So you've got your skincare routine down pat, but did you know a hair care routine is just as important, particularly if you crave shiny, silky and healthy locks?
So if you're looking for a sign to start a haircare routine... This is it.
The first thing you should know about a haircare routine is how often to do it.
Professionals recommend one to two times a week depending on your hair type.
If you have oily hair, it is recommended that you wash a bit more often than the usual recommendation.
Ok, without further ado...
What IS a good hair care routine?
SHAMPOO AND CONDITION
Shampooing is the first cog in your hair routine wheel.
Focus on your scalp when you are shampooing your hair.
Follow up with a conditioner, which you'll focus application more on the mid-lengths and ends.
Shampoo and conditioner recommendations depending on your hair type:
For oily hair:
For dandruff and scalp issues:
For dry or damaged hair
For blonde hair
For curly hair
PROTECT & PRIME
Once your hair is towel dried, the next step is to protect your locks with a thermal protectant.
A few of our favs:
This step ensures your hair is not only protected from the stress of heat styling tools, but also from the elements - sun, wind, pollution... Etc.
This step you can do before or after you've dried your hair.
We'd recommend a leave-in conditioner before you style, or an oil after you style.
Leave-in conditioners for moisture and repair:
Post-styling hydration oils:
A few extra tips for healthy hair to integrate into your hair care routine:
- Keep the water temperature mild - lukewarm water is best for your hair. Hotter water can dehydrate your hair and strip it of its natural oils, which causes damage.
- Regular hair cuts - Get your hair cut by a professional regularly to keep split ends at bay
- Limit heat styling tool use - Heat = damage. So the less you expose your hair to the heat, the better. Try and keep it to once per week, or buy a heat styling tool where you can adjust the temperature. EG Mermade Hair's 32mm Pro Waver.