6 hair habits for 2022

The 6 best hair habits you can have in 2022

Time to put the tough past two years behind you – starting with ensuring your crowning glory makes you feel confident every day. So say goodbye to bad hair care routines and get ready for your best head of hair with these top habits for healthy, shining tresses.

1. Cool down

No, we’re not talking about your dedication to your hair care routine. Too much of the hot stuff can leave a terrible imprint on your tresses. From hot styling tools that can cause severe hair damage, to using hot water in the shower instead of luke-warm water when washing your hair, to harsh exposure to the sun: in some way, shape or form, you must always minimise heat hair exposure. Unless, of course, you don’t mind lacklustre or damaged hair.

2. Show your locks some love

When it comes to your skin, you already know that the mantra is moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! As for your hair, the equivalent is mask, mask, and yet another nourishing mask. A fortnightly mask is a must to infuse protein back into the hair to restore its resilience and strength if your hair is brittle or damaged. Use a hydrating mask if your hair is dry, dull and difficult to manage.

3. Opt for salon quality products 

Yes, you’ll pay a bit more, but the cost of treating damage to your hair down the line will be far more expensive if you don’t change to shampoos and conditioners with better formulations. Luxury hair products are formulated with a much higher concentration of active ingredients which means you only need to use a small amount to get amazing results. These hair products also last much longer, giving you more bang for your buck. What a win!

4. Keep it tidy and trimmed

Nothing says ‘unkept’ as much as split, frazzled ends. While daily life can get in the way of that trim, you should not wait longer than three months between trims. Trimming your hair encourages new, healthy growth; minimises frizz and makes for a fuller looking head of hair.

5. You are what you eat – so is your hair

Feed your hair with what it needs, which is mostly protein. Eggs, beans and lean meats are great sources of protein. Keep your water intake good, as the number one cause of dry hair is dehydration. Also get enough antioxidants in the form of grapes, spinach and berries so cell damage can be repaired and cell ageing can be delayed from within. Finally, ensure you eat foods rich in Vitamin C and E to help produce collagen, which helps keep your locks strong and also aids with vibrant elasticity. 

6. Don’t skimp on your scalp

A healthy scalp environment is critical to promoting the kind of hair growth you desire, and staying clear of scalp bacteria which causes flakiness. While most of us opt for good quality shampoos, conditioners, nourishing serums and advanced repair hair oils, we somehow neglect our scalp. Scalp treatments and scalp revitalisers are available for almost every hair type. For example, use a volumising scalp conditioner on fine hair to promote fullness and strength.

A few small changes can make a big difference to the health of your hair. If your hair could speak, it would literally be rooting for you to make some fantastic lock resolutions for 2022 so as to reward you with shinier, stronger, more vibrant strands.

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