7 Hair Tips for spring 2014

Spring brings beautiful flowers, great weather and frizzy hair; it can have maddening effects on your hair. Here are ways to keep it looking great, you should also make sure you go to a qualified and experienced hair dressers such as Yen Hair who kindly gave us this great advice Yen’s Roots are in top quality hair care for the local community and have grown from word of mouth and marketing to being a premier hairdresser in Birmingham.

Dangers of spring

  • Humidity

Even the most zealous styling efforts can be easily squelched in the humidity that is characteristic of spring. Embrace your hair; if it’s curly, find a curly “do” that works for you, if your hair is straight but tends to curl in humid weather, incorporate some loose curls, this is not the best time to force your tresses to do something they can’t naturally.

  • Wind

Keep head bands and clips handy to tame the fly aways and prevent looking like you just got electrocuted.

  • Moisture

April showers are necessary for those pretty May flowers to bloom, so expect some frizz at some point during the season. If blow-drying makes your hair even frizzier, blot dry using a towel – rubbing causes breakage which leads to more frizz

  • Heat

Heat opens the cuticle which leads to split ends, which cause breakage and a dull appearance. Use a cool setting on your blow dryer to close the cuticles and seal in moisture.

Tips for healthy spring tresses

  1. Spring Clean

This is a great time to throw away old products as you sort through your collection of hair care products.

  1. Clean your hair care tools

Combs and brushes can be breeding grounds for bacteria and grime. You can throw everything out and get new grooming tools, or soak them in baking soda and vinegar overnight, then rinse in hot water. Throw in your bobby pins and headbands too. Replace anything that’s worn out

  1. Shampoo

Avoid products that contain artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens and silicones. Use products that contain natural ingredients.

  1. Deep Condition

After surviving the dry winter months, it’s time to treat your hair to some deep conditioning packed with natural ingredients. If you can find a leave in conditioner; even better

  1. Humectant or anti-humectant

Too much moisture means frizzy and tangle prone hair while too little leads to brittle hair that’s prone to breakage. A light humectant such as aloe or honey is great for relative humidity while products with bees wax, olive oil or Shea butter are great for dry weather.

  1. Trim your hair

Most people want to hold on to every inch of hair they have, but this does more harm than good. Trimming hair reduces breakage leaving it more manageable and easier to style.

  1. Don’t Stop Protective Styling

Protective styling is the best way to retain as much length as possible without damaging your hair. Alternate between loose styles which are more spring friendly and protective styles if you would like some variety.

Diet plays a huge role when it comes to health, and will directly affect the condition of your hair. Fresh organic foods full of nutrients will benefit your hair immensely and so will water. Drink plenty of fluids and take care of your body on the inside, it’ll show on the outside.

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