Why Hair Care Matters
Although it can be tempting to simply sweep your hair back into a ponytail, hair care shouldn’t be an afterthought, especially for Australians. The harsh Australian weather exposes our hair to damaging UV rays, varying weather and humidity, sometimes leaving us with brittle exposed strands. We also spend lots of time in the water, with both chlorine and salt further impacting our hair.
It’s important to integrate hair care into our everyday routines, particularly as we soak up more sun over the summer period. Below, we discuss the best hair care tips for both men and women, no matter your hair type.
Condition & treat correctly
Using high quality conditioners and treatments is essential to help keep your hair hydrated, nourished and stronger in everyday life. Especially during hot summer days when UV exposure is high, which can leave hair brittle, dry and more susceptible to breakage.
We recommend using our Extraordinary Oil Conditioner, which is enriched with 6 precious flower oils to deeply nourish the ends of your hair, while helping to protect and minimise breakage. To apply further nourishment, our Extraordinary Oil Treatment works to repair lengths and ends, restore nourishment back into hair fibres and leaves hair looking smooth and shiny. If you’re looking to address dry, damaged hair, our Extraordinary Oil Coconut Treatment Hair Oil is specially designed to nourish damaged strands with its ultra-nourishing fine coconut oil.
Keep hair hydrated
If your hair is in need of intense hydration, simply smoothing on a mask can make a big difference to your strands. Hair mask formulas are thicker and more nourishing than a conditioner, meaning they’re perfect for providing a hydrating boost when your hair is feeling extra dry.
Try our Dream Lengths Saviour Mask for strength in long strands, or our Extraordinary Oil Hair Mask to deeply hydrate your hair without greasiness. Leave on for a few minutes for best results.
Protect your colour
Fading or changes in your hair colour are one factor that can make your hair appear less healthy and vibrant than it truly is. Those of us sporting a blonde shade need to take particular care to avoid warm tones known as ‘brassiness’ by regularly using a neutralising shampoo. For example, our Colour Protect Purple Shampoo instantly neutralises unwanted orange and yellow tones to keep your blonde looking fresh and vibrant.
Avoid hair ties
Elastic hair ties can damage the hair shaft, which can cause unwanted fraying if not managed. Instead, opt for silk scrunchies or scarves to tie your hair up. Avoid wearing tight hairstyles. Go for a half-up, half-down style, making sure not to pull too tightly around the hairline.
Massage your scalp
One of our top healthy scalp tips is to give yourself a head massage. This stimulates the hair follicles which can , encourage hair growth and promote glossy strands. For best results, rub a hair oil or treatment into your hair as part of your massage. You can also work massages into your hair care night routine for a relaxing end to the day.
Swap towel drying for air drying
Towel-drying our hair vigorously is a method that can be damaging to hair. The coarse and dry texture of towels raises the hair cuticle and can causes weak strands to snap.
Instead, use a microfiber towel or cotton T-shirt to squeeze excess water out of your hair. Use a gentle squeezing motion and make sure to avoid roughly rubbing or pulling your hair. Then, let your hair air dry if time allows for an ultra-gentle process.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Treat yourself to a silk pillowcase to minimise breakage in your sleep. Silk creates less friction than cotton. This is especially great for curly or coarse hair types that might be more vulnerable to breakage.
Get regular trims
Getting your split ends snipped off maintains a sleeker appearance overall. This is helpful for frizzy hair types or anyone who is prone to tangles and knots. Even if you’re growing your hair, it’s recommended to get a trim at least every 10-12 weeks. You can help space this out by using a restoring shampoo like our Total Repair 5 Shampoo, designed to repair the look of lifeless, fragile, dull and dry hair.
Be smart with heat tools
Heat tools should always be used sparingly. If you use heat on your hair, applying a heat protectant beforehand can help minimise any damage from hot styling tools. Use the cool setting on your blow dryer as much as you can to tame hair without the blast of heat.
Protect your hair from the sun
In addition to hair care tips at home, it’s also important to protect your hair when you’re out and about. UV rays can damage the hair cuticle, which can leave your locks feeling dry and frizzy. Wear a hat as often as you can, apply hydrating hair treatments during the summer and use an SPF specifically designed for the scalp when outdoors.
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