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How to keep your Blonde Bright!

Many of us love our blonde locks but don’t love the upkeep. The struggle to keep your blonde hair bold and bright is real. Even when you’re diligent about your blonde hair care routine, but over time, even natural elements can cause your cool tresses to become brassy, dull and feel a little bit brittle. The consistent heat from your styling tools are damaging your already frail hair strands and starting to look a little bit…..straw-like. Your platinum highlights are looking a lot more warmer, more yellow and less bright. Your hair isn’t as shiny. You go back to the salon way sooner than you wish you had to because #root and #brass and #deadends.

However, we argue that blonde hair no longer needs to be a chore! We have compiled some easy tips and tricks to follow to help maintain your brightness,  so that you can look salon fresh for longer.

Wash Hair less often

 Yes, yes, we know you’ve heard it all before but washing your hair less is crucial for faux blondes. 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. 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.

Choose colour Safe Shampoo

Experts recommend that after dyeing your hair it is essential to choose a specific shampoo for dyed hair, which will provide hydration, brightness and intensify the colour. INSIGHT Protective Shampoo is a line designed to brighten and enhance the colour, revitalizing the hair. The formulas are rich with extracts and natural oils, which protects the hair while preserving the brightness of colour. Ensuring colour lasts longer and is more resistant to washing.

Use Conditioner or Hair Mask

Professional stylists recommend alternating both products. The use of conditioning cream is mandatory to close the hair cuticle well and to better reflect the light by enhancing the brightness and enhancing the colour. You can apply hair masks for dyed hair that will enhance the colour, prolonging colour and smooth condition of the hair.

Use Anti Yellow Shampoo

In addition to using a specific shampoo for coloured hair, it is advisable to wash it with a Anti Yellow Shampoo to remove any undesired yellow and golden reflections all while enhancing and brightening grey and bleached hair to help achieve more intense brightness.

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

One step you can add to this routine is making sure to finish off with a cold rinse each time you wash your hair. This will help keep your hair lustrous and shiny. 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.

Reduce the Heat

Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible and 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 natural hair oil 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.

In conclusion, follow these easy tips and tricks to help maintain your brightest,

  1. Wash hair less
  2. Make your colour last by using Colour Safe Shampoo
  3. Finish your hair wash with cold water
  4. Read the labels and avoid sulfates
  5. Don’t skip conditioning
  6. Try using an ANTI-YELLOW Shampoo
  7. Use hot tools less
  8. Deep condition your hair with hair mask

There you have it! These tips will help restore that luster to your locks, and keep your hair looking refresh and healthy! So what are you waiting for? Throw those hair worries to the wind and book that appointment today, and invest in your favourite hair staples.

 

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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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Organic Beauty & Healthy Living for Self-Care!

During these times of uncertainty and isolation, it’s important that we all look after ourselves. You may be dreading the thought of not being able to get into the salon regularly, but we can help you maintain your hair at home with safe & organic products to reduce the chemical overload on your body. Enhance your well-being naturally through organic beauty and lifestyle products that make you look good and actually work.

⁣When it comes to picking the right INSIGHT hair care, 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 has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of healthy living for self-care.

Here are the ingredients we choose NOT to use:

  • SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS FREE
  • SLS/SLES FREE  (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
  • PARABENS AND MIT FREE
  • ALL ALLERGENS FREE (Fragrances)
  • SILICONES FREE

Choose the perfect natural hair care product for you!

COLORED HAIR Fading Concerns?

Is your hair colour fading & losing it’s luster? Your hair becomes completely stripped and refuses to hold hair colour. Prevent unnecessary stripping of colour with INSIGHT COLORED HAIR range…perfect for anyone struggling to maintain the colour depth of their vivid colour-treated hair.
Inspired by nature’s fade-defying ingredients of mango butter, grape seed oil & macadamia oil, all formulated to achieve colour protection & COLORLAST results.

HAIR LOSS Concerns?

Do you have weak hair or suffering from hair loss? Look no further…..Regrow hair naturally without toxic chemicals & painful procedures. We have INSIGHT LOSS CONTROL an organic Shampoo rich in active ingredients & organic extracts to help condition the hair growth, and help it grow back healthy & strong! ⁣Our special mix of Organic Chestnut + Menthol + Guarana Extract +  Organic Echinacea Extract is designed to strengthen the scalp in depth, gives back it’s vitality from roots to tips.

DRY HAIR Concerns?

Is your hair screaming for moisture? Does your hair feel noticeably dry & less manageable than normal? This is because dry hair makes styling way more difficult & is more prone to frizz and break. Treat your dry hair and ends with INSIGHT DRY HAIR. The special mix of Organic Oat Extract + Coconut Oil, Illipé Butter, Sweet Almond Oil is designed to Nourish & Revitalise even the most driest of hair types, without weighing it down. ⁣This product line is perfect for anyone that is struggling with Dry Hair and needs to lock in moisture and help nourish your hair from within.

FRIZZY HAIR Concerns?

If you suffer from frizzy hair, you may notice that it gets a lot worse in humidity or rainy weather. The main cause of frizz is dehydration of the hair strands. If your hair is dried out, it absorbs more moisture from the atmosphere, which causes more frizz. Your hair loses moisture as the day goes on, so whilst your hair looks fab in the morning, you may notice deterioration as the day goes on and your cuticle opens up. Our INSIGHT ANTI-FRIZZ range is perfect for anyone that is struggling with frizzy hair. Our special mix of Organic Linseed Extract + Cocoa Butter + Cotton Oil +Hemp Oil all work together to calm the frizz and reduce hair breakage. It’s formulation works to give high moisturising properties and helps detangle the hair and gain more silkiness and shine.

DAMAGED HAIR Concerns?

Is breakage one of your main hair concerns? If your hair looks dry and snaps very easily, it is likely it is damaged. Our INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR range is perfect for anyone that is struggling with damaged hair. Our special mix of Organic Wheat Germ + Olive Butter + Argan Oil + Rice Bran Oil + Bamboo + Sea Kelp extract is designed to Restructure & Moisturise brittle hair to repair the hair back to luscious & healthy.⁣

WASHING HAIR EVERYDAY Concerns?

There’s a chance you could be washing your hair too often, especially if you’re shampooing it on a daily basis. And, yes, it may be tempting to shampoo and condition each morning, especially if your hair easily becomes greasy, but doing so can cause many issues — including stripping your scalp of may essential oils. There isn’t an exact number of times you should wash your hair a week, and this depends on your hair texture, your natural-oil production, etc. But we have the solution! Seek for mild organic shampoos that are formulated specially for your hair type. INSIGHT DAILY USE  nourishes the hair fibre without weighing it down! Designed for everyday use, packed with lemon extracts…..to care for your hair, leaving hair soft, shiny & full of life!

SENSITIVE SCALP Concerns?

One of the main signs of a sensitive scalp is a tingling, prickly feeling all over your head…We have the Solution!⁣
Our INSIGHT SENSITIVE range is perfect for anyone that is suffering from sensitive scalp condition such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or itchy & flaky scalp. Our special mix of Pumpkin extract & Quince extract is designed to hydrate & moisturise the hair, while treating dry scalp & yet, cleansing it! Formulated for the entire family (including children), dermatologically and nickel tested to guarantee maximum gentleness and skin-friendliness.

DANDRUFF Concerns?

Dandruff feels like the skin of the scalp has become overly dry and flaky, resulting in an itchy feeling. If you constantly research how to get rid of dandruff and nothing works, try INSIGHT ANTI-DANDRUFF. Our special mix of Rosemary Extract + Organic Thyme Extract + Organic Sage Extract is formulated to eliminate dandruff and fight against its reappearance.

REBALANCING your hair?

Sometimes the hair can look oily, shiny and heavy. In this case, it’s necessary to cleanse the hair by choosing a REBALANCING Sebum Control Shampoo, derived from Organic Lavender, to deeply cleanse, rebalance the skin and control the excess sebum production and purify the irritated skin. It has an effective astringent, emollient and soothing action.⠀

Your hair has always been our passion! It’s more important than ever to take care of yourself, practice self-care at home and stay safe!

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OUR VALUES & CHOICES

Natural Hair Product

Our laboratories formulate according to precise ecological and health conscious parameters. Here are the ingredients we chose not to use:

 

SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS FREE

All INSIGHT products are without synthetic dyes, with the exception of one product (Anti-yellow shampoo) in which the use of dye is unavoidable because it performs an action needed for the formula to work.

 

ALLERGENS FREE (FRAGRANCES)

We chose to use only fragrances without allergens, so that our treatments will be as gentle as possible, even on the most sensitive scalps.

 

SLS/SLES FREE

All of our shampoos are formulated without SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate), which are considered aggressive and potentially irritating surfactants. Instead we chose to use a gentler cleansing agent, SODIUM COCETH SULFATE, derived from coconut. Using a more dermo-compatible cleansing product means protecting scalp health and balance over time.

 

SILICONES FREE

Silicones are inorganic polymers derived from silicon that are produced through chemical synthesis processes. Although it’s true that they give immediate softness and shine to hair, thanks to their film forming effect, they prevent the penetration of the active ingredients since they occlude the scales of the cuticle. That is why we eliminate silicones, where possible, from our formulations.

 

PARABENS AND MIT FREE

Parabens and MITs are preservatives that have become the subject of controversy. Scientific research has not yet taken a definitive stance on whether or not they are harmful. While awaiting for a response that dispels all doubt, we decided to use some alternative preservative systems. In particular, we use a biodegradable mixture of fruit acids for all our shampoos: Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate. For masks and conditioners instead we use a preservative mixture composed of Benzyl Alcohol and a naturally derived softening agent, Glyceryl Laurate (derived from palm oil).

 

MINERAL OILS AND PETROLATUM FREE

Petrolatum (Paraffinum liquidum) is a refined petroleum product with film-forming properties that prevents correct transpiration and oxygenation of scalp and hair. We opted to replace it, where possible, with more dermo-compatible naturally derived ingredients with the same properties, but fewer unknowns to health. The skin and hair must be free to do the most natural thing possible, i.e. breathe.