How to REALLY take care of your hair
Are you constantly on the hunt for the next big thing in hair colour? Did you get on board the balayage train nice and early? Are you a slave to your hair tools, all so you can rock a head turning ‘do?
Having amazing hair isn’t always about how well you can whip up a head of curls, you know. Having an head-turning mane comes down to the health of your hair and if you don’t take the appropriate measures to treat and protect your strands, well, you could be in fear of losing your locks altogether. Eek!
Discover how you can ensure that your constant styling doesn’t see you experiencing hair fatality post-party season…
Cut down on the heat styling
This could seem like a somewhat brutal ask, but there’s no point in taking steps to repair your hair unless you cut down on damaging it, first. If you’re a regular ‘wash, dry and heat style’ girl why not try embracing your waves by letting them air dry and then adding a curl enhancing product that will ensure they behave? We love Curly Sexy Hair Curling Crème because it structures your curls and leaves hair smooth and frizz-free all day long.
Repair the damage
Now that you’ve cut down on your heat styling, it’s time to start repairing. Switch up your regular shampoo and conditioner for a power couple that specialises in hair repair. We love Joico K-PAK Shampoo and Conditioner as they’re enriched with a unique keratin silicone complex that works to enhance the elasticity, strength and shine of your hair.
With all of the amazing hair styling you’ll be doing during the party season, it would make sense to feel as though your hair was weighed down by some serious product build up. Strip your strands of pesky hairspray, mousse and other styling products with a cleansing shampoo that purifies and deeply cleanses your hair. We love Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo as it whisks away product build-up from your scalp and hair fibres while making your hair feel weightless.
Give your over-styled strands the pampering treat they deserve with an intense treatment that will work to effectively strengthen and revitalise your hair. We love glo essentials Reparative Keratin Treatment as it works to infuse proteins deep into the hair follicles whilst detangling and de-frizzing your hair. It contains minerals, botanicals and peptides, which help to add shine and provide a smooth, healthy-looking finish. Apply this nourishing treatment at least once a week and leave it in your hair for around 20 minutes for optimum results.
If you can’t avoid styling products altogether, the best way to ensure your strands withstand the heat is with a heat protecting spray that forms a barrier to shield your hair. We love nak heat beat protective sealant as once spritzed through your strands, it protects them from the brutal damage that constant heat styling can result in. This leave-in treatment helps to seal the hair cuticle, improve the overall condition of your hair and increase shine. Better still, it’s sulphate and paraben-free and suitable for all hair types.
What are your best tips for taking proper care of your hair? Which products would you most like to try?