8 Tips To Style Your Way To Shiny And Healthier Hair
Healthy and shiny hair is something most of us want to achieve and I am often asked for styling advice and tips.
Whether you are blonde, brunette, have short or long hair, wavy, curly or straight, these tips will help you to have shiny and healthy hair.
1. Dry Your Hair Straight Away
Try not to delay styling your hair as the moisture in towel-dried hair assists your styling products to work more efficiently.
2. Styling Products
When purchasing your shampoo, ask your hairdresser which styling products best suit your hair type and colour. I always ask them what products they are using while drying my hair and why. But please remember, don't use too many styling products at once as they can cancel each other out. I only use one or two.
Try to treat your hair at least once per week, or use Olaplex for repair. But make sure you use only the recommended amount. More is not always better as slathering it on can dull your hair, especially if you have fine hair.
4. Hair Dryer
Use a good quality hairdryer. I switched to a Dyson a few years ago, and it has made a massive difference to the health of my hair. Cheaper models often rely on too much heat, which damages your hair.
Speaking of heat, try to style your hair on the lowest heat setting possible because heat from dryers and straighteners steams out the moisture from your hair and will leave it looking dry and dull.
Try to point the hairdryer down along your hair shaft as this flattens the cuticles, so they reflect the light and makes your hair shinier. Also, keep moving the dryer around. Concentrating on the one spot for too long can damage your hair.
Use only good quality brushes. It's like when you invest in good quality clothes, they last longer. The same with brushes. Buy a brush with natural bristles as they are gentle on your hair and reduced static. Keep them in top condition by removing built-up hair after each use and regularly wash with a mild shampoo, remembering to rinse thoroughly.
Hairspray has been designed to keep swept-up styles in place. Use a light spray as heavy, as rigid sprays can not only damage your hair, but immovable hair can be ageing and is not a great look.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.