Lacklustre Hair? Maybe You Need a Hair Detox
From diets to new gym regimes, January is a time to reset and recharge our bodies after overindulging over the festive season.
But very few of us consider detoxing our hair as part of this lifestyle overhaul. So, if you’re fed up with hair loss/breakage and lacklustre hair, below are a few tips to help you detox your hair and get the healthy long locks you deserve.
Switch from warm to cool
Hairdryers are essential in creating a style that lasts, but repeatedly blasting your locks with heat can cause some damage. Try switching the setting from warm to cool.
Try leaving your hair to dry naturally for as long as possible and then use the cool setting to finish off drying your hair. This not only helps to lock your finished style in place for longer but is also better for protecting your scalp and your hair health.
Use big brushes
Paddle brushes are essential for a hair detox, sweeping your paddle brush along the scalp lightly can help stimulate hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp. Paddle brushes are also the most gentle form of brushes. The rounded end ensures you cannot scratch the scalp and the evenly spread out plastic bristles cause less tension with fibre interaction when detangling to ensure the scalp isn't damaged.
Upgrade your hairdryer
Invest in a quality hairdryer for fast and efficient drying and to reduce heat damage. The optimum temperature for styling hair without causing damage is 137C so pay attention to the fine print on your hairdryer box to ensure it doesn't go any higher.
Cool off your straighteners
As many know, straighteners can leave the hair badly damaged, particularly after frequent long-term use. However, reducing the temperature setting can be away to alleviate some of the negative side-effects.
185C is the optimum temperature for healthy hair styling without heat damage so check the settings on your appliance. Styling your hair with heat above 185C will cause vertical cracks along the hair cuticle, causing the cuticles to lift and split, resulting in irreversible damage to the hair and possibly resulting in hair loss. Learn how to straighten your hair to avoid heat damage by clicking here.
Give Weave a Break
Weaving your hair can cause hair breakage because it puts excessive and repetitive pressure or pulling on your hair. So why not give weaving/hair extensions a break? Protective wigs are a great substitute because they can give you the glamour/ hair style you desire without putting pressure on your hair that might cause hair loss. Read more about protective wigs by clicking here
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