Sunday, 13 September 2015

6 Tips To: Healthier Hair

Maintaining healthy, strong hair can be a very difficult process, particularly whilst teenage girls are going through the 'growing up' phase. Throughout the past few months, I have learnt a few tips along the way that I would like to share with you. I recently got my hair cut pretty short, as it had far too many dead split ends before, and I felt that I needed a refresh. So now, my hair is healthier than ever. Here are a few of my top tips on how you can get healthy, stronger looking hair..
Your hair can become damaged so easily, through various different things, such as the heat from the sun, wind and pollution in the air, lack of care, and so on, which can result in limp, lifeless locks that appear as though you have a literal birds nest resting on your head. That's not really what you want, is it? As well as using a normal conditioner whenever you wash your hair, I would recommend using a deep conditioning mask once a week too. I personally wash my hair 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday), so every Sunday, for example, I will switch things up from my usual conditioner and I will use the Toni & Guy Nourish Reconstruction Mask. It smells like absolute heaven, it's so creamy, and moisturising, and it makes your hair feel super soft, and shiny! What more could a girl want from a hair mask? A deep condition every so often is vital in order to maintain healthy locks.
I'm pretty sure that everyone is guilty of applying heat to their hair more often than they should, right? I am too! I know that you may hear it a lot, but heat really does do so much damage to your hair, and the more you apply it, the more your locks will suffer in the long-run. If it's absolutely necessary that you use heat, then I would recommend using the Tresemme Heat Defence Styling Spray. Once again, it smells divine, it can protect your hair up to a high level of heat, and it can make your hair appear smooth, and sleek. However, as I have mentioned, it's best to minimise the amount of heat you use as much as you can, as this reduces breakage, and it is generally much better for the health of your hair.
When you are in the shower, or as soon as you have got out, you should try to brush your hair with either a wide tooth comb, or a tangle teezer. Wet hair can break so much easier than dry hair, and it can become much more tangled if you brush it with a regular brush. A wide tooth comb is much gentler on the hair, and it can get through the knots a lot better. I personally use my Tangle Teezer if I need to tame any frizz, or get rid of any tangles, and it works wonders. It's ever so gentle, and it works through the knots like nothing else. I also use it on dry hair, and it's honestly the best hair brush that I have ever used. It's compact, so it's easy to hold and travel with, it's a gorgeous bright pink colour, and it leaves my hair feeling super soft, and frizz-free. What's not to love?!
If you want your hair to be healthy, and to grow long, then you need to make sure that you get it cut regularly. It doesn't have to be a drastic amount, but it really will help to get the dead ends removed, and it will allow your hair to grow so much faster. It will look a lot nicer too, trust me!! I last got my hair cut in the middle of July, and I'm going for another trim at the end of October, even though it hasn't grown that much yet. It works wonders, and you will feel a lot more refreshed after you have gone for a trim.
Dying your hair is not good for it. I think that's a given, right? I'm not going to lie, I have dyed my hair quite a few times within the past year, or so, and I have really seen the effect that it has had. My hair is naturally quite light, and then I dyed it red a couple of times, and then black a couple of times too. It damaged my hair A LOT. I'd hate to touch my hair, as it just felt all hard on the ends, and it was all brittle, and lifeless. It just hung like limp curtains, and I hated it! Ever since I've stopped dying it, I have really seen a difference. If you dye your hair, or if you bleach it, it will damage it, because of all the chemicals that is in the dye. It's best to go natural, and then you won't have to worry about the colours fading, or your roots showing!
This one kind of goes without saying, but you should be using products that suit your hair type. If you have oily hair, then use clarifying, cleansing products, and go light on the amount of moisture. If you have dry hair, use products that are moisturising, and nourishing, and use hair deep conditioning hair masks every so often. If you have a sensitive scalp, then use natural, organic products, and use anti-dandruff treatments if you are prone to dandruff. Pay attention to the needs of your hair.
What are your tips for getting healthier hair?
Lots of love,
Jade x


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