Top five hair tips you can’t afford to be without

Whether we have straight hair, wavy hair, frizzy hair, or kinked hair, chances are we won’t be happy with it. So what can we do to help us be happy with what we’ve got? Here are my top five tips you can’t afford to be without:

1. Never use a two in one shampoo and conditioner – although a cheaper option, a two in one shampoo and conditioner isn’t good for our hair, so always use a separate one.

2. Use shampoo and conditioner that’s suited to your hair type – It’s no good using a shampoo for blonde hair if you have brown. Blonde shampoos work by picking out the blonde pieces in hair, whether you have this hair or just highlights. Equally, a shampoo suited to brown hair works by bringing out the colour more, making it look richer- this is of course useless to those with blonde hair. If a shampoo states it’s suited for dry and damaged hair, then that’s exactly what it should be used for.

3. Protect your hair from heat damage – If you’re a keen hair straightener, or like to blow dry your hair for that matter, make sure you’re protecting it. There are various different heat treatments on the market, from serums to sprays, which are easy to use. Most can be sprayed on wet hair, protecting it before the damage occurs, rather than the other way round.

4. Steer clear of home dye kits – Although it’s tempting to spend a fiver on a home hair dye kit, rather than pay £40 to have it done professionally, you may be ruining your hair without even realising it. There are certain rules to dying your hair, which need to be followed to prevent hair breakage; get to know these rules beforehand, or you may end up with hair so damaged it can’t be recovered.

5. Use products that accentuate your hair – Those with frizzy hair can use products to tame the frizz, whilst those with straight hair can scrunch dry it with mousse to make it curly. There are many ways you can have you hair, so explore the different options until you’re happy with the look achieved. Drastic action such as a perm really isn’t needed when you can have temporary curls instead.