Innovation rules when it comes to hair brands in 2019 which is great news for your locks, as the latest treatments can transform even the most lacklustre and brittle strands. The fastest way to healthy, beautiful hair is to make more time to care for it, so vow to follow these five new rules and ensure your hair is happy, healthy and beautiful long into 2020.
Focus On Scalp Health
We spend an inordinate amount of time teasing our hair into great shapes, changing the colour and applying all manner of lotions and potions, but taking care of your scalp is key for hair to flourish. The scalp can be affected by almost anything from environmental factors to hormones and allergies, going from oily to dry with seemingly no rhyme or reason. However, the skin on the scalp, like all over the body, sheds on a regular cycle and needs to stay balanced to remain healthy. Exfoliation is the no.1 thing you can do to improve your scalp health, helping to regulate its cycle, stimulate hair follicles and prevent any ingrowing hairs.
Try: We love Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo, this zingy formula contains peppermint and spearmint to soothe itchiness while charcoal absorbs dirt and impurities.
Use A Colour Booster
Keeping colour vibrant and true to the day you stepped out of the salon does require a bit of effort no matter if you’re blonde, red or rainbow hued. Colour is drained by a variety of factors – including strong sunlight, hot showers, hair dryers and even over-washing. To slow down fading we recommend using a colour-safe shampoo and conditioner, fighting heat damage with a heat protect spray and investing in a colour booster.
Try: Oribe Power Drops Color Preservation Booster, this brand-new multitasking innovation works to brighten your colour and protect against fading, simply add a couple of drops to your styling product and run through damp hair.
Mask Every Week
We all know the importance of a face mask for giving your skin an extra boost or treating any skin issues. Hair masks are just the same, although most are created to bring moisture and nourishment to the hair in one intensive session that varies from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. This blast of nutrients quickly leads to stronger, smoother and healthier hair and if you can resolve to mask each week you’ll see long-term benefits.
Try: Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask, this unique formula contains Alpha Keratin 60ku – pure keratin protein derived from ethically sourced human hair – which targets damaged areas and rebuilds it for shinier, stronger locks.
Try A Bar Shampoo
This year we’ve already seen a big rise in people paying more attention to both the ingredients in beauty products and the plastic packaging. We’ve been impressed with brands like Briogeo who create efficacious products from naturally derived ingredients with no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones DEA or synthetic colour. We’re also having a soap moment, with eco-friendly bars replacing our plastic-packaged shower gels and even our shampoo.
Upgrade Your Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is the ultimate cheat for those days when the snooze button is just so much more appealing than your hair washing routine. However, using it too much can lead to an uncomfortable build-up on the scalp. If this is you, exfoliate your scalp regularly and try to keep your dry shampoo addiction to a minimum. Alternatively, try one of the new formulas that utilise only natural ingredients to help soak up oil but keep build up low.
Try: Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo, this aerosol-free shampoo has a unique dispenser that puffs out just the right amount, while the formula is 98% natural and contains detoxifying charcoal, strengthening biotin and calming tea tree oil.