Paul Labrecque is a Hair Stylist with two New York salons. His star studded clientele includes the likes of: Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts, Sting and Trudie Styler to name a few. I recently ran a competition for one reader to win some products from his range, and now is the time to announce the winner.
I chose Tamzin's entry as the winning tip.
"My hair tip is when dying your hair if you are to stain your skin use milk to remove the stain, milk will even remove red dye from your skin its a miracle!"
I regularly dye my hair and end up scrubbing my skin to get the dye off it. I googled Tamzin's milk idea and found a few other people had recommended it too. Next time I get in a mess while dying my hair I know what to try. I will send out Tamzin's goodies to her soon.
I have included some other entries below which I thought were worth a read...
Samantha suggested we give our 'tresses a break and lash on a generous helping of conditioner after washing it as normal and leave it in' while Eoina reckons we should all get a colour consultation at the hairdressers then dye our own at home to save some pennies. I also liked Joby's Hair mask recipe:
"I crush about 10 strawberries and mix with a tablespoon of mayo. I gently massage into my hair, add my showercap and then wrap my hair in a warm towel (try tumbledryer for fast warmth). Lie back and relax for 15 minutes, then wash off and shampoo and condition finally. This not only smells divine, it leaves my hair with a beautiful shine."
Zuhamy swears by using ricino, almond or coconut oil once a week for strength and shine and Shan Shan Style uses a Bounce tumble dryer sheet to avoid static and enhance shine. Nicola had the perfect tip for mums to be:
"Never have anything radical done on your first visit to the hairdressers after having a baby. My hairdresser advised me to just have a good trim in a wash and go style for the first six months. As not only will your hair change quite a bit the first year after giving birth (it may go thinner or thicker) you just won't have the time to spend on it in that first six months that you used to. This is true! My stylist gave me a cute fringe, which looked great when my hair was up in a pony tail. No fuss, and with a bit of mascara I managed to look half decent despite the endless sleep deprivation."
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and do keep checking back for another one soon.