It’s no secret I love a bit of pampering at Rubi Hair, and last week I visited the team at the Richmond salon to have my colour done, and most importantly to speak with Jourdie about how I could help my hair best rest and recover while giving it a break from my hair extensions. Having just taken my gorgeous long locks out I was keen to pick Jourdie’s brain for any tips and tricks she’s learnt over her eleven years as a hairdresser.
As a blonde with thin hair I have trouble getting any volume and thickness in my hair except when I’m cheating with extensions! While I give my hair a break from them, what are your tips for strengthening and getting some life back into my thin blonde locks?
I also have fine blonde hair myself, so I can understand where you are coming from. Firstly, the condition of the hair is very important. I always recommend a strengthening range to anyone that is having difficulty achieving volume and thickness in their hair, so from the get-go the hair is in the best possible condition.
Using styling products is another great way to get additional volume quickly! Dust It in the Schwarzkopf Osis range is great when dusted into the root area, which you can gently backcomb for longevity or even sprinkle into the mid-lengths and ends of your hair to create texture.
Are there any treatments that actually work and show amazing results for thicker hair?
The Kerastase Densifique programme achieves amazing results and can promote new hair growth after three months of using it. The range consists of a shampoo, conditioner, weekly masque, daily drops, salon only rituals and a mousse to style. Used together you will get the quickest and best results, but you can start with just the shampoo and conditioner and build from there.
What about at home remedies, Coconut oil, avocado masks etc? Do these actually work?
Home remedies such as coconut oil and avocado masks sit on the outside layer of the hair and may not penetrate and absorb as well into the middle of the hair as a product specifically designed for your hair would do. Therefore, they can make you hair feel soft but they may not improve the inner structure and strength.
Is it true that it’s better for your hair not to have it up all the time?
If you are tying your hair up in the same place every day, overtime it can cause the hair to become brittle and eventually cause breakage. I recommend mixing it up and changing where you place your hair tie, maybe a low pony tail or a braid to give your hair a rest.
How many times a week do you recommend washing?
Two times a week is the recommended amount, the more you wash your hair the more you encourage your oil glands to work therefore producing far more oil and making hair greasy quicker. Mr Smith’s Dry Shampoo is a great way to avoid washing your hair as often and will also give you some extra volume.
What’s your favourite hair makeover you’ve ever done on a client?
My most memorable client make over was a distraught bride a week before her wedding. She has a colour service elsewhere which has gone wrong! It took a long and precise colour correct to get her wedding ready and was all worthwhile in the end as she looked amazing!
You can book an appointment with Jourdie or any of the Rubi Hair Richmond team here