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9 Rules For Amazing Hair

Bad hair days getting you down? We’re with you. According to a recent study, some 75% of women say they feel self-conscious and anxious when their manes aren’t behaving. We sat down with the hair gurus at mobile beauty service blow LTD to find out how to make every day a good hair day… 

Sleep On It 

If your hair wasn’t blessed with natural texture, it’s surprisingly easy to fake an effortless tousle. Before you go to bed, simply separate your hair into two plaits, spray with a little hair spray and then release in the morning to create a beachy wave.

Use A Pre-Shampoo Treatment

Whether you’ve been overdoing it on the colour or straighteners, there’s an easy way to control frizz and banish dryness – in the palm of your hand, mix a generous scoop of Kérastase Nutritive Masque, £29, with two pumps of Elixir Oil, £39.50, before working through the hair and leaving on overnight. In the morning, shampoo and finish with a final drop of oil through the ends once hair is towel-dry – this is a sure-fire route to luscious, shiny locks.

Change Your Towel

Still using a normal bath towel on your hair? Think again. A microfibre towel (try cult brand Aquis or pop to M&S, who do a great Quick Dry Towel, £6) can make all the difference when it comes to minimising split ends and nurturing delicate wet strands. Plus, they reduce drying time which means less heat on your hair.

Air-Dry

There’s been a lot of hype recently about air drying and for good reason – it can help to create an amazing texture and minimise exposure to damaging heat. Air-drying can even work for curly hair types – work a cream-based curl product through the hair, taking sections (big or small) and twisting in the direction of the curl. Let your hair dry naturally and once dry, pull apart the sections with your fingers – no brush needed – this will beautifully define your natural curls and control frizz.

Never Sleep With Wet Hair 

This a big no-no. Going to bed with wet or damp hair can ruffle the cuticle, causing untamed and frizzy hair. Plus, it means more work for you in the morning.

Add Some Oomph

Teasing the roots makes your hair look freshly styled with minimum effort. First, use dry shampoo or salt spray to add texture, then tease with a comb or your fingers. If using a salt spray, spritz the product into your hands before scrunching into your hair – this will allow you to have more control of the product.

Don’t Over-Wash

Avoid washing your hair every day. Your hair’s natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away. Over-washing can even trigger oil production, leading to greasier hair in the long run. Instead, aim to wash your hair every two to three days 

Amp Up The Shine

Shine is one of the best indicators of healthy hair – the cuticles on each strand are like scales, and when they lie flat they reflect the light. Damaged hair, on the other hand, will have a lot of raised cuticles – which is why it can feel rough. Using a heat protector, always rinsing with cold water post-shampoo and directing your hairdryer down the hair are easy ways to smooth the cuticle.

Shampoo Right

It may sound obvious, but where you apply your shampoo makes a difference. Be sure to use shampoo on the scalp only – not on the ends of your hair. The shampoo will rinse down in the shower, but you want to avoid scrubbing the ends of the hair, which are naturally drier and more brittle. Don’t use more shampoo than you need either – a blob the size of a 20p coin is a good start.
 

For head-to-toe treatments in the comfort of your own home, mobile beauty app Blow Ltd has you covered. Now available in in London zones one to three, Blow has some of the best hairstylists, make-up artists and yoga and Pilates instructors in the capital. Whether you’re looking for a speedy blow dry, date-night make-up or a stress-busting deep tissue massage, visit BlowLTD.com to find out more or download the app via the iTunes store. Prices start from £40 for a blow-dry.

 

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