5 Top Tips For Healthy Hair
Once you've tried these, you'll never look back.
We all deserve a good hair day, every day! Haircare doesn’t have to take hours. You shouldn’t have to break the bank to keep your hair looking its best. And you deserve to have a great hair day, every day of the week! This week I’m sharing my top 5 tips which help keep hair feeling shiny, soft and healthy.
1) Use a leave-in conditioner after a shower
If there’s one thing that can keep your hair feeling super smooth after every wash, try a leave-in conditioner. I’ve tried, and absolutely love, “Goldwell” ‘Dualsenses Rich Repair' and found this to be the best for my hair, but you might have to experiment with one which suits your hair type. Leave-in conditioner is a lot easier than using additional products to keep your hair moisturized; all you have to do, after you’ve washed your hair with shampoo and conditioner, is apply a small amount (as per bottle suggestions) and run the leave-in conditioner from root to tip. Leave in conditioner is light weight, so you don’t have to rinse it out or apply any other products, but it still gives your hair the moisture and shine it needs. After a blow dry, or leave it to dry naturally, you should notice reduced frizz, more shine and less tangles!
2) Use a larger toothed comb or tangle teaser after a shower
When your hair is wet, it’s at its most vulnerable and likely to break. So, it’s best not to use a wire brush or a fine-toothed comb which can split fine, damp hairs after a shower. You could opt for a large-toothed comb when running conditioner through your hair in the shower and then switch to a tangle teaser whilst your hair is drying to remove any tangles before you go to style it!
3) Microfibre hair towel
Most towels are made of cotton, whilst this may be good for soaking up moisture and drying your skin, it’s not the best for damp, fragile hair. If you use a traditional cotton towel on your hair, whilst the cotton absorbs the moisture, it can become heavy, putting extra weight and pressure on each strand and could lead to breakage.
A microfibre towel/hair wrap is a lot gentler on your hair, so whilst it’s at its most vulnerable, using a soft, gentle material causes less stress and breakage to your strands! Microfibre can also help reduce frizz and drying time.
4) Use hair treatment once a month
Using a conditioning treatment once a month can invigorate your hair before it begins to dry out. If you bleach, straighten, curl or blow-dry your hair often, you might find your hair feels dried out or tangles easily. Using a treatment every few weeks fortifies broken bonds in each strand to remove the stretchy-bleached feeling and reduces split ends from heat damage.
5) Use claw clips and silk hair ties instead of hair elastics
Having your hair up may be simple and convenient, whether you’re opting for a slick-back look or just need your hair out of the way, using hair elastics can pull on the strands and add weight and pressure to your hair follicles. Putting this pressure on your hair too often can cause the strands to become damaged and cease growing. If you want to look after your hair as best as possible, opt for claw clips or silk hair ties which are a lot gentler on your hair and reduce the pressure on each strand. Claw clips also reduce knots, which can form when hair is tied back tightly in a standard elastic, leaving hair feeling as smooth before and after you’ve had it tied up!