Friday 19 January 2024

Hair tlc - top products and tips for self-care hair care


Self-care is important for our mental health and wellbeing plus our body. Taking time for self-care to look after our mental health, relax and destress, have a good skincare routine, have a healthy and balanced diet and exercising is all brilliant and helps to improve mental and physical health and wellbeing. It is also important to take time to give our hair some tlc.

Participating in hair care that goes above and beyond a simple, standard shampoo and condition will give your hair extra tlc so that it is healthy from scalp to tips. Not only is giving your hair some tender loving care at home with self-care great for making your hair healthier and looking good but it is also therapeutic and confidence boosting for added positive mental health and wellbeing.

Here are some tips and products to help you self-care your hair - 

Switch to sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner

Give your hair tender loving care with a gentler wash with sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner. Sulphates are hard on hair, stripping the strands of their natural oils and can cause breakage plus make hair colour fade faster if your hair is dyed.

Style hair with quality products

If you like to heat style your hair, ensure you use heat protection that is formulated to smooth and strengthen hair plus protect against heat tools up to 230 degrees. If you do love to experience the joy of a salon-worthy blow dry at home invest in a quality hairdryer such as the next gen high-performance styling tool BLOW Hairdryer from mdlondon which features cutting-edge DC-brushless technology and two-directional narrow and wide nozzles for complete control as you style your hair. Finish off your styled hair with the Super:Shine Gloss mist for a fresh shine and a healthy, natural look.

Eat a healthy diet 

A healthy diet can help make your hair healthier too. Food that is packed full of vitamins and nutrients that support healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp such as pumpkin seeds, walnuts and oily fish are brilliant for improving hair health.

Silky self-care for hair

Care for your hair as you have sweet dreams by sleeping on a silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases are great for the hair as they reduce frizz and help your hair remain smooth and tangle free. Likewise it is a great idea to switch to silk scrunchies for a soft, smooth hold instead of elastic hair ties that cause extra friction and hair breakage. 

Invest in a shower filter

The quality of the water you are washing your hair in can affect your hair health and condition. Hard water can leave your hair dry and brittle regardless of moisturising products you use. A shower filter will filter out the high concentration of minerals such as magnesium and calcium in the water that cause dryness and damage so that your hair is washed with clean filtered water.

Deep condition regularly 

Relax and de-stress with a good book, lovely music or your fav TV show whilst giving your hair a treat with a deep conditioning treatment. A conditioning treatment such as the Re: Plenish Conditioning Mask which is a luxurious intensely nourishing conditioning mask perfect for dry and damaged hair to give it a surge of moisture as well as sealing in split ends, and protecting hair from frizz, leaving it soft, smooth and sumptuous is a true treat for your hair. For the ultimate self-care routine team doing a hair mask at the same time as a face mask.

Use a microfiber towel

If you towel dry your hair opt for a microfiber towel. The coarse texture of cotton or terry cloth towels can damage delicate wet hair strands and cause breakage and split ends. A microfiber towel is gentler on hair strands, plus helps hair dry faster.

Don’t brush hair when wet

When soaking wet your hair is at its weakest and most at risk of breakage. To avoid damage don’t brush your hair when wet and wait until it is dry to comb through, or use a detangling brush specifically designed for use on wet hair such as a Tangle Teezer or Wet Brush.

Do you have any tips for hair care?

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