Five Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair

20 July 2018



It's always all-so-tempting to put as much product on your hair was possible in order to achieve that desired style or colour. But how much damage are you doing to your hair in the process?

I thought I'd share a few of my own tips for keeping hair in the best condition possible - or, at least, reducing the damage done as much as possible.

I never used to understand the meaning behind a lot of hair products and what it takes to keep it looking healthy and feeling good, but since starting work in a salon, my interest in this subject has completely spiralled.

USE TONERS IN MODERATION

I know from experience that dyed/highlighted/ombr├ęd hair has a tendency to become too warm or brassy, especially when brand-new, and the only way to achieve that effortlessly ashy look is through the use of a toning shampoo/conditioner. And toners play a large role in making your hair feel shiny and smooth as well.

However, toning shampoos shouldn't be used on the daily; if used too often, they can actually make your hair appear dull. So if you do invest in toning shampoos (I'd highly recommend the Fudge range), use at least every other hair wash (this also makes the products last longer, too!).

USE HAIR OIL

Hair oils are amazing for restoring the smoothness and overall condition of damaged and overstepped hair. My personal favourite is the Wella Oil Reflections Smoothening Oil, as the smell is literally out of this world. I've probably rambled about it quite a few times on here already.

If you're on a budget or want a completely natural alternative, go for coconut oil! You can actually buy massive tubs for very little and the stuff works like a dream. Apply to your hair and leave on overnight, and wash out in the morning.

ALWAYS. USE. HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY.

Heat protection spray is there for a reason. As an avid heat user like myself, this is always an essential for protecting your hair as much as possible and my ultimate favourite is the GHD spray. Spray this lightly, though – don't spray to the point of having wet hair, as this can actually do more harm than good. Straightening even damp hair can damage it. 

FIND HEAT-FREE STYLES THAT WORK

It's so, so important to give your hair a break from heat every so often, so finding good, heatless styles is a necessity. I personally love French plaits as these are cute and stay in for a long period of time. I have to say, though, it's pretty annoying that I can't do Dutch braids on myself as I love the look of these too!

HAVE REGULAR TRIMS

And for my last point: the best way of keeping the hair in good condition is just by having regular trims in order to get rid of any split and dead ends. Even if it's just a tiny amount off the ends.

What are your best hair tips?












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