5 Minutes With Percy & Reed

Paul Percival and Adam Reed, the duo behind Percy & Reed, share tips to beat frizz and more.

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Paul Percival and Adam Reed, the duo behind Percy & Reed, share tips to beat frizz and more.

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What should we look out for in a good dry shampoo? 

The main thing is the ingredients are fine and it doesn’t leave any residue on your hair. And also that it smells right, obviously. When your hair is clean, you also want it to smell really nice. 

Any tips to help prevent frizz? Because that’s a huge problem here. 

Primers! We have a brilliant primer called Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm that you need to use on wet hair. Whatever you're doing to stop frizz should be done when your hair’s still wet, because by the time it’s dry, the hair cuticle is closed. So before drying your hair, smooth a few pumps of primer all the way through your hair. None of our products will leave your hair greasy or crunchy. 

If there’s one thing you’d like people to do more of, what would it be? 

Not instantly using heat styling products on the highest setting. When it comes to curlers or straighteners, many will just put it on the hottest setting and start using it. It’s better to start off on the coolest setting and see how that works on your hair first. You can always turn it up later but don’t set it all the way up right away. 

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Percy & Reed Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo, $14 

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Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, $40 

Hello, Olive!

The oil extracted from this tiny fruit is packed with antioxidants and has been used for centuries to nourish hair and skin. Olive oil is also rich in squalene, a chemical that helps to keep skin moisturised while strengthening hair. Here are some olive oil-based products to add to your beauty routine. 

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1. Klorane Leave-in Concentrate with Essential Olive Extract, $59.90 

2. Lip Hop Ultra Rich Olive Oil Lip Balm, $4.90 

3. Botaneco Garden Argan & Virgin Olive Oil Nourishing Body Lotion, $7.90 

4. Himalaya Olive Extra Nourishing Cream, $6.50 

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Hydrate and strengthen skin and hair with these sheet masks. 

L'Oréal Paris EverPure Intense Repair Hair Sheet Mask, $6.90 

Used like a shower cap, this hair mask is infused with a cream that hydrates and strengthens hair. The steam from the shower will help your hair absorb the formula. 

Diptyque Infused Sheet Mask, $125 for a 50ml gel concentrate and four single-use flower sheet masks 

The mask itself contains 100 percent natural rose petal and chamomile, and is to be used with the gel concentrate infused with nourishing floral extracts. 

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