Fast fixes for glossy hair
Rediscover a youthful shine today, with these top tips and must-have buys that will have your hair shimmering with good health, says Beauty Editor, Michelle Nightingale
Condition, condition, condition
Our hair is constantly under pressure from external temperature changes, combined with high heat from excessive styling. This strips it of essential moisture, leaving our tresses parched, dull and frizzy. “It’s so important to condition after every wash,” explains Sally-Ann Tarver from The Cotswold Trichology Centre and Theradome (www.cots-tri.co.uk). “Weekly intensive conditioning masks can also improve hair health and will help protect against future damage too. “If the damage is already done, speak to your hairdresser who may suggest a good cut. Regular trims at least every three months are essential for keeping hair in good condition.”
Up your vitamins
If your diet lacks certain vitamins then your hair will suffer. During the colder months, Vitamin D deficiency is common, too. “Your skin produces Vitamin D when exposed to the sun and plays a part in keeping hair at optimum health,” explains SallyAnn. “Nutritional deficiencies such as low iron, low Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D can slow down hair growth and contribute to hair thinning.” See your GP about any deficiencies and consider taking a general multi-vitamin.