Harsh as the weather may be, there’s no reason your hair should be bullied into uncomfortable dryness that lacks moisture! Start caring for your hair the right way, by cleaning up your wash day routine. Let go of harsh, dirty formulas and make room for our organic ranges – all customised for different hair concerns with natural ingredients for clean and fresh results. During the cooler months, the heating is on and we’re more inclined to use the hairdryer to dry our hair. Outside the air is cool, and it can be wet and windy. Combine these blasts of heat, and icy climes, and winter can really play havoc with your hair. Dry wet hair before going out to prevent hair from breaking. When things freeze, they expand, and your hair is no different. When you go outside with wet hair the cuticles swell, lift and become less flexible. To make sure you’re always having a #GoodHairDay, we’ve put together our top tips for keeping your hair healthy this time of year.
1. Shampoo Less Often
Over-washing your hair with shampoo can leave it weak and brittle because you are stripping your hair of its natural oils. This leads to your scalp going into oil production overload trying to replenish the oil that was stripped away thanks to sulfates in shampoo. The good news is you can actually train your hair to be less greasy. As you extend the time between washes, your hair will gradually produce less and less oil as you are no longer stripping your strands of the natural and essential oils your scalp produces. Make it your mission to find the mildest shampoos such as INSIGHT DAILY USE that’ll clean your hair without drying it out, and this sulfate-free shampoo will generally clean the hair just as effectively as those that contain sulfates.
2. Choose natural haircare Shampoo & Conditioner
A change in weather calls for a change to your shampoo and conditioner. In winter opt for a shampoo and conditioner designed to keep your hair hydrated. Choose gentle, hydrating products that include natural organic ingredients. When it comes to picking the right INSIGHT hair care, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of healthy living for self-care. They’re also vegan and sulphate-free, parabens-free, allergens-free, silicones-free & synthetic colourants-free.
3. Use soft towel to dry hair
After washing gently squeeze excess water from hair, then blot dry hair with a towel rather than rubbing it and avoid twisting water out of your hair as this can also lead to breakage. When your hair is still damp reach for INSIGHT liquid crystals and distribute through your strands, —this will help to keep the frizz at bay! Use a soft towel to dry hair, the softer the towel the gentler it is on your hair, keeping hair cuticles flat rather than roughing them up. If you need to blow dry your hair, when you dry your hair, put it on the cool setting & hold-distance it away to protect hair. That mysterious COOL Shot Button on your hairdryer helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. Cool shot is also great to lock in curls and to get more volume at the crown.
4. Commit to a weekly deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Weekly hair treatments can make the world of difference when dealing with fry hair. Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to knot and tangle, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils. We recommend to apply INSIGHT Protective Mask to wet hair, distributing evenly and leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Not only can a hair mask reverse the effects of dryness but is an excellent preventative measure to ensure that your hair is protected.
5.) Nourish the ends of your hair daily
Yes, everyone needs oil. Applying oil to the hair is vital in keeping the strands and ends healthy. Also, it is a quick way to deal with frizz and add instant shine. Curly hair is prone to knotting for two reasons: it is prone to dryness, and the strand’s diameter is inconsistent. To address dryness, you should use products containing nourishing oils. If you are skeptical about using oil in fear that it might make your hair look too greasy, look for specialised formula that will moisturise hair without weighing it down or looking greasy- even those of us with baby fine hair. And there are formulas that won’t make hair look greasy, we love INSIGHT STYLING OIL NON OIL It’s not an oily oil, but a luxurious moisturising oil that won’t weigh your hair down, which can be applied to wet or dry hair, adds Volume, Eliminates Frizz and replenishes your hair with moisture.
6. Stay Hydrated
Hydration starts from within and drinking water helps encourage hair growth from root to tip. Whether you have long or short hair, winter can make the ends of your hair dry and brittle, so be sure to drink plenty of water during winter to help keep your hair and scalp healthy, and to prevent dryness, itching and flakiness.
With these simple steps during the cooler months you can keep your hair smooth and hydrated. For more advice visit INSIGHTprofessional for expert advice or visit L&F Hair & Beauty Suppliers to discover all your essential hair products and tools allowing you to create a salon-worthy finish from home.