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Best Autumn Hair Products

Best Autumn Hair Products from Millimetre

Despite the recent heatwave, Autumn will be upon us soon. And just like the leaves, our hair can change as the season do, especially with colder outdoor temperatures and central heating.

Protecting your hair is the key to keep your colour as bright and fresh as when it’s first done, and we’ve picked out the best Autumn hair products to keep your tones fresh…


Save your colour
The Color Save range from System Professional has been designed to repair and enhance colour treated hair for lasting brilliance. This range offers lots of protection for your hair, our favourite treatment is the leaving conditioner, Color Save Bi-Phase conditioner.

This lightweight leave-in spray, with Fibrachrome Complex, actively protects all types of coloured hair. The milky phase is enriched with colour caring ingredients to help prevent colour fading, shifting and loss of freshness. The clear phase protects the hair’s protein by helping encapsulate free radicals. It coats the hair for improved combability and is the ideal finishing step for any care treatment with coloured hair.


Nourish from within
Treat your hair to Pureology’s Strengh Cure Superfood Treatment. Repair the look and feel of damaged, colour-treated hair with the Strength Cure Superfood Treatment mask.

Created with natural ingredients, this indulgent hair treatment for damaged hair is packed with essential nutrients such as Goji Berry Extract and Olive Oil to repair, strengthen and protect hair from future damage.


Smooth that frizz
One of our forever products is System Professional’s Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir. Perfect for all hair types, this nourishing oil infuses into the hair structure to transform hair from the inside out.

This exceptional oil helps protect the keratin for instant lightweight softness and high gloss shine. It provides long-lasting smoothness, helps with combing of hair and shields the keratin. Argan, Jojoba and Almond oils nourish and enrich the hair.


Find your nearest Millimetre Salon now or pop in to chat more about the best Autumn hair products!

Holiday Hair Tips

Here at Millimetre, we love the sunshine – especially for the tanned skin, freckles and sunkissed hair! But if you’re not careful, all those UV rays can damage your hair meaning more to chop off when Autumn comes around. The sun’s rays can break down your hair shaft, whilst salt from the ocean can alter the hair cuticle causing dry, frizzy and weak hair.

This month we sat down with our specialists to discuss the top tips to prevent sun damage to the hair so you can enjoy your holiday without the frizz…


Oil up
Forget that tanning oil – try hair oil instead! We’re always prompted to put sun cream on our skin but we often forget that we also need to protect our hair from the sun’s rays.

A perfect solution for this is System Professional’s Solar Sun Oil. Run 2-3 pumps through the hair with your fingers, focussing on the ends (which dry out faster than the roots and are more susceptible to damage). 


Hats on
Another top tip is to cover your head and hair with a hat, bandana or turban.

This will not only protect your hair but also your scalp and can help you to avoid sunburn, peeling scalp and sunstroke. 

If funds are low check out your local charity shops or vintage stores for a bargain bonnet!


Rehydrate
After spending the day in the sunshine, make sure you give your thirsty hair a drink.

Why not try a thirst-quenching hair mask like the Pureology Hydrate Hydra Whip – a nutrient and moisture treatment that it will help your hair to fight dryness and frizziness.


Braid away
To avoid your hair to breaking or getting weaker when you are dipping your toes in the sea or pool, why not try tieing your hair in
a beautiful braid?

You can share your braid snaps and tag us @millimetre_salons in your pictures on Instagram to show all your creations.


Rinse thoroughly
After a swim in the sea or a dip in the pool, remember to rinse your hair as soon as possible.

Salt and chlorine can mess with the structure of your hair or even compromise your colour, so it is highly recommended to rinse your hair after a good swimming session.  

Just do it like @leverflack in her tropical shower!


Drink lots of water
Last but definitely not least, make sure you drink lots of water.

Staying hydrated is very important for your body and skin, but it can also keep your hair healthy. Make sure you’re getting your 2 litres of water per day to keep your hair looking healthy and stunning!


Book your summer hair consultation at your local Mm salon now!

We sat down with Chiara who has been with Millimetre since 2015 and has been working in the Hair and Beauty industry for 5 years. With extensive knowledge and experience in the hair and beauty industry whilst testing many products we asked Chiara for her advice and if she could give the everyday person 5 steps to getting super sleek hair’.

Straight Hair Model

These 5 steps are small actions that the everyday person can undergo to get that super sleek hair finish.

Step 1: Get yourself a good Shampoo & Conditioner. We see global brands advertised on TV all day and night such as Pantene, Herbal Essences and Head & Shoulders convincing you to buy their products as they are good for your hair although little do the majority of people know these products damage the hair in the long run due to their low quality and unnatural ingredients. At Millimetre salons we use L’Oréals Pureology and Wellas System Professional which contains anti-fading technology and are both silicone free. Silicone is only used to give your hair a cover to make the hair feel smooth and give you that sensation that the product has worked when actually it is only a cover and does not leave the hair feeling super sleek. The ingredients used in System Professional and Pureology are designed to give you long lasting healthy hair.

Pureology

Pureology Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Step 2: Use a good treatment at least twice a week. A treatment product is a mask you should leave on the hair for between 5-20 minutes to make the hair super sleek. It also repairs the hair by 76% each time you use it. We advise using the Pureology strength cure as it seals the split ends and shrinks the cuticle and if the cuticle is flared this causes frizzing.

pureology strength cure

Pureology Strength Cure

Step 3: Get a conditioning 72 hair smoothing treatment. This treatment is applied like a colour where our stylists paint this on the hair. It does not chemically straighten the hair like a perm does for curling but it is a smoothing gel which is painted on then blow-dried onto the hair. To get the best results get this treatment 3-4 times a year and do not wash your hair for 3 days after the treatment is applied to really lock it in. We at Millimetre have two fantastic Keratin 72 hair treatments which are:

  • 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Moisture Shampoo 250ml + Hydrating Conditioner 250 ml from only £120 (rrp £179.98)
  • 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Replenishing Mask from only £120 (rrp £174.98)
72 Hair Keratin

72 Hair Keratin

Step 4: Using a Luxe oil on your hair. Our hair is made up of keratin and can be damaged by sun exposure, heat from straightening and curling and if you live in a hectic city like London, pollution too. We recommend System Professionals Luxe oil as it has keratin protector in it which helps restore the hair and gives a long lasting silky and smooth effect. Use these top tips to add a Lux oil to your hair:

Top tip 1:  Pump this into your conditioner and use as an intense treatment when showering.

Top tip 2: Apply on wet hair and blow-dry it in.

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Top tip 3: Apply on dry hair for a smooth finish.

Step 5: We recommend having a good healthy cut every 5-7 weeks from one of our talented stylists at Millimetre. We always advise every 5-7 weeks as this will help cut off the split ends. If split ends are left too long they will break up the hair cuticle which results in poor hair growth and leaves it looking unhealthy.

Follow the Millimetre Way and you will receive super sleek hair.

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Tips for Curly Hair

(that actually work)


Curly haired gals (and guys) – you are not alone! We know the pain of untameable curls and that dreaded frizz! We understand the anguish of always running out of conditioner before you run out of shampoo and snapping hair ties like they’re going out of fashion! Check out our top tips for taming those tresses….


Sebastian Taming ElixirSebastian Taming Exlixir

HYDRATING – FRIZZ-TAMING – SMOOTHING

This weightless smoothing crème serum is the answer to your curly-headed prayers! A mild frizz-tamer with essential avocado oil. For hair that’s touchably supple, without the feel of product build up.

How to use:
Dispense a few drops onto your palm. Apply to damp hair for light definition and frizz control. Blow-dry for a smooth, natural finish. Use flat or curling irons on dry hair for a softly defined style.


Pureology Smooth Perfection Anti Frizz SerumPureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum

SMOOTHING – ANTI-FRIZZ – HEAT-PROTECTION

This anti-frizz serum offers silky smoothness, lasting frizz control and heat protection for normal to thick colour-treated hair. This smoothing serum also helps protect hair from heat-styling damage.

How to use:
Apply serum to damp hair and blow-dry for a perfected, smooth finish. Can also be applied to dry hair to tame fly-aways without weighing the hair down.


System Professional Smoothen Curl DefinerSystem Professional Smoother Curl Definer

ELASTICIZING – DEFINING – ANTI-STATIC

This Elasticizing Cream defines curls and gives them incredible bounce and energy. It tames and bundles curls to prevent fly-aways through the anti-static effect. The cream can be used to create soft waves as a base for a styling and improves the definition of curls in dry hair. For defined, supple curls.

How to use:
Distribute a small amount onto towel dried hair, comb in and shape the curls. Then blow dry with a diffuser leave the hair to dry naturally. Use on dry hair for curl definition and texture.


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Sebastian Potion 9

THE ORIGINAL WEARABLE STYLING CONDITIONER

This wearable styling treatment restores hair’s natural condition, protects, enhances manageability and renews shine.

How to use:
Apply Potion 9 to damp or dry hair. Blow- or air-dry for silky, touchable looks, or use hot tools for refined curls. On dry hair, reapply to add texture and control. Apply anytime for an instant style boost.


All these products are available at every Millimetre Salon in the UK! Visit your local Millimetre Salon NOW and ask your stylist to try out the products while you’re having your hair done – you won’t be disappointed, we promise!

Pureology

Pureology Fullfyl Range – the 3-Step Hair Thickening System

Pureology’s new Fullfyl creates full-bodied hair, with lived-in hair texture that actually looks and feels like more hair, while protecting hair colour radiance. With IntraCylane for a densifying effect and Pureology’s signature AntiFadeComplex with PhytoBlend™ for optimal colour vibrancy and thicker-feeling, textured body.

Now you can get the density you’ve been missing and keep your hair looking vibrant and healthy.

Treat every strand for a boost of lush thickness and fullness. New Fullfyl plumps up colour-treated hair to its full potential, for the look and feel of beautiful, fuller hair.

Key Ingredients:

  • Pureology’s signature AntiFadeComplex helps keep colour wonderfully vibrant and shiny
  • PhytoBlend™, a plant-derived Amino Acid and Plant Protein, is known to wrap around hair fiber to create a further densifying effect
  • IntraCylane provides a thickening effect as it penetrates hair and crystallizes to thicken and reinforce each strand

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