Like, did you know that using a natural oil such as coconut olive or almond for 20 minutes on your scalp and through the lengths of your hair before each shampoo helps maintain your lustre and strengthens the hair shaft - now you do and you're welcome!
When I went in to see Nida I had a little bit of frizziness but my main problem was lackluster colour. Nida performed some hair-magic and brightened up my washed out auburn locks with this brilliant red from Luocolour by L'Oréal Professionnel and then added L'Oréal Professionnel platinum highlights for some extra pizazz - it's amazing how soft and shiny it looks!
I asked Nida for her best summer hair tip and it was surprising uncomplicated: Make sure that you keep your hair clean and hydrated. Use a clarifying shampoo to cleanse your hair of sweat and dust and a deep moisturizing conditioner to replenish lost moisture and to protect your hair from sun damage.
L'Oréal Professionnel makes a great summer line - Solar Sublime - the Shampoo - 250ml - $20 - offers intensive cleansing and nourishing action to counteract the drying effect of sun, salt and chlorine, especially developed for highlighted or sensitised hair. Enriched with a nutritive oil and an anti-oxydant vitamin E derivative, the formula cleanses the hair fibre, while providing conditioning nourishment to remain supple, replenished and radiant; while the Masque - 200ml - $25 - moisturizes the scalp and deeply conditions and nourishes the hair to add softness and shine and intense post-sun nourishment.
You'll find Nida and the Royal Blush Salon at 47 Colbourne Street in Toronto - www.royalblush.ca - 416-304-1814 - her pricing is very reasonable: cut, wash and blowdry - $50 and up; root touchup: $60; full colour: $65 and up; and highlights/lowlights/balayage/ombre and all specialty colour: starts at $100 - the salon also specializes in laser so Nida can fix your hair on the top and then you can get rid of the rest while your at it! And you can see more of Nida's work on her facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/nidarizkisalon
- Lisamarie -