Do you know how much your hair is exposed to on a daily basis? From harsh UV rays to heat styling tools, dry shampoo and chlorinated pool water, our poor strands are certainly on the front line when it comes to external aggressors!
Unfortunately, this doesn’t bode well for hair health, resulting in dry, brittle tresses that are prone to breakage and split ends. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to keeping your hair luscious, smooth and strong, so read on for all our split end secrets!
GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
Pardon the pun, but before we find a solution, let’s work out what is causing damage to your hair. Dryness and split ends occur when the end of the hair becomes brittle and frayed, leading to breakage. How do you know if you’ve got dead ends? Keep an eye out for:
- General lacklustre appearance
- Hair dries from the ends to the roots, indicating dehydration
- Brittle and thinning hair
- Stunted hair growth
One of the biggest things to consider when it comes to hair health, is focusing on prevention over cure. Develop good habits now and support strong, healthy, enviable locks for life, here’s how…
HYDRATION IS KEY
Locking in moisture is essential for preventing dryness and those pesky split ends. A lack of hydration can weaken hair, causing the ends to thin out and fray out, but we have a solution! Incorporating a weekly hair mask into your routine will deeply condition your strands, locking in vital moisture and ultimately creating softer and shinier hair. Our Quench Your Thirst hair masque is the hair masque you need in your routine as it tackles malnourished and damaged hair whilst taming frizz and flyaways. This deeply nourishing treatment is the perfect way to revive even the thirstiest of locks.
PROTECT AGAINST THE HEAT
Heat styling has become par for the course when it comes to creating stunning styles, and as much as we love a fresh blow wave or bouncy curls for date night, protecting your hair against the heat is super important. Add a heat protectant to your styling routine to help minimise damage caused by hair dryers, straighteners and curling wands, or let your hair air dry as much as possible. Our thermal protection mist, Beat the Heat, forms a protective barrier over the hair cuticle and shields it from your heat styling tools, making it essential in maintaining healthy hair strands.
NOURISH WITH EVERY WASH
Opting for a shampoo and conditioner solution that is packed full of nutrients and proteins to improve your hair’s condition is paramount. Look no further than our best-seller, Let’s Get Lush Set to do all the heavy lifting here! Designed for dry, damaged or lacklustre hair, this shampoo and conditioner duo is packed full of plant-based oils and proteins to wash away the daily grime without stripping the hair of essential moisture. It's the perfect solution for dry, thin or brittle hair. Both moisturising and lightweight, this will become your new shower essential, giving you supple and smooth strands.
GENTLY DOES IT
You’ve probably never considered the effect brushing has on your hair health, however your daily brush can impact the way our hair grows...or snaps! When your hair is already compromised and quite fragile, it needs a bit of extra love. When brushing, opt for a soft brush with bristles that won’t tug or pull at the hair dry, and start with slow, gentle brushing from the end of the hair to the top.