OK, we don’t need to change years to jumpstart good hair routines, but it sure helps to stay motivated when we have 12 months in front of us to do it! At Pure, here are some great ideas to help keep your hair beautiful all through the new calendar year, depending on your unique type of hair.
Hair Profile: Double-Processed Blonde
Deep conditioning once every two weeks with a nutrient-rich mask should be at the top of your list to minimize damage that can be caused by regular lightening services. It’s a fact that opening up the cuticle repeatedly with chemicals to remove pigment – and obtaining that dreamy beach blonde hair colour! — can sometimes leave hair slightly dry and porous.
You should also include in your shampoo routine a purple blonde-enhancing shampoo to reduce brassiness and keep your colour looking fresh while minimizing yellow tones – yes, those exact ones you don’t like at all.
Hair Profile: Wavy Hair that Tends to be Dry
Maybe this is the year to be kinder to your hair, and not force it to conform to some tone-deaf idea of beauty? There has never been a better time to let your natural hair texture shine through! To do so, you can start experimenting with different air-drying techniques, including braiding while your hair dries to enhance the pattern of your waves. A serum or oil applied on the tips can help tame some of the frizz, so you’re just left with beautiful, healthy and shiny, natural hair.
To protect your curls and diminish breakage, it’s also a good idea to switch the cotton bath towel for a softer microfibre towel – it also absorbs more water, faster –, and trade your regular hair brush for a wide-toothed comb.
Hair profile: Straight, Fine hair on the Oily Side
Have you heard of scalp exfoliation? It helps remove dead skin cells, sebum, bacteria and hair product build-up on the scalp. Done once a week, it helps nourish the scalp and stimulate blood flow, which can encourage hair growth, while helping stabilize oil production. Don’t forget a balanced diet, too, with plenty of veggies, fruit and protein!
If you are looking to grow your hair out for a big special occasion (weddings, anyone?) and yours tends to be finer, remember hair extensions are not only designed to add length. They can also be placed to create more volume and give the illusion of a thicker mane.
Have fun with your hair resolutions, and remember our hair experts at Pure are here for you anytime you need them!