I’m sure you’ve seen on my social media that I’ve recently dyed my hair grey with Colour Freedom, and during that post I said I’d write a post about how to properly take care of your hair. I’m lucky enough to be working with Tangle Teezer on this one and they’ve kindly sent me one of their brushes to try-I’m in love, to be honest. Christmas, for me, is a time when I really abuse my hair-lots of curls, hairspray, having to use my hairdryer everytime I wash it because it’s too cold to air dry-by the end of the winter my hair is dry and horrible. But there are a few things I do to help.
It’s not good for your hair to wash it when it doesn’t need washing-so if it’s not greasy and doesn’t smell bad (I’m thinking cigarette smoke from a night out, or too much perfume) then leave it another day
Use a good conditioner
And make sure you leave it on long enough too. I pop conditioner on and then faff about shaving my legs, using my shower gel, having a little sing along to the radio (does anyone else sing in the shower?) before washing it off my head. My hair really needs it.
Have regular trims
Every six weeks is ideal but I never manage that-I aim for once every three months and I tend to just get the split ends cut off. It would be better for my hair to do every 6 weeks though.
Find a good hair mask
I like Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, it makes my hair feel amazingly soft and strong.
Use a good brush
Most brushes are actually bad for your hair as they’re too rough on it. You should definitely NEVER use a brush on wet hair, only a comb. I’ve been using my new Tangle Teezer all the time, though-in the shower if I’ve done a hair mask (just to make sure it’s all over my hair) once whilst my hair is wet before I dry it, and all day when I need to brush my hair. The Tangle Teezer is easy to just pop into my bag, and it’s simple to remove my hair from it too (I lose LOTS of hair, because my hair is thick, and I hate the look of a brush holding lots of hair in it. Urgh) I did have a Tangle Teezer years ago but goodness knows what I did with it, so I’m pleased to have a lovely new one now.
What are your top haircare tips?
*Tangle Teezer sent me one of their brushes to try in return for writing this post, however this is something I was planning on writing anyway, and all of the wording is my own.