Straw hair

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Straw hair

Q) “My hair is like straw, literally, very coarse in texture. It was coloured seven weeks ago and for the last four has had no life whatsoever, it’s very dry – I would love a possible explanation or saviour!” – Glynis, QLD


A) “Hi Glynis. The key to your hair feeling better and getting back more lustre, movement and softness is MOISTURE, MOISTURE, MOISTURE. Any form of treatment, leave ins, conditioners, basically anything with moisture will slowly get it back. Overnight treatments, unlike protein treatments – which can leave your hair feeling like straw – are best and the good thing is you can’t overdose on moisture in any way. Consistently using moisture will slowly restore your hair back to its normal lustre. While colouring less and cutting down on blow-drying will help also.

– Phillip Gallo, owner of Gallo Hair, Sydney


Hair treatments to try:

Schwarzkopf Professional SEAH HAIRSPA Aqua Indulge Moisture Mask – this feather-light moisturising mask features Cell-Cohesion-Complex™ to detoxify and regenerate locks.


ghd opulence mask – a luxurious weekly treatment designed for colour-treated hair. It keeps the colour vibrant for longer, replenishes lost moisture, provides anti-ageing properties and gives UVA and UVB protection.


Paul Mitchell Hair Repair Treatment – this features wheat-derived conditioners which replenish strength, elasticity and shine to hair and also includes essential fatty acids and vitamins to help prevent hair breakage.


PPS Hairwear Active Treatment – this improves manageability and actively repairs hair as it penetrates the cortex of each strand. It contains a UV absorber, wheat protein and real silk, which acts as a detangler.


Montagne Jeunesse Moisture Miracle Hair Treatment with Shea Butter and Vitamin E – this sachet is perfect as an emergency repair treatment for brittle and split ends. The two-stage moisturising treatment intensively boosts hair’s own natural moisture levels for soft, shiny and manageable hair.

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