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How to Get Great Hair, Every Day

How to Get Great Hair, Every Day
By Simone Wu 2 months ago 1216 Views No comments

Have you ever wondered why some women always have perfect-looking hair? For one, they definitely did not #wakeuplikethat. There’s much more to that. Aside from genetics and a good haircut, you need to treat your scalp like you would your face, have at-home hair care routines that suit the condition of your scalp and hair, and you should also invest in the right treatments.

The morning haircare routine

Wet your hair. Create a lather with your shampoo on your palms before spreading it over your scalp and hair to ensure an even distribution of the shampoo. Give yourself a quick scalp massage as you shampoo your hair, too. After rinsing off the shampoo, apply conditioner from mid-length of the hair to the hair ends. If you have very long hair, comb through conditioners to evenly coat hair strands.

Use cool to room temperature water to wash off shampoo and conditioner to avoid drying out your locks. If you don’t need to use the hairdryer, skip it. If you have to, always apply a heat-protecting spray before blow-drying it. Also, don’t use the hottest temperature on the hairdryer. And before you step out of the house, spritz a mist-type sunscreen like the DrGL® Sun Protection Mist over your hair to protect it from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Unless you live in a cold or dry climate, you need to wash your hair every day to remove the build-up of dead skin cells, sebum, sweat, air pollutants, dirt, and chemical residue. If you have oily or very oily scalp, wash your hair every day. If you like to use dry shampoo on certain days, do note that this dry shampoo powder that has absorbed your scalp sebum will add on to the build-up on your scalp.

The evening haircare routine

Repeat the shampoo and conditioner steps from your AM routine. After you have towel-dried your hair, apply a scalp care serum to the scalp. Like the way you would apply a daily skincare serum to your face, a daily scalp serum helps to maintain a healthy scalp that’s resistant to premature greying, thinning and hair loss issues. Examples of scalp serums include DrGL® Solution Hair (Anti-Aging), which is said to help reduce the density of grey areas as well as delay the emergence of white hair, and DrGL® Solution Hair (Anti-Hairloss) works to boost healthy hair growth.

If you’re not in a rush to hit the sack, let your hair air-dry. If your hair is chemically damaged, or naturally very dry, you can massage a few drops of hair serum or hair oil from mid-length to hair ends to avoid damaging hair when you sleep. You could also invest in a silk pillowcase to reduce the occurrence of hair breaking when you asleep, tossing and turning.

The weekly hair routine

Use a nourishing hair mask once to twice weekly. If you have very damaged or very dry tresses, you can use a hair mask up to three times a week, on alternate days. DrGL®’s Conditioner Hair Total Repair conveniently doubles up as a treatment mask as well. Spread evenly from mid-length to ends, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off for best results.

The monthly hair routine

If your scalp tends to get really oily, you could consider using a monthly pre-shampoo scalp treatment, or a scalp exfoliator before you shampoo. The trouble with these pre-wash rituals is, it can be difficult to gauge if you’re over-doing it because you can’t see your scalp. You could always understand your scalp through trial and error but that could also damage your scalp in the process.

A foolproof way to take care of your scalp would be to treat it to a monthly deep-cleansing scalp treatment done by professionals. One such treatment is the DrHair® Deep Cleanse. This scalp treatment works to keep scalp health in check with its use of DrHair® hair care products and an ionto technology that boosts the absorption of active ingredients. It works to unclog hair follicles, remove excess sebum, balance moisture levels, boost blood circulation, reduce any inflammation, and maintain scalp health for healthy hair growth.

By Simone Wu

Simone is hooked on the science behind beauty and has been reporting on it for 14 years. The freelance writer was formerly the senior beauty editor at Her World, and beauty editor at Simply Her and The Singapore Women’s Weekly.q