If you are looking to revamp your hair or flaunt shampoo-ad worthy tresses 24×7, this guide to amazing hair is for you. Simply follow these expert tips on how to manage your hair and you can look forward to a constantly healthy mane.
1.Pay attention to ingredients in your hair care
Gone are the days where you wouldn’t know what goes into your hair care. Most shampoo, conditioner and hair mask or treatment companies now list the exact list of ingredients for the prudent customer. Seek products that help with strengthening such as coconut oil, argan oil or aloe vera. Want to keep your hair colour on for longer? Try and stick with products that are sulfate-free.
2. Steer clear of hot showers
There’s nothing like a hot shower at the end of a long day, but the temperature of your water makes a world of a difference to your hair. Taking a steamy shower on a daily basis can irritate the scalp and weaken the hair as it grows out. Warm temperatures are okay, and at the end of the shower do a quick cold-water rinse to boost shine and seal cuticles for that healthy look.
3. Scalp care
Scalp care is the new skincare! The health of your hair starts at the scalp so if you notice any itching, dryness or other issues make sure to look for products that clarify, cleanse and soothe the scalp. If you have excessive dandruff, also consider a scalp scrub that can get rid of the flaking while de-clogging the pores on your head.
4. Sun screen, for hair
It may seem like your hair doesn’t need sun protection, but it does! Just like the sun affects your skin, it affects your hair and if you protect your skin with sunscreen, it’s good practice to do that for your hair. Bodyguard Body and Hair Wash comes with ionic technology so it not only cleanses skin, but imparts an invisible shield of SPF30 sun protection that’s water-resistant up to 90 minutes in water!
5. Wash your hair correctly
Now there are several ways you can use your hair product – some swear by the use of conditioner before shampoo, but that’s a topic for another day! First off, take 1 minute to detangle your hair and brush it well before you step into the shower. When hair is wet, it is susceptible to breakage, hence it makes sense to remove any knots prior. Next, make sure to use a small amount of shampoo, but lather with your hands before applying to your hair. This ensures you have enough product to work with and there is less deposit left on the scalp. Conditioners should be applied to the ends of your hair and left on for at least a minute. And don’t forget to mask a couple of times a week!
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