Healthy hair is something we sometimes may overlook and forget about, after all, all you have to do to maintain is give it a good wash, right? Wrong! It's not always easy to achieve healthy, shiny, silky hair especially if you colour it, add heat to it or constantly add some type of spray to it.
Whether you're dealing with dryness or breakage, incorporating a few simple hacks into your haircare routine can make all the difference. Here are our five favourite hacks that will help you achieve that Jonathan Van Ness vibe.
1. Brush your hair before a shower
Take a few minutes to brush through your hair to remove any tangles and knots, which will make it easier to wash and condition your hair. It will also help to distribute the natural oils throughout your hair, keeping it moisturised and healthy (bye, bye dry scalp!).
2. Massage your scalp regularly
Massaging your scalp can stimulate blood flow and promote hair growth! You can get a scalp massager or use your fingertips to gently massage your scalp in circular motions for a few minutes each day.
3. Avoid using tight hair ties
Gone are the days where we would put our hair up into a tight little pony. If you're wanting to put your hair up, opt for a scrunchie or a claw clip which are much gentler on your hair.
4. Never go to bed with wet hair
It's important to let hair fully dry before you hit the bed, sleeping with wet hair can cause damage to follicles and result in hair breakage. If you don't have time to air dry it, use a hair dryer on a cool setting to avoid heat damage.
5. Sleep on a silk pillowcase
If you don't know by now, cotton pillowcases cause friction on your hair which can lead to breakage and split ends. Switching to a silk pillowcase can help to reduce friction, keeping your hair super smooth and shiny.