9 Ways To Get Healthier Hair Right Now

9 Ways To Get Healthier Hair Right Now

Raise your hand if you want healthier, shinier hair, like right now? Everyone? Yeah, we thought so. Before you start feeling disheartened and start picturing how dull life would be without your straightener, don’t forget that all wrecked hair can be revived, thanks to our stylist’s sneaky little tips and tricks. So, don’t worry, have a read of these simple rules and your hair will be in tip top condition in no time.

RULE #1

Don’t wet it as often.

Did you know that water makes hair swell from the inside, which forces the cuticle up? This is exactly what causes frizz and breakage. When you wash your hair more than you need to, it pushes your hair cuticle upwards giving us that dreaded frizzy and dull style we all love to hate. Washing your hair too often not only makes colour fade faster, but it causes hair to lose its natural vibrancy and shine when repeatedly applied under hot water. 

RULE #2

Get smarter shampoo and conditioner.

Invest in a good quality shampoo that’s right for your hair type. We recommend Moroccanoil’s Moisture Repair Shampoo as it’s perfect for hair that’s been damaged by colour, chemical processing or heat styling. It benefits from colour-safe, Keratin-enriched ingredients and it works incredibly well when teamed up with the Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner. Another important point to note is that if you’re a fan of hair spray, silicone serum or mousse, you’ll need to alternate a cleansing conditioner too with your regular shampoo. Cleansing conditioners can help to remove product residue that makes hair less flexible and leads to breakage and replace dryness with some well needed nourishment. The Moist Repair Cleansing Conditioner from KMS  is actually a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, and helps to restore the condition of your hair whilst also focusing on gently cleansing at the same time. Effectively targeting broken and damaged locks, the cleansing conditioner works to build strength to each strand of hair.

RULE #3

Get it trimmed. Regularly.

Regularly trimming your hair can make it look and feel healthier and are *key* to getting that good hair feeling year round. Your stylist might nag you about having delayed a trim for so long but believe us, it’s with good reason because trims remove split ends and stop any damage from creeping up the length of your hair, and it helps to restore some of its shine too. Aim to trim your hair every 4-6 weeks.

RULE #4

Protect it against heat.

Despite its formidable styling power, heat is probably the worst thing for your hair, so we’d recommend doubling down with a heat-protectant spray. But if you really want it to work, you've got to apply it the legit hairstylist way: Grab small sections of damp hair and mist each one up and down the length (two or three spritzes per section depending on the length of your hair). When you're finished, comb your hair through to distribute the product —heat protectants are pretty useless if they're not applied all over, and getting there only takes a few seconds so it’s totally worth it.  We’d recommend ghd’s Heat Protect Spray as it’s ideal for ensuring your hair does not show signs of heat damage from repeated styling and it’ll keep your locks looking healthy and happy.

RULE #5

Save your old t-shirts

We kid you not: Your basic H&M cotton tee is gentler on your hair than a towel for drying. It's why our stylists recommend that you keep them on hand as they don't rough up the cuticle as much, which means you don't have to work as hard to smooth the hair and make it look healthy. #Win.

RULE #6 

Cool your head.

If your hair feels hot after you blow-dry or style using curlers or a straightener (or a hot brush), it means that it's still frying and sizzling away. Just imagine when you remove a steak from the grill, it still continues to cook, and it's the same thing with heat retention from a blow-dryer, or heat styler. If your hair still feels hot, then hit the cold-shot button on your dryer sharpish and give your hair a quick blast to protect it from further damaging.

RULE #7

Get creative.

If you air-dry your hair overnight, you can minimize damage. One trick that works for all hair types is to sleep with damp hair in two loose braids and wake up in the morning to smooth, frizz-free and loose curls that you can tease your usually straight and flat hair into beachy waves.

RULE #8 

Treat yourself more.

Weekly scalp treatments make a bigger difference to the health of your hair in the long run than you'd think. Scalp treatments help keep the hair follicles clean and prevents the blockage and inflammation that leads to thinning hair later in life. Brands like Nioxin offer a range of scalp treatments that are perfect for combating breakage-related hair loss and amplifying hair structure and strength. If you're pressed for time however, dandruff shampoos like the KMS Remedy Anti-Dandruff Shampoo are a great way to clean up your scalp even if you don't have dandruff.

RULE #9

Boost the shine factor.

Lightweight oils that contain the lightest silicones and oils, create the most believable shine. They help to smooth the hair's cuticle, which is the hallmark of healthy hair. Our stylists have been raving about Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil and we’re sure you will be too after you’ve used it to create a smooth, glossy finish that’s lightweight yet full of natural looking shine.

Now it's time to get healthy hair!

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