Now that spring is finally here, we’re all starting to emerge from our winter cocoons and go out into the world again. Nature is waking up all around us, and unsurprisingly our bodies are waking up too. It’s time to be seen without a winter hat or hood, and you want your hair to feel worthy of the gentle breeze blowing through it. How can you bring your hair back to life after its winter hibernation? Here are a few recommendations.
You are what you eat
With spring already here, you’ll want to be adjusting your diet anyway, consuming less winter-warming stodge and more fresh fruit and vegetables, plus, of course, plenty of water! This will help you to look and feel your best all over, but it will be especially good for your hair, which relies on the right balance of vitamins, minerals and proteins to keep it in shape. If you’re having problems with dry, brittle or weak hair, then you might be deficient in one of these areas. Take note of the problem and consult a nutritionist in order to find the best way to remedy it.
Treat yourself to a new hairbrush
You might think that all brushes are much the same, but a good-quality hairbrush is an investment in your hair’s health and appearance. An old or inappropriate brush can actually damage your hair, by pulling it up at the roots. Good brushing is about technique as well as tools, however. Take care not to pull or stretch your hair. Gently detangle it at the same time as encouraging the even distribution of natural oils from your scalp to the tips of your locks.
Get professional help
If your hair is thinning or feeling in particularly poor condition, then you might be able to use professional haircare products to help revitalize it. You can also get a lot of good advice over the internet, but be sure to go to authoritative sources. Hair treatment specialist Viabrance gives out plenty of helpful tips on social media: check out the Viabrance feed for useful pointers.
Wash less, but wash better
Another wise investment is a higher-quality shampoo that’s suited to your particular hair type. Using this, you can wash your hair less often but still have healthy, shiny hair. Washing your hair too often can actually strip out your natural essential oils. Rather than washing it every day with a cheap shampoo, treat your hair to a good wash with a high-quality shampoo twice a week. This gives your hair time to recover between washes. You’ll soon notice the difference!
Conditioner for the win
Even though you might be better off using your shampoo more sparingly, you should still always take a good-quality conditioner into the shower with you. This is because conditioners actually help your hair lock in moisture, which is a good thing. Comb it through before and after applying – first to remove any traces of other hair products or dirt, and then afterwards to remove knots and tangles, which will be much easier to do with conditioner in place.
Let your hair dry naturally
Washing your hair less frequently will also allow you to take your time in letting it dry. Hairdryers and especially hot styling implements can damage and overly dry out your hair. Rubbing it too vigorously with a towel can also be harmful, and can cause split ends. The best approach is to gently squeeze and towel dry your hair and then let it take care of itself.
Get a great spring cut
Having a haircut is a great and easy way to feel renewed and ready for the spring, especially if you decide to go for a bold new look. Even just having a trim, however, can reduce spilt ends and help to keep your hair healthy and in shape. Go for a look that complements your hair’s natural style and, most importantly, choose something that makes you feel good about yourself. The best haircare is part of a holistic approach that takes account of your whole body, mind and spirit.
Of course, taking care of your hair is something that you should be thinking of all year round. However, spring in particular is a time for health and new beginnings. As the days begin to get longer and the light and warmth return to our lives, being able to greet the dawn with healthy, vibrant hair is a blessing you deserve.
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