Caring for your hair can sometimes be super daunting. There is so much information out there on what you should and shouldn’t do, that you should use every single wonder product out there and that you should never use heat. In our busy lives we like quick fixes and can’t help but get the heat on our hair, so taking care of your hair in a way that suits you is a must.
To keep your hair looking healthy you really just need a good shampoo & conditioner, treatment, hair oil, heat defence spray and invest in a good hair brush that isn’t going to tug on your hair. Throw on top regular hair cuts and you are onto a winner.
I thought I would share my top 5 tips for healthier looking hair.
Nourish from the inside out
I know we aren’t all fans of living a healthy lifestyle, but eating things like avocados, nuts & seeds, tangerines and spinach all help towards keeping your hair naturally healthy. If you aren’t into eating that then taking a daily supplement is always the way to go, trust me your hair will love you for it.
Say no to hot water
Everyone loves a nice hot shower but it is actually ruining your hair, making it dry and really lacklustre. Turn down the heat just a little or try to not get your hair wet and wash it separately so that you can use cooler water. This will make your hair feel so much better, especially if you use cooler water on your final rinse as it closes the cuticle, helping it lay flat and giving you a great boost of natural shine.
Comb when wet
I remember I used to drag a big Denman brush through my long, wet, curly hair as a kid trying to get the knots out. The pain was unbearable and I could literally hear my hair ripping out. I soon learnt that combing my hair when wet with a wide toothed come from the bottom up was the way to go, it’s also a great way for distributing product throughout the hair.
Turn down the heat
I’m not saying stop using heat altogether as I would be a massive hypocrite but, turn down the heat. We don’t actually need our hair dryers, straighteners and tongs on the highest setting. By turning it down just a notch you will start to see the difference in how much healthier your hair is, especially if you are prone to getting that fried look after going over the same piece of hair with your straighteners. Also remember to use a great heat defence spray, my favourite is the one from Celsius as it smells amazing, gives great shine and really protects the hair from heated appliances.
Stop washing so much
I wash my hair every 4 or 5 days because it’s dry, curly and prone to breakage. If I washed it every day it would probably end up snapping off. Invest in a good dry shampoo to stop it looking greasy if needed and find a routine that works for you but just so you know, second day hair always looks better.
So there you have it, my top 5 tips for keeping your hair looking in tip top condition.
Do you have any go-to hair care advice?