It sound’s a little bit cheesy but I put my hair through a lot.
I have been enhancing my blonde for roughly 10 years now (god that makes me feel old). Yes we are talking bleach, ten long years of having bleach highlights. Ouch!
In all fairness my hair hasn’t faired too badly, I have a great hair dresser she really knows how to look after my locks and with regular trims and the right treatments it’s okay. Lately it has been a different story.
Last year you might remember me having a ‘grey phase‘. I loved my little change but anyone who has had grey hair will know it is ridiculously hard to maintain. After a while I went back blonde and I think this is where my hair started to suffer, colour changes are always harsh on the hair. That mixed with the time of year saw my hair starting to feel dryer and dryer I was noticing breakages around the front and it was really starting to get me down. It may sound silly but I have always made an effort to take care of my hair so seeing it breaking off was so frustrating.
I decided to take some action and get strict with my hair care. I’ve seen a definite improvement so I sharing some of my hair care tips with you all!
Hair prep, in my opinion, is key. Making sure your hair is washed properly and regularly, I wash my hair around 3 times a week and leave the conditioner on for a few minutes to soak in all that moisture.
Finding the products that are best for your hair can sometimes take a little it of trial and error, I can’t have any products that are too thick or they just sit on top of my hair and make it look greasy.
I recently started using the Phil Smith range and it has been perfect for my hair. The luminous smoothing conditioner with keratin proteins has been brilliant for taming my frizz, it means I spend less time trying to smooth down fly aways with heat.
I have been trying to steer away from the heat as much as I can. So leaving my hair to dry naturally as much as I can and trying to embrace my natural waves. Of corse there are days when the hair needs taming properly so the key is protection, I use an Argan oil on my hair when it’s still damp – Argan oil is amazingggggg!!! The Phil Smith Transforming Argan oil is my current go too, it’s so nourishing but doesn’t leave a nasty greasy residue behind. I then use a heat protector and finally finish with a serum on the ends. It may sound like alot but you really just need a little bit of each product and it makes so much difference.
Okay I did just want to keep with the P’s theme here. Basically final tip is use some hair spray, I never used to use any but I was having to redo my hair throughout the day because it was getting kinks or the natural wave would come back through. A little spritz goes a long way to keeping it sleek and reducing the amount of heat I’m having to use again and again.
Final actual final tip; hair up may seem like a good idea but having it pulled tightly too often will create the breakages round the front of your hair you are best off embracing your natural waves/wearing a hat – tis the hat wearing season for at least another month in my book.
The lovely guys from Phil Smith feel our pain so have given me three of their Hello Moisture sets to give away enter via the gleam widget below to be in with the chance!