He’s been in the trichology industry for more than 55 years; worked on politicians, royalty and stars (such as Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet and Audrey Hepburn); written four bestselling books and coined the phrase ‘bad hair day’. Known as the Hair Doctor, Philip Kingsley is the go-to guy of beauty editors worldwide for advice on hair health, the latest technological advancements and insider tips.
MYTH: You Can Repair Split Ends
You can’t. The only cure is to cut hair.
MYTH: 100 Strokes A Day
Brushing pulls out your hair, breaks it off and scratches the scalp. A brush should be used as a styling aid only, not as exercise for the hair.
MYTH: Hair Gets Used To The Same Shampoo
It doesn’t. The same shampoo used on the same hair always gives the same results. So why does it seem that a change is beneficial? Your hair may have changed – you may have had it permed, coloured, cut, grown it long – or your state of health may be different.
Three Philip Kingsley Products We Can’t Live Without:
Scalp Mask (R164.95)
Swim Cap (R289.95) Formulated for the 1984 US Olympic synchronised swimming team
Elasticizer (R769.95) Originally formulated for Audrey Hepburn