It fills me with great pleasure to say that it is finally the end of January! February sets to be an eventful month with Pancake Day, Valentines Day and then of course the arrival of our second baby! As the past month has been full of nausea (yep that happens at the end of pregnancy apparently), exhaustion and a general yucky feeling, I honestly thought I wouldn’t have any particular favourites to mention. However it turns out that I have more than anticipated, so I should probably get to work!
My hairstyle has always been a priority for me since the dreaded day it got chopped into a mullet when I was 12 and got constantly bullied at school. Now I always want to make sure my hair is styled nicely to frame my face and looks healthy. My hair has seen some harsh treatments over the past few years, from going blonde, to brown and then permed. I have loved all of these hair styles but I can feel the strain it’s put on my hair and feel it deserves a break. I recently got the chop and had a good few inches taken off. My ends were so fine and brittle that having long hair had lost its novelty and just became a losing battle to bring it back to full health. Now I am so happy with my hair cut and I feel it’s also more suitable for the new chapter in my life.. being a mum. Here’s a short list on how to get your hair back to full health again.
1) Whatever the problem is, chop it off.
I have spent years hoping that a hair mask or treatment would make my split ends magically disappear overnight. It doesn’t work like that though. Get them chopped off and then make sure you keep your hair treated and conditioned to prevent them from coming back. Regular hair cuts always help as well.
2) Give your hair a days break.
I have alternate days of washing my hair. Washing your hair everyday makes it even more dry and will just encourage frizz and damaged ends.
3) Invest in some decent hair care.
I have been told that cheap hair masks and shampoos actually work against your hair as they contain alcohol. Pay an extra few pounds for a decent shampoo and conditioner that will actually have an effect. I use L’oréal EverRich shampoo and conditioner and it’s safe to say that it’s worked wonders on my hair.
4) Use a deep clean shampoo for build up.
Sometimes repair shampoo and conditioner can leave a build up on your roots and you’ll find your hair can get greasy quite quickly. Using a build up removal shampoo on the roots like Phyto will give your hair a deep clean and you can carry on using your treatments.
5) Go easy on the Ghds.
If I do use mine I try to run them through my hair as quick as I can to reduce the amount of heat exposure. Use a heat protector for your hair to keep any damage minimal. Tresemmé have a brilliant heat defence spray.