With the fast pace and increasing pressures of modern life, it can be difficult to spend time on your hair. However, good care is essential to how your hair looks and behaves; which in turn impacts on how you feel about yourself and your appearance. Here are 10 easy ways to liven up your locks:
Hair is largely made of keratin, a protein. Therefore, a protein-rich diet can help promote hair health and growth. Other vital nutrients include zinc and unsaturated fats, including Omega-3. All these nutrients can help promote shiny, glossy and healthy hair.
Avoid the heat
Sometimes using heat on your hair is inevitable and you should always use a protective product beforehand. However, where possible, try to reduce the amount of heat your hair is subjected to. Showering in slightly cooler water, or using the ‘cold’ setting on your hairdryer will both help to reduce the heat damage your hair sustains.
Wash well, but not too often
Everyone’s hair is different and will require a different schedule. As a general rule, washing your hair every day is not recommended, as it can strip the hair and scalp of essential oils. Every other or third day is optimum for most people. Belgravia offer a wide range of specially formulated shampoos and conditioners for every hair type.
Purify your hair
Replacing your usual shampoo with a purifying one once a week will strip out any product build up, leaving hair shiny and smooth.
Keep it under wraps
In an ideal world, swimmers should wear a cap to protect their hair from chlorine. However, since very few of these go with holiday swimwear, it’s best to pack a chlorine shampoo, used frequently to prevent chlorine build up drying out your hair.
Stay on the cutting edge
Regular hair cuts will help keep your hair in tip-top shape by removing any split ends and encouraging growth. You may not want a dramatic new look every time, but a regular trim is essential for maintaining hair health and shape.
As Baz Luhrmann once said ‘Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85’. Constant colouring, bleaching and re-colouring can seriously damage your hair, so be careful which products you use and how often you administer them.
If tying your hair back then don’t use an uncoated elastic band. These rub on the hair, causing frizziness and split ends. Tight corn-rows or braids can also cause extreme tension on the hair shafts and damage to the follicles. Similarly, don’t vigorously towel dry your hair after showering, as this can also cause frizz.
Make time to pamper your hair with an at-home oil treatment or favoured hair mask at least once a week. Regular treatments will help keep hair soft, supple and in excellent condition. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the right product for you. Belgravia has a large range of hair care products to choose from.
Accept your hair for what it is
Always choose products which suit your hair type to achieve the best results. The correct choices can maximise your hair’s health and appearance to create a truly stunning look.