Who doesn’t love the feeling of silky soft and healthy hair? Yep, that’s pretty much all of us. Of course, your hair isn’t always going to be at its best though. Whether you’re struggling with frizziness, dandruff, dull-looking hair or lack of volume, it can be worth striking up a new and improved hair routine to keep your locks at their best.
Want to find out our top tips for healthy hair? Read on...
Use a scalp exfoliator
Before you shampoo, you want to ensure you’ve removed all the dirt and dead skin cells from your scalp to make way for an in-depth cleanse. A scalp exfoliator or scrub can help with this. The gentle beads will work at your roots to remove all unwanted grit, leaving behind bouncy and shiny locks.
Instead of introducing a scalp exfoliator, you can also just opt to double shampoo. Just like the double cleanse trend used to remove makeup, double shampooing offers a deep clean for the scalp. It will work similarly to an exfoliant, removing grit and grime more effectively.
Use a scalp massager
A scalp massager is cheap and effective. These little brush-looking tools offer bristles to massage the scalp with, improving blood circulation to the roots. This can actually work to stimulate hair growth. And, on top of that, it just feels super soothing.
Don’t wash your hair too often
Washing your hair too often is a big no-no. Chances are you’ve heard this tip before. If you overwash, you are stripping your hair of its natural oils. This can often lead to the roots getting too greasy too quickly, leaving the ends super dry as well. Try to leave it at least 3 days (a week if you can) between washes.
Use a mask or treatment mid-wash
We all know the routine. Shampoo, conditioner, leave in for a few mins, then rinse. But how about introducing a mask or treatment mid-wash for deeper moisturisation? There are so many different types out there to target different problem areas too! Bond-builders are great for coloured and damaged hair. There are masks for oiliness, dandruff and dryness. Do a little research and find one that’s best suited to you.
Avoid extra hot water
There’s no reason to wash your hair in flaming hot water. In fact, we’d do best to avoid it! Hot water damages your hair and easily removes natural oils. Opt for a temperature that is just slightly warmer than your body temperature. If you want, you can also try washing with cold water for added benefits, like growing your hair faster!
If you have any hot tips to share with us, we’d love to hear about them! Leave us a comment below.