5 TIPS FOR CARING FOR YOUR HAIR THIS SPRING
Spring is here!! Winter is finally over, but the damage from dry air and frigid temperatures remains.
The crisp winter air is starting to warm up and the sun is starting to shine more and more each day, but what does this mean for your hair? We know that environmental factors such as sun and humidity can change how our hair behaves, so when the seasons change around us it's time for us to change our hair care routines along with it! Spring is that awkward in-between season where you never know what kind of weather you'll have each day. Here are some tips for finding a hair care routine that keeps you feeling fresh and gorgeous all season long.
1. Time for a Trim
The absolute best thing that everyone can do to care for their hair is to get regular haircuts. We're not necessarily talking about a whole new style or a 6 inch chop, but booking in for a trim this spring will remove any damage caused by the dry winter and keep your strands happy, healthy, and ready for anything. Regular trims help to maintain your unique style by ensuring the shape of your haircut is looking fresh and everything is sitting nicely and falling into the right place, as well as removing any damaged ends that cause frizz and breakage.
2. Proper Washing
We all know how to wash our hair... or do we? Your individual hair washing routine is completely dependent on your own unique hair texture, characteristics, and lifestyle. Almost no one needs to wash their hair every day but the frequency at which you do need to wash can vary anywhere between every second day to once a week or less. Fine, straight, virgin hair is more susceptible to becoming greasier quicker so it generally needs to be washed more often. Curly, coarse, chemically treated, or damaged hair are all naturally more dry which means they need more moisture and less washing.
The reason hair gets dry is because it's not holding on to moisture, straight hair doesn't usually have this issue so washing more often will remove any excess build up of oils without causing damage. Focus shampoo on the roots of the hair at the scalp and apply conditioner starting with the ends, rinse out your conditioner with a cooler temperature water to seal in the moisture.
3. Protection from the Elements
Factors such as humidity, sunshine, sweat, and chlorine can wreak havoc on our hair.
Anti-frizz products can help a lot with static and humidity issues, but make sure to read the instructions to ensure the best possible results as improper use won't allow the product to do its job! We love the sun but if you're not careful, those rays can cause a lot of damage. Find a good heat protectant with UV protection and use it whenever you will be spending time outside. This essentially acts like a sunscreen for your hair and allows you to enjoy those sunny days with no worries in the hair department.
Swimming pools are great but all that chlorine is not good for our hair. Combat chlorine issues by applying a conditioner or treatment before you dive into the pool.
This creates a layer of protection over your hair that prevents the chlorine from getting into your hair strands as well as adding extra moisture to avoid dryness.
Make sure to use a good quality cleansing shampoo to keep your hair chlorine free, this is also important if you shower or wash your hair in water that has a high mineral content (hard water) because cleansing shampoos strip out all of that extra build up.
NATULIQUE HEAT AND SUN PROTECTOR
Heat & Sun Protector is enriched with Omega Fatty Acids,
Vitamin B and Ricinoleic Acid, all of which is highly beneficial to both hair and skin.
4. Inside-out Hair Care
Our hair is a growing part of us but because we care for it so differently than we care for the rest of our bodies, it's easy to forget that hair health is directly affected by our internal health so we have to care for it from the inside out. Hair is made mainly of protein and grows from the roots inside of the scalp, so just like the rest of our body parts it gets all of it's nutrients directly from the bloodstream. Keep your body and your hair nourished and hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating nutrient rich vegetables, healthy proteins, and vitamins.
Stress is another internal factor that can drastically increase hair loss.
Life may be crazy but it is vitally important to slow down and take time to do something for yourself to relax and rebalance your mental wellbeing. Whether you have five minutes or thirty seconds to spare, a daily head massage is a great way to decrease tension and stress while encouraging hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp. This is the easiest, simplest, most effective way to help your hair and you can even do it in the shower!
5. Choose the Right Products
Choosing the right products for your hair can be a lot tougher than you think. Your stylist bases their product recommendations on a number of different factors so what works for one person won't necessarily work for the next. Make sure and ask your salon professionals what type of shampoo, conditioner, and styling products work best for your hair to keep it looking and feeling fresh and healthy all season long.
NATULIQUE COLOR SHIELD HAIR WASH & TREATMENT
The Colour Shield Hairwash is a very mild and gentlehairwash to really protect the colour. The active and healing plant extracts help protect the colour and the silk complex contains a strong protein to prevent the colour from fading. It strengthens the hair and is an anti-frizz and anti-static formula.