Everyone loves a good hair day. When your hair is looking smooth and shiny, full of volume and life, it can give you the confidence boost you need to take on the day.
If you find that sometimes your hair is lacking, that it’s prone to breakages and frizz or it looks limp and dry, then don’t worry. Our expert tips can help to nourish your hair back to health and looking its best.
Know what your hair needs
The best way to get healthier hair is to think about what your hair’s specific needs are. If you find your hair is regularly greasy, try adding in an extra wash to your routine. If your hair feels dry, try taking a wash away.
You should also consider your hair type and texture. Look for hair care products that target areas that you might need help with. For example, if you have fine hair, avoid heavy, oily products and instead look for lightweight products that will add volume without weighing you down.
If you have dry hair that’s prone to breakage, look for products that contain nourishing, hydrating ingredients that will add moisture. This will help to strengthen your hair and avoid damage.
You should always condition your hair after shampooing, as it will help to smooth the hair cuticle and avoid breakage. You should comb the conditioner through your hair for even distribution and leave it to absorb for a few minutes before you rinse it out.
You only need to use a coin-sized amount of conditioner unless you have particularly long hair. You should concentrate on the mid-lengths and ends and avoid the roots and scalp altogether if you have oily hair.
You can also incorporate a hair mask into your routine. This will add extra nourishment to your hair and help to strengthen the cuticle to keep it in a healthy condition. Our Glaze Super Gloss works as both a color depositing conditioning mask and is gentle enough to be used in place of your usual conditioner, so you can use it every time you wash.
Avoid damaging hair products
Take a good look at the ingredients in your current hair care products. You might find that they contain harsh ingredients that can damage your hair. Lots of hair products contain sulfates, which act to lather up products like shampoo to make them feel thicker. However, sulfates can strip the moisture from our hair, leaving it more prone to breakages.
Silicone is another hair product ingredient that might not be good for your hair. Silicones are used to smooth hair, but they actually prevent moisture from entering the hair cuticle. They can also cause product build-up, weighing your hair down so it’s left limp and lifeless.
Parabens are another ingredient that’s commonly used in haircare products that could cause damage to your hair. Parabens are often used as a preservative, and whilst they have been officially considered safe to use, they have been linked to skin irritation and health problems. It can be best to avoid parabens to ensure your hair stays in its best condition.
FYI – Glaze Super Gloss contains no sulfates, silicones, or parabens, as well as no alcohol or ammonia. We only have good, nourishing ingredients to give you the best hair of your life.
Know how to wash your hair
How you wash your hair will have an effect on its health. You might be using too much shampoo or conditioner – you only need just enough to cover your hair. You might need to experiment to find the right amount for your hair. If you find your hair isn’t getting clean, you might need a little more product, or you might need to switch to a clarifying shampoo.
You should also make sure to massage shampoo into your scalp to get rid of any product build-up and excess oil. Massaging your scalp can also help to encourage blood circulation which can stimulate healthy hair growth (plus it feels great!).
You should make sure the water you use to wash your hair isn’t too hot or too cold, as extreme temperatures can damage your hair. You should always thoroughly brush your hair before you shower. Wet hair is more vulnerable to breaking, so detangling when it’s dry can help keep it healthy.
Cutting down on heat styling can do wonders for your hair. High temperatures can really damage your hair, causing split ends and breakages.
If you have to use heat on your hair, hair dryers will be more forgiving than straighteners or curling tongs as it will distribute the heat more evenly. Try setting your hair dryer to a lower temperature first, and only increase it if you really need to. You should use heat protectant spray anytime you use heat styling tools to help keep your hair safe from damage.
If you use clips and hair pins a lot in your styling, try not to always put them in the same place. This can help you to avoid putting too much stress on the same part of your hair.
Nourish from the inside out
A balanced diet is an important part of having healthy hair. You should aim to eat food that’s rich in vitamins and nutrients, especially protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc.
Protein will help to strengthen hair. Good sources of protein include poultry, fish, beans and eggs. Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve your scalp health, which will help keep your hair healthy. Good sources of omega-3 include oily fish like sardines, as well as cereal and yoghurt. If you don’t have enough zinc in your diet, you could find you shed more hair. You can get more zinc in your diet through supplements or food such as fruit, leafy green salad, or clean filtered water.
Get regular trims
The only cure for split ends is to get your hair trimmed. Once your hair is broken, it can’t be repaired. Getting regular haircuts will help your hair to look thick and healthy, from the root to the tip. You might want to get a trim every six to eight weeks to keep hair looking as healthy as possible.