15 Healthy Hair Tips
1 A well-balanced diet is a great starting point for healthy, strong hair. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, nuts, brown rice, beans and pulses. To assist your diet you can take hair, skin and nail supplements such as Silica to help boost any missing vitamins or minerals.
2 Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. System Professional and Sebastian have a large range of products to suit all types of hair, whether you have fine hair, dry hair, or coloured hair. Ask your stylist for a personalised hair and scalp analysis to prescribe your perfect home hair care regime when next in salon.
3 The sun, even during winter, has drying effects on your hair. Use products that contain sunscreens, such as the System Professional UV Protection spray. This UV Protection pre sun spray helps to protect your hair from the harmful effects of the sun and water. These elements cause colour fading and build up of chlorine and salt particles. It also helps to re-hydrate thirsty summer hair. System professional have a wide range of pre and post sun care products for your hair and scalp.
4 Massaging your scalp for a few minutes each day. Massaging the scalp increases blood flow to the hair follicles and aids the epidermis in absorbing increased oxygen vital for healthy skin and hair. Massage will also remove dead skin cells, helping to prevent a buildup of dry and dead skin cells as well as aid relaxation and reduce feelings of stress. System Professional Balance scalp Energy serum massaged into the hair daily increased blood flow to the hair bulb during the growth stage. Thus increasing the strength and speed of hair rejuvenation.
5 Shoulder-length hair is, on average, about two years old, so treat it with care. Avoid unnecessary brushing, combing or handling – use a quality brush with soft bristles that flex. Use seamless hair ties instead of elastic rubber bands which tear and break the delicate hair strands. By using a weekly strengthening and moisturising treatment such as System professional repair mask you will ensure longer lengths of hair avoid split ends and fraying.
6 Pay careful attention to how you wash your hair: rub shampoo into the palms of your hands and distribute evenly, lather and repeat with half as much shampoo. Rinse and apply a matching conditioner mainly to the ends and mid-lengths of your hair.
7 Help your hair to reach its growth potential by getting lots of sleep.
8 Stress and negative emotions can play a part in hair loss, flaky scalp conditions and excess sebum (oil) production. Find time to relax and de-stress.
9 Wash your hair with warm water rather than hot water. Hot water stimulates sebum production in the scalp and can lead to greasiness. If you find you are experiencing an over production of sebum from your scalp, using a clarifying shampoo such as SP Balance shampoo or Sebastian Trilliance range will reduce the over stimulation of sebaceous glands restoring a normal balance of the scalp.
10 Have regular haircuts. Any stylist will recommend you visit the salon every six to eight weeks to reduce split ends and breakage for long hair, and every four weeks for short hair. For those wanting to grow their hair for a special occasion ensuring protection from split ends and excessive damage from hot styling tool can be avoided by using System professional Perfect hair and Perfect ends combination. The two products together will protect against heat ,congealing split ends together. The two products provide the optimum balance of Keratin and lipids required for healthy resilient hair.
11 Moving between cold and warm environments during the winter can be very stressful for your hair. It’s important to replace lost moisture with a weekly deep conditioning treatment for improved shine. Sebastian Hydre masque will rehydrate drenching thirsty hair with weightless moisture.
12 Reduce the impact of heat styling with a quality conditioning product such as Sebastian Potion 9. This light weight product won’t weigh your hair down and will give you the benefit of a styling product whilst deeply moisturizing your hair.
13 Boost your colour by using a quality colour protection shampoo and conditioners. Most salon brands are 100% colour safe and are far gentler on your hair than supermarket brands. Many supermarket brands are filled with fillers such as water and non water soluble silicones. Super market consumer brands have less vitamins, minerals and essential oils in them. These substitutes reduce any benefit a professional salon colour will provide to your hair.
14 If you’re keen on swimming or working out at the gym, you may need to wash every day. Use a gentle, moisturising shampoo and light conditioner to prevent over-cleaning. System Professional Balance scalp range is PH balanced, derma logically tested, hypoallergenic and perfectly safe for the entire family to use. Also 100% colour safe.
15 Deep cleanse your hair weekly to remove any product build-up and revitalise your colour.