5 easy ways to take care of your hair

Having a great head of hair requires surprisingly little effort. Here are some do’s and don’ts for your crowning glory.

Don’t shampoo too often
Don’t shampoo too often
20 Oct 2015

Don’t shampoo too often

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Overdoing it with the shampoo can dry out the hair and scalp, so it’s perfectly fine to wash just once a day. However, if your scalp is prone to oiliness and dirt build-up due to our tropical weather, it’s advisable to shampoo twice a day. It’s also a good idea to invest in a good-quality daily shampoo because aside from chemical damage, it will also help repair physical damage on the hair due to sun exposure — which you will get on a daily basis.

Conditioner isn’t compulsory
Conditioner isn’t compulsory
20 Oct 2015

Conditioner isn’t compulsory

Conditioner is important to ensure that your hair looks healthy, especially if you have longer hair. A great hassle-free alternative however, is a shampoo specifically for damaged hair — it’s a lot less fuss and cuts down on shower time. Just make sure to wash your hair daily to keep it looking sharp and for products to hold.

1. JS Sloane Moisturising Shampoo, $32
2. Modern Pirate White Pearl Premium Shampoo, $29
3. Original & Mineral Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo, $45
4. Natural World Argan Oil Shampoo, $29.90

Don’t waste money on hair treatments
Don’t waste money on hair treatments
20 Oct 2015

Don’t waste money on hair treatments

If you have long hair that’s past the shoulders, it might be a good idea to get a hair treatment once in awhile. But for shorter styles, it’s not really necessary and you’re better off spending the cash on a good shampoo.

Going to bed with waxed hair isn’t that bad
Going to bed with waxed hair isn’t that bad
20 Oct 2015

Going to bed with waxed hair isn’t that bad

Styling products have great formulas these days and we’re thankfully past the days of rock-hard hair gel. Although you might look a bit of a mess when you wake up, the product shouldn’t do any damage to your hair.

1. Hanz De Fuko Hybridized Wax, $30
2. Hanz De Fuko Claymation, $30

Stick to hair products
Stick to hair products
20 Oct 2015

Stick to hair products

While there are many sources that suggest using household products like various oils for your hair, we recommend using products made specifically for hair. And stay away from the washing liquid for sure, that’s just for the dishes!

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