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4 signs it’s time to visit the hairdresser

Your hair is one of the first things that people notice about you, but winter weather, styling treatments and split ends can make good hair days a thing of the past. Recent research has shown that a whopping 49% of us haven’t visited a hairdresser in the past year. Looking after your hair at home is a great way to save money, but can leave your hair unhappy. The haircare experts at Crown Clinic have put together their advice for signs to look out for that mean it’s time for you to visit the professionals. Read on to find out more.

 

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Your hair is limp and lifeless

Hair looking limp and lifeless is a key sign that it needs some looking after from a professional. If you use lots of intense conditioning treatments, or dry shampoo is your best friend on no wash days, these can all leave your hair looking less than its best.

Your hairdresser will able to give you top tips to get your lacklustre locks back on top form in no time.

 

Drying takes forever

If it’s been a while since you last went to the salon, you’ll probably notice that your hair takes longer to dry. If you use a hairdryer, this extra heat won’t be doing your hair any good, and may lead to damage and split ends. Ask your hairdresser to take some weight out of your hair with layers and thinning techniques, and you’ll be feeling light and bouncy again in no time.

 

You have split ends

Split ends are the number one enemy of a good hair day. They can make your hair frizzy, dry and brittle. The best way to get rid of split ends is to chop them off, but your hairdresser will be able to give you top tips to keep them at bay in the future. Intense conditioning treatments, avoiding heat, and staying hydrated can all help to stop split ends forming.

 

 

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Your bad hair day is now a bad hair month

If your bad hair day has turned into a bad hair month, or you’re struggling to remember the last time your hair just did what you want it to, it’s definitely time to go to the hairdresser.

The haircare experts will be able to give your hair the cut and TLC it needs to get back to its shiny, bouncy best.

These signs will help you to know when it’s time to visit the hairdresser, and get your hair back on top form in no time at all.

 

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How to get your foundation shade right

Yes, there will be times when you will need a little help when you want you skin to look its best. Foundation is the secret weapon to get you the perfect look especially when your skin needs it the most. But finding the right shade of foundation can be a challenge.

 

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I have mistakenly bought the wrong shade of foundation a few times. I choose a darker shade or a shade several tones lighter than my real colour, leaving my makeup looking a HOT MESS! Which was so embarrassingly.

The right shade gives that natural look and helps the makeup stay on, looking beautiful all day. Here are some handy tips to help you get the right shade of foundation.

 

Swatch 3 shades of foundation on your face

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Where you’re allowed to test the foundation apply 3 shades on foundation starting from your cheek to your jaw line. The idea is to see how well the different shades blends with your natural skin colour. The one closest to your skin colour is your match.

When you are applying the 3 shades of foundation, take care not to blend them into your skin. You need to see how well the foundation suits your skin colour.

 

Test the foundation in natural light

What most people do when choosing their foundation is to make choices based on the lighting in the store. But the truth is that you will not be indoors all the time and so making your choice of foundation based on indoor lighting is the wrong way to go.

If you’re in a store and you’re testing foundation, get close to a window to know exactly how well the foundation works on your skin.

 

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Place the bottle next to your face

Now, it’s not in all cases when you’ll be allowed to apply the foundation directly on your face before buying it. Many shops will not allow you to open the foundation bottle and apply the product directly on your skin. Foundation is usually kept in clear see-through containers. This makes it easy for you to know the exact shade of the foundation.

Where you’re unable to apply the foundation directly on your skin, bring the bottle of foundation close to your face in natural light. This will give you an idea of whether the foundation is a good fit for you.

 

Make use of foundation shade finder apps

Thank goodness for technology! Major cosmetic companies have developed their own nifty apps that will help you know the exact shade of foundation that matches your skin. All you have to do is download the app, take a picture of yourself under natural light and you automatically get the shade that works for you. Cosmetic companies like IMAN have a similar app to this.

Maybelline’s foundation shade finder is on their website and all you need to do is answer a couple of questions and they immediately produce the results that are a perfect match to your skin.

 

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How did you find the right foundation shade? Please share your tried and tested tips in the comments section below.

Thank you.

 

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