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How to Prevent your Hair from Tangling!

When your hair lacks moisture, it leads to friction and tension in your hair, which then cause tangles. The outer layers of your hair shaft break, which results in a rough and damaged look. Lack of hydration can also deteriorate the condition of your hair. Knotted and tangled hair doesn’t just look messy: it can also be painful and difficult to comb out, and it can lead to a great deal of breakage. There are many things that can cause tangled hair, including particular hair styles and heat products, but knots can also occur in the shower or when you dry your hair. Sleeping without braiding or tying your hair up can lead to some serious tangles. Another major no-no is going to bed with wet hair. Hair is most fragile when it is wet. It can get frizzy quickly and break easily. The tangles caused by lying down with damp hair are a nightmare as they are rigid and tough to remove.

Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do that can prevent your hair from getting tangled. Keep reading to find out what you need to do.

1. Condition Your Hair

After you shampoo, always finish with a moisture-locking conditioner, start from the ends and move upward slightly towards the scalp. Carefully run your fingers through your hair to remove all the knots, then gently comb through your tresses with a wide-toothed comb.  This will detangle your hair without breaking the strands. Leave the conditioner in for 2-3 minutes, then rinse it out. Conditioner smoothens your hair and softens dry strands effectively.

2. Moisturise hair weekly with a Hair Mask

Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to knot and tangle, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils. We recommend to apply INSIGHT Protective Mask to wet hair, distributing evenly and leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Try rinsing your hair with cool temperature water for the final rinse

If you think that water temperature isn’t important, think again because it actually is. If you learn how to use water of different temperatures to your favour, then it may really benefit your hair. Hot water can make your hair easy to break and weaken the hair roots.

COLD WATER final rinse…

It makes your hair shinier and saves you from frizz. Rinsing your hair with cold water helps with closing your cuticle after your hair is washed. Open cuticle is good while shampooing or conditioning your hair but after you’re done, you want to seal the cuticle, so that your hair doesn’t get damaged too easily. If you use cold water for your final rinse then there’s a much better chance that your hair will stay shiny, healthy and frizz-free for a longer period of time.
It makes your scalp cleaner Just like with closing the hair cuticle, cold water also shuts your pores. Both things are really similar actually – you want open pores when washing hair but closed pores after you’ve finished. It’s because closed pores are much less vulnerable than open ones. What it means is that by rinsing your hair with cold water you protect the scalp pores from things like dirt, grease and oil. If your pores are sealed then you are also much less likely to be suffering from hair shedding.
It improves the blood circulation to your scalp When you’re cold your blood moves faster and your capillaries widen to warm you up. That way your scalp and hair roots get all the valuable nutrients they need to stay healthy. Another thing to mention here is that poor blood circulation can contribute to causing hair loss.  You don’t want that, do you?

4. Use hot tools less

Heat styling tools like blowdryers, straighteners, and curling irons can take a toll on your delicate locks. It can dry out your hair, which then leads to tangling. To avoid this, use the tools on low to medium heat settings. You can further avoid damage by applying a heat protectant before heat styling your hair. Dry your hair gently with towel. Instead of wrapping, twisting, or rubbing your hair, gently squeeze it with a microfiber towel to get out the excess moisture. If you need to blow dry your hair, when you dry your hair, put it on the cool setting & hold-distance it away to protect hair. That mysterious COOL Shot Button on your hairdryer helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. Cool shot is also great to lock in curls and to get more volume at the crown. Hot air expedites the drying process and actually forms whatever style you’re going for–whether it’s sleek and straight or bouncy and curly. Cold air, however, seals the cuticles of your hair, which sets your style in place and adds shine.

5. Oil Your Hair Regularly

Yes, everyone needs oil. Applying oil to the hair is vital in keeping the strands and ends healthy. Also, it is a quick way to deal with frizz and add instant shine.

Curly hair is prone to knotting for two reasons: it is prone to dryness, and the strand’s diameter is inconsistent. To address dryness, you should use products containing nourishing oils. If you are skeptical about using oil in fear that it might make your hair look too greasy, look for specialised formula that will moisturise hair without weighing it down or looking greasy- even those of us with baby fine hair. And there are formulas that won’t make hair look greasy, we love INSIGHT STYLING OIL NON OIL  It’s not an oily oil, but a luxurious moisturising oil that won’t weigh your hair down, which can be applied to wet or dry hair, adds Volume, Elasticity & Eliminates Frizz.

6. Care for your hair when you sleep

While cotton is a popular choice for bedding, hair can catch on cotton pillow cases as you sleep, and this can create knots. Instead, look for a polished cotton pillow case, or a smooth fabric such as silk. Dry your hair before bed. Wet hair is more fragile and elastic, and thus more prone to breaking as it rubs against your pillow. Don’t sleep with wet hair! Brush or comb your hair gently before bed. After your hair is dry or mostly dry, comb gently from roots to ends to distribute natural oils from your scalp into the ends of your hair. This will protect your hair by restoring oils washed away by shampoo, as well as removing tangles that may worsen as you sleep. Cover your hair with a scarf or headwrap to reduce tangles and frizz caused by motion during sleep. This will prevent breakage and maintain hair texture. Tie up long hair with a soft fabric scrunchie. You may want to tie your hair up before bed, either to prepare it for wrapping or to preserve or create waves. Never use elastic bands, as these can pull on and break your hair. Tie hair loosely with a fabric scrunchie instead.

7. Choose the right products for your Hair type

We all invest a good amount of time and money in caring for our hair and let’s face it—a good hair day can totally make our day. In order to make the most out of your hair care products and preventing your hair from tangling, you need to focus on finding the right Shampoo and Conditioner that are rich in natural ingredients for your hair type. For women with naturally fine hair, a moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner is recommended for nourishing your hair strands. Every hair type is unique. There is an important reason why you must identify your hair type – to help you pick the right shampoo or hair care product specially formulated for that hair type. The difference lies not just in hair length or thickness as several factors can come into play. When it comes to picking the right Shampoo & Conditioner, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT Professional has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness.

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Going Going Blonde…Here’s our top tips to achieve healthy blonde locks!

When we see our favourite celebs go brunette to blonde in the blink of an eye it’s easy to get swept up in the idea of having lighter locks in a heart beat, but sometimes it’s not that easy. Let’s quickly talk about the top 4 things you should know before going blonde…So, you’re thinking of going blonde? What shade of blonde? Light blonde, dark blonde, ash blonde, platinum, golden, silver, creamy, buttery, caramel, strawberry or balayage…it’s like a buffet! But with so many choices, dyeing your hair blonde isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. We share with you the top 4 things you need to know before picking up the peroxide. When it comes to going blonde it usually involves dramatic highlighting to the hair as well an up-keep and maintenance schedule that is pretty demanding… we are talking weekly treatments and possibly monthly salon appointments.

  • SAY NO TO DIY

At home box dye kits are good for reviving dull hair or to go a shade or two lighter (or darker) but when it comes to changing the genetic colour of your hair, leave it to the experts.
DIY kits can do some serious damage to your hair so its best to make sure you visit your local INSIGHT salon to help you create a plan of attack to get you to the perfect blonde! Now depending on what your natural hair colour is, what type of hair you have, what shade of blonde you want, and whether you’ve dyed your hair previously or not, will all determine the method needed to bleach your hair, and how your colourist will achieve it. There are so many things to consider for a successful bleach job. It’s both science and an art form!

INSIGHT offers INCOLOR, a high quality dye system, with a low ammonia content, highly hydrating and protective. Guarantees intense colours and long-life reflections, while protecting the hair fibre. Hydra-Color® is an innovative blend of natural esters 55 (Lauryl Lactate, Octyldodecyl Lactate, Tristearyl Citrate), derived from Lactic and Citric Acids, with a protective, but above all moisturising, action. During the colouring process, our Hydra Color formula has an unique reaction that unlocks a new level of hydration and colour intensity.

  • IT’S A PROCESS

Dramatically changing the colour of your hair can do some major damage to it, particularly if you’re going from dark brown to light blonde. How much damage depends on the current condition of your hair (which is why it is so important to have your colour done in salon). But don’t fret! Here at INSIGHT PROFESSIONAL, we use the ground breaking INCOLOR / HYDRA-COLOR® SYSTEM which goes hand-in-hand when it comes to blondes and highlights. INCOLOR is a professional formula with hydra colour blend, which contains a high percentage of natural derived ingredients. On average, more than 90% of the total formula is composed of raw materials of natural origin. Hydrating repairing masks, oil treatments, and deep conditioners are also highly recommended after colouring hair. Speeding up the lightening process will put your hair at risk of breakage and split ends. Big changes need time and patience. Depending on the look you are after, your stylist will discuss the highlighting technique best suited to you as well as a toner.

  • CONSIDER THE MAINTENANCE

Dyed blonde hair requires an extra dose of care and conditioning. Well once you go blonde your hair won’t be the same. Not only have you altered the colour of your hair but also the structural bonds, decreasing elasticity and the ability to absorb moisture. These changes will make your hair vulnerable, which means blonde hair needs more TLC. Expect to add 30 minutes to your morning routine, thanks to the additional conditioning and styling required. In terms of products, no doubt you will need a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, one that also combats brassiness. AFTER THE COLORING SERVICE, THE HAIR NEEDS TO RECEIVE A SPECIFIC TREATMENT TO RESTORE THE NATURAL PH OF THE HAIR AND TO HELP CLOSE THE SCALES ON HAIR’S CUTICLE. Our POST CHEMISTRY products help to maintain a long-lasting beautiful colour, ensuring the protection and health of the hair. If your blonde or grey hair turns yellow, this can happen because of the weather conditions and pollution, which penetrate into the hair making it dull. For this reason you will need to try INCOLOR Anti-yellow Shampoo, to remove the undesired yellow reflections typical of grey or blonde hair (both natural and bleached). The Anti-Yellow Shampoo removes any undesired yellow and golden reflections all while enhancing and brightening grey and bleached hair, neutralising the tendency to yellow, and leaving the hair soft and brighter. In terms of salon visits, depending on how fast your hair grows, you will be making appointments every 4-6 weeks for touch-ups. This is where Balayage (the gradual faded look from the roots to ends) can alleviate your time in the salon, however does require similar maintenance to keep locks healthy and moisturised.

  • HYDRATION IS ESSENTIAL

There’s no denying it, bleaching and colouring does damage your hair structure. Colored hair is high maintenance, but looking after your locks will pay off. Choose special deep conditioning care products with moisturising nutrients. Leave-in conditioner is the answer, and super easy to add to your home haircare routine. Our tip: apply a hair treatment twice a week. To get the most out of the regenerative treatment, wrap your hair up in a damp warm towel and let the mask do its job for 30 minutes to BRIGHTEN, ENHANCE AND REVITALISE COLOURED HAIR. Thanks to INSIGHT COLORED HAIR  its formula’s are rich of extracts and natural oils, to protect the hair while preserving the brightness of colour, ensuring it lasts longer and is more resistant to fading.

Hair that’s lost its ability to absorb moisture is not healthy, and unhealthy hair is impossible to style. Sadly, most of us tend to use the flat iron to smooth the frizz for a slick finish, making the problem worse. Remember avoid heat, keep hair from going brittle with a daily dose of hydration, and always use a good protein rich treatment like our INSIGHT Damaged Hair range to help protect the hair and restore its natural hydration!

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!

It’s that time of the year again! Australia’s largest display of brands, products, word-class education, international talent and show-stopping live performances, all in one place. The 2019 Sydney Hair Expo is bigger than ever showcasing professional tools to new colour ranges to add to your salon shelves.

INSIGHT Professional Australia has the pleasure to bring to you, straight from Italy to our shores, the salon organic hair care range.
We are very proud to be exhibiting at ICC Darling Harbour to show everyone our full colour, styling & haircare ranges for all hair types. Developed by industry experts to provide you with natural & safe formulas, made from powerful plants & certified organic ingredients.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand #H136.

Secure your Expo tickets today!

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How to take Care of your Hair – Summer Hair Care

While Summer is known for being a season of carefree fun in the sun, did you know that it can also be the most damaging season for our hair? Those long days basking in the summer sunlight and taking dips in the pool or the ocean can dry out your hair, leaving it looking limp, lackluster, and lifeless. Keep your hair happy and healthy all Summer long using these natural, chemical-free methods.

1. Cover Up!
The sun is known for its harsh UVA and UVB rays that can do a number on our skin—causing everything from dryness and signs of skin aging to sunburns and skin cancer. But the effects of the sun’s rays don’t end at our epidermis. Fact is sunlight—as warm and inviting as it may seem—can do a number on our hair. To protect your hair from fading and drying out due to the sun you’ll want to keep them protected all season long. Wear a fashionable floppy hat or a stunning silk scarf. The fact is you have to protect your hair the same way you’d protect your skin from the sun if you want it to look its best. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair.

2. Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimising exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Overly tight hairstyles—ponytails, braids, buns, and the like—can pull on our strands and cause breakage. During the summer months when our hair is extra fragile from the heat, take care to style your hair into loose knots and braids and steer clear of plastic elastics which can do further damage, opting instead for soft hair ties or bobby pins.

3. Wash less often
Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Sweat and summer go hand-in-hand but washing your hair frequently to get rid of the grease isn’t doing it any favours. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. In place of regular shampoo, try INSIGHT Antioxidant Rejuvenating Mask, apply to wet hair, distributing evenly. Leave on 5/10 minutes, rinse thoroughly, this natural product protects the hair from external aggressions.

4. Reduce the heat
Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go natural if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Save the hot tools for special occasions and embrace your hair’s natural texture on a day-to-day basis. Try a hair oil enriched with Organic Ginkgo and Organic Aloe Extract to discipline frizz without heat for an effortlessly smooth undone style. When your hair is still damp reach for INSIGHT Styling oil NON OIL or liqiud crystals and distribute through your strands, —this will help to keep the frizz at bay! Then either air dry loose or style in a braid for a more controlled texture once your hair has dried.

5. Protect your Hair with Organic hair treatments
There are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One quick way to add some protection to your hair is try using a hair Shampoo & Conditioner that helps protect your hair from mechanical stress, pollution and dyes. Try INSIGHT Rejuvenating Shampoo / Conditioner which contains + Organic Carrot Extract to perform an antioxidant action against the harmful effects of free radicals.
The chlorine in swimming pools and the salt in the ocean are both incredibly drying—and can even strip color-treated hair of its hue. Since our dry hair is very porous and is always seeking moisture, when we dive right in with dry hair, our strands absorb these drying waters. Before taking the plunge, wet your hair with fresh water—or better yet, apply an organic oil spray for added protection. Try INSIGHT Protective Hair Spray on the hair before and during the exposure to sunlight. This product protects the hair from the harmful effects of free radicals thanks to the natural ingredients + Organic Coconut Oil + Hazelnut and jojoba Oils, and shields  your hair against weather conditions, sun rays, chlorine & sea salt.

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5 Reasons You Should Switch To Insight

The organic revolution has hit our shores and is here to stay. Over the last decade, more people are making a lifestyle shift and switching to an all natural hair care. Here at Insight Australia, nature is our number one source of inspiration and we aim to safeguard the health and shine of hair through a selection of raw materials. All our products are tailored for all hair types to create your own beauty regime.

Here are 10 reasons why you should switch to Insight today:

  1. 100% Made In Italy: The quality of our product is guaranteed beginning from the laboratory until the final delivery, in over 20 countries worldwide. A value that is a sign of distinction, perfection and style.
  2. Allergen Free Fragrances: We chose to use only fragrances without allergens, to let our treatments be more gentle on even the most sensitive skin.
  3. Colourant Free: All Insight products are colourant free
  4. Silicon Free: A common ingredient, silicones over time can damage the hair structure. That’s why, wherever possible, silicon has been removed from our formulations
  5. Phyto and Organic Extracts: A blend of oils and butter of natural origin work in synergy with these extracts, increasing nourishment of hair.

Each of us has own identity, uniqueness, preferences and hair. This is the reason why we have created for you a complete system in which you can choose your right combination. What’s your combo?

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What is sunflower oil?

Natural Organic Hair Care

An active ingredient in Insight products, sunflower oil is packed with essential nutrients to prevent & control acne, scarring, redness and skin irritation. Below are four benefits of sunflower oil:

 

  1. Prevents Premature ageing: Sun damage & exposure to harsh chemicals can cause fine lines and wrinkles. Continuous use of, sunflower Oil contains Vitamin E that protects the collagen and elasticity of the skin.
  2. Fights Acne: Oil, sweat, impurities and the excessive production of sebum leads to acne. To prevent further acne, sunflower oil offers the required fatty acids to nourish and protect the skin and control the production of sebum.
  3. Prevents Sun Damage: Acting as a protective shield, sunflower can reverse the effects of sunlight damage.
  4. Prevents Infections: Packed with fatty acids, sunflower oil has proven to be effective in eliminating skin infections. Also, contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties

 

Try the Insight Skin Regenerating Body Oil from the Skin Care Range!

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Beauty and hair: Amazing beauty tricks for your hair

Beauty and Hair Amazing Tricks

Great results with natural products

Do you want to always have a great, healthy and well-groomed hair? There are wonderful beauty tricks for your hair that will offer you great results. By means of simple homemade ingredients, you will always get what you are looking for. We’ll show you how!

Parsley for a shiny hair

Surprised? It seems strange, but many shampoos and hair creams contain parsley to restore hair, it treats and rejuvenates it to give it a great shine.Parsley is great for freshly dyed hair to restore and lock in moisture.

How do we prepare it?

Boil a glass and a half of water, and add five sprigs of parsley. Adding a sprig of rosemary can intensify the effect. Once boiled, let the water cool. Pour over this mixture on damp hair and massage through for 15 minutes. Wash hair.

Beauty and hair in Australia - Parsley - Insight Professional

Nettle and vinegar for dandruff

Do you suffer from dandruff every day of the year? Try using nettle and apple cider vinegar.Heat a cup of water, add in three nettles and let it boil. Add a half a cup of apple cider vinegar, mix well and apply it to damp hair. Rinse hair with warm water.

Beauty and hair in Australia - Nettle and Vinegar - Insight Professional

Almond oil for your split ends

Almond oil restores, cares, protects and tones the structure of your hair. You will find almond oil in stores where they sell natural products and health stores. Once the hair is washed, put about four drops in your hands and massage the ends of your hair. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse.

Beauty and hair in Australia - Almond Oil - Insight Professional

Avocado and honey for dry hair

Do you usually have hair that is dry? Then follow this simple treatment two days a week: take the flesh of half an avocado and two tablespoons of honey and mix well. I When the hair is wet, apply this mask for 15 minutes, on wet hair. Rinse with warm water.

Beauty and hair in Australia - Avocado and Honey - Insight Professional

It never hurts to seek the help of a professional. If you need assistance, find a salon near you.