Who doesn’t love having soft and silky hair? It’s definitely up there as one of our favourite things. While you could leave the hair routine to the simple shampoo and condition when you shower, we’ve got some easy to do’s that you can add to your hair care routine to up your hair game.
Take cooler showers
We know. We know. We love our steamy, hot showers as well. But hot showers can strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils, leaving dry and flaky. And this can lead to your hair looking dry and dull, and possibly even dandruff. None of which will help you feel sexy. Also, if you have dyed hair, the heat from the hot water will open up your hair cuticles which helps colour molecules escape. This means that your gorgeous hair that you likely spent quite a bit on will fade much quicker than you would like.
So, try taking those cooler showers and see how your hair will love you for it. They don’t have to be freezing cold – lukewarm water will also work great.
Shampoo here, conditioner there
Hair gets a little picky sometimes when it comes to haircare time. Your roots and the lengths and ends of your hair have different needs. Your hair usually gets more greasy at the roots rather than the lengths/ends of your hair since your scalp is the one producing oils and shedding dead skin cells. So this is the area that really needs cleansing. Make sure you focus your shampooing efforts at your scalp and roots!
Since your hair naturally makes oils at your roots, there’s no need to apply any conditioner here. Focus on your lengths and ends when you use conditioner, let it sit for a while before rinsing, and watch as your hair is silky smooth when it’s dry. Just make sure to rinse out all of the conditioner before you hop out of the shower.
Exfoliate Your Scalp
Well not your hair specifically, but your scalp! It’s skin too so don’t forget to exfoliate it every now and again to make sure you get rid of those dead skin cells to prevent dandruff, encourage hair growth and promote healthier hair.
Here are two of our fav exfoliators:
Body Blendz Scalp & Hair Scrub Shampoo - Shop Here
A convenient 2-in-1 shampoo and exfoliator that will revitalise and hydrate your hair and scalp. This scrub shampoo uses fine Himalayan salt to cleanse and exfoliate your hair and scalp, leaving your hair dandruff and dead cell free. Plus, it also has a number of other oils that will help your hair look great.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub - Shop Here
This scrub was created in collaboration with celeb hairstylist Chris McMillan! This scrub has a blend of AHAs and BHAs that rapidly break down and dissolve dead skin cells and any styling products that can’t be simply washed away with your regular shampoo. There’s also a blend of oils that will help keep your scalp healthy and nourished.
Hop into a TANBAE before you sleep
This really wouldn’t be a TANBAE blog without mentioning our Bed & Body Protector, right? But we digress.
So, you’ve done all of your hair care steps, applied those expensive products, finished up with your day, and now it’s time to sleep and let your products do their magic. Sadly, it turns out those cotton sheets you always use have been absorbing those expensive hair products and instead of letting your hair gain the most out of them. This is where we shine. Our Bed & Body Protector’s unique bamboo viscose blend helps to ensure that your hair care products stay where they are meant to be. Grab a Tanbae today and see how it will elevate your beauty routine!