If you want to take your hair to the next level, here's everything you need to know.
We all want to have perfect looking hair, but in order to achieve that, we need to do a little bit more than just landing the right shampoo or conditioner.
As a matter of fact, the same way there are supplements for your health or for your skin, there are supplements for your hair. And they happen to play a fundamental part in how your locks end up looking.
One thing you need to take into account is your scalp. Seriously. How good (or bad!) your hair looks is absolutely dependant on the health of your scalp, so it is quite important to keep it healthy.
“We now know that the scalp ages six times faster than facial skin and 12 times faster than skin on your body, and this aging directly influences our hair health and condition,” explains Rita Marcon from Kao Salon Division.
It has been said that one of the most common causes of hair loss is restricted blood flow and product build-up, so exfoliating the scalp twice a week is quite important.
It is also important to know what is the texture of your hair because it will help you determine how to deal with whatever is going on. Your hair can be dry now, but that doesn't mean that the texture is dry. First of all, answer this question: "is my hair fine, medium, or coarse?". Once you know the answer, you can decide which product will work best.
“When hair is feeling dry, it has lost moisture so water-based products are best, combined with conditioning ingredients,” explains Lisa Caddy, a consultant trichologist for Philip Kingsley.
“Hydrolysed elastin is a protein that gives your hair incredible elasticity, stretch and resilience, and also helps the hair hold on to water. Wheat proteins are great for fine hair, giving moisture without weighing down the hair.”
Changing your habits is also key to dreamy hair. For example, you can turn down the temperature of your shower while you wash your hair, or you can brush your hair in a gentler way. Every little thing counts!