A hairstylist has warned blondes that Dublin water can damage your locks.
Steve Kucsera, who works at Hairdresser, Café, Salon in Smithfield said the minerals in the capital’s hard water can damage blonde hair.
He told Dublin Live: ‘In Dublin the water is very hard or if you go swimming it can affect blonde hair. Blonde is a very sensitive color, it is a high maintenance color and hard water can discolor blonde.
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“We recommend using a clarifying shampoo to remove all those minerals from the hair because your hair is a magnet for them, so if you use a clarifying shampoo once a month it can remove any buildup.
“There are different techniques to keep your hair blonde longer. If your highlights are going to the roots, that’s why balayage has also become fashionable, you only need to do it once every six months, with highlights, we can play to make them last longer too.
Steve also explained why using shampoo from a barber is much better for your hair than shampoo from a store.
He said: ‘I always tell my clients ‘if you love your hair it will show and if you don’t it will show too’. You need a really good professional shampoo he has standards higher and it lasts longer.
“If you have a good shampoo that cleanses your hair, make sure you choose the same brand. You have to rinse well, otherwise it will be greasy.
“I always recommend using a leave-in conditioner, something light and blow-drying it. If you have long hair, curly hair, dry strands that break off, a drop of serum would be certainly great.
“I work with different high-end professional products. Everything you buy from the hairdresser is more expensive than what you get in the store. But we can see what hair you have and recommend the best shampoo for it.
“The professional shampoo uses better ingredients and also uses less water, so it lasts longer. Our shampoo could last five months. It works better at the end of the day.
Steve always knew he was going to be a hairdresser and has been working in Dublin for almost 15 years now.
“When I was 18, I chose this profession,” he continued.
“I wanted to do something creative and I also had a really good hand. You can create something, put your own signature on it, and that makes you so proud.
“When I came to Ireland about 15 years ago I noticed the teenagers had gel in their hair and it was kind of funny.
“I do bold haircuts and colors. For me, everything passes. I’m brave enough to cut, shave and color.
“The most popular requests are blow-drys, highlights and balayages. People like to change colors and try new things.
“You also come to the hairdresser for the experience, to relax and disconnect. You don’t have to do anything either, that’s great.
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