There’s no denying that hair is one of the first things you notice about a person. A lot of people spend time dying and heat styling their hair, which can be quite damaging which is why hair care is so important. I dye my hair regularly with a permanent colour. I also use a hairdryer and straighteners a couple of times a week. All of these will be damaging my hair so I do the best I can to keep it in a good condition.
There are a lot of different complaints that people have with their hair. Whether it’s that it’s too frizzy, it gets too greasy too quickly or it’s thinning, there are always ways to fix it. You could have a look at hair transplant costs in London, or you could find a new shampoo that works for you. Here are my top tips for looking after your hair..
Get regular trims
Even if you’re trying to grow your hair longer, it’s a great idea to get regular trims. Getting rid of any split ends will help your hair to stay healthy, it will look a lot better and it will also grow quicker. I can’t always afford to visit a hairdresser, so I do trim the ends myself. I always use a pair of hairdressing scissors which are readily available on the high street. If you want to know how to do it yourself, there are plenty of YouTube videos that you can watch to help you.
Use a mask
As the dye can dry out my hair and my hair is naturally quite dry and coarse anyway, I always make sure I use a mask or deep conditioning treatment. At the moment, I’m using one from Garnier that is banana scented and it leaves my hair feeling silky smooth. The fact that it smells amazing is also a bonus! You don’t need to go out and buy a fancy mask, there’s plenty of ways to make your own at home with ingredients that you probably already have around your kitchen.
Cut down on the washing
I know that a lot of people wash their hair every day. This is completely normal, but if you can go a few days between washes then that is so much better for your hair. I tend to wash mine a couple of times a week at the most. Your hair may be a bit greasy at first, but you can condition it to last an extra couple of days between washes. If I wash mine too often, it becomes really dry and frizzy.
Use the right products
A lot of people are not always using the best products for their hair type. If you have coloured hair, it is always best to use a shampoo and conditioner designed to protect your colour. If your hair tends to get greasy really quickly and can become quite limp, then it is best to avoid using conditioner all the time. There are plenty of different products on the market for all different hair types, so it is definitely worth doing your research. Always make sure that you use a heat protector if you will be using heat to style your hair as well.
How do you look after your hair?