Crowning glory looking a bit lack-lustre?
Our hair can be affected by the elements at this time of year, just as our skin takes the hit. Of course, when it comes to our hair, there’s more than just the elements to worry about. Hormonal changes, diet, stress or illness can all take its toll on our hair.
“I’ve always been fascinated by how our hair is a reflection of our inner health as once it pushes through the scalp it’s technically dead. Yet still, it can become seriously lank due to poor health”.
My hair takes a pounding – heat wise so I’ve been looking at natural alternatives to protect my hair from heat damage and found Logona Heat Protection moisturising spray fits the bill perfectly! It’s vegan-friendly with protection up to 200 degrees – holding its own among the usual “less conscious” contenders.
Always use a thermal heat protectant spray, not just for hot hair tools but when blowdrying too as your hair can be heated to over 200 degrees which won’t do it any good!
There’s been some talk of the benefits of washing your hair less often but actually, the opposite is true. Having a dirty scalp can hinder hair growth – if the hair can’t push through freely due to a build-up of sebum and other grime, growth can slow. Read more hair washing tips where I wrote about how frequently we should shampoo for optimum hair and scalp health.
When it comes washing your hair, have the water temperature set to warm, shampoo twice and always apply a suitable conditioner. I like to massage my conditioner through to the ends and leave it to sit whilst I wash. I then gently use a Tangle Teezer to just take the conditioner through the ends. I don’t force it, as wet hair is fragile and more likely to break.
Set the temperature to cool and rinse the hair well. The cooler water will close the hair cuticles giving a smoother surface for styling.
Also, something I swear by is topping up my diet with a targeted daily supplement. Read about my tried and tested favourite. Something else to watch out for is consuming artificial sweetener, in particular, aspartame (which is in most soft drinks, squashes and flavoured water). This toxic sugar substitutes can have detrimental effects on our body, as well as our hair and can contribute to hair thinning. Find out more here and remember to check the ingredients list next time you reach for your favourite drink. Stevia is a safer, natural alternative.
In terms of which hair care products to choose, I prefer a natural approach, avoiding too many harsh and unnecessary chemicals, silicones or parabens etc. However, when a product is free from such chemicals it can sometimes lose performance. Not in all cases – Hello, HASK Beauty Hair Care.
HASK is a collection of hair care products featuring exotic oils and other unique ingredients from around the world and is free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates and gluten.
Cactus Water Weightless Moisture Collection is perfect for fine or oily hair and hydrates for all-day moisturised hair. Bottle up the Cactus plant’s ability to retain large amounts of water, along with prickly pear seed oil for an ultra-nourishing, weightless and hydrating formula.
With five naturally occurring electrolytes, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals with rare antioxidants.
Another favourite of mine is HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Shampoo – introducing dragon fruit, native to Mexico, packed with vitamins and minerals to help remove build-up and renew vibrancy. The brilliant glossing powers of mangosteen oil and strengthening properties of the acai berry help to reclaim and maintain the natural beauty of your hair.
Suitable for women of all ethnicities and for all hair types. Utilizing high-quality ingredients, luxurious fragrances and fresh packaging.
I’ve really fallen for this brand, my hair loves it and is always left swishy with plenty of movement. Although both products I’ve tried have a specific “hair type” target audience, I found both formulas performed equally well. If had to choose between them I’d be hard pushed. I’ve repurchased more than once and will continue to do so. HASK is a cruelty-free brand.
If scalp concerns are an issue for you, I’d recommend trying SBC Propolis Scalp Care, read about how I got on with the newly launched range.
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What are your thoughts on looking after your hair with a natural approach? I’d love to compare notes!
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