Ten Tips for Top Hair

Posted by Bec McCoan

Your hair reflects your inner health and wellbeing. An unhealthy lifestyle, tiredness and stress can all take a toll on your hair. However, the good news is that hair also has the ability to transform the way you look and feel. Consider these good haircare tips to keep your hair looking naturally gorgeous.

  1. Banish split ends by having your hair trimmed regularly. Use a wide-toothed comb rather than a brush on wet hair and avoid overheating your hair when blow-drying.
  2. To treat dandruff, choose a naturally based product that does not contain metal oxides. Rinse your hair well after a dandruff treatment and avoid touching the scalp as it may be more prone to picking up infection.
  3. Always use a good quality hairbrush. Poor-quality brushes and combs will scratch the scalp and damage the hair shaft. Avoid over brushing your hair since this will stimulate sebum production encouraging oily hair, breakages and split ends.
  4. Brush your hair before washing it to massage the scalp and help loosen dead skin cells.
  5. Never use hotter than medium when blow-drying. Finish your blow-dry with a blast of cool air to close the cuticles – when cuticles lie flat, hair reflect the light and looks healthier and shinier.
  6. If you colour your hair, avoid non-organic dyes, especially peroxide.
  7. Avoid over-drying colour-treated hair with dryers, heated rollers or straighten tongs. Let it dry naturally, if possible.
  8. If you are ‘of a certain age’, why not forget about colourants and consider letting your natural grey/slivering hair colour come through? Perhaps make a fresh start and have your hair cut in a shorter style to remove all the damaged, discoloured and mistreated hair.
  9. Try conditioning your hair with natural ingredients
  10. Protect colour-treated hair against the effects of the sun, sea and swimming pools. Wear a hat or scarf in hot sun, wear a swimming cap or apply a conditioner to act as a barrier against chlorine. Always shampoo hair immediately after swimming.