how to wash your hair properly

Washing your hair seems like an easy enough task, but understanding the correct techniques can greatly affect the quality, bounce and shine of your hair. Here are a few tips and watch-outs we put together to help you get it right.   Rinse first As simple as this one sounds, rinse your hair for at least a minute and ensure your hair is thoroughly wet before applying shampoo. Use lukewarm water to help open your hair cuticles and remove any trapped dirt or oils.   Shampoo and conditioner should be applied differently Shampoo and conditioner have different purposes and need… Read More

Jennifer Lawrence - Pixie cut

If you’re looking to make a bold hair statement and stand out from the crowd, a pixie cut is a surefire way to do just that. While it’s often a big decision, particularly for those who are used to their long locks, this stylish, boyish look exudes confidence and commands attention. Here are a few of our favourite celebrity pixie cuts to inspire you. To mark her transformation into a woman and set her apart from her fictional character, Emma Watson describes her pixie cut as “the most liberating thing”. She wears her pixie slicked and paired with dramatic eye… Read More

treating coloured hair

Looking to make your recently coloured hair last? Here are a few tips to help you maintain the vibrancy of your hair colour in between salon appointments.   Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner Shampoos and conditioners containing sulfates can cause the colour in your hair to fade prematurely. Look for sulfate-free brands like Pureology, specially designed for coloured-hair.   Turn down the water temperature As heat causes your hair cuticles to open and allow colour to be washed out, your shower water temperature can play a key factor in ruining your colour-treated hair. So avoid hot showers if you’re looking… Read More

Reverse braid.

Learning to braid is an easy and efficient way to spice up your hairstyle without having to change its colour or length. We’ve put together a list of the top five braid styles worth learning at home, or as your next up-do in the salon. French Braid The classic when it comes to plaiting, the French Braid continues to be a favourite for those wanting an elegant and refined look. As easy to put together as it is to style into a bun or an up-do, the art of French Braiding is definitely worth learning and practicing.   Fishtail Braid… Read More

Purple hair.

Don’t be fooled into thinking there’s only a certain number of colours your hair can be. From pinks to purples, blues and ‘bloranges’, team True Grit can turn your dream colour into reality and really let you let your hair down when it comes to showing off your do. Here’s our pick on what to try next time you feel a colour change coming on. Go Go Grey If you’ve got grey hair naturally, lucky you. If going grey naturally is a bit before your time however you can always take the plunge early and try it out by dying… Read More

Hair with a head scarf.

If things are feeling all a little dull with your hair style yet you’re happy with the cut and colour, try out some accessories to bring your hair to life. Whether it’s a few fresh flowers for a big celebration, an easy headband to sling on before you go out, or a cleverly gathered headscarf, add a punch to your look in less than 2 minutes with our following tips. With flowers Don’t think putting pretty flowers in your hair is a privilege only reserved for brides. If you’re heading to an outdoor festival, or simply a summer BBQ and… Read More

A man with a man bun.

Men, if you’re in need or a new do of a tidy up of what you currently have then the team at True Grit are more than happy to help. For styles that won’t have you tied up in front of the mirror in the morning, check out our list of easy but handsome styles to see you through the working week as well as any social engagement. #1 Buzzcut Perhaps the winner when it comes to low maintenance hair, the buzz cuts has its roots firmly in a military background (that doesn’t mean however you need to team it… Read More