The biggest beauty question on many of our lips is how to get healthy hair. Just think: have you ever obsessed over someone else’s hair, in sheer fascination over how on earth they ALWAYS manage to sport the most perfectly groomed, salon-worthy locks day after day? Us too. We’re talking hair worthy of a L’Oreal ad. Sure, it’s sometimes down to the fact they partake in regular trips to the salon for a blowdry, but, and this is a big but, most of the time it all rests on three little letters: TLC.
You see, healthy hair looks glossier, tamer, thicker and fuller. So it’s time to tackle the issues that get in the way, so you can have great hair time and time again…
How often do you wash your hair? The answer should be two to three times a week (max) – otherwise, you’ll end up stripping it of the vital natural oils that are designed to condition and protect. Co-washing, the method of cleansing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo, is a good alternative on the days in between. We love Ojon Rare Blend Moisture Rich Cleansing Conditioner, £18.50 at Boots.
Careful how you comb
Strands of hair are very delicate, so it’s essential we’re delicate when we brush to prevent any damage. Using a Tangle Teezer, £10.60, is your best bet or go for a natural bristle brush, as it’s much softer and far more flexible.
Protection is key
Heat is one of the most damaging things for your hair, as it leaves it dehydrated and, well, frazzled. So next time you go to dry your locks, opt for a lower heat setting and if you’re pulling out the straighteners, choose the lowest heat possible. To give your hair a little extra protection, try a spritz of Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist, £6.99.
Opt for a weekly protein mask
Using a nourishing protein mask once a week will work a treat on your ends – it will intensely nourish to strengthen the hair. We’re obsessed with Original and Mineral The Power Base Protein Treatment, £26 at Selfridges.