THIS SIMPLE BEAUTY TIP THAT WILL HELP TO KEEP YOUR LOCKS HEALTHY AND HAPPY

Anthony Nader swears by this simple beauty tip that will help to keep your locks healthy and happy as seen on GRAZIA Australia

The humble pillowcase has had many reiterations, but none have been so precious as its silk incarnation. Once only reserved only those of sovereign stature, the silk pillowcase is now accessible to the masses. But why choose silk over your fleecy flannel counterparts? All in the name of beauty, of course.

Whilst Sleeping Beauty always slept on her back, there is a good chance you don’t. After-dark wriggling and wiggling may seem innocuous enough, but a lot happens in that protracted phase when night falls (no, dirty minds). Hair loss, fine lines, dehydration, collapsed blow-waves (ermahgerd, stop, it’s all too much) – it’s a beauty disaster.

Lucky then, that the silk pillowcase is here to save the day (or night).

The benefits of a silk slip transcend mere touch and feel, proffering a host of benefits for both skin and hair. Their cotton counterparts cause friction of the unwanted variety between the sheets; of skin and pillow. This in turn causes lines (we’ve all been there – waking up crinkle-faced and cranky) and over time, such innocent lines become forever wrinkles. But, silky, shiny, sheeny cases make for smooth snuggling sans any friction.

There’s also the promise of frizz-free, healthier locks, as top hairstylist Anthony Nader explains: “When resting your head on say cotton or cotton blend, this tends to agitate and rough up the hair cuticle, which leaves you waking like you’ve had a rough night’s sleep; because of the silk fibres being smooth and shiny, when you sleep at night and you move your head, your strands will glide or even slide along the fibre with ease. You’ll notice a photo finish difference in the morning and also less time styling, which can zap up your morning routine before running out the door.” It also keeps your blow-wave buoyant for extra days (phew).

Plus it locks in your skin’s natural moisture, not absorbing any lavish (and expensive) night creams applied before hitting the sack. And for those prone to a sneeze and a snuffle, silk repels allergens such as dust, pollen and bed bugs; so bulbous morning eyes be gone.

For your most sovereign sleep yet, five of the cutest for your consideration, plus one nifty, silky sleep appendage. Time to slip into something more comfortable.

SLIP XO SLIP PILLOWCASE

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SLIP XO SILK PILLOWCASE

 

THE GOODNIGHT COMPANY SILK PILLOWCASE

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THE GOODNIGHT COMPANY SILK PILLOWCASE IN NATURAL WHITE

 

GO-TO FACE CASE SILK PILLOWCASE

GO-TO FACE CASE SILK PILLOWCASE
GO-TO FACE CASE SILK PILLOWCASE

 

ETTITUDE BONDI PILLOW

ETTITUDE BONDI PILLOW SET IN GREY
ETTITUDE BONDI PILLOW SET IN GREY

 

SHHHSILK PINK SILK SLEEP CAP

 

ShhhSilk Silk Pink Sleep Cap
SHHHSILK SILK PINK SLEEP CAP

 

VOTARY SOOTHING SILK PILLOWCASE

VOTARY SOOTHING SILK PILLOWCASE
VOTARY SOOTHING SILK PILLOWCASE

 

By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis for grazia.com.au

THESE PRODUCTS WILL STRETCH OUT YOUR HAIR SALON VISITS

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair shares some advice with whimn.com.au on when your natural hair colour comes through quicker than payday.

 Anthony Nader. hair tips for whimn

In an ideal world, you’d have your hairdresser on speed dial and be able to waltz into the salon for a fresh cut, colour and blow-dry every other day. The reality? You’re juggling a packed iCal, using three different heat styling tools at any one time and your usual salon visit rings in around the same price as a small washing machine. And let’s be honest – some days, you’d rather spend Saturday morning in bed than the salon chair with a head full of foils.

According to hair guru Anthony Nader of Sydney’s RAW Anthony Nader salon, your best bet for keeping strands in good nick is going straight back to basics.

“Ask your hairdresser what’s going to work for you when it comes to your hair’s needs and schedule,” he suggests. “And at home between visits, you should always rinse your hair with water at a cooler temp. This will lock in colour and sheen and help give it that extra staying power.”

These are the products you need in your arsenal to stretch out the lifespan of your cut and colour – and give your locks the love they deserve until you’re ready and able to deal.

Keep it clean(er)

Invest in a hard working shampoo formulation that not only cleanses, but works to replenish moisture, restore balance and boost shine.

Try: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, $49

Anthony Nader + Oribe

 

Treat accordingly

Before jumping in the shower, give yourself a twice weekly at-home basin treatment bolstered with restorative oils to help hair look and feel well-rested.

Try: R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask, $41

 

Anthony Nader + R + Co

 

Touch-up your roots

Roots needing a refresh? Greys starting to come through? Equip yourself with a handy, water-resistant touch-up stick and say goodbye to bad colour days.

Try: Bumble and Bumble Colour Stick, $37

 

Anthony Nader, hair tips

 

Go brighter

If you’re a bottle blonde (your secret’s safe with us), go for a product you can commit to using each day that will help combat brassiness, dryness and fading.

Try: label.m Brightening Blonde Balm, $39.50

 

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair

 

Slick on some oil

An oil based formula will work to bring back lost proteins for added strength, giving your hair a dose of fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine and antioxidants for protection.

Try: Moroccanoil Treatment Light, $59.95

 

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair, Moroccan Oil

 

 

By Ashleigh Austen for whimn.com.au