Taming our locks can be quite a challenge, especially in a country where it’s hot and humid nearly all of the time. Here are eight useful tips on how you can score endless good hair days:
1. Consider pre-shampoo treatments.
Think of your hair as an indicator of the condition of your scalp. Having a healthy and balanced scalp results in healthy and luscious hair. Step up your haircare routine by adding a pre-shampoo hair treatment once a week. The blend of essential oils will leave your scalp clean and revitalized. It targets various scalp problems like oiliness, itchiness, dryness, and even dandruff. It’s also been formulated to help lessen thinning hair. Section your hair and add a few drops of the treatment on each section. Then, massage the product onto your scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before stepping in the shower to shampoo.
Try: Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment, P1,250, Rustan’s Shangri-La
2. Schedule your hair washing.
Some people insist that hair washing should be done daily, while some believe in doing it every other day. Frequent hair washing with harsh shampoos can actually dry out your hair easily, because they suck out your mane’s natural oils. The key to nailing your hair washing schedule is observing your hair and your environment. If your locks tend to get very oily and smelly because you spend a lot of time outdoors (exposed to pollution and heat), you can get away with washing it everyday. If not, you can definitely shampoo and condition every other day.
3. Seek professional help.
Contact your salon and check out the various hair treatments they offer that will benefit your locks. Try out Kerastase Fusio Dose, a salon treatment that is made to answer your hair’s primary and secondary needs. A hairstylist will assess your hair’s condition and select the right concentrate and booster for you. If you have problems like dryness, thinning hair, color-treated hair, or damaged hair, then this is perfect for you.
Kerastase Fusio Dose starts at P1,750 for short hair and is available in leading salons nationwide like Kerastase Institute by Salon ESA, Emphasis Rockwell, Toni&Guy SM Aura and Trinoma, and Franck Provost Shangri-La.
4. Do your own hair treatments at home.
Save time and money by getting yourself a hair mask that will bring your hair to its best form. Select one that’s infused with natural oils to restore your hair’s fiber level and smooth texture.
Try: Wella LuxeOil Keratin Restore Mask, P1,119, Landmark
5. Pick your shampoo and conditioner combo based on your needs.
The only way you’ll get your shampoo and conditioner combo to work is by selecting based on your hair’s needs. There are so many variants available in the market, and it’s all a matter of choosing one that's suitable for your tresses. For example, if you suffer from dry and damaged hair from too much heat styling, opt for a combo that will nurse back your hair into top shape.
Try: Tresemme Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner, P120 each, Watsons
6. Do regular trims
The ends of your hair are the weakest and most damaged. To keep your hair healthy, to help it grow better, and to prevent more breakage, get your hair trimmed regularly.
7. Use the right hair tools
Using the right tools—brushes, combs, and hair ties—is non-negotiable. Be gentle when brushing and combing out your hair to prevent breakage. When your hair is wet, use a wide tooth comb to detangle it.
Try: Goody Start Style Finish Color Dip Detangling Comb, P209.75, Watsons
8. Eat for your hair
Ultimately, whether you are healthy or not manifests in your hair. To get healthy locks, go for a diet that's rich in iron, zinc, and Omega-3 that will stimulate healthy hair growth.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors
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