Hair care

  • Take a fresh look at lacquer

    Most hairdressers have no qualms about 'finishing off' a coif with a quick spray of lacquer, but it's hard not to associate the product with the stiff and formal looks...

  • Curly hair: challenges and choices

    There's no doubt that naturally curly hair has a character of its own, and those of us with straight hair spend a fortune each year trying to emulate the vivacity...

  • The answer's a lemon

    We all know the lemon is high in vitamin C, and that taken with honey it's a traditional home remedy to soothe sore throats. It's also an essential ingredient in...

  • Straight talk about hair irons

    Hair irons have been around for over a century but in recent years there have been many technological advances and improvements. In the past, lack of temperature control and the...

  • Hair conditioner myths and half-truths

    Hair conditioner is a surprisingly recent addition to the standard beauty product range, but its quality and effects have improved radically since it was introduced, and it's now an essential...

  • Beauty question: Is my hair loss normal?

    It's autumn and the leaves are beginning to fall; strangely, many people will also be noticing increased hair loss at this time of year. Let's take a look at some...

  • The time is right... to dye your hair

    There's a best time and a best procedure for just about everything, even for dyeing your hair. It's tempting to think it's a good idea to wash your hair just...

  • First aid for summer-damaged hair

    Summer sunshine may be good for the spirit, but it isn't always so good for the body. In particular, unless you usually have greasy hair, the chances are that your...

  • The power to end static hair

    There's no doubt that static electricity has the power to ruin a good hairstyle. Sadly, there's no miracle cure for the problem, but there are a few tricks that can...

  • Summer hair care

    In recent years, we've become hyper-sensitive about using sun lotion, creams and moisturisers and generally taking good care of our skin, but we don't tend to lavish so much attention...
  • Colour me healthy

    Did you realise that hair that's been coloured has different needs from untreated hair? More and more of us are opting to add a little light (or dark) to our...
  • Is this the most celeb-friendly haircare ever?

    It's not often celebrities proclaim their favourite beauty essentials cost less than a fiver and come straight from the supermarket. But they're raving about Tara Smith's new haircare range by...

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