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How to take care of your Skin

We at New Wave Salon advise a healthy daily skin care routine for the nourishment of your pores. To keep your skin youthful and tight, we recommend incorporating natural actives into your regular routine that will make a lifelong difference.

Vitamin C Serum
A well known composite for the activation of powerful antioxidant for your skin. Vitamin C is widely known to help with skin damage and collegan.

Activated Charcoal Cleansers
Activated charcoal is a great deep cleanser and purifying property for your skin. A small amount of activated charcoal can be added to your facial wash where an obvious difference of your skin will be shown.

Physical Exfoliators
Although dependent on your skin type, it is recommended to exfoliate at least once or twice a week. The exfoliation process works to remove trapped dirt and oil from your skin, leaving you with softer, glowing skin.

Eye Cream
Your eyes are more susceptible to wrinkes due to the fine skin that surrounds them compared to the skin of your facial cheeks and forehead etc. Using eye serum in your daily routine will aid the healthiness of the skin to prevent dark circles and wrinkles.

Using a moisturiser that is friendly for your skin is always highly recommended. Moisturers close your pores that have been opened during the cleansing and exfoliating process to prevent any access for bacteria that can cause blackheads and acne.

By using these actives and products, your skin will breathe better giving you long lasting results. Although products are one way of skin maintainence, following a balanced diet will guarantee desired results.

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Ayurvedic Oils For Natural Growth

Ayurvedic oils have been tested over centuries as effective ways of nourishing your scalp and the roots of your hair, in order to counteract the effects of hair loss and overall stress. It should be noted that strengthening the physiology of one’s hair goes beyond the mere application of oils and has to do with important, lifestyle changes that involve diet and exercise. However, there are certain oils that can truly do wonders to your hair when applied regularly and in the right amounts.

How To Apply Ayurvedic Oils To The Hair
The easiest way to apply oil to the hair as well as the entire scalp is to gently massage the oil in using your fingertips. Most people like to heat the Ayurvedic oils before applying them, by pouring them into a bowl with hot water. Massaging with a circular movement is best advised in order to calm the head and improve circulation and vital energy.

Next, you should leave the oil on the entire scalp for any prescribe period of time, depending on the severity of hair loss or damage you have already incurred. It’s also desirable to apply a bit of oil onto the ears and leave it overnight if possible. Using a towel over the head may make this process easier. The oils can be rinsed off using a very dilute shampoo. In fact, Ayurvedic traditions often stress the use of highly diluted shampoos in general; as there is an underlying belief that undiluted shampoos are the major causes of damaged hair.

Many Ayurvedic healers will recommend that you apply the oils at least 3 times weekly. Some people also find it easier to make a paste out of the oil by adding a bit of black bean or herbs in order to fully coat the hair.

Typical Oils Using In Ayurvedic Hair Care
Some of the most common oils used in Ayurveda are sesame oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, coconut oil and mustard oil. Each comes with its own set of unique properties proven to stimulate hair follicle development efficiently.

For example, rosemary oil may be massaged in your day-to-day routine in order to resist hair thinning, while raising blood circulation and providing the hair with important nutrients. Jojoba oil contains a wide range of important minerals copper, chromium and zinc, which can give astounding results against hair loss in as little as a few weeks. It’s important to purchase oils from reputable sellers in order to achieve the right potency.

Other powerful Ayurvedic oils include the following:

Olive oil: to clean the roots of the individual hair follicles.
Amla oil: to strengthen the follicles and prevent graying of the hair.
Coconut oil: to reduce dandruff and a host of other disorders of the scalp.
Bhringaraj oil: to thicken the hair without the side effects of using common OTC medications such as Minoxidil.
Japa or Hibiscus oil: to maintain the luster and color of your hair.

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How Often Should I Wash My Hair?

The hairstylists at New Wave Salon in London pride themselves on their advice when it comes to client’s personal hair hygiene. Our stylists have worked on many different hair types with a variety of issues.

The maintenance of hair is to the discretion of each individual however, we notice that although some may wash their hair everyday which can lead to balding or others once a month which leads to some of the effects listed below, both can be equally damaging. Every hair type is different and must be treated like so.

Lack of maintenance can lead to damaging effects such as:
Itchy scalp
Execessive shredding
Smell or odor
Dandruff or flakes
Dryness or stiffness

How to wash your natural hair:

Step 1: Section and wash before shampoo

Step 2: Lather and massage Sulfate Free shampoo into your head to ensure all of the nutrients are being absorbed fully into your scalp

Step 3: Condition. Ensure you are leaving the conditioner in your hair for a minimum of 2 to 3 minutes to activate all of the benefits into your hair. Start with the bottom and work your way to the roots.

Step 4: Dry with microfibre or dry towel. It is always best to naturally dry your hair to lock the moisture following your wash.

We would always advise recommend seeking advice from one of our professionals here in Harlesden. We believe in rectifying unhealthy hair to its most natural and healthy state.

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