Follow these haircare tips and let your hair down without a care in the world. Long, thick and lustrous mane is every woman’s dream.
UK-based hairstylist Michael Van Clarke shares tips on how to prevent premature greying and bring back that lustre to your hair:
Ditch your hair blower: The nozzle unnecessarily concentrates heat and can lead to excessive damage to your scalp and hair. If you have to use the nozzle, hold it at least 1 inch away from your hair.
Use conditioner regularly: Shampoos open the cuticle to clean, while conditioners reseal the surface cuticle for protection, shine, and comb-ability.
Seek professional colourist/stylist: Choose a hair colourist who is up-to-date and knows his job well. Modern tints are much gentler on the hair.
Weekly deep treatment: A deep treatment is the quickest and the best method for restoring suppleness, reducing breakage, and maintaining the vibrancy of coloured hair.
The right comb: Moulded plastic combs often have imperfections on the teeth, which can lacerate the surface cuticle, aging the hair prematurely. Use a professional saw-cut comb.
Go soft on your wet hair: Use a wide-tooth comb to gently ease out knots from the ends of your wet hair.
Avoid the sun: Hats and scarves are the best protections against sun. UV rays break down the molecular structure of hair, which doesn’t recover its appearance within a few weeks.
Trim ends regularly: Trim your hair every three-eight weeks. If not trimmed early, the split can travel up the hair shaft.
Choose a good stylist: The right haircut can save 95% of your time that you may be spending in ‘over styling’ your hair.
Wax it well: Waxing and moisturising your hair will make it healthier.