The Hair Basics You Need to Know
In honour of #NationalHairDay, Lisa’s sharing the hair basics that you need to know to keep your hair in its best condition. Understanding your hair makes it easier to build up a hair care routine that’ll leave it looking and feeling its best!
Your hair is made up of a protein called keratin, which is also found in your skin and hair. Healthy hair needs protein, minerals, vitamins and amino acids to stay healthy and nourished. It also needs to be kept clean and cared for.
The hair follicle (where the hair comes out of your head) and the hair itself are different shapes and sizes. Straight hair has a round follicle, whereas oval and twisted oval follicles mean wavy or curly hair. How thick your hair is depends on the size of your follicles too.
Read on for Lisa’s tips to nail your hair basics so that you can build up an easy routine to keep your hair healthy and looking amazing.
How To Take Care of Your Hair
Lisa says: “Getting your hair in great condition doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Keeping your hair clean is an important part of any hair care routine - it should be treated as well as your skin is to keep it looking and feeling its best. If the hair and scalp are weighed down with product or excess oils it’ll look dull and won’t grow as well as it should.”
She recommends starting out with an easy 4-step routine to get your hair basics sorted and start taking care of your hair and scalp:
“Start out with The Scalp Scrub to exfoliate your scalp, removing dirt and oil from your scalp. Use it weekly to help encourage your scalp’s natural ecosystem and hair growth. It even reduces dandruff and flaky scalp.
“The Virgin Shampoo is the perfect shampoo to keep your hair clean without adding weight or residue. No matter what your hair type or condition is, or whether you colour it, it helps to remove dirt and build-up. Regular shampooing keeps your hair clean, fresh and healthy.
“Follow your shampoo with a conditioner that won’t weigh down your hair. The Conditioning Lotion is great for all hair types. It hydrates your hair to moisturise and detangle your hair, restoring softness and shine.
“The final step in your routine is to style and finish your hair. The Anti-Static Mist is the perfect all-rounder to keep your hair protected and under control. You can spray and carry on with your day.”
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