With all the amazing hair styling articles we have on our website, you’ve got enough to keep you going for every day of the year! Maybe today you’re looking for inspiration for wet hairstyles, but tomorrow practical hair advice for mums looking to juggle parenting and work without letting your hair suffer.
Whatever you decide, the important thing is that your hair is healthy, so it’s more likely to cooperate. How do you keep your locks in great condition though? Our tips for healthy hair will give you some food for thought.
Wash your hair depending on its needs
The frequency of how many times you wash your hair should depend on how oily it is. This may require you to wash it every other day or even every day if your scalp produces a lot of oil. If you’ve got dyed hair, this may make it drier and you can get away with washing it less often.
Don’t condition the scalp
It can be tempting to coat your whole hair in conditioner in the hopes of achieving silky locks, but this can do more harm than good, as it can make it even greasier. The best thing to do is to simply coat the ends in conditioner, which will keep your hair protected from outside factors as well as heat from any styling appliances you might use.
Dry your hair naturally
When you’re pressed for time, grabbing the blow dryer is an easy solution, but every time you use it, you can end up damaging your scalp. Limit the amount of time you blast it with the dryer if you can. Air drying or towel drying are much kinder alternatives.
Comb, don’t brush
When you’re in the shower and want to untangle your hair, don’t reach for the brush. Your locks are in their most fragile state right now, so yanking a brush through them is just asking for trouble – unless you want hair breakage. Let your hair dry a bit first and then use a comb to separate the strands. A wide-toothed comb is the best solution to help your hair stay in the best condition possible.
Avoid hot showers
There’s nothing better than taking a hot shower after a hard day, but your hair thinks otherwise. If the water’s too hot, it strips the natural oils from your scalp, which can leave it dry and flaky. It’s best to take a lukewarm shower and even blast your hair with cold water when you’re done (and if you dare!) to seal the cuticles and prevent further damage. To ensure there are no surprises while washing your hair, a shower thermostat such as the range from GROHE ensures that the water temperature remains the same throughout your shower.
Get regular trims
Lots of factors contribute to split ends, such as using heated appliances (i.e. hair straighteners, curling wands), pollution, smoking, as well as stress. To ensure your hair looks healthier, it’s recommended to get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks to get rid of any split ends that have formed.
Protect your hair from the sun
You lather sun cream on your skin to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays, so why shouldn’t you protect your hair too? The sun can deplete your hair of moisture and leave it brittle, dry and damaged. Cover your hair when you can. If you don’t have a hat or any kind of covering to hand, then tie your hair in a bun so there’s less surface area for the sun to get to.