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Tame your tresses this Autumn with advice from celebrity hairstylist Asgar


Posted: 19.09.12

You may not know him by name, but you’ll certainly recognise his handiwork! Hairstylist to the rich and famous, internationally renowned celebrity hairdresser Asgar has styled everyone from supermodel Cindy Crawford to Bollywood sirens Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone as well as the legendary Rekha.
The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, made the front cover of several leading fashion magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and regularly appears in national newspapers with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.

A regular on the red carpet, Asgar’s hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and awards ceremonies – he’s even on the speed dial of the Sultan of Brunei’s household, who call on his styling services ahead of their lavish events.
Thankfully though, he also loves making time for his other clients – real women who like to look good!
He took time out of his hectic schedule to offer his advice on how Asiana.TV readers can keep their locks looking luscious, this Autumn/Winter.

Asgar’s Top 10 Autumn hair care tips

1.     The Autumn Winter months can dull hair, in order to get a healthy shine you should invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner. Wash and condition your hair, then blast it with a cold water rinse to help seal in the conditioner. This kind of treatment will make your hair easier to style and adds extra shine.

2.     Hair becomes damaged by exposure to the sun and sea during the summer months, and so needs to be nourished from within to recover. An ordinary shampoo and conditioner is often not enough. You need an intensive moisturising shampoo and conditioner; products with the word ‘replenish’ on them usually do the trick. 


3.     Try to add a hair treatment mask once a week to your hair care routine for even deeper conditioning.

4.     Moisturise your hair once a week with a hot oil treatment to promote a healthy scalp and nourished hair. Natural oils that work particularly well are coconut and almond oils.

5.     Give your hair a new lease of life this season by cutting it to get rid of split ends. Aim to have your split ends cut every six-eight weeks to promote healthy hair.

6.     As the weather becomes colder and the air drier, this takes its toll on your hair and can cause it to become brittle, dry and to break. Cold weather outdoors as well as indoor heating can contribute to damage hair. Wear a scarf or hat when outside and add humidity to the air in your home or office—your skin and hair will thank you.

7.     To avoid frizzy, static-prone hair in tie up your hair as much as possible, particularly when out and about or wear a hat to protect it. 

8.     If you use heat styling tools, like curling tongs or hair straighteners, then always use a good quality, nourishing heat defence spray or leave-in conditioner to protect the hair and keep it looking glossy and hydrated.

9.     Try not to go out with wet hair, as the cold weather can cause your hair to freeze at the cuticle, causing it to break.

10.  Lastly, why not rejuvenate yourself and go for a new look this winter by dyeing your hair a dark, warm colour? Popular shaded this season include: mahogany, plum and chocolate brown

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