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The age of self-love is well and truly here. There are pages and pages of information out there about how to keep your mental health in tip-top shape, how to look after your particular skin type, how to dress to feel amazing and so much more. But what about those luscious locks? It is important to look after your hair properly if you want to avoid searching what causes hair loss and baldness, especially if you want to have long hair that glints in the sun just like in the adverts. Below are three important ways to keep your hair healthy and you looking great.

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Visit the salon

This may seem like the last place you want to visit if you’re trying to grow your hair out, but it’s actually the best place to go. Trimming your hair every other month to help prevent split ends is vital to maintaining growth and health in your hair, it also allows you to gain a bit of advice on what your hair may be lacking from a professional. If you color or bleach your hair, they will be able to use products that will not damage your hair or scalp in the process, helping you to keep it healthy.

Choose the right shampoo and conditioner

You would be amazed at how many people are using the completely wrong shampoo or conditioner for their hair. Some medicated shampoos can be hugely detrimental to your hair health when they aren’t required and should be avoided for prolonged use. You should also aim to use a shampoo and conditioner combination that meets your needs. If you have quite shiny hair that gets greasy easily, don’t use a moisturizing product as this will only exacerbate matters. There are plenty of well-known brands that offer products designed for all hair types. So whether you have curly or straight hair, dry hair or greasy hair, there’s something perfect for your needs just waiting to be discovered.

Consider other regular use products

Now that you’ve got the basics down and are taking care of your hair on a day to day basis, it’s time to up your game. Consider using a leave-in conditioner for hair that’s extra taken care of, or perhaps if you suffer from particularly dry hair and split ends you could search out a hair mask to keep your hair as nourished as possible. Aside from that, you should also invest on products that help protect your hair from damage. Using a comb or brush that gently untangles knots will prevent tearing out your hair at the root. You should also definitely use a heat protecting serum or spray every single time you blow dry straighten, or curl your hair. Failing to do so will undo all the hard work you put into nourishing and hydrating your hair in the first place.

There you have it, the three important steps to making sure that your hair is a well cared for as the rest of you is.

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When you have left the hairdressers with a new hair color, you want to keep the color looking as good as it did on day one, right? But sometimes, even after one wash the color can fade and not look as good as before. So how can you keep that ‘just done’ look even after you’ve left the salon? Here are some tips to help you to care for your bleached or dyed hair.

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Use a Quality Color

The difference between going to a salon  or doing it yourself at home, can be that the quality of the product you’re using at home is likely to not be as good. When you use professional hair color, it is going to be well made, with conditioning properties that will carry on moisturizing your hair as time goes on.

If you’re going to do it yourself, then look for the colors that are labeled as ammonia-free or that use natural oils like avocado oils, for example. These are much more likely to make the color last. I’ve been known to use a box from time to time, and my other tip, and this only applies to blondes, is to go darker and cooler than you think. Bleachy and brassy is not a good look, but I love my most recent experience with a darker ash color.

And make sure you love your stylist. There are three people in the world I trust with my blonde: Sylvia & Jenn P. at Progressions (Sylvia did my highlights from when I was 12-18 and Jenn started doing them when I was in college) and Amanda at Illusions.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Daily

Of course, you need to hop in the bath or shower daily. But you don’t need to always wash your hair when you’re in there. Washing your hair every other day, or even longer perhaps, can help to make the color last longer. Plus, the things that you are washing your hair with can strip the natural oils from your hair. And when your hair is drier, it is going to absorb color less. So do think about how often you wash it.

Use a Shampoo For Your Color

If you want your hair color to last longer and keep looking as glossy as it did on day one, then using a shampoo and conditioner that are specific to your color is going to help. Not only will it help to keep the color to last longer, but it will be designed to treat drier hair, just as colored hair will be. You could look at a site like The Right Hairstyles, for example, as it has a review of shampoos for dyed hair if you needed to find one right for you. But speak to your hairdresser as to what they recommend too.

Choose a Toner

This can be specifically if you have blonde in your hair, but a toner works wonders to bring the color back to life. If you have some blonde in your hair, then it can fade with time and become a little yellow or brassy. Which is where a toner comes in as it adds in tones of blue or violet, to balance out the brassy yellow tones. This is good to do every couple of weeks, to keep your hair looking as good as new. It is especially important if you’re trying to achieve the silver or platinum blonde look.

BONUS: Play with color

When I was in college, this girl Missy dyed the underside of my hair hot pink for Halloween. A ton of fade, two bleachings, and seven months later, I was back to blonde. But gone are those days! There are shampoos and conditioner with fun colors abound, but my favorite is the Celeb Luxury brand shampoo. I’ve used their silver and lavender and I’m going to have a little pink somethin’ somethin’ for my bachelorette party but the best part is I can use it for a few days, and then it comes completely out in a couple washes once I’m sick of it!

Do you have experience of dying your hair different colors? Have you found anything that works for you? It would be great to hear what you think.

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When it comes to our style, confidence and overall look, hair is so important. We all know how rubbish a bad hair day makes us feel, and how a swishy new style fresh from the hairdresser can give us a spring in our step. Since most of us dye or chemically alter our hair in some way these days, caring for it can mean a little extra work. Colored hair is more prone to dryness and damage, so you need a good routine to keep it at its best. Here are some points to bear in mind if you have colored hair.

Get It Colored Professionally

Home box dyes can be great these days if you want one solid color. However if you’re thinking of doing something dramatic with your hair then it’s worth seeing a professional. Messing around with bleach for example is likely to end in tears, since it can be incredibly damaging- to the point that all your hair could quite literally snap off at the roots! Attempting things like highlights and cutting techniques aren’t likely to end well either. Sites like BeautyShed have more information and advice about this. It’s always best to visit someone who has the education and experience needed to do a good job. It’s not worth ruining your hair to save a bit of cash!

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Use The Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Are you guilty of grabbing the first shampoo and conditioner off the shelves that you see? Each product will be formulated for certain types of hair. If yours has been chemically altered it’s best to choose one for colored, dry or damaged hair. These will be more hydrating so will nourish and protect the strands. Steer clear of volumizing products since these will be very lightweight and in some cases strip the hair too making it even drier.

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Invest in Oils and Masks

Along with a good shampoo and conditioner that’s formulated for your hair type, it’s also worth investing in pampering hair oils and deep conditioning masks. A mask applied once or twice a week will give your hair a huge boost of hydration, if it’s feeling a little dry it can perk it back up and give you a healthy and glossy finish. A light oil applied to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair will protect and nourish between washes, and add a gorgeous shine to the hair. You might have to experiment with different oils to find one which is right for your hair. It should absorb nicely without looking greasy or leave it feeling weighed down.

Tangle Teezer Original Detangling Hair Brush

Brush Carefully

Since colored hair is more prone to dryness and damage, more breakage is likely to occur. Therefore handling it as gently as possible is a must. Use gentle brushing techniques, starting at the ends to carefully untangle any knots. Choosing a brush like a Tangle Teezer will be much kinder to the hair and is less likely to tug and rip out knots and cause further damage.

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