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  1. How to get better feeling hair!

    If I had to write down what I thought one of the most common questions a hairdresser gets asked it would be the following “How can I get my hair to feel better?”

    Now there isn’t a single response to this question as it depends what you feel is wrong with the feeling of your hair. Is it too dry? Is it fried? Too many split ends? Whichever one of these it is will reflect in the answer that we would give so we’re going to go through a few of our most common pieces of advice that we give to clients when they ask us this question.

    • How can I fix split ends?
      The simple answer is “You don’t” If you have split ends, we’re afraid the only way that you’re going to get rid of them is by having them cut off! Now don’t freak out! We’re not going to make you have 12 inches cut off your hair and cut your fringe above your eyebrows…. Unless you ask for that and that’s the look you’re going for.

      Something we would say in this case is why do you have split ends? Are you using excessive heat on your hair and are you using excessive heat on your hair without using any heat defence? If the answer to this is “Yes” then why? At least tell us why you’re not using any heat defence!? Allot of hairdressers will tell you that they have many clients that say “I have to straighten my hair EVERY DAY!” Now as hairdressers we know that this is not true! There are many things that you can do so this doesn’t have to be the case.

      There are products on the market such as straightening serums which are pretty damn good from brands that you probably see every day such as GHD, Tigi or Paul Mitchel (All of which we sell) the serum will just help to prevent frizz and act as a barrier from heat! Plus you only need to use a small amount which you just run through your hair so it may seem expensive but when you take into account how long it’s going to last you it really isn’t very expensive at all.

      TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream 120mlOsmo Straightening Fluid 150ml

    • Maria Nila True Soft Argan Oil 100mlAnother thing that is often asked is “Why is my hair so dry?” Well. This could also be related again to heat, are you using excessive heat? Blah, Blah, Blah, (we’re not going over that again) Something else it could be though is hair conditioner. Are you using hair conditioner? Allot of people answer “No” to this question. Hair conditioner is there to make your hair feel silky, smooth & soft as well as put back those much-needed oils that you have just washed away in the shower. We cannot stress enough that you use conditioner every time you wash your hair. When you wash the hair, you’re stripping the oils away from the hair which will leave the hair feeling dry. A great brand that we recommend for great feeling hair is Maria Nila, we have used this in the salon, and it will leave your hair feeling simply amazing! Plus, it’s paraben free, sulphate free, vegan friendly and cruelty free! (They’re going to run out of room on the bottle with everything they’ve got going for them)

      Do you go swimming often? Chlorine can dry out the hair leaving it to not really feel its best, something that we would recommend is that before getting into the pool, take a quick shower to get your hair saturated with water before saturating it with chlorinated water.

      If you’d like to go a few steps further in protecting your hair while swimming you could also use a leave in conditioner or an oil such as argan oil or coconut oil! If you’d like to go even further, you could always wear a swim cap! We would strongly advise that if you do have bleached hair, even if its only partly bleached such as some highlights that you do take some of these steps to stop the hair being dried out even further. 

    • This one may seem a little out of place but we’re going somewhere with this “Why does my hair colour fade so quick” Now... this could strongly relate to poor feeling hair. If your using heat on your hair every day this will damage the colour molecules and cause your colour to fade. You could also look at the products that you’re using on your hair! We always recommend for coloured hair that you use a sulphate & paraben free shampoo and cutting back the number of times that you wash your hair a week, try and drag out those days. If you’re anything like myself you know that can be incredibly hair as greasy hair does happen. Why not use a dry shampoo in between? You brush your hair when it’s wet! Why! If you’re brushing your hair when it’s wet with a regular hair brush, then you’re going to cause breakage. We recommend squeezing any excess water from your hair and then drying it gently with a towel and then, if you can let it air dry as why use heat if you don’t need to? Brush it with a wide tooth comb or even better something like a Tangle Teeze. Always remember to use a good hair conditioner as well when you’re washing your hair, this will make brushing it easier as the comb simply want to glide through.

    So I feel that this is probably enough for this post now! It’s our longest one yet. Let us know if we’ve missed anything out and we’ll gladly amend it!

    Also, if you’re local to Wolverhampton don’t forget to pay us a visit! We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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  2. We're a vegan friendly salon in Wolverhampton!

    To say we've had quite a few phone calls in the last year asking if we're vegan friendly is an understatement!
    We're very proud to say though that we are a vegan friendly salon and can accommodate with vegan friendly products such as Affinage!

    We offer a variety of services all of which use vegan friendly products! The hair colour we use as standard is vegan friendly, we have shampoos & conditioners that are also vegan friendly and not only that, they're also paraben and sulphate free as well! 

    We're also proud to sell a wide variety of 100% vegan friendly products from amazing brands such as Maria Nila! 

    One of our favorutie vegan shampoo's i think has to be the Maria Nila Tur Soft shampoo! 100% Vegan, 100% Sulphate Free, 100% Paraben Free and something that you'll 100% love and become addicted too like we have! 

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  3. Sulfate Free Shampoo

    Sulphate Free Shampoos

    Is your hair getting bleached or is your dye fading away earlier than it should? Do your hair still feel rough even after slathering them with loads of conditioner and you can’t seem to find any product that can make them any better? May be then its time you really reconsidered your hair shampoo choices. Most shampoos available over the shelf contain different kinds of chemicals including sulphates ; sulphate in particular wipes of the natural oils from your hair and scalp making them look dry and dull. In some cases, it even leads to hair fall as well as discoloration of hair depending on the concentration of sulfate that is used in the production of shampoo. However, there is a solution to this problem that many are unaware of: sulphate shampoos. Read ahead for some amazing sulfate free shampoos! [product_category category="sulphate-free-shampoo"]
    1. Maria Nila True Soft Shampoo

    Maria Nila is a brand that manufactures 100% vegan shampoos, which are free from sulphates and perfect for those dull dead hair that have been damaged by heat, humidity and chemicals. Especially Maria Nila True Soft shampoo is ideal for people who have frizzy hair that get static during winters, as it reduces moisture loss and strengthens hair after every hair wash. Furthermore, people who have dyed hair can also go ahead and use this as it contains Color Guard Complex which prevents your hair die from fading.
    1. Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Shampoo

    Acure’s clarifying shampoo is yet another hit for all those ladies out there who want to feel clean- I mean we all do but there is this specific head and shoulders like feel where your hair feel cleaner and lighter. Made from Argan stem cells and lemon grass, this shampoo is again totally vegan. It clears of scalp from all the buildup of the day and soothes down the itching making one feel fresh and clean like they have always wanted.
    1. Verb Volume Shampoo

    If you have thin, lifeless hair then this product is for you. Verb Volume Shampoo provides your new life by making them bouncier and fuller. As a bonus point verb is packed with a pleasing floral scent, making your shower a little longer and rather more relaxing
    1. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Shampoo

    Do you hate oiling your hair only because you can’t take the oil out after shampooing? Then this is the product that you should definitely consider.  This product comes packed with not one or two but six oils, providing your hair some serious nourishment and shine. So skip those chemical laden shampoos and go sulphate free!
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  4. We Use Olaplex

    So Revive Hair Artists has officially become a stockist of Olaplex!

    You might be wondering "What is Olaplex and why do i need it?"
    <h1>What is Olaplex?</h1>
    Olaplex is an additive that we mix in with products such as bleach or hair dye to lower the damage that is done to your hair. Even when using more expensive colours and bleaches damage is still done to the hair and adding something such as Olaplex will just decrease the amount of damage that is done during your colour service.

    One of the great joys of Olaplex is that it’s free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, gluten and is never tested on animals! Great news!

    It also promises a longer lasting colour, unfortunately it won't stop those roots coming through though!

    If you'd like do find out more about Olaplex why not pop into the salon and ask about it or ask for it to be added to your next colour! (There may be a small surcharge for this)

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  5. 90's Hairstyles You're Sure Were "Hot" Back in the day!

    2. Baby Spice has to be at the top of our 90's hairstyles list with those pig tails! I'm a 90's kid myself.... And i remember everybody having these in school when the Spice Girls were big! Yes, i even had a poster of them myself and i'm still pretty sure i can remember every single word of every single song! and i'm not ashamed to admit it!
    4. Feathered Bangs! To be honest! I don't actually mind this look and still see it around today! That lift! That volume!! Everybody that had this hair style remembers blow drying their hair upside down to make sure they had that perfect amount of volume in their hair ready for the big school disco!
    6. STEP AWAY FROM THE CRIMPERS! I don't know how i actually feel about crimping of hair myself, I do know that its popular for Halloween but we've all noticed that you don't really see crimping irons on the shelves in stores anymore.... Maybe it was for the best? It was fun while it lasted, maybe you should give it a go in your adult life and send us in a picture?
    7. As worn by Devon Sawa. 
    8. One for the men! Who remembers the curtains? I can honestly say that i'm so glad i never had curtains! Did you have curtains?
    10. Were you ever a victim of a bowl cut? Did you have your mum do it? Aunt? Or did you go into the salon and ask for this? Again, i don't think i ever had the pleasure of this particular hair style!
    11. BRAIDS!!!! YES! I remember this so well from school! All of a sudden over night everybody just came in with braids! I can't really say i've seen them around much recently but i think this is one that will definitely be making a come back!

    What do you remember about your 90's childhood? Are there any hairstyles that you loved? Any that you'd perhaps like to make a comeback? Or any that you want to keep buried from the light of day for the rest of time? Send us your pictures or your 90's hair stories and as always, if you'd like to contact us or book in for an appointment please do so here!    

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