Give your hair a HACIAL*
That’s a facial for * your hair – aka the latest way to get great locks
STEP 1 EXFOLIATE
“Start by clearing debris and keep the skin on your scalp moisturised so that your hair thrives as it grows,” says hairdresser Andrew Jose. Gently massage an exfoliator in once a week for a smoother, clearer, healthier scalp.
Shampooing is habitual, like brushing your teeth: you hardly think about it, but a considered sud-sesh could transform your hair. Use a shampoo that also removes product build-up and spend a few moments really massaging it in.
Use a mask treatment once a week after shampooing to penetrate repair and nourish the hair cuticle. Try doing it when you’re soaking in a hot bath, as the steam will help to put moisture back into your hair at the same time.
STEP 4 TONE
“Toning [with conditioner] will close the cuticle, sealing the mask that’s left inside the hair shaft,” says Andrew. For dry or damaged hair, try using a conditioner that’s infused with keratin.
Your skin loves a serum because it penetrates deep to treat any problems. Hair serums work in the same way and are just as intensive. If your strands break easily, choose a serum with fatty acids and silk proteins to help restore the fibres. For your scalp, look for ingredients you’d find in skincare, such as collagens and peptides or super-hydrating oils.