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.