Ladies, we have to agree that our hair has seen more drama than our entire love life. Those quarterly dye jobs, intense heated sessions with those curlers, and asking oil, ‘who are you?’-- we have done more damage to our hair than we like to give ourselves credit for. Perhaps, we have also crossed the stage of ‘if our hair is damaged’ and have officially entered the phase of ‘how much of it is damaged’. Lucky for us, God had foreseen that such a situation would soon arrive and hence, blessed us with some secrets that can revive our wrecked hair.
And, thanks to us, we are here to bless your day with these super awesome hair care tips that can change your life!
Now, before you break a sweat and start dreading that we are going to ask you to climb an Everest in the name of hair care tips, or worse, ask you to get rid of your flat iron, relax. These tips are extremely simple (and equally effective) and you don’t have to get rid of anything. But yes, you might want to switch from your ordinary straightener to Philips ThermoProtect Straightener as this beauty prevents your hair from heat damage like no other appliance - thanks to the advanced thermo-protect technology. Here are some simple tips that can be incorporated into your daily routine easily. What are we waiting for? It’s time to unveil the secrets!
First of all, washing your hair every day is a big-time no-no. Water swells the inside of your hair and that forces the cuticles to go up and misbehave. As a result, we have to handle more frizz, breakage and split ends. Give it a day or two before you shampoo your hair again.
Now comes the process of pre-pooing. Your shampoo might be herbal in nature but they still have some amount of chemicals that reduce moisture from your hair. Conditioners work in restoring the moisture but in today’s time where pollution is so prevalent, you cannot depend on just conditioners. Pre-shampooing is the regime that you need to follow to really bring a significant change in your hair texture. It provides an extra protective layer to your hair and the end result is simply amazing!
Different people use different types of pre-poo. You can go for pre-poo oils like argan oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc. You can also apply aloe vera gel, shea butter, or cocoa butter before you shampoo. And, if you have the luxury of free time, make your own pre-poo hair mask by mixing banana with olive oil or eggs with olive oil and honey.
The most important and easiest hair treatment is patting your hair while drying them with a towel. Seriously, this is no rocket science! Stop rubbing your hair vigorously and show them some love and care by patting them kindly. Secret tips from some of the best hairstylists suggest you use paper towels after cloth towels. They soak in the remaining water from your hair amazingly and, if you are unsure about paper towels, an old t-shirt can also do the job. Finally, now you know the best use of the tee that your ex left at your flat!
When it comes down to choosing the right hair appliances, we wonder what rulebook to refer to. This is no secret that flat iron and curling irons expose our hair to maximum damage. We can literally see our hair going lifeless right after we are done straightening a strand. Thankfully, we can now get over the damage and style our hair without creating such a hot mess.
Philips ThermoProtect Straightener comes with SilkPro Care technology that will reduce the damage by spreading heat evenly. No kidding, even when you have set the temperature on high (it has 6 LED temperature options), you will not be exposing your hair to any major heat damage.
When you blow-dry your hair, you are exposing your hair to the heat that will strip away the required moisture from your hair. The easiest way is to let your hair simply air dry. However, if you do not have enough time for that, switch your dryer to cool mode. It will take more time than blow-drying but it will save you from a lot of damage. In our opinion, it is a trouble that is worth taking.
And, if you are worried about frizziness after air-drying or cool-drying, just apply some oil-based serum and forget all about frizziness. OR, you can use Philips ThermoProtect Straightener on a low temperature and straighten your hair once dry. The ionic conditioning technology will retain the glossiness of your hair and the keratin ceramic coated plates will glide so smoothly that your task will be done within seconds. You can get it on Amazon for just Rs. 3,695!
Pro tip: Keep the temperature on low to get a more natural-looking straightened hair.
There are a lot of sprays and serums in the market now that can really help your process of pre-pooing and even add a layer of shine once you apply them post-shampooing. However, we hate to break it to you - these methods are not permanent. They can add texture to your hair but they cannot change the texture of your hair permanently. And for that ladies, you have no shortcut but to oil your hair at least twice a week. You can opt for the regular oil like coconut and jasmine or go ahead with essential oils like lavender and rosemary, but the best option is to go ahead with dry oils. They give the most natural shine to your hair without adding any sticky layer as they dry super fast (hence the name). The best examples of dry oils would be rosehip oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil.
Pro tip: Look for these ingredients the next time you order a shampoo or conditioner.
Tired of split ends? No matter how much you style your hair, the whole look can go terribly wrong if the ends don’t look good. Don’t worry, rough hair ends are not the end of the world! Just make a habit of trimming your hair a few inches every few months. It helps you get rid of the dead and split ends and make your hair grow faster and healthier.
Wasn’t that simple? Seriously, taking care of your hair is the easiest thing you can do. All you need is a focused regime and you can revive your hair as if they were never damaged in the first place!
*This is a sponsored post for Philips
Featured Image: Unsplash