Is self-care and focussing on your well-being one of your resolutions this year? And is healthy hair growth one of the priorities on that list? We’ve drawn up a list of simple, doable hair care tips that will help you in your pursuit. Read on:
1) Design a hair care routine that works for you
Most of us tend to give our hair care routines the short shrift. Our idea of hair care begins and ends with a quick hair wash a few times a week. Now is a good time to change that. Take some time this month to sit and draw up a hair care routine that you think will work for you. According to experts, a good hair care regimen should include shampooing and conditioning, the latter done every time you wash your hair.
If you are looking for a comprehensive haircare solution, try iluvia’s Complete Professional System, which contains the Hard Water Shampoo, Squalene Restorative Conditioner, and Intensive Haircare Liquid. Designed to cleanse, strengthen and protect your hair, the combination is perfect for normal to oily hair types and for colour-treated or chemically-treated hair too.
Is your hair dry, frizzy, brittle or damaged? iluvia’s Pro Maintenance System, containing the Sulfate Free Shampoo, Hair Repair Mask and Hair Protection Liquid,is designed to protect and smoothen dry, damaged hair. The shampoo’s micro-emulsion formula cleanses porous hair, leaving it feeling soft and supple from the first use. The Hair Repair Mask, powered with Olive Squalene and Argan Oil, repels damaging moisture and keeps hair smooth and tangle-free. The Hair Protection Liquid provides an additional moisture barrier while protecting hair from heat, UV damage and controls frizz.
2) Choose high-quality products
If you want to improve the quality of your hair, it is important to use good quality products that are scientifically formulated and contain clean ingredients. In addition to shampoo and conditioner, start using products that protect hair, such as serums and repair masks.
Get started by stocking up on iluvia’s pre-selected product combination of Sulfate Free Shampoo, Hair Repair Mask and 100% Pure Argan Oil. Designed as a micro-emulsion technology system, the Sulfate Free Shampoo is a gentle and effective cleanser, especially for normal to high-density hair. It helps maintain your hair’s natural lipid barrier and minimises hair dryness and frizz. The Hair Repair Mark is a superior product that helps tame frizzy hair and keeps it tangle-free. It also helps prevent split ends and breakage and leaves your hair feeling soft for longer. iluvia’s 100% Pure Argan Oil, fortified with vitamins A, C, E and omega-3 fatty acids, helps strengthen hair and protects it from damage done from washing, blow drying or any other treatments.
3) Experiment with a new hair length or style
The new year is as good a time as any to get yourself a new hairstyle. If you have always wondered about getting a bob, consult your hair stylist for a short hairstyle that will suit you and unhesitantly get one. On the other hand, if you have fancied growing your hair out, do just that. Consult your trichologist or hairstylist for tips on the care that longer hair warrants. A new hairstyle changes the way you look and gives you a shot of confidence too. Pixie cut, Chanel bob, soft bob and wolf cut are some of the hairstyles that will be trending this year.
4) Colour your hair
Stretch the idea of further getting a new hair style by colouring your hair. Coloured hair is a great way to shake things up regarding your look. If you want to take things slow, consult with your hair stylist about choosing a colour and a style that would suit you. For instance, go for a balayage which involves getting highlights on random sections of your hair. If you are concerned about taking extra special care of coloured hair, iluvia’s Complete Colour Lock System is what you need.
Designed as the complete solution for coloured, pigmented, bleached or highlighted hair, the Colour Lock System comprises the Colour Lock Shampoo, Mask, and Hair Protection Liquid. The shampoo’s unique Micro Emulsion formula effectively cleans coloured hair without draining out the colour. The Colour Lock Mask’s pH-balanced formulation prevents colour pigment breakdown due to UV light. The Hair Protection Serum protects hair from humidity and heat damage and prevents environmental damage by moisture, pollutants and UV light.
5) Trim your hair regularly
A hair care routine step often ignored is getting a hair trim every two to four months. So this year, add this one to your hair care regimen. A trim helps eliminate split ends, aiding in better hair growth. It also ensures that your hair looks healthy and full of life all year round.
6) Try to go easy with heat treatments
This year, attempt to reduce heat styling your hair, whether it’s blow drying your hair or using curling irons to get soft waves. This is because heat styling weakens your hair strands making them prone to breakage. If you use heat styling tools daily, start using them more consciously. And on days and occasions when you can’t avoid using the tools, prevent damage by using heat protectants like serums or light oils. iluvia’s range of products includes specially formulated serums namely, Hair Protection Serum and Intensive Hair Care Serum.
The Hair Protection Serum comes enriched with antioxidants that protect hair from free radical damage caused by pollution & UV light. Best suited for thick, heavy, frizzy or coarse hair, take one to two pumps of the hair serum and apply it from mid-length to the tips of your hair before styling. Lightweight and non-sticky, the Intensive Hair Care Serum creates an insulative barrier that protects hair from all the heat and damage caused by styling treatments. Apply a few drops of the serum from mid-length to tips before styling hair.
7) Your curls need special care
Wavy, curly hair requires different care owing to the nature of the hair follicles. Curly hair tends to be drier, and so you need to use products that add moisture to the hair. If you are worried about curl care being time consuming or using products with chemicals, try out iluvia’s Repair Reviver system. Designed specifically for wavy, curly, coily hair, it contains the Repair Reviver Shampoo and Repair Reviver Mask.
The Repair Reviver Shampoo has a mild pH-balanced formulation meant to clean weak curls effectively and give them a natural definition. The bioferments in it help soften your hair fibres and control frizz. The Repair Reviver mask contains ferments of tomato and rice that enhance your hair’s shine and leave it feeling naturally softer.
Apply shampoo to wet hair, gently massage it into your scalp and hair and then rinse with lukewarm water. Follow this up by taking a small amount of the mask onto your palms, applying it from mid-lengths to the tips of your hair, leaving it on for five minutes and rinsing thoroughly with regular water.
7) Follow a healthy diet
Getting healthy hair is the result of using the right hair products, following a routine, and, equally importantly, eating healthily. This year, follow a diet that will be beneficial to your hair. Include foods rich in vitamins A, D and K. Since hair is made of keratin, a protein, incorporate protein-rich foods.
With the entire year stretched out in front of you, get working on your hair care goals now. Zero in on a routine, stock up on good products and eat healthily. So that when the year draws to a close, you can say goodbye with a happy heart and healthy, shiny hair.
Visit iluvia.com to shop for products that will help you achieve your goals easily.