Ditch your bad hair days for good
Ok, it’s time to say no more to bad hair days. It's all in your hands to make some major changes. Follow these fabulous mantras for getting the hair you want.
#1 / I must not overuse styling products
Less is more when it comes to styling products. Using them too often can create residue build-up, which only leads to you reaching for more product to compensate! Eventually your hair will end up a greasy, lacklustre mess. To give yourself a clean slate, use a clarifying shampoo once a week. We love Kevin.Murphy Maxi.Wash Detox Shampoo.
#2 / I must treat my hair to a weekly mask
Make this a habit on a Sunday night and you’re set for a week of glossy, manageable locks. “It can work wonders when treating daily hair damage,” says hairstylist and Pure Hair Food brand ambassador Jenny Kim. Things like curling tongs, hairdryers or washing too often can strip away the natural oils so a mask is the ideal way to undo the damage. Try Garnier Fructis Grow Strong Intensive Mask.
#3 / I must not tie my hair too tightly
Do you have lots of annoying fly-aways around the hairline? The culprit could be your updo. Tying your hair up too tightly can cause your strands to snap. Opt for loose topknots or let your hair down once in a while! Also, stock up on snagless hair ties like Lady Jayne Soft Knitted Ponytailers.
#4 / I must mix it up occasionally
There’s no rule saying you can’t use a fine hair shampoo with a super-moisturising conditioner from the same brand. According to Kim, this can absolutely give better results. Give evo Gluttony Shampoo a go with evo Bride of Gluttony Conditioner.
#5 / I must take care with hot tools
Treat your hair like you would your skin. Kim says: “You wouldn’t expose your skin to harsh sun without sunscreen, so why would you use curling tongs, straightening irons or even a blow-dryer without protection from direct heat?” Repeated use without protection can wreak havoc on hair texture, making it fragile and breakable. Spritz with Not Your Mother’s Beat The Heat Thermal Shield Spray before reaching for the hot tools.