Following on from our earlier ‘6 essential hair care tips’ post, we’re back with more hair-related advice, this time focusing on styling.
Even if you’re aiming for the natural look, the likelihood is you’ve styled your hair to within an inch of its life in order to achieve it. Styling might be good for your confidence but it’s bad for your hair. Brushing, drying, straightening, curling and general over-pruning causes no end of damage. But, with due care, you can still get creative with styling your hair at the same time as protecting it.
1. Assist hair recovery
Referring back to our previous advice, repair damaged, dull and frail hair with intensive rescue treatments. Browse the hair aisle at your local supermarket or ask your hairdresser for product recommendations.
2. Keep hair nourished
Treat dry hair just as you would a delicate plant. Give it plenty of nourishment. By replenishing hair-conditioning lipids, it’ll flourish. Use conditioner after shampoo and consider other products such as hair oils and deep conditioning masks. Again, shop around and ask your hairdresser for the best solutions.
3. Apply heat protection
Before using your hairdryer, straighteners or curling tongs, spray on some heat protection. These are widely available from chemists and supermarkets. Plus, use a low heat setting and avoid over-application of heat on any particular section of your hair.
4. Comb gently
Brushing your hair when it’s wet can cause breakages and frayed ends, so enlist a wide-tooth comb at this stage instead. It’ll detangle your hair without snagging. Only use fine-tooth combs and brushes on dry hair. And make sure you buy the correct bristle type for your hair.
5. Choose the right hairstyle
If you’re out in the sun, wind or other hair-damaging weather, protect your hair by tying in a bun, chignon, braid, plait or other knot. Aim for a loose style, don’t over-brush and use products that are gentler to your hair. Elastic bands are a definite no-no!
Where your hair’s concerned, it’s the little things that count the most. Not only should you follow these tips, your hairdresser should too. Be mindful of how your hairdresser’s styling your hair because if damage is caused, you may have a hair claim on your hands.
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