Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Top 5 tips for healthy hair during the cooler months

Follow these simple tips to keep your locks in top shape during the cooler months!

Minimise heat styling: Pack up those curlers and straighteners for the cooler months and embrace your natural texture! With the help of an anti-frizz product of course. If you MUST heat style your hair, try to keep it to once or twice a week and always use heat protectant.

Wear protecting updos (even while sleeping): There are so many updos still hot on trend for autumn and winter. Embrace the sock bun, cute braids and sleek ponytails this autumn. If you tend to move around a lot in your sleep, consider investing in a silk pillow case and braiding your hair before bed. Braid waves also create a great texture to work with in the morning!

Use a hair mask: Cool winds can be drying on your hair so be sure to use a hair mask at least once a week. Do a strand test to see if your hair lacks protein or moisture. If your strand breaks easily without stretching, your hair requires moisture; but if your hair stretches before breaking, your require protein. Be aware your hair requires a lot more moisture than protein.

Do not shampoo everyday: Washing your hair every day strips away the natural oils that your locks thrive on. If you wash your hair everyday, your scalp will then in turn produce more oils to compensate. Try an updo for second day hair, and invest in a dry shampoo.

Be gentle: Treating your hair gently can have a huge effect on the health of your hair and increase the time between trims. Never brush your hair when wet. Instead use a wide tooth comb to detangle, starting at the ends and working up to the roots. Use a detangling spray if your hair is particularly prone to tangles.

TIP: Use your blowdryer on the cool/ slow setting to avoid unnecessary damage when drying.

TIP: Use your conditioner on dry hair for a deep treatment.

COMING SOON: Easy braided hairstyle for layered hair....

1 comment:

  1. Great read, an abundance of good info I'm going to have to try. Thanks Caitlinxoxo :)