Life & Style Weekend - - BEAUTY - WORDS: TAM WRIGLEY

There’s a lot of talk th­ese days about liv­ing by the 80:20 rule. In other words, most days we eat su­per­food, sal­ads and go to the gym but oc­ca­sion­ally we choose to eat cup­cakes and stay in our PJS. That’s bal­ance.

The chal­lenge in our busy lives is of­ten main­tain­ing it.

There’s noth­ing worse than the feel­ing of wak­ing up the day after you’ve fallen off the su­per­food wagon, had an epic night on the tiles with friends, or just feel slug­gish and off colour be­cause life has been a lit­tle off.

So it’s good to know that turn­ing to a body detox will help get you back on track.

The same prin­ci­ple ap­plies to your hair. After the glit­ter and glue of fes­ti­val hair, a party-sea­son sil­i­cone-styling binge or an Aus­tralian sum­mer filled with hu­mid­ity, chlo­rine, sea wa­ter and sun­shine, the sum­mer hair strug­gles are real.

Now that sum­mer has come to an end, your hair can re­gain its equi­lib­rium with a high-per­for­mance clar­i­fy­ing treat­ment.

Just like we need to ex­fo­li­ate our faces reg­u­larly, we also need to give our hair and scalp an ex­fo­li­a­tion, too.

So what does this re­ally mean for you and your hair? Fol­low­ing the 80:20 rule and break­ing your usual hair regime, here are a few tips to re­store, re­vive and detox­ify your hair.

Swap out your reg­u­lar sham­poo for a detox­ing one and add it into your rou­tine ev­ery third wash. This will ban­ish the dull, life­less look. For the best re­sults, al­ways part­ner with a drench of mois­ture in the form of a leave-in con­di­tioner.

If you’re a reg­u­lar swim­mer, a fit­ness fa­natic or live some­where with chlo­rine present in your wa­ter sup­ply, more reg­u­lar use of a detox­ing sham­poo will help re­move chlo­rine and sweat from your hair and scalp.

If you’re like me and get your hair coloured reg­u­larly, swap your reg­u­lar sham­poo for a clar­i­fy­ing sham­poo to re­duce build-up and en­able treat­ment prod­ucts or hair colour to pen­e­trate the hair shaft more ef­fec­tively.

Just as you might add a mask into your skin­care rou­tine to ad­dress dry skin or clogged pores, adding a mask treat­ment into your hair-care regime will give your hair a deep, hy­drat­ing mois­ture boost.

Leave on for five to 20 min­utes. If your hair needs reg­u­lar at­ten­tion, leave it on for the en­tire 20 min­utes.

When you need to even out mois­ture lev­els in the hair, trans­form the ap­pear­ance of dry ends or re­store hy­dra­tion and mois­ture, use a mask.

Like a fa­cial where we scrub, cleanse and mois­turise our faces, the same prin­ci­ple ap­plies to our hair. It’s never too late to start your hair detox, cleanse and mois­tur­is­ing rou­tine.

Be­low are my favourite must haves.

My top 5 go-to hair prod­ucts:

● Noughty Hair

● Maui Mois­ture Range

● Kéras­tase

● Ae­sop

● Mukti Or­gan­ics

To catch more of Tam Wrigley:

Fol­low @tamwrigley_of­fi­cial & @thewi­neo­clock­show on In­sta­gram and Face­book. Watch and sub­scribe to The Wine O’clock Show on the Youtube chan­nel.

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