I’ve always had long hair, so looking after my hair has always been a big priority for me. Here are some of my favourite products and tips…
Tip: Don’t brush your hair wet. I don’t know if this is just personal preference or if it’s actually better for your hair – but I find brushing far more painful when my hair is wet, and I find it breaks easier when wet too.
Product: Tangle Teaser. I’m assuming everyone know what a tangle teaser is by now – but if you don’t – OMG you need this brush in your life. They are the BEST hair brush for long or tangle-prone hair. They do a larger one with a handle now, which is ever better.
Tip: Condition your ends, not your scalp. If your hair is prone to oil or getting greasy, you shouldn’t be putting conditioner anywhere near your roots. Keep conditioner on the ends only.
Product: Davines Shampoo and Conditioner. I used this during the time around my wedding and was really impressed. It is expensive, but totally worth it.
Tip: Brush your hair from the bottom up. It helps with the pain, but also brushing from the roots can cause extra damage, so avoid it if possible.
Product: Super Balm Scalp Treatment from Lush. Haircare is partly about scalp care and Superbalm is packed with coconut oil, candelila wax and soothing essential oils to give maximum attention to scalps in distress. It also has salicylic acid, a safe synthetic beta hydroxyl acid, which acts to clear and press that reset button on the scalp.
Tip: Always use heat protector. If you use heat stylers often (hair dryer, straightener, curlers, etc) then you definitely need to be using heat protector spray or oil. You might not notice the damage heat can cause, but it’s there, so it’s always best to protect against it.
Product: My favourite hair styler is the wide plated GHDs. With long hair, these are literally the best straighteners you can use. It cuts my styling time in half!
Tip: If you’re not happy with your hair, or if you’re self conscious of losing it – you can always explore treatments such as hair transplants. Don’t rule out solutions like this, especially if you’d not considered them before.