Healthy Hair Tips

A good hair day is only a few tips away. Learn how to help keep your tresses in tip-top shape with these healthy hair tips.

Healthy Hair 101

Whether you have full, voluminous waves, or sleek, straight tresses, dryness, dullness, and frizz can all dampen a good hair day. If you’d rather catch a few extra minutes of sleep than wake up and tackle your tangles, proper hair care can seem a bit daunting. However, even with limited time, taming your tresses is fairly trouble-free. These healthy hair tips are here to help you keep your mane looking its very best.

In the shower

• Focus the shampoo on your scalp, and the conditioner on the middle and ends of your hair. Shampooing your ends could dry them out, and conditioning your scalp can weigh your hair down
• If your hair is brittle, don’t wash all the conditioner out of your hair. It may benefit from a little conditioner left on your ends
• After shampooing and conditioning your hair, do a final rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle to leave hair looking extra shiny
• If you’ve coloured your hair, use a shampoo and conditioner designed to treat your tresses

After you shower:

• Don’t rub your hair with a towel; this will cause frizz and breakage. Instead, wrap it gently and let the towel absorb the water
• Use a leave-in conditioner to help relax tangles before brushing
• Use a wide-tooth comb to brush wet hair, and brush tangles out from the bottom, moving up slowly
• Style your hair last. Get dressed and do anything else you need to do first to give your hair as much time as possible to dry naturally


• For best results, always work with your hair’s natural texture, not against it. We always want the hair we don’t have, but styling will be easier if you work with what nature gave you
• Always use a thermal protectant before heat styling
• Heat can damage your hair, so take a day or two off every week from styling
• Never use flat irons or curling irons on wet hair
• When drying your hair, use a hair dryer until it’s 90 percent dry, then stop. Using a hair dryer until your hair is bone dry can cause damage
• Do not use elastics that have metal clasps on them. Always tie up your hair with covered, snag-free elastics

At night:

• If your hair is especially delicate, sleep on a satin pillowcase. Satin won't snag your hair or cause friction like cotton, which can rough up the cuticle of extremely fine hair
• Try not to sleep with your hair tied back. Leave your hair down as often as possible, or sleep with a loose braid to prevent breakage
• During dry months, keep a humidifier in your bedroom. The dry air can also dry out your hair

Regular maintenance:

• Don’t wash your hair every day. Frequent washing strips your hair of its natural oils that keep your scalp and hair healthy
• Keep split ends out of sight with regular trims
• Take time every week or two to condition your locks with a conditioning hair mask
• The right brush is key for frizz-free hair. Invest in a boar-bristle brush with a rubber base to smooth and straighten hair
• If you have coloured hair, keep your hair shielded from the sun with a hat or a UV –protecting spray

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