You Hair What You Eat

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, just one tablespoon provides nearly two-thirds of your RDA for fat soluble Vitamin E. Almonds are great to eat by the handful or as a butter on your toast, they are rich in protein and good fats, which are fantastic for the overall improvement of your hair health. One 8 month trial has shown that men who supplemented with Vitamin E saw an increase in hair growth by up to 42%


Spinach is a super food and is on the list of the 8 super foods to eat each day. Women are more likely to be deficient in minerals, which can often be the reason for hair loss. Spinach is rich in Iron and contains Sebum which is a natural hair conditioner. I love to eat Spinach raw and as an alternative to lettuce leaves in my salad. This versatile green also provides Omega-3 acids, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and Iron. All keep hair lustrous, shiny and full of body.


Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines are full of Omega-3s, which are naturally anti-inflammatory, inflammation can cause hair to shed. Salmon is one food that helps the body process insulin more efficiently. Insulin resistance has been linked to male-pattern baldness and female hair loss. But avoid farmed salmon at all costs!!


Beta-carotene protects against dry, dull hair and stimulates the glands in your scalp to make sebum, which is that beautiful oil that nourishes and conditions your hair. Orange-coloured fruits and vegetables need to be on your shopping list every week. Carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, mangoes and of course sweet potatoes!

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Chickpeas contain some of the highest concentrations of vitamin B9. A cup of them packs a whopping 1,114 micrograms of B9, nearly three times the RDA of 400 micrograms.
Folic Acid is the synthetic version of B9, also known as Folate. Folic acid generally helps all tissues grow, so getting enough dietary folate stimulates hair growth in the long run.
According to a study conducted by the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, folic acid supplement therapy helped a three-week old male calf recover from progressive hair loss in less than two months. Unfortunately, no such outstanding effects have been reported in humans. It is certainly a great addition to a healthy balanced diet that will help your hair to be strong and long!


Eggs are packed with a B vitamin called biotin, which helps hair grow and strengthens brittle fingernails. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Other good sources of biotin are almonds, avocados, and salmon, which are already on the list!

Did you know that our newest shampoo and conditioner Waterman's Grow-Me has got Biotin in it?
So, use the products and eat your eggs, perfect combination for healthy strong hair!


Copper is said to help hair maintain its natural colour, regardless of your natural hair colour, according to a 2012 study. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in the mineral, as well as seaweed and sesame seeds. So, to defend against grey hair, eat your mushrooms!!


This is the perfect recipe to feed your hair and feed your family, full of the goodness you need to have beautiful hair..

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with baked sweet Potatoes and
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Low and Slow

Bleach is no longer a dirty word


For years we avoided using the word 'bleach' in the salon and chose to use words such a 'pre-lightener' to make it seem less scary for the salon guest. There has been a change in the industry, helped along by social media, to tell it like it is. Salon guests are in the know about colouring techniques and products more than they have ever been before. In fact, quite often it is the salon guests who come to the salon asking for the latest techniques and products they have seen on Instagram.

So, let me tell you about bleach and how we use it to get the lightest results but make sure your hair is protected at the same time.

To ensure we get the best Bleach-Up results and to maintain the condition and integrity of your bleached highlights we use the 'Low And Slow' method to develop your bleach.

Low.. This means that we use the lowest strength peroxide possible, we may even go as low as the peroxide strength we use to activate your semi-permanent colours!

Slow.. We then develop your bleach slowly, it may take an hour (or more) to lift with such a low strength peroxide but believe me it is worth the wait!

Bleach is activated by peroxide but the peroxide does not determine the level of lift you will get, all it does is determine the amount of time it takes to lift the colour to the desired depth.

This is how we explain peroxide strength and development time...

12%, the highest strength peroxide, is a car traveling at 90 MPH around Penzance town, it will finish the circuit really fast but it will cause a lot of damage on the way round! Imagine this fast acting peroxide and what it will do to your hair, this is why we NEVER use bleach and 12%!

9% is a car traveling at 60 MPH, again, gets round pretty fast but has caused a fair bit of damage.

6%, we use this to develop your permanent colours, is a car traveling at 40 MPH, it gets round Penzance in less time and probably hasn't caused any major damage but there is still the risk as it is a little bit faster than they would like on your driving test 😊

4%, we use this to develop your quasi-permanent colours, is a car traveling at 25 MPH, it takes longer to get round the town but hasn't caused any damage at all!!

2%, we use this to develop your toners, is traveling at 10 MPH and takes ages to get round Penzance but hasn't a scratch on it and has probably annoyed a few motorists along the way 😂

Bleach-up after a few weeks, we love the look of a grown out Bleach-up, it gives the hair great texture.

Bleach-up after a few weeks, we love the look of a grown out Bleach-up, it gives the hair great texture.

🎓So the lesson is, take your time, book out all of the afternoon for your appointment, enjoy our coffee and magazines, lie back and allow the massage chair to soothe you, allow us to look after you and if you need anything such as food or your car park extended we will happily pop out for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Welcome to Our New Home

Hello and Welcome,

So, while I've been off on Maternity Leave, between bottle feeds and nappy changes I have built a brand new spanking website and let me tell you, it wasn't as hard as you would think. I used Squarespace, an online platform that allows you to build your own website using their pre-designed totally customisable templates. There wasnt too much tech jargon to get your head around and anything that you dont know, we have google and YouTube tutorials for. Its great!


Watch this space for lots of news, events and information about Hunter&Walsh, I will do regular blogs to keep you informed of all that is happening, not only from inside our four walls but from all around our Hunter&Walsh community.

Multi tasking at its finest!!   

Multi tasking at its finest!!


In addition to our Website, we now have Online Bookings and our very own Hunter and Walsh app, both are fantastic for people like me who always run out of time in the day and forget to ring during opening hours. You can now go on anytime and get your appointment. If you need any help with what to book in for Facebook us as we are usually available to point you in the right direction.

Don't forget to take full advantage of our free consultation service, the team will be only too happy to help you find your perfect style and colour, they may even suggest a whole new look. So, don't get stuck in a rut come and have a coffee and a chat.