Simple Tips For Healthier Hair

For someone whose main feature is their hair, I really don’t do much in the way of looking after it. If I’m honest, I’d rather treat myself to a new lippie than repurchase my heat protection spray. It always just seems rather boring! However, recently I’ve noticed that my hair definitely seems to be lacking in the luster department, so I thought it was probably high time I treated it to a little TLC and as always, I thought I’d let you know how.

The first thing I’ve updated is my shampoo and conditioner. For as long as I can remember I’ve used Aussie hair care – I’ve never really found a premium brand that created results worth the price tag. However, one of the girls in my office is a hardcore Philip Kingsley fan (she’s to blame for my Elastizer addiction) and she convinced me to give their products a go. Well, she wasn’t far wrong! After one wash, there was a huge difference in the texture of my hair. Hello,  soft, smooth and totally frizz-less locks! I went for the Body Building Shampoo and Moisture Balancing Conditioner, which acts as a haircare power duo, restoring moisture, shine and most importantly, bounce.

Something that I’ve put a complete stop to is spritzing perfume directly onto my hair. Yes, yes, I realise I shouldn’t have been doing that in the first place! Spraying perfume on your hair can make it go static, frizzy and pretty damn dry. Instead you should purchase a moisture-boosting hair perfume and there are some fairly awesome ones around at the moment. Byredo do a range to match their fragrances and they smell incredible.

Did you know that the majority of split ends happen while you sleep? Annoyingly there is no way to completely stop this from happening, but there are a few things you can do to help. The first is to switch your pillowcase to satin or Egyptian cotton. They have less friction than standard cotton ones, so your hair is less likely to tangle and break. The second is to tie your hair up into a loose top knot using a big, soft scrunchie. This will help to protect it and will also give you lovely bouncy waves come morning.

Don’t rub wet hair, it causes split ends! I’m the worst for doing this and it’s quite a tricky habit to break. When you come out of the shower, simply wrap your hair gently in a towel and let it absorb the water for a few minutes before blow drying.

Last but not least, treat your hair to a mask at least once a week. Whether it’s a fancy hair treatment or a big dollop of coconut oil (which is my current go-to), taking the time to do this will work wonders I promise you.

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  • I have tried the top knot thing several times, but my hair ends up all frizzy after doing that.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Oh really? I saw Rosie Londoner posting that she does it too and her hair is like goals x

      • I read it several times and I bet it works amazing for many people, just not for me. But my hair is pretty damaged from bleach anyway, maybe that is the reason.

  • JacLou

    Your hair is the most amazing colour.

  • Your hair looks gorgeous, girlie! I love the tips you’ve shared here. I do have the bad habit of rubbing my hair with the towel when drying; I need to be more mindful! I also need to look into the Philip Kingsley set you’ve featured here, I’ve never heard of the brand before! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • You too lovely. Let me know if you try PK and what you think :) x

  • Josie

    Your hair is gorgeous, I love the colour! I love the Elastizer so need to try some more PK products I think x

    Sick Chick Chic

  • The Sunday Mode

    I need to start taking better care of my hair, I actually just went to Sephora and bought a bunch of new things to treat my hair with- it’s been too long since I’ve given it some serious TLC.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • It’s just one of those things I always forget about x

  • I feel like myhair has been dying lately so these are all really great tips!! I want to try out the shampoo and conditioner you recommended. I also forgot about hair masks! Definitely need to do that next time too!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com