picture.

 

Why you’ll love it as much as I do:

This emulsion has a leave-in-conditioner feel to it and a similar after effect – soft to touch hair rather than brittle strands coated in product.

– The formula distributes easily throughout hair

– Allows you to achieve texture without drying the hair out

– Helps create enough grip for styling (eg. up-dos and braids)

– Has a matte finish with medium hold

– Provides the hair with UV protection

– Suitable to use on colour- and keratin-treated hair

– Vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free

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The Key Ingredients:

Brazilian Nut Extract: high in fatty acids & Vitamin E to protect the hair from damage

Watermelon, Lychee & Edelweiss Flower Extracts: defend the hair from environmental aggressors

Tara Plant & Yacón: heals & nourishes damaged hair and helps to thicken strands

Wave Resin Complex: provides texture & hold while combating frizz

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How To Use:

1. Start with damp, towel dried hair

2. Pump a 10c piece into your fingertips and massage through mid-lengths to ends

3. (Optional) Twist or plait hair in sections to achieve a natural-looking curl

4. Air dry for best results, scrunching as you go to define natural texture

5. (Optional) If you’re short on time, use a blowdryer with a diffuser and ‘scrunch’ as you go to achieve that matte, soft movement in your hair.

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What’s everyone else saying?

★★★★★ This product is amazing – Kimberly

“I have mostly straight Asian hair so I didn’t know what it would do for me.  But I would apply it to my damp hair and let it air dry, and my hair would look soft and gorgeous with definition.  It’s a great anti-frizz and air-drying hair product and I love that it’s cruelty-free.”

★★★★★ I love it so much! – Megan R

“I was hoping I wouldn’t love this product due to how expensive it is, but I love it so much!!! This product works wonders for my lob hairstyle. I apply to damp hair, let my hair air dry, and can throw in a couple of curls with an iron and I am good to go! The best part is that this product helps to keep my waves for days! Wonderful scent too. Highly recommend (if you’re willing to spend the money), and would repurchase.”

★★★★★ A little bit goes a long way – Lee

“This product is just as advertised. Also, a little bit of product goes a looonngg way. I have fine, colour-treated hair and this gives my locks extra oomph. I like that after I put on the lotion I can either let my hair air dry or I can use a blow dryer. My hair looks great either way!”

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