Hair looking dull, limp, dry or damaged? Chances are you’ve been committing crimes against good hair, without even realising it! But never fear, it’s not too late to atone for your hair faux-pas, and restore your lacklustre locks to head-turning good health!
1. You’re brushing your hair when wet
Taking your regular bristle brush to sopping wet hair is a recipe for damage. Wet hair has little elasticity, so you need to tread carefully to avoid snapping strands. To detangle and smooth, use either a wide tooth comb or a brush specially designed for use on wet hair.
2. You’re addicted to heat styling
We all love a good blow dry, but if you’re heat styling on the daily, your hair won’t thank you for it. Try to air dry hair when possible. And NEVER approach your hair with a dryer, iron, curling wand without first applying a heat protectant.
3. You’re letting your locks become dehydrated
If your hair’s a little on the dry side, it’s time for some moisture-replenishing TLC. Winter hair especially is more susceptible to dryness, so consider switching your usual shampoo for something more nourishing when the humidity drops. Vegan and free from SLES, parabens and PEGs, La’ Bang Body Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner feeds bleached, dry and damaged locks with moisturising jojoba oil.
For something even more intensive, the Hydrate Me Hydrating Hair & Scalp Mask is the perfect weekly treat. In lime, raspberry, coconut, vanilla and Malibu fragrances, this 100% Aussie hair hero is enriched with the natural goodness of argan, coconut, macadamia and jojoba oils. Moroccan argan oil delivers serious shine and tames split ends and frizz, coconut oil promotes a healthy scalp and hair growth, macadamia oil boosts hydration, strength and elasticity, and jojoba oil provides instant detangling.
4. You wear the same style every day
Sure, a top knot is the ultimate convenience ‘do. But if you’re sticking with the same old style every day, you’re putting your strands under a lot of unnecessary strain. Ultra-tight styles especially are bad news when it comes to breakage and thinning hair.
5. You have a major junk food habit
You really are what you eat, and this is reflected in your hair, nails and complexion, as well as your internal health. A diet that’s low in good fats can lead to dry, brittle, weak hair, whereas too much sugar and refined carbs can cause your locks to thin out. Adequate protein (from chicken, dairy etc) is an essential building block of strong hair, while the omega-3s found in fish and nuts help maintain shine. A healthy-hair diet should also include iron, zinc and Vitamin C, so load up on leafy greens, lean beef, eggs, berries and sweet potato.