Use conditioner as shampoo
Instead of shampooing your hair from the roots to tips, apply shampoo only onto your scalp, and conditioner onto your ends. We suggest applying the conditioner before working the shampoo onto your scalp, to allow time for the conditioner to penetrate into your hair as you lather up. If you’re worried that your ends won’t be clean, fret not for most of the oil buildup are concentrated on your scalp, so that’s where you should be focusing on washing. Moreover, the suds from the shampoo will help to get rid of the oil and impurities on your ends as you rinse the shampoo and conditioner off simultaneously.
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Condition with hair mask
If your hair is dry and damaged, apply hair mask daily. If you don’t fancy waiting around in the bathroom every morning, use it as a conditioner and leave it on for around three to five minutes before rinsing off.
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Apply coconut oil to bed
In the same way you apply sleeping masks on your face, consider coconut oil your sleeping mask and leave it on overnight. Apply enough to moisturise your ends, but without it being too heavy. If you don’t want it to get onto your pillow, place a towel over your pillowcase or wear a shower cap to sleep. If you have long hair, simply tie it into a top-knot.
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Don’t rub your hair dry
As tempting and convenient it may be, don’t rub your strands with a towel while drying it. Rather, dab the excess water away. Alternatively, invest in a microfiber hair towel that wicks water away from your hair quickly. Keep the towel on while you do your makeup so your hair will no longer be dripping wet by the time you’re done.
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Protect before you dry
Before you even pick up that hairdryer, make sure that you’ve applied heat protectant onto your tresses. Heat from styling tools can damage hair, so a heat protectant not only reduces damage, but also deposits moisture into your hair to prevent frizz.
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The importance of deep cleansing doesn’t stop at your face – your scalp and hair needs thorough cleansing regularly too. Styling products, dirt, impurities, or even your shampoo and conditioner can cause product buildup over time. The best way to clarify your hair and scalp is to use a deep cleansing shampoo to strip away the buildup. Alternatively, wash your hair with apple cider vinegar to get rid of the gunk.
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Use a satin or silk pillowcase
Your choice of pillowcase can affect the quality of your hair. The smooth texture of silk and satin reduces friction and hence minimises split ends and frizz. You’ll wake up to smooth hair every day!
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Think of hair serums and oils as your skin serum and essences. In the same way that your skin needs that extra boost of goodness, your hair does too. If your hair is parched, go for oils that provide an intensive dose of moisture. However, remember to apply hair treatments only on your hair ends and not the roots – unless it’s a scalp treatment – to avoid congesting your scalp.
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