CUT DOWN ON CHEMICALS Professional hairdressers suggest that in order to keep hair as healthy as it can be, you choose only one chemical treatment at a time. For example, perming and colouring together will leave hair weak, chemically damaged and very brittle.
HOLIDAY HAIR CARE Always wash your hair as soon as possible after swimming in the sea or a chlorinated swimming pool. Coloured and treated hair are prone to damage and fading if sea salt or chemicals are left in the hair, especially if you intend to spend time out in the sun after your swim.
DULL HIGHLIGHTS In between trips to the salon, perk up dull highlights by using a colour-enhancing treatment, or adding vitamin E oil capsules -to your weekly hair mask, to brighten colour and add shine.
HIGHLIGHT HOLIDAY HAIR Hair that has been over-bleached is most susceptible to the ravages of sun, sea and chlorine damage. To minimize damage, just get your parting highlighted before a holiday. It’s a cheaper option and will save you from chemical overload. Â
CHECK OUT YOUR BROWS Often the colour of the eyebrows fades as you get older and you will need to assess your hair colour in conjunction with them. If you don’t, you run the risk of having a beautiful head of hair that is let down by pale or greying brows. Get the objective professional […] Read more
COVER UP COLOUR TREATMENTS Keep coloured hair under a scarf or broad-brimmed hat when you are out in the sunshine. UVA rays will lift the colour, and leave you rushing to the hairdresser.
SUN-KISSED MOUSY BLONDES As you age, the skin gets paler and loses colour, so mousy hair should be lifted with warm golden highlights to add warmth to your face. Adding darker shades will drain even more colour from your skin.
ONE HUNDRED OF THE BEST Don’t use a brush on wet hair, as this could damage it. Instead, use a widetoothed comb to gently ease out knots. But giving dry hair the traditional brushing before bedtime will benefit your locks because it stimulates growth and oil production. Natural bristle brushes are gentlest on the hair.
GREAT LENGTHS Hair products containing copper peptides have already shown a remarkable ability to increase growth. The mineral is thought to increase thickness and reduce brittleness in hair.
FINE-HAIR FULLNESS Traditional layers do not work as well for fine hair unless they are simple bevelled edges. Instead, try a perm, which thickens the diameter of the strands. This can be done on large rollers, to create waves rather than the classic kinky perm you might remember from your youth.