I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. I went to have my hair done on Saturday and I’m so pleased with it. For the last year or so I’ve been quite bored with my hair and if I’m honest, I haven’t been feeling like me. I’ve neglected taking extra steps to keep my hair looking fresh and shiny and really fancied a change. So, on Friday I booked an appointment for the following morning and decided to have a fringe cut back in. I’m so happy to say that I’m starting to feel like me again.
I don’t know about you, but I personally find that getting my hair done helps me to feel more confident. Even a Simple blow dry can do the trick. However, it’s also important to take a few tips from the pros to keep your hair looking glossy and shiny between cuts.
Today I’ve teamed up with award-winning hairbrush brand Tangle Teezer to bring you some professional tips for glowing hair.
Diet – The heath of your hair, just like your complexion and physique, can be improved by a good diet. You need to eat healthy, rich fats, such as the ones found in eggs and olive oil (my favourite), alongside a healthy diet to encourage growth and keep the hair moisturised.
Drink lots of water – Water has hundreds of benefits, including for your muscles, on general fatigue and on digestion, so it won’t come as a surprise that upping your water intake will have a positive impact on your hair. H2O helps to hydrate hair, which in turn stops breakages and frizz, making your hair glossy and luscious. I use a Water Bobble which not only filters my water when I’m on the go but also helps me to keep track of how much I’m drinking.
Think before you brush – Pulling ineffective brushes and combs through your hair could cause a great deal of damage and breakages, which in turn can leave your hair feeling dull and lifeless. Choose a high-quality brush suited to detangling, such as The Original Tangle Teezer, and try not to brush your hair too often. Phil first introduced me to Tangle Teezer about 4 years ago and I’ve been using them ever since.
Go smart with the products – If you want to up your hair’s gloss-factor, the products you choose will go a long way to boosting it. You can purchase specific glossing treatments, some of which also give your colour a boost, whilst adding shine and increasing your hair’s smooth appearance. To add shine to dull hair, try a serum – and just because it’s oil, it doesn’t make it oily! Alternatively, you could try using shine spray. Shine spray is a lighter product, which is well-suited to finer hair that might not be able to handle a heavy product. I’m on the hunt to try out some new hair care products so feel free to leave a comment below and let me know some of your favourites.
If circumstances dictate, take it to the kitchen – You don’t have to always go all-out with products to get the gloss you’re looking for. Coconut oil, which has been a foodie sensation for some time, can work wonders on your hair. Massage unrefined coconut oil through your hair, paying close attention to the ends and working your way up. Wrap hair up for 30 minutes, rinse, then wash as normal. I’m a huge fan of coconut oil and use it most days in various ways. If you’re keen to learn more about it then check out this post.
Alternatively, you could try using cider vinegar after shampooing to clean your hair thoroughly and give it back some of its usual shine. Mix cider vinegar to water 2:1 and leave in your hair for 15 minutes before washing away. You’ll be left with a beautiful sheen.
Keep it cool – It may well surprise you just how much a blast of cold on your hair can impact its glowing appearance. When you’ve finished washing your hair, rinse with cold water and, when you’ve finished drying, blast some cold air. I’ve been doing this for years, ever since my mum gave me the idea.
Thanks to Tangle Teezer for collaborating with me on this post.