Strengthen your hair with a spring clean

14 Mar

Spring is here (just) and there’s a reason why this is the time of year when we say out with the old and in with the new. It’s starting to get warmer, we feel lighter and brighter.

This is probably the time of year your start thinking about your spring clean. You toss the things you don’t need and whittle everything down to the bare minimum. This isn’t just a good idea for your home, it’s also great for your hair and beauty routine. Throw out old beauty brushes, chuck the makeup that is grotty and you don’t need anymore.

More importantly take stock with how you treat your hair. Do you want it to be stronger, healthier and shinier? Of course you do. So here are Dream Girl’s tips for you hair spring clean.

Less is more

Use less product to make your hair lighter, shinier and less damaged. It seems counter intuitive but your hair, whether it’s natural locks or hair extensions, doesn’t do well when it’s loaded with shampoo, conditioner and serum. Use a little for styling but only a drop. For shampoo and conditioner you only need a pea-sized amount.

Turn off the heat. At Dream Girl how many times have you heard us say turn down the heat. It damages hair extensions and your natural locks. Hair is like wax, the heat softens it but it also makes it easier to stretch and then break. If you don’t want split ends (and when you hair extensions split ends can be a costly bit of damage) then turn off the heat.

Have a regular trim

Hair will also need looking after. it grows so quickly, especially when it’s healthy. So make sure you have a regular trim every six weeks or so. We don’t mean a big chop, just an inch or so off the ends. Think of the combing and styling you do with your hair on a daily basis. The trim just ensures it’s only healthy locks from root to tip.

bUse a comb with a wide tooth

Stop us when this sounds familiar; you’re rushing to get ready in the morning. You jump out of the shower and start combing your hair, it’s knotty so you pull and yank at it. All you’re doing it stretching and splitting your hair. Your causing it to look frizzy and damaged. That’s the last thing you want. A wide toothed comb used gently will de-tangle your hair without pulling it. And remember, start at the bottom and work your way up.

Drink lots of water

Water is great for both your skin and hair. It makes it cleaner, clearer and shinier. How? Your body builds up lots of toxins and chemicals throughout the day. Water helps to flush your system meaning you get rid of them faster. So drink lots of water through the day and you’ll notice a difference.

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