We all want glossy, traffic-stopping locks, but the 9-to-5 grind and bad hair habits can quickly leave our ‘dos a little dull. Thankfully, healthy hair is just seven simple steps away. Read on to shake off bad hair days for good!
Munch on healthy fats
Skip the refined and high-sugar rubbish in favour of a well-balanced diet of nutritious wholefoods – think fruit and veg, protein sources like eggs, lentils and chicken, and healthy fats. The essential fatty acids found in foods including salmon, avocado and nuts aren’t just good for maintaining supple skin. They put the glo in glossy hair.
Take a supplement
For Disney princess locks, a supplement with ingredients like silica, iron and biotin (Vitamin H) could give you a bit of a boost. There are dozens of hair supps out there these days, so talk to your pharmacist about the best option for you.
Next time you apply a hydrating sheet mask to your face, remember to give your hair a little love as well. Make double masking a weekly ritual, choosing a lush hair mask that lightly hydrates or repairs damage with a hit of protein. Apply to clean, wrung out hair and, for optimal penetration, wrap your noggin in a warm towel for at least 10 minutes. Blissorama.
Don’t be a bore
Not only is sticking to the same top knot everyday boring, it’s hella bad for your hair. Tight hair ties applying pressure to the same spot ALL THE TIME can weaken and fray the hair. Too much pressure on the scalp’s not great for hair health either, so loosen up a little and experiment with your look.
Give your hair a break from heat styling
We’re not saying you have to ditch your GHD altogether (what kind of savages do you think we are?!), just that a few days away from the heat styler is never a bad idea. Our favourite no-fuss way to get easy, breezy waves is to twist damp hair into a loose bun and sleep in overnight.
Use protective prods
But if you do need to blow dry or iron, for the love of Kate Moss make sure you use protection!
Have regular trims
We know it can be a pain dragging yourself to the hairdresser every six to eight weeks, and that it seems totally counterproductive if you’re trying to grow your hair. But regular trims are non-negotiable for healthy, happy hair. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing that ruins mermaid lengths quite like ugly split ends.