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5 Bits of The Best Hair Advice From Our Hair Experts

Read this article to discover the best hair advice we’ve ever heard. We give you the top five tips and tricks for healthy, shiny hair all year long.

We all have good and bad hair days, but what if you could have gorgeous, shiny locks all year round? You may be thinking that’s impossible, but with the right care, you can make it happen. That’s why here at Canberra Hair Extensions, we asked our team members to share their bits of the best hair advice!. In this article, we share that advice with you!

The best hair advice 

It can be hard to keep up with the latest hair and beauty trends. They seem to come and go faster than our hair frizzes up on a humid day! A lot of these “trends” or “hacks” don’t work anyway, especially the number one enemy of hairdressers everywhere – coconut oil. PSA: that is NOT what Kimmy K is using on her hair, we don’t care what she says. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five bits of the best hair advice from our hair experts:

1. Find a good hairdresser

This may seem obvious, but we had to include it as it’s so important. Having a hairdresser who understands your hair type and texture is vital. Everyone’s hair is different, whether it is curly, straight, dry or oily. A good hairdresser understands this and uses different techniques or products to suit different hair. 

You may also find that hairdressers have certain specialities, for example, a blonde specialist. They may be a fabulous hairdresser but it is always best to find someone who specialises in what you want. Shop around, check out reviews and speak to friends for advice until you find your ideal match. Your hairdresser should be that person in your life who cares about your hair as much as you do. 

Portrait of hairdresser taking care of blonde woman

2. Healthy diet and lifestyle

We’re sorry! Hopefully, you’re not rolling your eyes at this one. We know this is universal advice, but that’s because it works. Your hair, much like your skin, is a direct reflection of your diet and lifestyle. If you’re stressed out, eating badly or not getting enough sleep your hair may pay the price. It can look dull, flat and thin. Luckily, the fix is easy: 

  • Make sure you’re eating plenty of fruit and veggies (remember two and five)
  • Do some daily exercise (just 30 minutes a day can help)
  • Find time for relaxation (self-care is an important part of a healthy lifestyle)

Getting all of the nutrients you need in your diet can sometimes be a challenge in a modern, busy lifestyle. If you feel you may be needing a little boost, we stock the range of Apotecari hair and skin vitamins which many of our guests report noticing a huge difference with. 

If you are interested in more ‘wellness’ tips that can help your hair, talk to Emma, our resident hair and general wellbeing enthusiast.

Healthy food background

3. Be kind to your hair

Your hair is only as good as you treat it. Remember that your hair is a natural fibre and like any other natural fibre, it needs to be treated with care. There are limits to how much heat or colouring it can take. If you colour your hair a lot, then make sure you are counteracting that damage with plenty of nourishing treatments. Try to avoid using hot tools every day, keep your hair natural every now and then. If you can’t go without your hot tools, just make sure you are vigilant about heat protection. For regular heat users, the best heat protector around is ColourWow’s Dream Coat. It’s more than just a heat protector it’s a heat activated treatment – it’s definitely wow.

You also need to be aware of your environment. If you live in a dry climate then you should use moisturising products. A humid climate may call for anti-frizz products. Lastly, try to avoid washing your hair in scalding hot water. Really hot water can strip your hair of its natural essential oils which can lead to dryness but also exacerbate oiliness as your scalp will work harder to replace the oils stripped away. Try adjusting your taps so that you use lukewarm water instead.  

4. Invest in professional hair care products 

This isn’t just a marketing tool; professional hair care products really do work. These products use high-quality ingredients and are specially formulated for different hair types. They may be a little pricier than your supermarket brands, but your hair will thank you in the long run. If you’re not sure what product is right for your hair, just ask us!

5. Make sure you are using a gentle hairbrush

It sounds simple that your hairbrush could make a big difference, but the right hairbrush can literally make or break your hair. If you have the same brush that you’ve had for years, it could be time for an upgrade. We suggest opting for a brush that has a combination of gentle plastic bristles as well as boar bristles.

We love and highly recommend the Ugly Swan Scream Free Brushes that aren’t just gentle on your hair, they glide through beautifully without hurting your scalp – hence the name. Your hair will thank you for being kind to it and after a couple of months of using the correct brush you should notice increased shine and manageability.

different hair brushes or combs from top

Canberra Hair Extensions

So, there you have it- our top five bits of the best hair advice. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks in our future blog posts! While we can’t actually see any of our lovely clients right now (#lockdown2021), we hope you’re all keeping safe. We can’t wait to see you all back in our Dickson hair salon soon!

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COVID-19 and Lockdown Update

Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate through the changes that were announced by the Chief Minister on 27/9/21 and create a plan forward. Below you will find answers to most of our frequently asked questions. Apologies in advance for so much info, there is a lot to cover.

You may have seen our update on our Instagram where we advertised a form where you can express interest in a future booking – Please note that we will be making contact with all of the people who had appointments during lockdown as a priority. However if you didn’t have an appointment scheduled during lockdown, here is the link to that form:

Below is an outline of our plan. We know that we may still receive changes and updates from the government or simply find that some things in practice don’t work – so we may still need to make further changes.

We aim to honour all pre-booked appointments, however we may need to make some changes to some services, we will contact you by phone if this is the case.

Please note: If you had a pre-booked future appointment, this will remain unchanged for now unless we communicate otherwise. We are not taking new bookings right at this moment but please fill in the form above to express your interest.

Here is everything we know so far about how we are managing our bookings coming out of lockdown:

From what we understand we will be allowed to have a maximum of 5 clients in the salon at once until 29/10. This will mean we have limitations on how many colours and cuts we are able to do at any one time. As such we have put together a list of services that we will be offering to get through the first 4-5 weeks coming out of lockdown:

  • 1/2 head foils
  • Balayage refresh
  • Regrowth tints
  • All over colours
  • Tint and foil packages (regrowth and 10 foils)
  • Trim or haircuts with colour services
  • Treatments with colour services such as plex and k18
  • Haircut as stand alone services (available on Monday and Tuesday only from 10 – 3:00) until 19/11/21
  • Cezanne smoothing treatments
  • Hair extension adjustments

We understand that many people will want to get the works and have a total makeover, however, to make our services available to more people as mentioned above we have decided to limit all of our appointments to this reduced list of services initially.

This may be a smaller service than what you would like eg a half head of foils instead of a full head, or a balayage refresh instead of balayage lightening but we can guarantee that you will feel transformed even with this slightly reduced service and we will form a plan moving forward for you to have everything you would like to have done as soon as possible.

To manage the number of people in the salon, we will have certain times allocated for hair cuts exclusively and the rest of the time will be for colour or extension appointments. We hope that these will be suitable for people, we will be doing the best we can within the framework we have to work in – we greatly appreciate your patience. At this point in time for the next 5 weeks we are offering haircuts as a stand alone service on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Our existing clients are our highest priority when we reopen. As such, we are not taking any new clients at this time however we would love to look after new guests as soon as we are able to in the future and look forward to opening up appointments soon. We would encourage you to complete the form above if you would like to come in once we are open to new clients again.

We understand that our hair extension clients require the most urgent appointments and the stylists who offer this service will be working exclusively on catching up on extension clients until we have got through all those overdue.

A large number of our clients book in advance, often for the whole year. We will not cancel any future appointments as we believe that our commitment is first of all to those who have committed to us. We understand some bookings may need to be adjusted which we can do for you in the salon at your next appointment.

If you can come in through the day and through the week, we will have a much greater chance of being able to get you in sooner as we are nearly at capacity for our evening and weekend appointments until the end of the year.

If you need to get in touch, the best way to reach us is by emailing and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are not currently taking phone calls as we are not able to provide any additional information than what is in this update and we will be in contact with you very soon. If you are concerned, please email.

We will be splitting our team up and working across our two Dickson salons to allow more clients for each stylist, so please double check the location when your confirmation message comes through.

In the meantime, we are still offering our colour kits until we reopen to our existing clients if you would like to colour your hair with your normal salon tint/toner to get you through to your next appointment – you can find all of the details about this on our Instagram or by giving us a call on 6262 8948.

Our colour kits and any of our retail ranges are available via click and collect during lockdown Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00, however must be pre-arranged.

We can also post any of our retail ranges out to you. We are able to send any of the wonderful ranges we stock in the salon including ColourWow root touch up powder, Kevin Murphy, Davines, Pure, Clever Curl and more at a flat rate of $9.95 and free for orders over $100.

Thank you for reading this lengthy update – we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment for you.

Warm regards,
Team Eden and Team Canberra Hair Extensions