If we’re totally honest with ourselves, we may have let our hair routines slide a little last year. However, we’re officially dubbing 2017 ‘The Year of Great Hair’, even if that means spending a few extra minutes to maintain a gorgeous mane. Here are some of the tips and products we will be using for healthy, shiny locks all year long.
- Start with a clean canvas. Keeping your scalp and hair clean is one of the keys to gorgeous hair. Residue, oil, and buildup can leave your hair looking flat and dull. On the other hand, washing too often can strip your hair of its natural conditioning oils. Most hair types can get away with washing two or three times a week, so choose a gentle, nourishing shampoo and focus application on the roots and scalp to avoid over-drying your strands.
Try: Phyto Phytojoba Shampoo, a hydrating shampoo formulated for dry, frizzy hair.
- Protect your hair from damage. Just like your skin, your hair can also be damaged by the environment. Too much sun exposure can dry out your hair, making it frizzy and lackluster. It can also cause your gorgeous new highlights to go brassy. The sun isn’t the only thing that can damage your hair; daily use of a flat irons, curling irons, or blow-dryers can wreak havoc on your strands. Using a hair protectant is a great way to treat and hydrate your hair while shielding it from damage. Choose a lightweight one that will also add gloss while protecting your hair.
Try: StriVectin Color Care UV Protective Spray, a lightweight spray that will protect your hair from the sun and heat while keeping your color vibrant.
- Take your vitamins. Great hair starts from the inside out. Making sure that you eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and drink enough water will make sure that your body gets everything it needs to keep your hair and scalp healthy. However, if you have been skimping on your workouts or eating more burgers than salads, a daily dietary supplement can help ensure that you are getting the right nutrients and vitamins for your hair. Choosing a supplement with the right amount of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids can help promote healthy hair growth and is definitely worth adding to your routine.
Try: Phyto Phytophanere Capsules, a daily supplement that will fortify and strengthen your hair, skin, and nails.
- Indulge in a weekly hair treatment. Undo all of your beauty sins and soothe dry, over-processed strands with a deeply nourishing and repairing hair mask. Depending on your hair type and level of damage, you can even go for bi-weekly treatments. Our favorite way to treat our strands is to apply a rich mask to freshly shampooed and towel-dried hair, then covering up with a shower cap to trap in heat and maximize the mask’s benefits.
Try: Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask, a hydrating treatment that contains omega-9 oils, quinoa protein and sunflower oils to repair and restore your locks.