I have another interesting use post for you by the lovely Amy Mia Goldsmith. She is an Aussie literature graduate who has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. Her passion is make up and she loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – make up shopping! I know I’m quite vain when it comes to my hair and always make sure to take good care of it, so I loved reading her post about hair care and I hope you guys will enjoy it just as much. Make sure to check her out on social media. You can find all of her links at the end of the post.
It’s Time for Your Post-Summer Hair Repair
While we all enjoy summer, and endless hours of chilling at the beach or a swimming pool, this is the time of the year when our hair suffers the most. Heat degrades the proteins that protect the hair, so it fades more easily, and loses its shine and elasticity. Salt water and chlorine in swimming pools also have adverse effects on our hair. It becomes dehydrated, dull and brittle. This is why the end of summer is the ideal time for hair nourishing treatments that will restore the natural shine and healthy look to your hair. Use these tricks to give your hair the proper post-summer attention and care.
It’s time to pay a visit to your hairdresser
Nothing makes your hair look more lifeless than dry tips. What is more, dry tips are particularly prone to breaking, and split ends look good on no one. You need to get rid of those dry tips ASAP if you want your hair to look healthy again. So, visiting your hairdresser should be the first step towards repairing the damage. If you don’t like to make drastic changes, having a half-inch trim would still make a world of difference.
Go easy on the shampoo
When it comes to the hair care products, two things are of the outmost importance – choosing the right products and knowing how to use them. Always choose the products that suit your hair type. However, beware of the common misconceptions. If your hair is greasy, for example, never use aggressive shampoos believing that there is no other way. This will only make things worse, as aggressive shampoo will only dry your scalp and your skin will try to recover the moisture by adding more grease. Opt for mild or organic shampoo and use them sparingly. There is no need to wash your hair every day, because it also can lead to dehydrated hair. Remember, whichever hair care product you use, rinse it well, or you will soon develop dandruff.
Give your hair the conditioning treatment it deserves
A good hair conditioner is an investment that pays off. Give your hair the royal treatment by choosing deep conditioners, like those based on Moroccan “liquid gold” – argan oil. You can find them in Theorie hair products (Aussies, get Theorie Hair Products from Alive Skin+Hair). These products will surely restore the shine and softness to your hair. When applying hair conditioner, keep in mind that natural oils from your skin maintain the moisture level of your scalp, so unless your roots are really dry, apply the conditioner only on the sun-damaged tips.
DIY hair care
If you really want to help your hair, add a repair mask into your weekly routine. Yes, quality hair masks and hair salons are expensive, but there are plenty of home-made options that are equally effective, and they are great because you can control the ingredients. Plus, they can be made of virtually anything you can find in your refrigerator: eggs, beer, yoghurt, honey… If you don’t have time to mix the ingredients, just take some olive oil and smear it equally, allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes, and rinse with that mild shampoo.
Handle with care
Never brush your hair when it’s wet. Detangling wet hair is very strenuous and does more damage than good. If you really must do it, use only a wide-toothed comb. Blow dryers, styling irons and curlers are your hairs archenemies. Forget about them for a few weeks at least. Let your hair air dry whenever your schedule allows it.
Follow these simple rules and there will be no more bad hair days for you.
Have you tried any other tricks that worked for you?
More about Amy:
Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Aussie literature graduate who has been writing novels and short stories as long as she can remember. Her passion is make up and she loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – make up shopping!
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