Just like how radiant skin makes you look younger, healthier and more beautiful, the same effect can be achieved when you hair looks shinier. However, life sets in and factors like poor diet, bad habits and plain old inadequate care can take its toll on your hair, leading to dry, damaged and dull tresses.
Luckily, similar to how skincare and makeup work to improve the way skin reflects light for maximum glow, you can do the same for your hair. Be it making small, simple changes to your daily routine to watching what you eat, here are six easy ways to get enviably shinier and healthier hair.
#1: Switch Up Your Shampoos
If you’ve been sticking to the same shampoo every day and your hair is starting to look dull, it’s clearly a sign that your routine isn’t exactly working. The answer is simple: impurities are probably building up on your hair and scalp, which can strip hair of its natural luster and cause it to look duller. To give your locks a detox, use a deep-cleansing shampoo once a week. This helps to eliminate dirt, grime and product residue that have been accumulating, so your hair looks revived again.
In addition, if your hair is coloured, be sure to also work in a shampoo that is made specifically for dyed hair. Check out Infuse My. Colour‘s range of shampoos as they come in a wide range of tints to infuse coloured hair with added pigments so it looks more vibrant and lustrous. Try the Cobalt Wash Shampoo, $33, to keep ash blonde and brown-coloured hair cool by preventing it from becoming brassy. Or opt for the purple-tinted Platinum Wash Shampoo, $33, to neutralise yellow tones in bleached hair.
#2: Choose Your Styling Tools Wisely
Frequent heat styling can cause heat damage to your hair, which makes it dry, dull and prone to breakage. To minimise this, it is essential that you buy the right styling tools. For example, choose hair dryers that have powerful motors for shorter styling time. This means that your hair will be exposed to heat for a lesser amount of time since it dries faster. In addition, look for curling tongs or straightening tools that have a temperature control setting. This prevents the tools from over-heating and helps to reduce the damage your hair is exposed to.
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