Use our top tips and haircare advice to nourish your hair and get the glossy, healthy locks you’ve been dreaming of.
If you want manageable hair with a healthy shine and plenty of life, then you need to look after it and nourish it, just like the rest of your body.
The healthiest hair is looked after from the inside out. Making sure that you are maintaining a consistently healthy lifestyle is the foundation of achieving healthy hair.
Combine a healthy lifestyle with a nourishing hair care routine and you’ll soon find yourself enjoying strong, shiny, rejuvenated hair.
Ready to discover the secrets of healthy hair? Here are our top six haircare tips before we delve deeper into the best way to look after your locks.
Eat a healthy balanced diet:How healthy your hair is can reflect your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet will help your hair to grow thicker, faster, and stronger.
Only use natural hair care products:Haircare products containing synthetic chemicals can be very harsh on the hair and scalp. Rather than nourishing the hair, they are often very drying and mask unhealthy hair using silicones. Natural hair care products like our Australian Buddha wood and bergamot shampoo and conditioner safely and gently hydrate and revitalise hair.
Use heat-free styling methods:Healthy care will quickly become dried out and damaged if you’re regularly using hairdryers, straighteners, or curling tongs. Get online to discover gentle heat-free styling methods.
Embrace your natural hair colour:Your hair is guaranteed to thank you for ditching the dye and bleach. If your locks are looking or feeling brittle or damaged, try embracing your natural hair colour to improve its condition.
Use an intensive treatment regularly:Using a good natural conditioner on your hair can keep it feeling healthy and manageable, but it’s the intensive treatments that really help to feed and inject moisture and nutrients into your hair.
Perfect your haircare routine:Finding a haircare routine that works can take a very long time but is key to maintaining healthy hair. More on this next.
Best hair care routine
There is no one-size-fits-all haircare routine to rule them all, simply because everyone’s hair and lifestyle is different.
It takes a bit of research and a lot of trial and error to find the routine and products that work best for your hair.
The best routine for you will depend on several factors including:
- Your hair type
- Whether your hair has been bleached, dyed, or otherwise processed
- How you wear your hair
- If you suffer from dryness or irritation on your scalp
However, all the best hair care routines share a few of the same steps, it’s just the details of these that you’ll have to iron out and tailor to your requirements.
The frequency with which you’ll need to wash your hair will depend on your hair type. Those with finer or thinner hair may find that it gets greasy quickly and so needs to be washed more frequently than someone with very thick hair.
Bi-weekly: Apply a natural, intensive, deep conditioning treatment
Deep conditioning treatments help to keep your hair healthy and hydrated.
Either choose an organic deep conditioning treatment by a trusted eco-friendly brand or make a super simple but effective DIY treatment at home using store cupboard ingredients.
5 super nourishing and simple deep conditioning treatments you can make at home include:
- Protein egg mask
- Hot oil treatment
- Banana mask
- Honey mask
- Avocado mask
Every 6-8 weeks: Have your hair trimmed
Having your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks removes damaged or split strands to keep your hair in tip-top condition and prevent the breakage from worsening.
How to take better care of your hair
If you’ve got all the basics of good haircare covered and want to take things one step further, take heed of our next five tips for even healthier hair.
Have it trimmed regularly, as intimated above
Busy lifestyles can mean we often forget to get our hair trimmed until the damage is already done. Keeping up with regular hair trims can prevent breakage and damage to your hair.
Invest in a microfibre towel and satin pillowcase
Microfibre towels are softer and gentler on the hair than regular cotton towels. They speed up the drying process and help to reduce breakage and frizz. Similarly, satin pillows are gentle on the hair, reducing tangles and keeping your hair looking smooth.
Reduce exposure to UV
Did you know that UV exposure can be damaging to your hair as well as your skin? When you’re out in the sun for long periods, try to cover or shade your hair as much as possible with a wide-brimmed hat to protect it from UV rays.
Don’t brush when it’s wet
Your hair is much more likely to break and become damaged when wet, so avoid brushing it until it is almost dry.
Take cool or cold showers
Ending your shower with a blast of cold water will close the pores on your scalp and your hair’s cuticles. This helps to lock moisture into your hair, reducing frizz and making your hair smoother and shinier.
Why is it important to take care of your hair?
Taking care of your hair is not only hygienic, it’s also an important part of looking after your overall health and well-being.
Here are three great reasons to make hair care a priority:
Looking after your hair also means keeping your scalp clean and healthy. A healthy scalp can help to prevent scalp irritation and annoying dry or flaky skin.
Hair that is nourished and well cared for will grow thicker, stronger, more manageable, and more lustrous.
How your hair looks is a key part of your appearance. Having good hair day every day can make us look and feel great, providing a real confidence boost.
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