For many women, healthy and vibrant hair is the key to confidence, but achieving it is often no mean feat. Thanks to the pressures of the changing seasons, in winter, it can often feel drier and more lifeless than ever – but thankfully, with a few simple tips you can get your locks back to their best in no time and feeling more vibrant than ever.
Whether you’re dealing with dry, damaged hair or an oily or overloaded scalp, it’s easier than you think to get things back on track. We asked the experts at HairLust to take us through the three steps to healthier hair – and best of all, it can all be done at home – which is just as well during the current Covid-19 pandemic, with your luxury salon likely still closed.
Protect hair and reduce damage
Lacklustre looking locks are often down to damage and dehydration. Damage can be caused by heat styling and over-enthusiastic towel drying, so an easy first step is to give your hair a break from curling and straightening – which, under current lockdown restrictions, should be a breeze – and replace your usual hair towel with a bamboo turban to reduce friction and keep hair smooth and frizz free. When your hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable and should be treated gently in line with this.
If you wash your hair at night and sleep with it wet, it would also be a good idea to invest in the HairLust Bamboo Towel Pillowcase which also protects your pillow, and minimises friction in the night to reduce breakage.
Give your locks some TLC
Before using a hair towel wrap, it’s important to first detangle your hair. If you have long hair then this can feel like a bit of a task when wet, with standard hairbrushes not quite cutting it and tearing or damaging hair in the process. With a HairLust Detangle Wet Brush, you can prevent that from happening, as this kind of brush is designed for use on both wet and dry hair without tearing or breaking.
Take some time to comb your hair out gently until your detangle brush runs through it with ease, as this will ensure that it dries smooth and looks healthy, with no further knots to deal with later.
Nourish your hair and scalp
For your most vibrant and healthiest ever hair, you’ll need to go beyond just damage prevention alone, and nourish your strands both inside and out. On the outside, this begins with investing in a high-quality shampoo and conditioner to give your hair and scalp the luxury treatment.
To ensure that you make the right choice for your hair, you’ll first need to determine its needs. If yours is dry and frizzy, then the chances are that a moisturising or anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner that are specially designed for dry or damaged hair will serve you best.
If, on the other hand, your hair is a little more on the oily side, then a clarifying shampoo will remove dirt, grease and product build-up. HairLust’s Scalp Detox Scrub, meanwhile, will go one better and treat the scalp itself, removing those shine-dulling residue and excess oils and giving you a blank canvas for your additional haircare products to work on.
Whatever the season, with a few simple steps, you can easily get your hair looking and feeling back to its best in no time – no salon professionals required. But if you’re anything like us, you’ll be booking in a December appointment nonetheless – because after a year like 2020, you deserve it.