If you’ve got a ton of split ends, dry or dull looking hair then this blog post is going to be for you. Taking the time to improve your hair health, nourish your strands and remove any split ends is so important if you want it to look good. We get that not everyone has time for a pamper session though, which is why we’re sharing some easy ways that you can improve your hair health.
Keep It Topped Up With Moisture
When your hair is dry it’s a lot more prone to breakage and is much weaker, which is why it’s so important to keep it topped up with moisture. A leave-in conditioner is the best way to do this and you can use it as much as you need to, depending on how thirsty your hair is. Our favourite is the OUAI Leave-In Conditioner which is packed with tamarind seed extract, panthenol, Vitamin E and hydrolyzed proteins to deeply nourish your strands. It also doubles up as a heat protectant to help keep your strands damage-free!
Exfoliate Your Scalp
Your scalp has more hair follicles and grease glands than any other part of your body. Combine that with all the excess product you’re using and it figures why you’d have a lot of buildup on your scalp. Exfoliating will help to remove all of this, giving your hair more volume and improving the health of your follicles. Exfoliating also helps to increase blood flow to your scalp which promotes growth while being seriously relaxing.
Get A Trim
This is the most basic of them all but let’s be honest, when was the last time you hit the hairdressers? To keep your ends looking their best you’ll want to get a trim every 3 months but this will vary depending on how much your hair grows and how much heat you’re using. Once you start to see split ends it’s really important to get them chopped off as they’ll keep on splitting up your hair shaft and cause even more damage.
Switch To Sulphate Free
SLS is a sulphate used in lots of shampoos which helps to cleanse your hair and scalp and is what creates the lather when you rub it on your hair. As much as these work really well for very oily or dandruff prone hair they can strip a lot of much needed moisture from your strands if you use them too often. As an alternative, we’d recommend the OGX range which has lots of sulphate free options for all hair types and to only use a clarifying shampoo once a week or as and when you need to.
Don’t Use Elastics
If you regularly tie your hair up with a hair elastic then switching to an Invisibobble or a scrunchie will help to reduce the damage. Elastics can be too tight on your strands and can cause breakage, especially around your hairline or at the base of your ponytail. You might also want to skip the high ponytails in favour of low ones a few times a week to avoid putting too much stress on your hair.