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Five quick and easy hair care techniques to protect hair and scalp health - routine hair care


Daily care is your ultimate trump card to damage-free hair.

Thick, voluminous locks contribute to satisfying a woman's sense of self-care.

Hi, I’m Henna and from my experience, I know that small daily things such as a bad diet, heat damage, improper towel drying and over washing are all instrumental in causing hair damage.

Don’t let that stress you out though, because we’re coming at you with this list of which ones you need to be aware of and how to combat them! Most of us believe we don’t need to be schooled on how to brush our hair, but honestly, there really does exist a right way to do it!

For starters, throw the word ‘brush’out of your vocabulary, when it comes to wet hair, because using one only condemns your head to broken strands that stand up and dance, escorted by a lifetime’s supply of frizz.

The correct method is to start at the bottom with a wide tooth steel comb and slowly work your way to the top, not the other way around, because this way you’re efficiently removing the knots without getting your brush tangled in the hair shaft.

Moisturising anything is a key factor to maintaining its health and elasticity and our hair adheres to this law as well.

My current staple is Dove's Intense Repair shampoo because I have a tendency to constantly experiment with heat tools and colour. This shampoo contains Keratin Actives that repair surface damage and penetrate the shaft to heal the deeper aspects as well.

So used daily, it’s ability to deeply moisturize does help improve the appearance of damaged hair. This one may sound as pretentious as a french poodle, but luckily, there’s no such thing as the judgemental linen police.

So swap your regular pillowcase for a silk one.

This silky scrap smooths the hair shaft as silk retains moisture, resulting in reduced breakage and fewer split-ends. You can either buy the material yourself, or get a ready-made one at the store. It all comes down to how you treat your hair when it’s wet

because that’s when it’s at its most vulnerable. The shaft is so fragile at this point, that vigorously rubbing it down with a towel creates friction on the cuticle, weakening it further and sending it straight into the waiting arms of breakage.

So always remember to press instead of rub. The tips of your hair are the oldest portion of it and so they need just that extra little bit of TLC.

Healthy hair is defined by strands that are well moisturised from root to tip. Hair that lacks moisture is dehydrated and that is the root cause of all your hair issues from split-ends, to faded colour and a frail shaft. Make sure your hair stays hydrated by either using a shampoo that does the trick, getting weekly conditioning treatments or using a hydrating hair mask every once in a while.

There are no perfect women, just real ones, so don’t stress yourself out because doing all these small things on a daily basis is all you really need!


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