5 hair commandments you need to follow

Ditch your bad hair days for good

New Idea New Idea and WHO Executive Beauty Editor / September 27 2018

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.

Kevin.Murphy Maxi.Wash Detox Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Grow Strong Intensive Mask

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.

evo Gluttony Shampoo

evo Bridge of Gluttony Conditioner

Not Your Mother’s Beat 
The Heat Thermal Shield

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Adriana has been writing about the beauty world for more than 15 fun-filled years and has a real passion for helping women navigate gracefully through those tricky 45+ years.