Give your hair a head start this Spring by following ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s top hair care tips
The start of a new season marks the opportunity for a fresh start, so why not begin with your hair? Whether your hair has benefitted from months away from straighteners and curling irons or is in need of a little extra TLC after using home hair dyes, now is the perfect time for finding and sticking to ways that help keep your hair healthier and free from damage.
Read on to discover more tips from ARRAN Sense of Scotland on how to keep your hair in its best condition this Spring.
TIP #1: CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS
Finding products that work for your individual hair is key to unlocking its potential. When you use the wrong products for your hair, you can cause significant damage to the individual strands.
ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s hair care collection is cruelty free and made with mild and gentle formulas which are suitable for frequent use and most hair types. The uplifting Formulas Lavender and Lemongrass shampoo livens hair and leaves it clean, shiny and manageable. It contains the natural essential oil of Lemongrass, which is renowned for its livening and cleansing properties, and Lavender, which is great for soothing. The shampoo also contains Pro-Vitamin B5 to help lock in moisture, nourish the scalp and leave hair feeling shiny, soft and smooth.
After shampooing, gently clarify and condition hair using ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s Lavender & Lemongrass Conditioner, containing essential oils of Lemongrass to heal and balance the hair and lavender to soothe. Priced at £13.00 online.
TIP #2: HEALTHY DIET, HEALTHY HAIR
Just like skin care, when it comes to keeping your hair beautiful, the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ applies.Your hair is made of a protein called keratin and it needs the right nutrition to grow well and maintain itself. Making sure you incorporate protein rich foods in your diet, such as eggs, nuts, fish and green leafy vegetables will help to keep your hair healthy, maintain a natural shine and help to reduce hair loss. Following a healthy diet, including eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and drinking lots of water will contribute to maintaining luscious locks!
TIP #3: USE LESS HEAT
Heat can help to achieve the look we want when it comes to our hair, however, over time, heat styling can cause hair to look frazzled and feel incredibly dry. By reducing the amount of heat you use, you will help to improve your hair’s overall health. Why not start off by switching your appliance to the lowest heat setting while blow drying? As blow drying is one of the main culprits, try to allow your hair to air dry as frequently as possible.
If you’re looking to soothe and refresh your heat damaged locks, use ARRAN’s Apothecary Aloe Vera Shampoo. Known as nature’s first aid plant, the Aloe Vera shampoo uses a gentle formulation to help soothe and nourish hair to reveal its inner shine.
For best results follow with the Apothecary Aloe Vera conditioner, great for dry, damaged hair. ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s hair conditioners can also be used as at-home hair masks, providing deep hydration and restoring hair’s inner shine. Simply comb through and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
The Apothecary Aloe Vera Shampoo and conditioner are available to buy separately at £13.00 each.
TIP #4: MASSAGE YOUR SCALP
Scalp massaging can be beneficial for your hair in many ways. It stimulates and improves blood flow to the scalp, promoting hair growth and it also reduces stress and tension. It has also been proven to help reduce dead skin and dandruff build up. All of these benefits combined contribute to helping your hair grow more healthily and has also been proven to help speed up the growth of hair.
TIP #5: AVOID OVER-WASHING
Experts suggest that many people over-shampoo or shampoo incorrectly. The standard rule of thumb when it comes to washing hair is to never wash it more than once a day. Use only enough of the product to cover your hair and avoid using very hot or very cold water.
Lockdown is a great opportunity reduce the amount you shampoo your hair and doing so will allow your hair to thrive the way nature intended. The Apothecary Seaweed and Sage shampoo is a brilliant option for those deciding to wash their hair less often as the refreshing formulation contains essential oils of lemon, geranium and orange alongside mineral-rich Seaweed extract to effectively condition and replenish the hair and scalp and give your hair the nutrients it needs for when you’re not shampooing as routinely.
Match with the Apothecary Seaweed and Sage conditioner. Available for £13.00 on the website.
#6 USING THE RIGHT TOOLS
It is not always an easy job taking care of your hair, however, using the right tools and accessories will help to make things a little easier. Using a good hairbrush is a great start to making sure you are treating your hair kindly. Plastic bristles can make your scalp irritated and cause excessive static. Swapping with a brush with bristles made from natural materials will help to maintain healthy hair. Elastic rubber, bobbles with metal on them, and hair grips with sharp edges are also good to steer clear from. Make sure you are using hair bands made from soft fabric and grips that have a rubber end, so you don’t end up tangling and damaging your strands.