How to Care For Your Hair This Spring!
The days are getting longer and there’s a trace of sunshine in the sky; the breeze is less biting and Easter eggs are piled up on the shop shelves. Yes, spring is here! And given that it’s a season for all things fresh, why not shake off the winter blues by getting your tresses in order?! Prepare to bloom with our spring hair care tips, and get ready for the new season.
Spring Hair Care Tips
Winter may be leaving us for another year, but its effects are still wreaking havoc on our hair. Whether you’ve been in an overheated office for the most-part or actually braving it outdoors, the lack of humidity in the air can leave hair dry, dull and prone to breakage. Now’s the perfect time to tackle your winter hair – and here’s how to do it.
1: Switch up Your Shampoo
Spring clean your hair by finding the right shampoo for your hair type (the same goes for your conditioner!). For a gentler cleanse, consider switching to a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner – especially if your hair is feeling dry. Because they’re free from sulfates (the chemical cleansing agents in shampoo that cause suds), sulfate-free shampoos don’t strip the hair of its nourishing natural oils.
And if your colour-treated hair is looking dull, it could be time to change your shampoo too. Yes, if you’re guilty of using whatever is closest to hand, then it’s time for a rethink. Sulfate-free shampoos maintain colour for longer, and are gentler on dry, chemically-treated hair.
2: Give Your Scalp Some TLC
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, so give it some TLC if you really want to revive your tresses. Dirt, oil and styling products build up on the scalp, which can lead to irritation and dandruff. At the very least, buildup leaves hair looking dull; over time though, scalp buildup clogs hair follicles, causing hair thinning or even hair loss.
Exfoliation is probably part of your weekly skin care routine, right? Well, to keep your scalp healthy, you should periodically exfoliate it as well. Use a scalp scrub or brush to slough away any buildup, and wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo once monthly – using it any more than that will only strip it of its natural oils.
3: Hydrate Your Hair
If you haven’t been following our winter hair care tips by applying deep conditioning treatments over the past few months, it’s likely that your strands are suffering by now. If your hair is feeling really dry and brittle, nourish it with a daily dose of moisture. Apply a lightweight oil or cream from the mid-lengths to the tips in-between washes, and maybe treat yourself to that conditioning treatment now? Better late than never!
And whenever you do wash your hair, try not to use heated styling tools; if you can get away with letting your hair air dry, then do it. If you do need to use the hairdryer, turn the temperature down a notch and spritz on a heat protectant first!
4: Refresh Your Colour
One of the best ways to lift your look is by freshening up your hair colour, whatever your shade. The spring and summer months are a great time to experiment with lighter hair colours or highlights, especially if you want to complement a sun-kissed complexion. Speak to your stylist about the hair colour trends we’re seeing this year if you’re struggling to settle on the right hue for you, or check out more of our blogs!
If you’re after something completely different, it’s important that you find the right colour for your skin tone. It’s recommended that you don’t take a DIY approach when it comes to big colour changes, so schedule an appointment with your hairdresser before hitting the (bleach) bottle.
5: Get a Trim
Whether you fancy a whole new hairstyle or just need your ends tidying up, head to the salon for a seasonal trim.
When you get a split end, it heads further and further up the hair shaft; the only way to fix broken ends is to snip them off. If you don’t want to lose much length, ask your stylist to ‘dust’ the hair instead. This is a technique whereby you only cut away the damaged tips; the hairstyle doesn’t change much – dusting just cleans up your existing look. To keep on top of this, you’ll need to get your hair ‘dusted’ every 6 weeks or so.
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