With spring almost here, expect changes to the environmental conditions to come into play when it comes to caring for your hair. Winter tends to cause a lot of stress to your locks so you have to know how to transition it well into spring. One of the biggest concerns of winter hair care is in terms of dealing with dry hair. The cold and dry winter air can lead to dull and brittle hair strands, too, so it is vital that you know how to bring back gloss to the hair.
There are a few simple tricks you can try to bring back the lost lustre and fight dull hair.
Try Reddish Hues
Getting a new colour is one of the well known ways to liven up your locks. But did you know that going for red hues in your hair is an effective way to effectively restore gloss? That’s true! Red hues like copper, golden blonde, strawberry red, or adding red streaks as accents to your hair can add brilliant shine. In addition, red also illuminates well when exposed to light for that added lustre.
Residues from shampoo and conditioner formulas are one of the biggest culprits to dull hair. Thus, it is important to thoroughly rinse your hair after washing with shampoo until its squeaky clean. You can also prepare homemade rinse treatment to ensure that any residue is removed from your hair. A homemade mixture of cool water and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice can be a good recipe for acid rinse.
The right brushing technique can add some gloss into your hair without having to use any special formula on it. Choose brushes with long bristles so that they would extend beyond each layer of hair strand while brushing it. This allows an even layer of cuticles and proper distribution of sebum to give it enough shine without making it look too oily.
Oils Are Your Friends!
You probably heard this several times before but natural oils are good for your hair. Thus, try to incorporate them into your daily hair care routine for maximum results. When oil gets into your strands, they make it naturally smooth and nourishes from within so they are less likely to break. Aside from adding gloss to your hair, oils are also very effective in fighting split ends or suppressing frizz.
Try to apply conditioner to your hair before you shampoo. The common method of washing hair would be to use shampoo but conditioning first helps the hair cuticles to become enriched and also provide a protective layer from the often harsh formulas that shampoos have.
How do you keep your hair looking glossy?