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The Semi-Permanent Secret To Disguising Rogue Greys
Joanna Fleming

Timing your salon visits is almost as challenging as aligning your hair washing days with events (I believe this is a fine art).

Whether you’re at that age where you’re plucking out one grey hair per week, or getting fortnightly root touch-ups, a new product has launched that might keep you from worrying about greys altogether.


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Tell Me Everything!

Christophe Robin’s Temporary Colour Gel (which he’s been formulating for five years) is a semi-permanent dye that nourishes the hair while depositing rich colour.

– It immediately covers greys, blending them with the rest of your hair

– This gentle formula is suitable for all hair types, even sensitive scalps

– Perfect for quickly touching up around the roots & hairline

– It washes out in 5-7 shampoos & doesn’t require any mixing

– Develops in just 40 minutes & comes with an applicator brush

– Also works well for refreshing your colour between salon visits

– Available in Golden Blonde, Dark Blonde, Light Chestnut & Dark Chestnut

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The Key Ingredients:

Formulated with over 90% naturally-derived ingredients, Christophe Robin’s Temporary Colour Gel contains no ammonia or peroxide, plus it’s also free from silicones and SLS.

What does it contain, you ask? The two key ingredients include Oat kernel extract which provides protective and antioxidant properties, while soothing sensitive scalps. Inula Flower Extract works to preserve and brightens colour while helping to stimulate keratin production.


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So, What’s Everyone Saying?

★★★★★ Lovely colour  Judy

“This product is easy to use and the Golden Blonde colour is really quite excellent. I loved that my hair felt softer and smoother and the colour really intensified my natural hair colour as well. Great product, highly recommend.”

★★★★ Works well Simon

“I found Dark Chestnut a very subtle colour, loved that there was no mixing of lotions and no harsh smells, it left my hair feeling very soft.”

★★★★ Saviour inbetween salon visits  Meike 

“I have dark blonde natural hair which I balayage light blonde. Hello Christophe Robin Temporary colour gel – the perfect partner to tie you over between salon visits. I did make one mistake -I didn’t choose my natural colour dark blonde and got the golden blonde which added too much gold. After using the dark blonde (my actual colour) I saw a 70% improvement with majority vanishing. I was careful not to overlap the dye onto the balayage sections.”


 Buy Christophe Robin Temporary Colour Gel Here


We’ve Voted This Our Fave Hair Styling Product Of Last Month
Joanna Fleming

I was hesitant to actually write this article, because I kind of wanted to keep this product a secret. It’s the lesser known sister of Oribe’s Dry Texturising Spray – and this might be controversial, but I think it’s better *insert shock here*.


What You Need To Know:

We actually stumbled across this product by accident on a shoot, and it has quickly become a textured-hair fave amongst the office.

– Allows you to create texture without salty stiffness & with added shine

– Contains rich extracts & exotic oils to help repair strands

– Offers UV protection, plus it’s safe to use on coloured & keratin-treated hair

– Creates light, movable hold with wavy, piecey texture

– Can be used on wet or dry hair to style (and it smells amazing)

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The Key Ingredients:

Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts: defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin, all while protecting from the drying, damaging effects of the elements.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Pro-Vitamin B5, Unique Copolymer & Amber Extract: swells the hair shaft and creates wavy, piecey texture and light hold.

Plant Extracts and Oils: provide soft, silky, sultry texture and offer antioxidant protection against free-radical damage.

Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract: found in Southeast Asia, imparts natural UV protection.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: conditions and renews damaged hair, while adding body and shine.


My Verdict:

Not expecting it to trump the coveted Dry Texturising Spray, I lightly coated my already waved hair with Oribe’s Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray. The result? Seriously voluminous, tousled tresses (aka exactly what I’ve been searching for).

Don’t get me wrong, I still rate the Dry Texturising Spray, but in my case – with very fine, flat hair – Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray gives my waves more volume and allows me to get that piecey, undone texture.

I do want to mention – if you’ve got straight hair, this product isn’t going to make your hair wavy on its own. Use a tong first, wave your hair and brush out. Follow with the Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray to style. You can thank me later.

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The Reviews:

★★★★★ OMG I absolutely love it – Traci

“I have fine, straight hair and will sometimes use a straightener to make big beachy curls. I usually use a serum after to help the curl. Well folks, with this spray, it not only has the serum in it but it also held my curl. Side note: it smells really good too!”

★★★★★ Obsessed – Eileen

“I am completely and utterly obsessed with this spray. This brand is expensive but I find that the quality is superb and it smells great which is an added bonus. This spray is good for fine wavy hair that doesn’t have much definition to it. It texturises and makes my hair look healthy all in one.”

★★★★★ Forever in love with this product! – Chelsea

“It’s my favourite styling product for my hair. I have naturally big wavy hair and Après Beach is the perfect answer for my hair. It’s oil based unlike the Dry Texturizing spray from Oribe, so it makes my hair shinier and really makes my waves beautiful and full. Highly recommend this product!”

Buy Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray Here


This Is Not A Drill: Olaplex Now Has A Shampoo & Conditioner
Joanna Fleming

Just over three years ago, Olaplex completely disrupted the haircare industry with a revolutionary professional range that promised to repair even the most damaged, chemically-afflicted hair types and make the colouring process less damaging.

Olaplex’s No.3 Home Treatment has become a staple product in many of our routines, so the addition of Olaplex’s No.4 and No.5 is sure to be a gamechanger when it comes to achieving healthy hair.


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Tell Me More:

No.4 Shampoo and No.5 Conditioner are both formulated with Olaplex’s patented Bond Building Chemistry to restore, repair and hydrate the hair.

This duo works to reduce damage and frizz for stronger, healthier, shinier locks – and like the rest of the range, the shampoo and conditioner are vegan-friendly and free from sulfates, parabens and gluten.

No.4 and No.5 contain the highest quality ingredients including essential vitamins, natural oils and fruit extracts which not only restore strength and vitality to the hair, but also support scalp health.


What’s The Verdict?

Rachel of has been using No.4 & No.5 for a few weeks – here’s what she had to say about the duo:

“When my hairdresser handed me these bottles of Olaplex shampoo and conditioner whilst telling me “you are going to become obsessed with these” I grabbed them with my hot little hands and impatiently waited until wash day.

I have been a loyal user of the in-salon treatments 1 & 2, and also the at home No.3 (which I swear by) so I was super excited to see what the hype was about. I kid you not, this stuff is the bomb dot com. My hair is healthier, smoother, and growing so much faster all thanks to Olaplex. It’s a game changer guys. Get on it!”


Can I use No.3, 4 & 5 if I haven’t completed the first two in-salon steps?

Absolutely, it’s not a requirement to have done the first two steps – you can still use the treatment, as well as the shampoo and conditioner for stronger, shinier and healthier hair.

Is Olaplex just for blondes?

Nope! Olaplex is designed to rebuild the bonds of the hair to strengthen it, reduce breakage and increase shine and softness. So hair types that are damaged, chemically-afflicted or colour-treated will benefit most from the range (regardless of your hair colour).

Why don’t you sell No.1 & No.2?

These are salon only steps – meaning you only have them in-salon as an add-on to your colour service. The No.1 Bond Multiplier is added directly into colour to actively protect and rebuild during the colouring process, while the No.2 Bond Perfector was developed as a post-colour service or as an express in-salon treatment.

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How Long Can We Last Without Washing Our Hair?
Joanna Fleming

This seemed like a really gross concept when we first talked about it, but it was the only way to test out if R+Co‘s dry shampoos did the trick. So we embarked on a no-wash challenge – using only the dry shampoos below to keep our hair looking presentable.

Spoiler alert: it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was gonna be.


So What Did We Use?

We thought it’d be worth trying out different formulas to see what worked for each of us, so we picked out three of R+Co‘s best-selling dry shampoos and documented our experience. But what’s different about each of these products?

Death Valley Dry Shampoo

– The classic powder aerosol formula (a really good one, might I add)

– Quickly absorbs excess oil in the hair while adding body & volume

– Deodorises the hair with a fragrance of Bergamot, Wild Fig & Cedarwood

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Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist

– R+Co’s newest addition; it was voted Best Invention of 2018 by Refinery29

– Uses quick-drying cleansing agents in micellar water to cleanse the hair & scalp

– Perfect to use after the gym or while travelling (with zero powderiness)

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Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder

– Doubles as a dry shampoo & a texturising styling product

– Adds grip to create textured, voluminous styles while absorbing excess oil

– Has an aerosol-free pump which allows Skyline to be easily dispersed

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…And How Long Did We Last?

Hannah – 7 Days

“I have oily roots and dry ends, so I was expecting to be wearing my hair up in a top bun by day 3. I had a friend’s 30th on day 3, and Spiritualized was a lifesaver. I wore my hair out and it looked fresh with a bit of texture. Fast forward to day 7, and my scalp was giving me grief. I went to the gym in the morning & used Spirtualized before work, and my irritated scalp completely calmed down! It’s definitely my new must-have for lazy Friday nights when I don’t have time to wash my hair in between work and an event.”


Elena – 8 Days

“I usually wash my hair every 3-4 days, but not without the help of my trusty dry shampoo. I can honestly say that R&Co’s Spiritualized is a game changer. I was originally a non-believer as it was so different to what I’m used to, so I was only brave enough to use it on day 6. To my surprise, it completely refreshed my hair and scalp. Sure, my hair had an interesting texture to it, but the oil-slick look was banished, and I could fake my way through another 2 days of not washing.”


Joanna – 6 Days

“I thought I was really going to struggle with this challenge. I usually wash my hair every 3 days and I’m a germophobe, but I was actually really surprised that by the sixth day my hair didn’t look bad at all. It felt like it had product in it, so it certainly didn’t feel clean, but it looked totally presentable. I particularly loved Spiritualized; it’s totally different to every other dry shampoo I’ve tried and genuinely made my hair look clean.”


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Banishing Brassy Balayage On A Budget
Joanna Fleming

As a brunette who’s lightened their hair, brassiness is something I’m constantly battling. Not only does my hair have a natural tendency to turn an unfavourable shade of orange, but I’m trying to maintain a creamy beige shade which is proving to be a challenge.

So what am I currently using to ward off this dreaded brassiness? A range that’s basically been made for balayage hair: Matrix Total Results Brass Off.


Tell Me More:

– This range is specially designed to neutralise brassy tones in lightened brunette hair

– Deposits blue-violet pigments onto the hair to target orange & yellow tones

– Replaces brassiness with a cooler tone for a just coloured appearance

– Improves hair strength for less breakage

– Contains Vitamin E to nourish & protect the hair from damage

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About The Range:

Brass Off features three products: a shampoo, conditioner and a leave-in treatment. The shampoo does the toning, while the conditioner hydrates and softens dry and brittle hair (it’s a non-colour depositing formula).

The leave-in treatment, Blonde Threesome, is essentially a nourishing mask which complements the results of the shampoo and conditioner. It softens, smooths and protects the hair by sealing the cuticle and providing heat protection up to 230°C. It also contains vitamin oil to support stronger hair for less breakage.


What’s The Verdict?

★★★★★ I absolutely love this product! – Kaitlin

“Actually I love the whole brass off line! I have hard water and blonde hair which do not mix well at all. Every time I coloured my hair, I never found a shampoo that kept my hair from turning orange from the hard water! Until my new hair stylist told me to try this product and that I wouldn’t regret it and seriously she was right ! This line has helped my hair become healthier and stay blonde and it smells amazing definitely recommend to anyone!”

★★★★★ Hands down BEST purple shampoo – Sydnee

“This creates dramatic results, more so than I have seen with any other purple shampoo. It works quickly, and the effects don’t wash out after the next wash. I do not mind the price, because it actually works. It is the superior purple shampoo!”

★★★★★ So impressed – Christina

“I have balayage and my highlights are a little brassy. I was recommended this by my hair stylist and omg I was so impressed! IT SMELLS AMAZING and the lather is phenomenal. I have nothing to compare it to because I have never washed my hair with another type of blue shampoo but I really like what it has done for my hair.”

Shop Matrix Total Results Brass Off Here

How Kevin Murphy Styled Curly Hair At Melbourne Fashion Week
Joanna Fleming

In an age of embracing individuality, gone are the days of runways lined with identical models – or at least that was the case at this year’s Melbourne Fashion Week. I spoke to Kevin Murphy backstage about the inspiration behind the hair looks for Runway Two.

To tie in seamlessly with designers like Scanlan Theodore and Dion Lee, Kevin Murphy aimed to keep things simple and elegant – a sleek and long equestrian-inspired pony, coupled with natural, undone curls.



What piqued my interest was the product being used to style the curly-haired models. I had no idea that Doo.Over (part hairspray, part dry shampoo) could also work to refine curls, while maintaining texture and minimising frizz.

Contrary to some curly hair products that can be “oily and liquid-y” according to Kevin, Doo.Over works well on curls because it’s dry. It allows you to mold, form and shape the hair while giving you the freedom of movement.

He also dispelled a popular misconception that Doo.Over can only be used on straight hair – in fact, he demonstrated exactly how it works as a finishing spray for curly hair (there is a technique to it).

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The Technique:

Step One: Start with completely dry hair (prepped with your usual wet hair products, if any) and divide your hair into smaller sections.

Step Two: Take each section away from the face and spray Doo.Over on the mid-lengths and ends from about 10 centimetres away.

Step Three: Hold the section you’ve just sprayed between your thumb and palm, and run your hand down the section to tame and smooth the curl. Avoid raking your fingers through the hair.

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The Ingredients:

Another thing to love about the Kevin Murphy range is that all products are sulphate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free. In Doo.OverTapioca Starch absorbs excess oil (so it can double as a dry shampoo) while giving the hair subtle shape. The signature scent of Doo.Over is thanks to essences of Virginian Cedar Wood and Patchouli which deodorise and protect the hair.


★★★★★ Love this for fine and silky hair  Diane

I love this product and have been using it for years. I have fine silky hair and need to get texture in my hair to style it. This gives it the perfect amount of grit needed to get soft waves in it and help it to hold while also allowing it to move and look natural. It doesn’t leave your hair brittle and in a mess like hairspray! Highly recommend it!!

★★★★★ Best hair spray EVER!  Haley

My Hair hates hairspray, it gets oily by the end of the day with all other products I’ve tried. This one however is AMAZING. my hairdresser used it when she curled my hair and it is lightweight, doesn’t get sticky or clumpy, acts more like a dry shampoo with hairspray mixed in. My hair stayed put for FOUR DAYS without getting oily or losing curl. absolutely love this stuff!

★★★★★ Amazing  Lauren

I absolutely love this product! I have very long hair and love wearing it with a curl flick. I use a large curling wand to do this. I then finish off my look with a few quick sprays of the do over and done. This is the only product that holds the curls in place. It is almost a cross between a dry shampoo/ hair spray – but with out the stickiness or white marks. Love love!

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Want To Freshen Up Your Hair Without Dry Shampoo?
Joanna Fleming

Best described as a crisp spring morning in a bottle, David Mallett’s Fresh Eau de Concombre mist revitalises, refreshes and protects both skin and hair with its main ingredient: cucumber.

I like to look at it as a multi-purpose alternative to dry shampoo, sans the chalkiness and white cast it can leave on the hair.


What Does It Do?

– It’s a revitalising mist for the face & hair (suitable for all hair & skin types)

– Antioxidants protect from environmental damage & balance pH levels

– Softly scented with cucumber, it deodorises & refreshes the hair

– Contains soothing & hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid

– Improves hair thickness & smoothness

– Made from 97% natural ingredients (plus it’s vegan & cruelty-free)

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The Key Ingredients:

Cucumber: made of 96 percent water, this ingredient acts as a mild astringent; the peel itself contains silica, which firms the skin and forms a protective barrier to retain moisture.

Hyaluronic Acid: refreshes and instantly hydrates the face and hair. When used in the hair, hyaluronic acid helps to improve thickness and gives hair a smoother look and feel, which can support easier combing and less hair breakage.

Polysaccharide: in a high-molecular-weight, this component protects the hair with an antioxidant-rich barrier which helps to restore the pH balance and protects against environmental aggressors, pollution and UV rays.


How To Use:

Before spritzing, shake the spray to activate its ingredients. Close your eyes and spray directly onto face and hair (from arm’s length) to deliver instant energy and moisture.

It’s ideal for freshening up the skin and hair post-workout, and for re-energising both the skin and hair throughout the day.

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