Caring from your hair starts with your daily routine and personal habits- from the way you wash, rinse, condition, all the way to drying and styling. Going that extra mile to care for your hair will really pay off, I promise you.
Here are some off my personal hair care tips that I’ve picked up along the way that I thought you might find useful.
First of all, MAKE TIME. Just like everything you care about, you have to make time for it. Whenever I can, I make it a point to set aside some pampering me-time- like indulging in a hot bath or getting lost in a good book. This is also the best opportunity to soak up in a good hair mask.
To make sure you reap the full benefits of the mask, it is important that you comb through a very generous amount from mid-length to the roots of your hair thoroughly and leave it on for as long as you enjoy soaking in the tub.
Secondly, RINSE OFF. This might be a common advice given to by stylists, that rinsing off a conditioner or hair mask or even your body soap, should be done with cold water. Just like your skin, hot water opens up the pores and rinsing off with cold water helps to close them back. This should be about the best way to end this self retreat, a refreshing splash of cold water or a cold rinse off.
Next, TOWEL DRY your hair adequately before using the hairdryer. Instead of rubbing your hair viciously against the towel, lightly press your wet hair against the towel until it is damp. This step will prevent friction that may cause unnecessary breakages and most of all unwanted frizz and flyways.
If you are using a regular hair dryer, I believe you should wait until your hair is about 65-70% naturally dry before blow drying it. Tugging your wet hair with a high heat dryer might be the worst thing to do to your hair, as the strands are most brittle when wet.
With my Dyson Supersonic however, I realised that it is possible to gently start my blow drying process as soon as I’m done towel-drying. Typically, I’m in a rush and have no time to spare for allowing my hair to naturally dry by itself. A tip here: I use the 60°C Gentle drying heat setting.
Most people underestimate the importance of proper blowdrying. It actually is really important as it leaves your hair with plenty of bounce and luster. Using the low heat and fan speed setting, start with the roots and work your way to the ends. This technique provides smooth cuticle layers, which is the basis for healthy, shiny and well-protected hair.
Don’t forget to add some Argan Oil or Mythic Oil to your damp hair to prevent tangles, knots and protect your hair from the heat.
Once my hair is about 80% dry, I will use the the smoothing nozzle attachment of my Dyson Supersonic blow-dryer to end my blow-out with concentration on my ends. Increasing the heat temperature to the “100°C Fast drying and styling” setting, I’m able to achieve a straight and sleek hair.