Don’t panic – there’s plenty of hair care tips you can apply at home to avoid a bad hair day.
We’ve asked the experts for their top hair care tips and tricks to stop the weather from playing havoc with your look. Plus, we share the best ways to keep your hair healthy and in tip-top shape, no matter what the season.
Hair care tips to try now
Wash and condition with care
“Don’t wash hair too often,” says hairstylist Asgar Saboo. “This will preserve the vital moisture in the hair.”
Using the right conditioner is also key. If your hair is very dry and difficult to manage, use a good quality leave-in conditioner that’ll help to moisturise, shine, and de-frizz until your next wash.
Thicken it up
“Use a light spray for volume,” says colour expert, Karine Jackson. “Spray into towel-dried hair, then really ruffle the roots with your fingers as you dry.”
Watch the water temperature
“Always use warm water – too hot or cold isn’t good for your hair. Be gentle: don’t over rub, and use a treatment mask weekly,” says Zoltan Vargyai, Brazilian-blow-dry expert
Supplement your diet
“Protein is excellent for hair condition, and also hair loss,” says natural-health specialist Shabir Daya.
You can also nourish your hair from the inside out with a natural supplement, packed with nutrients like zinc and biotin to keep your hair strong and healthy.
Expert tip: Loosen that style
“Hair shouldn’t be too ‘done’ or overstyled,” says Andreas Wild. “Play with your natural hair texture – keep it relaxed, and avoid putting too much volume on the crown area.”
Oil is good
“For dry hair, apply a few drops of oil to the ends of wet or blow-dried hair. Hairdresser Ken Picton’s top tip? “Apply two to three drops to dry hair prior to shampooing; massage in, then shampoo as normal.”
Expert tip: Don’t overstyle your hair
“Unstructured style is everywhere. Overstyled, over-blow-dried is just simply OVER. If you’re adopting the go-to, undone style of the moment, you’ll be reducing heat, too,” says Josh Wood, hair colourist
Reduce the heat
“Women aged 40-plus tend to style their hair too much,” says Tina Farey. “However, this can damage the hair cuticle, leaving hair susceptible to breakage. Overuse of heat-styling tools also dries hair out, so always use a heat-protection product.”
Colour-care your hair
“Coloured hair needs to be treated like a gentle fabric,” says Josh. “You wouldn’t throw your cashmere into the tumble dryer every other day.”
A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!