The Secret to Perfect Hair
Ever wondered what the secret is to perfect hair? Look, we’ll be honest – we don’t have one easy answer for you. What we do have are five top tips from our stylists to keep your hair in great condition. Implement their advice and you’ll be a little closer to flawless hair in no time.
Moisture, moisture, moisture. Your hair is like any other part of your body – it needs to be moisturized frequently. So don’t skip out on the conditioner; just make sure to keep it to the ends of the hair to help prevent split ends and fight against dryness. If your scalp is dry and flaky, invest in a good quality detoxing shampoo (like Kevin.Murphy Maxi.Wash, which is great for scalp health) and massage it gently into your scalp like a serum. Use firm, circular movements to invigorate your skin and encourage blood circulation.
Cut back on heat styling. Hands up if you’re guilty of straightening, or curling your hair every day? Repeated exposure to heat styling tools can damage the hair shaft and cause dry, damaged strands. Try to let your hair air-dry whenever possible, and play around with different products and partings to perfect your natural hair texture. If you are using hot styling tools, always use a protective treatment beforehand (we love the Kevin.Murphy Young.Again treatment) and don’t go full throttle on the temperature control.
Find what works for you. There’s a lot of debate around how many times a week you should wash your hair for optimum health. We have clients who swear by the no-poo method, and others can’t imagine not washing their hair every day. The answer? There is no answer – everyone has different hair, meaning that what works for you won’t necessarily work for everyone else. Find your solution and stick to it.
Love your hairdresser. Perfect hair requires a perfect foundation – the kind that only a professional cut can provide. A great haircut will not only act as the perfect compliment to your face shape and colouring, but also cut down your styling time in the morning and cause your hair to air-dry better. Frequent trims also are the only way to truly eliminate ratty split ends. Plus, visiting your hairdresser on a regular basis is the easiest way to pick up styling and hair-care tips, tailored for your hair type.
Eat well. You probably don’t need to hear it from your hairdresser too, but we’re going to lecture you anyway – a nourishing, vitamin rich diet and lots of water plays a huge part, especially when it comes to your hair. Healthy fats, Vitamins A and E and protein are key for strong, luscious locks.