Does your hair need to look picture perfect for an upcoming event? Or, are you simply sick of it letting down your whole look? Today, we’re coming to your aid, we have listed a number of common hair woes and remedies that’ll help tame your tresses.
Dull, lifeless hair
Is your hair looking limp and lifeless? Has all the shine completely vanished? You’re not alone, this is one of the key complaints women have about their own hair.
Some women find their hair changes after pregnancy and during breastfeeding, while others lose their shine because they’ve moved to a new area and water hardness leaves their hair looking limp and lacklustre.
Whatever the reason, here are a couple of solutions you should try:
- Brush your hair regularly to keep it looking sleek and shiny – but DO invest in a high quality hairbrush. We recommend Macadamia’s Boar Bristle Paddle It creates a naturally smooth and straight finish, plus the boar and ionic nylon bristles are naturally anti-static.
- A clarifying shampoo will purify your hair, removing any stubborn build-up. Build-up occurs naturally as a result of using products like hairspray, conditioner and dry shampoo.
- Use a nourishing conditioner or deep intensive treatment once a month to keep your hair looking healthy. We recommend Macadamia’s Heating Oil Treatment.
- Perhaps a change in diet could be to blame? Try taking vitamins daily, and eat healthy, wholesome foods.
- DIY solution: One old trick is to cover dry hair with cheap olive oil, leave to soak for as long as you can and then wash out as normal.
When their hair is stripped of its protective layering, it becomes week and prone to split ends. This can be caused by excessive heat (straightening, blow drying too often), mechanical stress (curling irons, for example) and chemical use (colouring, perming etc).
There’s no real “cure” for split ends, but you can take preventative measures:
- Trim your hair regularly, experts recommend every 6-8 weeks
- Avoid blow drying and straightening your hair every day. Why don’t you check out some of the cute hairstyle tutorials we posted recently?
- Avoid using chemicals on your hair – overusing relaxing treatments and colours can cause split ends.
- Try Indola’s Innova Repair Split Ends treatment. It is enriched with keratin, which helps to fortify hair and help avoid breakage.
Dry and damaged hair is typically caused by over using heated appliances, such as straighteners and curling tongues. They remove moisture from your hair, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage.
Want to test if your hair is damaged? WebMD.com recommend grabbing a strand of hair at both ends (at the root and the tip) and then pulling hard. If it breaks easily, you do not have enough moisture in your hair.
- The best solution is to stop drying, straightening and curling your hair every day.
- You can rehydrate hair by massaging it with a few drops of coconut oil. Leave it to work its magic for an hour or two before washing.
- There are plenty of specialist products that’ll help you hydrate your hair too. We recommend L’oreal’s Intense Repair masque, which leaves hair feeling soft, supple and shiny.
- A healthy diet full of “good fats” (found in foods such as avocado, salmon and olive oil will help too.
Is your hair looking unruly and frizzy? Here are our top tips for taming fly aways:
- Avoid brushing your hair when it’s dry. In fact, we recommend using a Wet Brush, specially designed to detangle wet hair.
- Try using a little bit of product to smooth frizz. Osis’ Magic Anti Frizz Shine Serum leaves hair feeling silk smooth to touch.