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    Golden Rules of Good Hair Care

    • 4 min read

    Stop dreaming of bouncy, healthy hair - and obtain it! Achieving your dream hair can feel like a long and frustrating journey, but it doesn’t have to be. Incorporating healthy hair habits to your routine can be a fun and relaxing way to practice self care.

    Feed Your Hair

    Healthy hair starts from within. If your hair is looking thin, dull or dry, this may be a sign of poor or deficient nutrition.

    Numerous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids are extremely helpful for hair growth, and they also reduce the inflammation associated with hair loss. Including more essential fatty acids is easy with Grahams Natural’s Mega Oil. Containing 100% natural oil ingredients including Omega 3,6 and 9, our oil works to treat gut issues that can contribute to skin disorders and overall health issues. Mega Oil can be consumed straight from the bottle, or added to your favourite foods from pasts, rice, vegetables, salads, yoghurt or fruit. 

    Regular trims! 

    If you want your hair to grow long and healthy, you need to get rid of broken and split ends that can lead to more damaged hair. The frequency of haircuts really depends on the health of your hair, but most hair specialists recommend a trim every six to eight weeks. 


    Pro tip: if the dead ends are minimal, and you don’t want to cut off too much, ask for a “dusting” at the salon so they only just trim off the split ends! 

    Go Natural as Often as You Can 

    It’s important to give your hair some time to relax and recharge throughout the week. If possible, let your hair air-dry, spend a little extra time nourishing your hair with a hair mask, avoid heated styling products, and keep it out of tight hairstyles which cause unnecessary pulling on the hair shaft. In other words, give your hair a little TLC and give it a chance to repair any damage. 


    If you HAVE to style your hair with heat, try using styling tools at a low heat level and remember to use a heat protectant spray!

    Pay Attention To Your Scalp 

    Many people forget a happy scalp means happy hair! Caring for your scalp is so important on your journey to your dream hair, because that is where all the new growth comes in. 

    If you’re constantly itching your scalp due to dryness and itchiness, you may have scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that makes raised, reddish, often scaly patches. It can pop up as a single patch or several, and can even affect your entire scalp. Luckily, we have the products for this. 

    Grahams Natural Scalp Care Pack is everything you would require to help to get your scalp psoriasis under control. It will help to reduce your flaky scalp. It is formulated to soothe dry, itchy and sensitive scalps while hydrating your hair. It gently cleanses, removing dirt and build-up, while hydrating the scalp and restoring the hairs luster. Grahams Natural Scalp Relief Shampoo protects and nourishes the scalp and includes a Peppermint Oil for its cooling and soothing effect.

     

    Avoid Sulfates! 

    Hair care products containing sulfates have been known to dehydrate, add frizz, and remove any colour buildup. Therefore, it’s important to stick to clean, sulfate-free shampoo.

    Grahams Natural’s Natural Shampoo is free from sulphates and harsh chemicals. Infused with moisturising jojoba oil and coconut extract, this shampoo will nourish and condition your scalp while working to repair dry and damaged hair, naturally! Added olive oil will help strengthen hair, reduce frizz and add shine, while the manuka honey adds a refreshing scent to invigorate the senses. For best results, we recommend using the Grahams Natural Conditioner. 

    Use Gentle Hair Accessories

    Some hair accessories can rip your hair and create unwanted tangling and breakage. The revival of the scrunchie trend is great for your hair, since those don’t expose hair strands so directly to elastic. 


    Also! Try and avoid a tight ponytail. If you can feel your scalp being pulled, it’s too tight and you’re damaging your hair. 

    Brush Hair Properly 

    TOP TIPS: 

    • Always brush your hair from the ends upwards to avoid pulling and split ends. 

    • There’s also no need to over-brush. Yes, brushing your hair is a healthy habit. But excess brushing can stretch the hair and break weak ends.

    • Brushing your hair while it’s wet can also be very damaging so try and avoid this!  

    • The safest way to detangle your hair is to use a wide-toothed comb that glides through your hair easily without snagging your strands. 

    Practice Good Habits While Sleeping 

    Protecting your hair while you toss and turn in bed is key to keeping your hair in good condition. Here’s what you can do: 
    • Detangle your hair with a wide-toothed comb before you go to bed to remove knots and tangles 
    • Create a few loose braids or twists to keep your hair in place throughout the night. This will help avoid any tangles and knots that form overnight. 
    • Don’t sleep with wet hair! Your hair is extra fragile when wet which means it’s more likely to create damage while you hit the hay. 
    • Get a satin or silk pillowcase. Satin or silk pillowcases are much more gentler on the hair since the fabric is smoother. This will help avoid unnecessary dryness and damage.