While we would all love to roll out of bed looking as though we’ve spent the morning being pampered in a salon, the truth is that maintaining healthy hair takes a lot of work. Unfortunately, especially if you live in an area with low humidity, regular washing and conditioning isn’t always enough to achieve the lustre that you’re lusting after. But fear not! We list 5 of the secrets to optimal hair health below.
Always Read the Label
You shouldn’t purchase a hair care product purely because the model in the TV ad had the shiniest, most beautiful hair you’d ever seen. Make sure that you read the label on the bottle first! The key is to avoid products that contain sulfates (they strip your hair of natural oils), alcohol and silicones (both of which are sure to weigh your hair down).
Moisturise and Hydrate
A regular shampooing will keep your hair clean, but it definitely won’t keep it hydrated! A good quality conditioner, or homemade coconut oil or avocado concoction, will do the trick when it comes to locking in moisture and shine. Remember – conditioner isn’t just for people with dry hair. It is necessary for those with oily hair too (as long as it is kept away from the roots and applied only to the length and the tips).
Don’t Brush When Wet
Your hair is at its most fragile when it’s damp so, if possible, try to hold off brushing and detangling until it’s dry. Doing so will make it easier to avoid breakage and those dreaded split ends!
Condition Before Swimming
Most of us condition our tresses after a dunk in the pool. The truth is that this isn’t doing you, or your hair, any favours! Try wetting and conditioning before you have a swim instead. As a result, your hair will absorb the water and the conditioner as opposed to the chlorine in the pool (which will dry it out tremendously).
Ensure that you’re getting plenty of healthy fats in your diet (olive oil, avos and nuts), as well as lots of leafy green veggies.
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