‘A mini daily scalp massage is great for hair; spend two minutes gently kneading the scalp to improve blood flow as a healthy scalp = healthy hair.’
‘Rubbing hair with a towel is one of the most damaging things. After that it's over-heating the hair with driers, curling wands and straightening irons.'
‘On wet hair use a wide tooth comb and always gently ease out knots from the ends upwards.'
Avoid using the hottest setting on your hair dryer, as it can be damaging to your strands, especially if you're pairing it with another hot tool, like a flat iron.
Taking care of longer tresses requires frequent trims (every six to eight weeks) and conditioning the ends every other day to prevent dry out.
Your hair is its most fragile when wet, so avoid excessive brushing or combing until it's most dry.
After conditioning, rinse your hair with cold water. This helps to seal the cuticle, making it harder for moisture to enter the hair follicle, which can cause frizz.
If you straighten your hair, start with an anti-frizz serum to create a moisture barrier and add a heat protectant to prevent your strands from being damaged while styling.
‘Dry, split ends make hair look dull and lifeless and having them trimmed off is the fast way to getting hair in good condition.'
‘Hot or warm hair can be molded into any shape or style; to create perfect waves at home, simply twist hair up into a tight bun straight after blow-drying and leave to cool for as long as possible. Let it down once cool and you’ll have natural waves with no effort!’
DO a conditioning treatment when your colour is done or use an over-night deep conditioning treatment soon afte
‘Use a hair mask then cover with a plastic shower cap and add a little warmth from a hair dryer to get the treatment to work deeper into the hair. Always rinse well and finish with a blast of cool water to ensure maximum results.'
Don’t make rash decisions – if you want a drastic change after a break-up or having a baby really think it through and see at least two stylists before any major change. Plan, never be impulsive when it comes to your hair
With a new colour you need to be fully aware of what you are committing to - if you want to go very blonde you can’t use straighteners every day, also how often will your roots need doing?'
Regular trims keep your hair healthy and allow it to grow quicker. Depending on the thickness of your hair you should try and fit in a visit to the hairdressers every 6-to-8 weeks.
Always remember when washing hair to concentrate more on shampooing the roots, and conditioner mainly on the ends. Only put conditioner on the roots if really needed as it can cause your hair to look flat and lank!
Don't rinse your hair in bath water as this contains alkaline soap residue that leaves dulling deposits on the hair
Hair oil can be used as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment to give your scalp and hair extra nourishment. Simply massage it into hair from root to tip and leave on for at least 20-minutes before shampooing hair as normal. This is a great hair tip for the colder months when windy weather and central heating can dry hair out.
When you place a heating tool on wet or damp hair, it creates very hot steam, and causes slow but inevitable damage. Before you break out your curling iron or flat iron, play it safe and make sure your hair is completely dry.
BREAK BAD HABITS :
Stress, smoking, and bad eating habits can make your hair dull and prone to breakage.