Tip Of The Month
The Sakers team love to share their knowledge with you so here is our tip of the month and a little bit of stylist jargon to keep you in the loop with salon talk!
Tip of The Month
LETS TALK HAIRBRUSHES AND COMBS - Which type is right for your hair!
We can be overwhelmed with the choices out there but which one is right for your hair type and should you use the same one for brushing and styling? There are no set rules but to help you make the right choices, we recommend considering these for your hair type when brushing out after a wash and styling your hair to perfection!:
Go for a wide tooth comb if you have curly hair because they detangle without breaking the natural curl pattern. (Ideal use after washing)
If you have fine hair, combs with less space between each tooth works well. Combs with a spike on one end and very little space between each tooth are great for running alongside a flat-iron for super-sleek hair, or for sectioning hair before a blowout.
Hair is fragile, and ripping, tearing, and breaking are all harmful practices that occur when we brush our hair too aggressively or with the wrong style of brush. This is especially true when hair is wet and at its most delicate. Detangling brushes are most often specifically designed to be gentle enough to use on wet hair, though they can be used on dry hair as well if your hair isn't super thick. This is a great staple for most women to own, unless they have curl patterns that don't react well to any kind of brushing. If your hair is prone to tangles and a comb won't cut it, bring a detangling brush into the shower with you to eliminate any knots and work product through your hair evenly.
Paddle brushes are the wilder, more specialized sisters of detangling brushes. They work best on women with long, thick hair, since they're often too large and unwieldy on short or thin hair. Most paddle brushes are designed for dry hair, as a daily detangler and smoother.
For women with straight to wavy hair who aren't looking for complex styling, paddle brushes can also be used to blow-dry hair straight. They're also super effective post heat-styling to brush out curling-wand curls or to keep a blow-out looking natural.
Round brushes may be the most elusive brushes of all time. A quick rundown: Round brushes are perfect for creating that voluminous, classic wavy blowout. However, there are so many different sizes of round brush, with different types of bristles, and those two details will determine exactly what your style looks like. This is a general rule: the smaller the barrel of a round brush, the more curly or wavy your hair will be after blow-drying. This is because you hair can wrap around the brush more times, therefore giving more of a wave. The exception to this rule is for pixie cuts or bangs, where small-barrel round brushes should be used to effectively style. Larger barrel round brushes are better for creating a sleek blowout, and a medium barrel is most commonly used for that classic wavy blowout. Of course, this is all dependent on your length of hair. A medium-barrel brush on chin-length hair will produce a sleeker look, because the hair doesn't have the length to wrap around the brush as well as long hair would.
Hopefully we haven't confused you too much. If in doubt, ask your stylist next time you are in Sakers. We know your hair so can recommend the best brush for your lovely locks.
BALAYAGE AND FOILYAGE
This technique is essentially highlights of lighter and darker shades that are swept freehand with a brush onto sections of the hair, to give that naturally sun-kissed effect. The light and dark shades create a lasting intensity that wows any way you style it.
This is the coming together of balayage and foils. The hair is treated in the balayage manner with the freehand sweeping of colour, but then these strands are wrapped in foil strips to encourage a brighter and more defined colour.