Wouldn’t it be great if every day was a good hair day? Taking time out to look after your hair doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. If you’re dealing with untamed and very damaged tresses, the repair will not happen overnight but developing good hair habits will most certainly set you on the road for recovery. With our ‘Top Tips for Healthy Hair’ you will have lushious locks in no time.

Deep Condition

A weekly deep conditioning treatment is an absolute must for repairing hair damage. If you colour your hair a deep conditioning mask is especially important. I really recommend the Morroccan Oil products – they absolutely transform the look and feel of your hair. It can often be difficult to find the time to pamper yourself but this doesn’t have to be difficult. Pop on your choice of treatment and lie in the bath for ten minutes and relax.

Choppity Chop

If the ends of your hair is breaking, brittle and splitting a haircut is needed! You don’t have to have it all chopped off – this often does take some telling with some hairdressers though (I always seem to get an Edward Scissorhands type!) A haircut can really bring your hair back to life by removing the most damaged parts of your hair.

Lower the Heat

Excessive heat from hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs can cause severe damage to your hair. Heat causes damage to the hair cuticle so regulating how much heat hits your hair will help. Turn your hairdyer to the lowest heat setting and style that way. Also, make sure that you’re using a nozzle so that the metal mechanism is right next to your hair.

Tip: blowdry the hair on your arm, if it’s burning your arm then you need to lower the heat.

Brush with Care

As someone who is a bit of a hair-brushing addict, I was quite pleased to find out that brushing is actually very good for you. Brushing brings hair’s natural oils from the roots to the ends, acting as a natural moisturizer and it’s also a great massage for the scalp. This helps to get blood to circulate and gives your hair follicle a better environment to live in (this does make it sound a little like you’re caring for a pet.) My grandma always said to brush your hair one hundred times a night and it turns out this is very true.

Use natural wood and pure bristle brushes to minimise static and damage.

Protect Hair from the Sun

When you go on holiday you may notice by the time you get back you’re left with frazzled hair that’s left you resembling Monica from Friends (during the ‘humidity’ episode). So, the way to avoid this is to use UV-protection hair products or to wear a hat. You protect your skin from the sun so do the same for your hair!

Limit that Lather

There’s no need to wash your hair everyday and you will actually notice the shine and texture of your hair improving if you skip a day or so. Over-washing can strip away essential oils and cause it to become dry and irritated making it look dull and limp.

Ease up on Elastics

Hair bands are great for getting your hair out of your face, particularly during workouts and hot days but they can be doing all sorts of damage to your hair. Try not to wear elastics too often and give your hair a break. If you are just looking to get your hair out of your eyes then using hairbands and clips are a better option.

Foods

Vibrant hair depends on a balanced diet. A diet high in nutrients will help keep your hair healthy. Here are some good hair foods:

  • Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Oysters
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Lentils
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Poultry