18 Jan 2016

Can a hair supplement really make a difference?

Can a hair supplement really make a difference? 

Well the readers of Layered online certainly think so! 
5 Layered readers put our Viviscal Maximum Strength supplements to the test and the results are in...

Check out the highlights here:

Zoe 33

"I didn't really notice a huge difference to start with, but after three months I noticed that baby hairs had started to regrow, especially at my temples. After taking them for six months I can confidently say they have made a difference to my hair." Zoe 33


Charlotte, 29
"My nails grew really quickly and then my skin definitely started to look better, which I was very happy about. I would say it took at least three months to notice a difference in my hair, which coincided with my next colour appointment where my colourist said she could see and feel a real difference in the strength of my hair. It's now been over six months of taking Viviscal and my hair has definitely grown faster compared to when I didn't take the tablets and as I'm getting married this year and wanted a longer style I will keep on taking them for my big day."

Read the full article here to learn about the other 3 testers experiences with Viviscal

7 Dec 2015

What’s the best way to apply and use shampoo and conditioner? 

Let’s face it, when it comes to having a good hair day getting the shampoo and conditioning part right is key. From using too much product on hair to not fully cleansing those tresses, there’s a lot that can go wrong! 

We’ve checked in with leading hair stylist Richard Kavanagh, author of ‘Love Your Hair’, for some top tips on the do’s and don’ts of hair washing! 


  • Make sure that hair is dripping wet before applying shampoo. 
  • Rub shampoo, approximately 5ml (1 teaspoon), between your palms before distributing it           through your hair from ends to roots. 
  • Give your scalp a good massage with the tips of your fingers to really get hair clean, and            increase circulation to the scalp. 


  • Once shampoo is applied, avoid scrunching and rubbing hair together like laundry as this can     cause cuticle damage, causing hair to look dull. 



  • Squeeze excess water out of your hair before applying conditioner. When it comes to               conditioning, unlike shampooing, the less water left in your hair the better. 
  • Apply the majority of your conditioner to the driest parts that need it the most i.e. the tips. 
  • Leave conditioner in for a few minutes before rinsing really thoroughly throughout. 


  • Leave any conditioner in as this can give hair a dull appearance and make it more difficult to style. 

Towel drying: 


  • Gently squeeze water out of hair in the same way that you would delicate laundry. 


  • Roughly rub dry with a towel as this can cause the hair’s cuticle layer, causing it to chip and break. 

And voila, there you have it the perfect hair care routine!