Healthy Hair Hacks: Tips for Strong and Vibrant Locks
There are so many healthy hair hacks to achieve strong vibrant locks, we have a few for you! We will give you the full rundown on our fave healthy hair hacks, the best products to use for strong and vibrant locks and what can help your hair best in and out of the salon!
Our best healthy hair hack is having a strong hair care routine at home. This is just as important as regular visits to the salon to keep your hair and colour healthy.
Why Do I Need a Hair Care Routine?
A hair care routine that is in tune with you and your hair needs is just as important as what happens in the salon. A good shampoo and conditioner combo free of silicones and sulphates is super important. To add to this a good hair mask full of nutrients and vitamins afterwards will take your hair to the next level.
Healthy Hair Hacks to Reduce Heat Damage
Air drying your hair isn't a new technique however, it is a way to restore your hair to its optimum health by giving it a rest from the hot styling tools. Air drying your hair will be a step in giving you long lasting colour, faster growing hair and stronger healthier locks.
A hot tip if you have bangs or face framing layers is to blow dry just the fringe of your hair while you let the rest dry naturally, or tie the rest back in a high pony. This automatically gives a polished look without the effort.
You can try out the “heatless hair kits” which we have seen so many influential people using - by wrapping your damp hair around a curling ribbon and tying it together whilst you sleep (or finish getting ready) these kits give you curler results without the 200 degree celsius heat.
If you can't break up with your hair straightener, the next best thing is to invest in a heat protectant product. This is a must have for every one using heat stylers, the GHD bodyguard heat protectant shields your hair against the heat of straighteners, tongs, wands and hair dryers with ghd Heat Protect Spray. This thermal protectant creates an invisible barrier on the hair, defending against heat damage and creating a smoother, shinier finish.
What Products Will Keep My Hair Colour Healthy And Long Lasting?
The Colour shield shampoo and Colour shield mask combo by Christophe Robin is ELITE for extending the life of your colour at home.
The Colour shield shampoo with camu-camu berries by Christophe Robin is perfect for any bleached, highlighted or coloured hair. This gently cleansing shampoo is expertly created to help lock in colour radiance for longer to protect it from fading so it has a lasting lustrous, glossy and freshly coloured look.
Colour shield cleansing Mask is an essential product for any coloured hair. This gently low-foaming cleansing mask is expertly created to help prolong the vibrancy of colour treated hair, respects hair’s natural precious oils so lengths feel intensely nourished with a glossy, long-lasting radiance.
The pigmented hair masks by Chriostophe Robin provide hair colour treatments to neutralise unwanted tones or to enhance your natural hair colour. There are 5 Shade Variation Masks to choose from, including Baby Blonde, Golden Blonde, Chic Copper, Warm Chestnut and Ash Brown. This is such a quick and easy way to extend the life of your colour at home between salon treatments with a 5–20-minute hair toner mask treatment.
What Do I Do If I Have a Dry Scalp?
A dry and stressed scalp can be so normal. This can be caused from using products that strip the natural oils in your hair or just simply the weather. Healthy hair starts at the scalp! It is here that each hair’s journey begins and so to provide the best environment for your hair to thrive and grow longer and stronger, it’s time to incorporate a detox treatment.
Christophe Robin’s Purifying Mask with Thermal Mud draws out impurities, pollution and styling build up in a deeper way.The thermal mud sits on the scalp allowing the formula to reach the pores and lift product from strands while remineralising the scalp and softening the hair. Refer back to our previous blog for the 411 on all things Purifying Thermal mud mask!
We would highly recommend the Cleansing scrub with sea salt by Christophe Robin, to cleanse, purify and restore balance to the scalp! Exfoliating the scalp detoxes it in the same way as using an exfoliation treatment on your face would - it buffs away flakiness and product build up to reveal the healthier, revitalised skin underneath.
It can also be used as a post-colour treatment to soothe tingling and itching sensations!
At Home Healthy Hair Hacks
One of our number 1 tips is - Don’t brush when wet. When our hair is wet it is at its weakest state, to avoid any breakage we suggest detangling your hair PRE shower on dry hair with Ibiza hair airwave shower brush which was created to effortlessly glide through any hair. Do not brush your hair again until up to 50% dry. Then if you’re styling opt for a blonde boar bristle brush which is designed for hair to gently and naturally smooth frizz, enhance shine and preserve hair integrity.
The silk pillowcase trend was big for a reason... It works. Whilst you sleep, tossing and turning creates friction between our hair and the pillow causing tangles, split ends and breakage. Silk pillowcases dramatically reduce this friction by helping your hair to retain moisture. Cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from your hair, while silk leaves that hydration right where it belongs. That means if you suffer from dry strands or a flaky scalp, a silk pillowcase will be a lifesaver.
What Can Help My Hair In The Salon?
Those dead ends need to go! Having regular haircuts and trims are super important to maximise hair health. Haircuts should be every 10-12 weeks to eliminate breakage and maintain luscious locks. A good haircut promotes better scalp circulation, helping stimulate healthier hair growth. Regular cuts and treatments can also help reduce damage from heat styling. Adding an in-salon treatment to these cuts can be a game changer!
In-salon treatments are another way to strengthen and repair colour treated hair or just to bring a show stopping shine to any hair. At Que Colour we offer a range of different treatments in the salon to keep your hair and colour super healthy. These can be for in between colour visits or when you're at your colour appointment.
One of our favourite treatments at QUE Colour is the Colour Shine. Free from ammonia, alcohol and peroxide, Sebastian Cellophanes are a “hair-friendly” colour gloss. As well as heightening the reflectivity of each strand, Cellophanes strengthen hair, preserves natural moisture balance and protects against UV.
The Wella plex leave in treatment is also a lifesaver for bleached and damaged hair. It helps to repair and reconstruct damaged and dry hair with moisturising ingredients.
These are both accessible, quick treatments that you can find at most hair salons! These treatments really work wonders in your hair when you have them every 6-8 weeks. And the best part is it is an affordable way to get a celebrity-worthy shine.
To have beautiful vibrant locks, having healthy hair is our biggest tip, because any colour always looks better on healthy hair! We hope you use some of our healthy hair hacks to achieve the BEST hair. Follow us on our socials for all the latest trends on healthy hair and healthy colour - TikTok and Instagram. To book with us at Que Colour, call us on - 02 9331 4444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.