Our hair is one of our strongest forms of expression. We can change it from bright bold colours to natural tones and whilst these changes aren’t forever, they can have a lasting effect to our hair. Some of us have virgin hair and prefer to express ourselves by changing the length of our hair. To maintain healthy hair, hair treatments are a must! They will aid healthy growth and the overturning of new healthy cells. As our hair rests on our head UV rays, pollution and general external pollutants make their way through our hair cuticles. Hair and scalp treatments will help rejuvenate your hair and maintain the integrity of healthy hair. Sometimes, depending on the external damage you will need treatments to rebuild the structure of the hair. At Bare Beauty House we use all natural butter based bleach and we aim to lift your hair without damage, however damage may still occur from the sun, pollution or the incorrect shampoo and conditioner. Getting a treatment in salon is a quick process that does not need a full day reserved. We first start with a consult about your hair and scalp to determine what treatment is best suitable for your hair type and the result you are wanting to achieve. After we determine the path it is a quick 20-30 minute which includes a head massage ;). A in salon treatment is a nice way to relax and treat yourself but it is also a necessity. At home treatments are another great way to maintain your hair between in salon treatments and getting your hair colour or cut. Masks are a great product to bring into your shower or bath routine. Simply leave it on the ends of your hair as you scrub and shave then give it a rinse. There are many other products that can be easily applied before you go through your day. A leave in moisture cream, nurturing oils and a scalp balm are all great simple ways that you can nurture your hair. As our world came into the industrial revolution more and more pollution spread through the air and our hair. In the modern age we are trying to find a more sustainable way to supply energy but there will always be pollutants in the air. These pollutants can strip the hair of good nutrients and alter our hairs normal pH balance. Pollution targets the proteins we have in our hair and decreases the amount we hold. Hair proteins are responsible for hair growth, shine, strength and much more. Coloured and bleached hair can be more vulnerable to these damages as the cuticle (which is our barrier) is already affected. Protein treatments such as Olaplex and Oways Hmilk are a great way to rebuild the hair and add the proteins that have been lost. We all hear about protecting our skin from UV rays but what happens to our hair after prolonged exposure? The UV rays damage our hairs cuticle and creates brittle hair. Living in Many or near a beach I’m sure our surfers can relate to this issue. We often see discolouration or “sun bleached hair” which may look beautiful but to the touch may tell a different story. The hair can become thin, have breakage or split ends and become dull. This is when masks can come in handy for all the surfers or regular swimmers out there. A mask or leave in moisture can be applied to the hair before hitting the waves. This will protect the hair while also nurturing it. Whether you have never coloured your hair, dont put it under a lot of stress from hot styling tools or whether you are addicted to having your hair coloured and styled, its safe to say we can all benefit from a hair and scalp treatment to promote and maintain healthy hair.
We are almost 1/4 way through this year! It really has flown by. As we continue to grow and explore ourselves it is important to look around us and appreciate how far we have come. This month is all about our world and our women. We want to promote the feeling of empowerment by rejuvenating and nourishing your skin and hair. Women have come a long way in achieving equality and as we have evolved, we still battle in our day to day lives. Women have gained the right to education, ability to vote, equal pay and much more. We still fight to prove our worth and continue to strive for equal treatment of all women around the globe. At Bare Beauty House our team is made up of all different women from all different backgrounds from all walks of life. We strive to make every woman feel empowered and leave us feeling like a boss, in control of their own world. We also aim to give Men the same feeling of empowerment that they deserve and make them feel comfortable in the pampering sessions they desire. For many women, hair is one of our most confronting elements. It is one of our most noticeable features that has a mind of its own. As a kinky, curly haired person, I never know what I will wake up with. Every day is a surprise. Hair is an expression in one of its greatest forms. We can curl, straighten, dye and shave it. I have used my own hair as a subject to my experimentation for years. From pink to red to white then finally the big shave. I shaved my head in March of last year and as it has grown back over the past 12 months I have gotten to understand myself on a deeper level. At first it was an effort to raise money for Leukemia patients and donate my own hair but my Dad with his own opinion helped me see another meaning. He viewed it as a feminist act rebelling against the norm of female hair. Doing the big shave took me 4 years to finally do, but I have grown more than I ever could without having done it. My experience is my story of finding myself and as Women I think it is so important that we all have our own journey, whatever that looks like. Underneath our hair lies the hidden world we don’t often see and when we do it can be confronting. There is a lot of stigma around dandruff and oily scalps. Often in High School we hide these and make jokes to mask our embarrassment and this continues into adult hood. I have a dry scalp and was uncomfortable at the visibility based on the belief people would think I was “dirty”. But our scalps go through a lot. They are attacked by sun rays, pollution,hair colour and an array of products.. This month we are introducing a new range of scalp treatments from our partner Oway. These will help dry, oily, itchy and irritated scalps . I have been using the dry scalp shampoo for a couple of weeks and have noticed the itchiness fading as well as having a smoother cleaner scalp whilst still being able to have colour applied on my scalp. This range from Oway will be your new best friend to treat and prevent many scalp conditions. No more hiding in the shadows of our hair. Time for empowerment. Last year our founder, Naomi, participated in a beach clean up. This was inspired by “Clean up Australia Day”. In Australia, especially Sydney, we love to get into our favourite cozzies and strut down to the beach. I grew up next to Bondi and one of my favourite memories was doing weekly surfing lessons with my primary school class. The crystal clear water breaking into elegant waves that slide across the sand. Beach towels of every colour marking their territory spread across the beach. The most beautiful part is watching the sun go down across the horizon. Bringing an inner peace we so deeply crave. It all seems perfect. But you feel something sway past your leg. In fear of it being a jellyfish you quickly swat it away but to your dismay it is a plastic bag from a strangers shopping trip. We have all (hopefully) watched David Attenborough as he explores the deep sea giving us beautiful images of magical creatures. We all have been made aware of the waste and stress that humans have put on this precious ecosystem. This month especially our salon promotes sustainable beauty standards to help inform our clients and other salons on how they can help as well As strong women we must have strong skin. We must be comfortable and confident in our skin if we plan on maintaining how far we have come. Through March we have introduced Omnilux red light therapy. Red Light Therapy is a treatment that produces results with none of the nasty side effects. It focuses on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and redness. Omnilux’s aim is to create healthier, younger-looking skin that feels rejuvenated and nourished. To Introduce this product into our salon we are offering an unlimited red light therapy package. This not only gives you more bang for your buck but will leave you in control of your skin and knowing that you have a strong network of women providing skincare solutions based on clean science technology that can help you control any breakout or skincare concern. Its time to stand strong together, promoting each others beauty, empowering each other to feel and be our best, whatever that looks like for you whilst we nourish our environment and become stronger together!
Sayonara 2021!! Time to let go of those hibernation hoodies and get back into our groove. We experimented with the relieving thought that no one will see us but now all eyes will be on you. How will you enter this new year? Grown out highlighted hair & cracking, out grown nail polish? I think not! This year we will enter with our heads held high strutting down the street with bold hair, expressive nails and our skin glowing. Our lockdown years were all about reimagining ourselves at home with the limited supplies we could grasp onto. It included our bad DIY colours and cuts. We saw mullets reviving and a more modern female approach. Wolf cuts swarmed social media and paved the way for bolder more modernised cuts. As we experimented with our kitchen scissors a new way of expressionistic hair was created. Simplicity was no more. Texture, layers and free hand cutting will be all the rage as we explore ourselves and what is going to compliment us the most. Jaggered free style cutting made to flatter your face and designed just for you. This new style is not for the faint hearted and the trust in your stylist increases substantially as if Edward Scissorhands himself is standing behind you. Eek. This textured extravagance of shapes will be followed by the BBB. Big Bouncy Blowdries. Volumised hair perfectly bouncing as you make your perfectly delayed entrance. We also move forward into embracing the curly side of life. This year is all about becoming our most authentic self. There is no time for “safe” looks. Through 2021 we saw little pops of colour appear and in 2022 these will be taken to the next level. Bold, bright colours catching our eyes as we trudge to work. In the British Vogue January Magazine cover you can see Kristen McMenamy rocking her extravagant hair. Already we can see the redevelopment of Dip Dyes and horizontal stripes giving individuals that oomph they have so long desired for. On the beauty side of things we expect this colourful embrace to continue into the year. Bright fresh nails will flow through the year to pay tribute to our beautiful seasons. Early 2000’s inspired French tips have started making a come back but with a twist of colour. Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is our bodies first line of defence. Due to living in Australia our skin requires different assistance than other countries. We are tinted by our glowing sun and engulfed in the salts from our beaches. It is time to perfect a skin care routine that will last you a life time. After vigorous tanning trying to catch up after lockdown, a good skin care routine will give your skin the nourishment it needs. This year we deserve to have fresh healthy skin full of life and radiating good energy. Hello Vitamin infusions and light therapy! All in all 2022 is all about you. Your hair, your skin and your ability to be you. At Bare Beauty House we strive to help you understand yourself on the outside so you feel your best on the inside.
At Bare Beauty House we strive to find the best and most innovative clean beauty treatments to bring out your inner glow and this year will be no different! As new trends arise such as bold bright colours, we will maintain our advocacy for green technology and minimised waste in beauty salons. Our partnership with Oway will continue and we look forward to using their biodynamic colours to help create your most authentic self. At Bare Beauty House we also use Synergie Skincare who’s main focus is clean science. They reformulate their products whenever a more sustainable and sophisticated approach is available. A big reason why we love Synergie Skin is they not only help find your inner glow they do so while maintaining the glow of the world around us. Synergie Skin has the focus of clean pure Australian science delivered globally. Terri Vinson, founder and lead scientist, uses the 4 T’s when talking about our skin. Texture, Tone, Tightness and Topicals. These 4 are the main aspects of what we focus on when treating and protecting your skin. With this in mind, we are bringing in new treatments such as vitamin infusions and light therapy throughout the year. For those of you who don’t know about Vitamin infusions, it is a mini facial in itself where we cleanse and exfoliate your skin and then using an ultra sonic micro therapy device paired with the vitamins that your skins craving, massage and infuse the vitamins into your skin. The sound therapy device helps push the ingredients deep into your skin allowing a deeper cleanse and vitamin infusion which results in longer lasting, visible results where you will leave the salon absolutely glowing! Light Therapy, as many of you probably know, has many benefits. One of which is stimulating cellular activity, including the fibroblasts that produce collagen, a substance that gives young skin its plump look. Collagen production helps minimise fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness. Our in salon light therapy treatments will use different coloured lights to target the varied skin concerns. The light therapy treatments have no downtime, so you can be back out in the sun with no concerns, as well as being able to have a light therapy treatment every 48 hours for maximum results! We also partner with ‘Sustainable Salons’ to provide an eco friendly approach to the removal of waste. Together we have kept 69kg of plastics out of landfill, 138kg of paper recycled and have recycled 100kg of metals. We also look at the more humanitarian side of life and have provided over 169,000 meals to those in need and we actually couldn’t do that without you. The meals are provided by donating the profit from the sales of recycled aluminium and paper used in your services! At Bare Beauty House we focus on informing clients and being a voice in the hair and beauty industry. Naomi Browner, our founder, is due to be a speaker at this years hair festival (covid pending) and will help educate our industry about the more sustainable approach to hair and beauty. This year we also have ‘Earth Day’ in April, ‘Clean up Australia’ in March and following that we have National Plant a Tree Day & Plastic free July. For every one of these events we will have different campaigns to help provide support and knowledge to our local community and industry. Using our clean products, partnering with the right waste removal services and being an advocate for positive change within our industry collectively helps us to become a sustainability leader within the industry and ultimately achieve our goal of continued commitment to the environment and surrounding community.
You've just done the most amazing thing in the world. Not only have you grown a human inside you successfully for 9 months you have given birth and are here to tell the tale. Thats no small feat you superwoman you! Your body has gone through many changes preparing and nurturing your growing bub and the fun doesnt stop there. You body may have changed in ways you couldn't imagine and these changes can last longer than expected. One big change that most new mums are not prepared for is the amount of hair you loose after giving birth. This can start anywhere from a few days after birth to even a few months. Hormones are the biggest reason for your pregnancy hair changes and postpartum hair loss. So after your baby arrives and your hormone levels drop, your hair makes up for lost time by falling out in much bigger clumps than it normally does. The total volume of your hair loss probably isn’t more than you would have lost over the last nine months, it just seems like it because it’s happening all at once. Most women will return to their usual hair growth cycle between 6 and 12 months after birth but the hair loss can go on for up to 12 months for some women. To help you care for your hair during this extra challenging time Naomi from Bare Beauty House recommends, “Upping your antioxidant intake, this can help protect against postpartum hair loss by nourishing your scalp and hair follicles” Antioxidants like Vitamin C and E will help provide extra nourishment and Biotin and Zinc will help fortify your hair and help it grow. As a busy mum you may be thinking, this is in the too hard basket. But I have an easy solution for you. Get your extra antioxidant intake when you wash your hair! Oway are a biodynamic organic haircare range providing shampoo and conditioners that are rich in antioxidants. Specifically the Moisturising Bath and Mask which contains Vitamin C and the Rebuilding Hair Bath and Mask which contains trace minerals such as iron, magensium, zinc, copper and silicon. Both are perfect ranges to use postpartum depending on your specific haircare needs. You can even mix the two ranges up using the Bath of one and the Mask of the other. (the Bath is your shampoo and the mask is your conditioner) You can also work these antioxidants into your diet if you dont already and take vitamins to add an extra dose of nourishment. Another tip Naomi has is to skip the styling. Which your probably doing anyway with having your hands full. If you do have the time, we advise against it for the first few months at least. Give your hair time to heal, after all your whole body has been through something life-changing.
Sure, brushing your hair after your shower may seem like a great idea, but changing your after-shower routine can actually benefit your hair! Brushing your hair while it’s wet can result in significant damage. This is because your hair is in it’s most fragile state when it’s wet. Brushing your hair when it is wet with a regular brush leads to flyaways which result in that “frizzy when I air dry” look. And that’s just the start. Over time, damage to the hair will happen, like split ends and eventually breakage. That will prevent even the best hair grower from achieving their desired length. If you still have tangles after washing it or even after a swim, we recommend using a wide-tooth comb on your wet hair. This will restore the order. Make sure the comb has smooth tooth ends and comb slowly to avoid any tearing or pulling. Comb from the ends towards the roots as combing from the roots to ends can cause damage too. The same brushing techniques also apply to dry hair, however, your dry hair is 80% stronger than your wet hair! There are some incredible benefits just by brushing your hair (dry) in general. The most noticeable would be natural shine. Our favourite benefit is that it stimulates your scalp which promotes hair growth. Woo-hoo! Brushing your dry hair also acts like a second shampoo by eliminating build up and dry skin on your scalp. In short, the truth behind the longest known hair contraversey is to always bush your hair when it is dry. We are able to avoid the most breakage while prepping the hair for a tangle-free wash and condition.
The warm summer sun is on your skin and you’re wearing your biggest smile. The salt from the sea dries into your hair to remind you of all the day’s adventures. But now you are faced with dry, sun damaged hair. Now what? We are so excited to share with you our go-to natural hair treatment with the power oil itself, coconut oil! Nothing else screams “summer hair repair” than this fatty oil that’s made from raw or dried coconuts. Coconut oil is traditionally used as a food, or for cooking, but this naturally saturated fatty oil can also be used to aid in healthy hair! But before we go over the steps to correctly perform a coconut oil treatment, here are a few coco-nutty facts on why this summer smelling oil is so good for our hair. Because of its naturally fatty nature, coconut oil absorbs into hair strands better than mineral oils. This helps to prevent split ends and hair breakage all while preserving hair’s moisture. The high fat content in coconut oil, it is said to help calm most common scalp conditions like dandruff, dry/oily scalp and fight any fungal infections on the scalp. After all, healthy hair does start at the root. Prepare for your coconut oil treatment by placing a small amount of coconut oil in a glass bowl. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave, on the stovetop, or by setting the jar in hot water. Heat the oil enough to be soft, but not completely liquid. Apply the creamy oil to dry hair, starting at your mid-shaft and working the oil to your ends. Once your hair looks “wet” comb the oil through all of your hair to evenly distribute the product. Next, either braid, or bun your hair with the oil in your hair for at least 30 minutes. You can intensify the treatment by wrapping your hair in a towel or shower cap. After your 30 minutes is complete, shampoo and condition your hair like normal. Now you can smile even bigger than before knowing your hair is shiny, strong, and smooth! Happy Summer to you, Bare Beauty Babe! Xx A few things to consider: like other oils coconut oil can make your hair and skin feel greasy. Avoid using too much coconut oil, too often. When using coconut oil as a deep conditioning treatment, it is essential to wash it out completely!
Im going to share my head massage tips with you and hopefully you can give your partner a relaxing experience at home. You will need your partner to be sitting lower than you are. I usually sit on the couch and have my partner sit on the floor, in between my legs with his head in my lap, (save the cheeky thoughts for after the massage please ) You can also have your partner lay down on the bed with their head resting on a pillow in your lap, whichever you find most comfortable. Ensure the hair is wet for the massage otherwise you will pull the hair and it can be quite uncomfortable. Once you are both comfortable, start with your index and middle finger together, along the hairline so directly upwards from the nose start putting slight pressure. This will then turn into circular movements, doing a set of 3. Make you way down either side of the head, staying at the hairline with these circles. Each time you move your hands down do a set of 3 circles then move down. Repeat this until you get to the ears. Once you get to the ears, your pointer finger should slide down the face in front of the ear and your middle finger slides down behind the ear. Do this gently as its a very sensitive area for pressure. Next you will slide your fingers back up either side of the ears this time applying a medium pressure. Do this down and up movement 3 times. Once you have finished your third set, slide on hand underneath the base of the head near the back hairline (this is the nape) Use your other hand, mostly your thumb and forefinger to massage the neck. Use the side of your finger rather than the tips for this area. Again do 3 big circles. Then, make your way up the back of the head with your 3 circles using the tips of your thumbs. Once you get to the middle of the head you will find a strong bone that runs across the scalp, this is the occipital bone. push into the base of the occipital bone with the sides of your thumbs for a few seconds. You can now make your way back up to the forehead using your 3 circles. This sequence can be repeated 2-3 times if you like. Once you get used to the movements you can really start to get a good flow going. Remember slow and steady, don't rush the movements. Let yourself fall into a little trance as your massaging and it will feel better for both of you! Enjoy!
As the weather ever so slowly warms up again, our bodies tend to dry out. Our skin becomes flaky and stiff and our hair seems to just not co-operate even on a good hair day. With this in mind, I have put together my top 3 tips to spring into summer weather feeling fresh, hydrated and luxurious. Tip 1: Exfoliation A good exfoliation at this time of year is the best thing you can do for your skin. As the seasons change so does our skin. It seems that before we get that natural summer glow we have to go through a dry period as the skin readjusts to warmer weather and salty air. Doing a good skin exfoliation will help you shed your winter skin and allow that new layer to shine through. Tip 2: Use a hair mask as your conditioner This is a great tip for whenever your hair is feeling extra dry, particularly when seasons change. When you swap your conditioner for a mask it gives it an extra dose of nourishment that won’t take up any more of your precious time. I will urge you to towel dry your hair before you put the mask on or at the very least wring as much water out of your hair as possible. This will ensure the product doesn’t get watered down. To get the best results, wash your hair and apply your mask before you wash your body, exfoliate, shave, rehearse your favourite song, whatever you do in the shower make sure you wash and treat your hair first. This will allow at least a few minutes for the mask to penetrate the hair (please clip your hair up or put it in a shower cap, if it gets wet while your doing other things you won’t get optimum results) Tip 3: Use a face oil Using an oil on your face will hydrate your skin almost instantly. The trick here is finding an oil to suit your needs, so speak to a professional as a lot of face oils are targeted at varied issues and you want to make sure you are using the right one for your needs. When you find your perfect fit use your face oil first, after your double cleanse of course, massage a few drops into the skin and then apply your moisturiser. You can use a face oil morning and night. To help replenish your skin, boosting elasticity and suppleness. A face oil will encourage a more radiant complexion, softening the signs of environmental ageing. With these tips in mind you can tweak your routine to keep your hair and skin glowing throughout summer.
Have you ever wanted to try an all natural at home hair treatment? Maybe you want to reduce the amount of chemicals that get absorbed into your skin, or maybe you just don't have the funds for a treatment but your hair so desperately needs a bit of love... Whatever your reasoning, I have the solution! Here are 5 treatments you can whip up with staple items in your kitchen. Repair damage with an avocado! Mash a whole ripe avocado with one egg, then apply this home remedy to wet hair. Leave on for 20-30min and then rinse well a few times before shampooing and conditioning hair as normal. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals that will help restore luster to your hair. You can repeat this treatment once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair that may just need a boost! Treat dry brittle hair with butter! Melt a small amount of butter into a medium - thick paste, allow it to cool and then cover your hair with the butter. Cover your head in a shower cap to lock in the heat, allowing your cuticle to open up and the butter to penetrate the hair. Leave it to sit for 30mins. Rinse your hair well and shampoo and condition as normal. You can repeat this once a month. Condition your hair with olive oil Warm half a cup of olive oil (do not boil it) to put the moisture back into your hair. Apply the warmed oil to your hair, cover with a shower cap or plastic bag and then wrap everything in a towel. Leave it to sit for 45min, rinse well and shampoo and condition as normal. Put the shine back into your hair with tea Use a quart of part warm, unsweetened tea as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Tea can enhance the colour so make sure to use a tea that works with your hair colour. For example Brunettes can use English breakfast, Blondes can use camomile or white tea and anyone with a fashion shade would be best sticking with white or chamomile tea. Keep your hair conditioned when swimming Before or after a swim you can protect your hair from the harsh elements with a homemade rinse of 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar mixed with 3/4 cup water. Simply spray your hair down with this solution before and after you swim to stop any chemicals drying out your hair or worse stripping your hair colour. I would love to know how you went with your treatments, so please get in touch with your feedback! Make sure you don't miss out - Sign up to "The Bare Facts" at barebeautyhouse.com
MYTH 1: Stress causes grey hair. TRUTH: Your mom is likely to blame for this common misconception, if only we had a dime for every time she told us we are turning her grey… Greying is determined mostly by genetics and ageing. As you age, you naturally produce less melanin (the molecules responsible for your hair’s colour), which causes new hair to come in grey. While there is currently little scientific evidence that stress causes your hair to actually turn grey, it can speed up the ageing and fallout process, which would cause you to experience more incoming grey hairs if your body is already producing less melanin. In other words, stress over time may hasten the greying process, but there is no strong scientific evidence demonstrating a cause-and-effect relationship. MYTH 2: Frequent shampooing damages your hair. TRUTH: You have probably heard that frequent shampooing can cause damage to your hair… Yeah, not true! How often you cleanse your hair is dependent upon your hair type, hairstyle, and lifestyle. If your hair is oily wash it. If not your good to go until you feel like your hair needs a freshen up. Either way, you want to make sure you’re washing your hair with a shampoo that’s formulated for your hair type, at least every couple of days as infrequent washing can lead to a buildup of dead cells, product residue, oil, and bacteria—all of which can cause inflammation.. Now that’s the serious damage to avoid! MYTH 3: It’s better to air dry your hair than to blow dry it. TRUTH: Believe it or not, this one is actually both true and false. While it’s recommended that you spare your strands from a daily blast of hot air, it’s also not a great idea to air dry your hair every day either. According to a recent study, blow drying causes more damage to the hair’s surface, but air drying actually causes more damage within the strands themselves, which may actually be worse.. Who would have thought… When your hair is exposed to water for extended periods of time, it swells up and puts pressure on the proteins that keep your hair intact, potentially causing more damage than hot styling. We suggest to use the lowest heat setting on your dryer (or hold it at least six inches away from your hair), making sure to move the dryer continuously, so you don’t concentrate heat on any one spot for too long, and only blow dry your hair after you have washed it to avoid hot styling your hair every day! You can mix up your routine of air drying and blow drying to keep things balanced too! Want someone else to handle your hair care needs for you? I got you covered! Book in with us at barebeautyhouse.com