There’s nothing much that’s worse than waking up to a bad hair day!
Brittle ends, frizzy tops and dull, dry strands are just the beginning after too much fun in the sun and sand. In March, as the weather starts to cool and you’re forced headfirst back into your early morning routine, the festive season isn’t the only distant memory – so too are those beautiful silky locks.
To help you restore and revive your tresses, we’ve rounded up these top tips to help you give your hair its bounce back!
- Wash your hair less
One of the biggest mistakes people make with dry/brittle hair is over washing it. This strips away moisture and the essential oils needed to rebuild your hair cells. Try to use less shampoo and conditioner to allow your hair to begin its natural healing.
- Avoid products and styling processes
If you’re an avid hair styler, but you hair is unhealthy, you should definitely put the tools and products back on the bench. Hair stylers such as straighteners, dryers and irons can burn the hair and cause breakages. Cut back on the days you style your hair, turn the temperature down or just let the air dry it naturally for a change.
- Protect your hair from the elements
Many people don’t realise how easily hair can be affected by the nature’s elements. The wind, sun, water, extremely hot or cold months weather can all take a toll. Simple things such as wearing a hat or a beanie, or using fresh running water to remove the remnants of chlorinated pools or sandy beach water as quickly as possible after a swim, can all do wonders to protect your locks.
- Eat for your hair
Just like ‘you are what you eat’, your hair is a reflection of your diet. Hair is made of protein and there are many foods that help build and maintain its structure and shine. The best foods to add into your diet are those rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon and walnuts, and foods high in Vitamin B5 such as eggs, avocados and yoghurt.
- Homemade hair treatments
A homemade hair mask is not only cheap and easy to make, the natural ingredients pack plenty of healing properties without any of the nasties in store bought chemical treatments. Try a raw egg to moisturise any hair type. Dairy products, such as sour cream or yoghurt, are excellent for dull hair!