IT’S often called your crowning glory and for most, having a good head of hair is essential to feeling good.
And keeping your hair in tip top condition is quite easy, so long as you follow a few simple steps.
For starters, hair is made of protein, so sticking to a healthy diet and good hygiene is an essential part of maintaining luscious locks.
Meanwhile here are a few tips on hair care you can do at home from a selection of top stylists, to help give you unbelievably beautiful hair.
Stop dips in the pool leaving you looking green!
If you’ve been swimming in a heavily chlorinated pool and your blonde hair has turned a nasty shade of green, then try using ketchup before your shampoo.
Apply it to your hair and leave in for a couple of minutes before rinsing with warm water. The red tone will help to neutralise the green, returning your hair to its former golden glory.
Cook up a curly treat with tin foil!
To create wavy hair without curling tongs, use sheets of tin foil. Twist 15 sheets of tin foil into three-inch long wands — the thinner they are, the tighter the curl.
Wind sections of hair around the wands and twist the ends of the foil together to secure. Blast hot air from your hairdryer for three to five minutes all over your head to activate curls — the tin foil will insulate heat and stay hot for about five minutes.
Once cool, unravel your hair for bouncy, voluminous locks.
Felicity Kendal’s hair colourist Lea Harrison often applies condensed milk to her scalp when doing her bleach highlights. ‘
This prevents irritation and soothes the scalp, which can get sore if it comes into contact with peroxide.
Smooth away that static!
Fabric softener sheets are brilliant for removing static from hair after a blow-dry.
Gently glide them over the hair from root to tip — the result is beautiful, static-free tresses.
When you don’t have any serum, mousse or shine spray, but your hair needs to go from parched and frizzy to glossy and glamorous, reach for an unscented body butter.
Massage a pea-sized amount into the ends of the hair for instantly soft and hydrated locks. E45 works a treat.