If your hair is dull, brittle, frizzy and breakage-prone – the chances are it needs a spot of TLC.
Here are some top tips for nourishing dry, damaged locks.
If you’re suffering from dehydrated locks, conditioning is key. Soothe your hair by only washing it every other day. And look for a richly moisturising shampoo and conditioner such as Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner which contains pomegranate, sunflower seed oil, macadamia nut oil, jojoba and soybean to seal in moisture.
Masks are also a brilliant way to nourish your tresses. Seek out masks which are packed with natural goodies, like palm oil or murumuru butter and steer clear of anything that has silicone in its formulation. Twice a week, apply a mask – such as Kérastase Masque Oléo-Relax – and leave it on for a full hour, using a plastic shower cap to let it really penetrate strands.
Hair oils are fantastic for luxuriating your locks. Many claim that coconut oil actually works better than any man-made treatments on the market because it’s 100 per cent natural, and it’s free of silicones, alcohols, and other chemicals that can aggravate sensitive skin and hair. It works incredibly well for repairing damaged hair that has been over processed, heat damaged, or is just naturally dry.
The worst thing you can do to further dry out your hair is to use heat styling tools like straighteners and curling irons on strands that are still damp. Instead, when you do wash your hair, let it dry completely before styling it. Then pamper your locks by prepping them before using any heat styling tools. Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep boasts hydrolysed wheat protein to protect against surface damage, and a blend of organic aloe, maize, and guar bean to leave locks looking smooth and healthy.
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