Getting healthy hair isn’t rocket science, as these three tips will prove.
Lush and healthy hair is the cornerstone to an overall kempt look. Sure, you can have your skincare routine down pat and immaculate makeup, but if your hair isn’t kept to its optimum standards, it shows. Luckily though, it’s not difficult to maintain a simple hair care routine to keep it healthy.
With just three simple tips, you can be on your way to lush locks just in time for the festive season and beyond — because healthy hair is always in trend.
Establish good haircare basics with the right shampoo and conditioner
Much like getting good skin, it always helps to get your basics right. By that, we mean using the right cleanser. Or in this case, shampoo and conditioner. The keyword you’re looking for is ‘sulfate-free’ to help retain the natural moisture of your hair instead of stripping it of everything — including the good stuff.
Another thing to look out for when purchasing the right shampoo and conditioner duo is to know your hair type. Do you have fine or coarse hair? Is your scalp on the oily or dry spectrum? Do you have naturally straight, wavy, or curly hair? Knowing your hair type will aid in getting the right products to complement it.
Now, for some recommendations. Percy & Reed has recently revamped its haircare line with some new formulas in sustainable packaging. Ouai also has a range of shampoo for fine, medium, and thick hair types that are perfect for daily use. Plus, they’re all sulfate-free.
Always use heat protectant
Most articles will recommend that you steer clear of heated styling tools for hair. If you just can’t put those away, protection is key. Always ensure that you use heat protecting products on your tresses to protect them from the high temperatures of curling irons or hair straighteners. Not only will heat protecting products keep your hair from being damaged, but they’ll also work in tandem with your styling products to ensure that any curl you create will last throughout the day.
Our favourite products are: IGK’s Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray (from RM73), Briogeo’s Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Cream (RM108), and Olaplex’s No.7 Bonding Oil (RM140).
Use a heat-regulating hairdryer
Like we mentioned before, not everyone can do without heated styling tools in their life, especially a hairdryer. It’s no ordinary heated styling tool though — a hairdryer is pretty much a necessity, especially if you prefer washing your hair just before you sleep or when you’re in a rush during the mornings. Nobody has time to air dry their hair then.
But instead of any regular hairdryer, you should invest in a good one that has heat-regulating properties — like the Dyson Supersonic, for instance. This sleek hairdryer comes with several nozzle attachments that caters to different hair types. We love is its fast and focused airflow that makes drying the hair a literal breeze: quick and effective. But what makes the Dyson Supersonic a true star in giving you healthier hair is that it’s engineered to intelligently control the heating temperature to protect hair from extreme heat damage. How it works is the hairdryer measures air temperature over 40 times a second to regulate its temperature output. While protecting hair from heat damage, it also maintains hair’s shine, resulting in glossy locks.
During the festive season, you’ll have the chance to purchase the Dyson Supersonic in a limited-edition copper colourway as part of an exclusive gift set. Priced at RM1,799, the Dyson Supersonic in copper includes a presentation case and a copper-edged storage bag. You can also personalise the presentation case with debossed initials if you bring your limited-edition copper colourway product to the Dyson Demo Store in The Gardens Mall.