ghd’s Healthy Hair Commandments

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Are you dedicated to improving your hair condition over the next few weeks? If so, follow ghd’s Global Ambassadors’ healthy hair commandments to nurture and repair your hair…

Charlotte Mensah’s Top Tips
  1. Always Apply Heat Protect: One of the best haircare tips, which is very often ignored is using a heat-protective spray on your hair before using any heated tools. If you prep your hair using ghd bodyguard heat protect spray (£18) before applying any heat, you’ll love how your hair looks even after the styling wears off! Follow this commandment, and your hair will really thank you for it.
  2. Regular Trims: Cutting off any amount of hair can feel difficult sometimes - especially when you really want to grow it, but you do have to trim your hair every 6-8 weeks to maintain your style and keep your ends healthy.
  3. Sleep On Silk: The rougher texture of cotton and linen pillowcases can cause unnecessary hair damage. Sleeping on cotton pillowcases can also draw moisture out of the hair which contributes to breakage. Instead, wrap your hair in a silk scarf or sleep on a silk pillowcase to ensure healthier hair.
Adam Reed’s Top Tips
  1. Hair Wash Routine: Getting into a good routine to shampoo and condition your hair is essential. Make sure not to over or under shampoo/condition the hair. I would recommend washing your hair every 3-4 days.
  2. Brush Your Hair Regularly: Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day is key. This helps to remove any excess hair fall and aids exfoliation to encourage healthy blood flow to the scalp and maintain healthy hair growth. I would highly recommend the ghd oval dressing brush (£21.95), as it is a padded bristle brush which helps pull the natural oils through the hair to encourage conditioning.
  3. Cold Shot: When blow-drying your hair, always finish with the cold shot on your ghd helios professional hairdryer (£159), this seals the cuticle to reduce atmospheric damage to the hair and allows longevity with hairstyling. This will also add shine to ensure your hair is looking healthy and its best.

Zoe Irwin’s Top Tips
  1. Massage Your Scalp: Massaging your scalp daily for ten minutes has an incredible effect on the hair. It will relieve tension and increase the blood flow for thicker, healthier, longer hair. And it’s so easy to do!
  2. Freeze Dry Your Hair: Turn down the heat on your hairdryer and improve the condition of your hair. With a powerful hairdryer, like the ghd helios professional hairdryer (£159), the powerful air flow means that you don’t need to rely on heat for drying your hair, the power itself is enough. Always flash cool each section of your hair and dry with a round bristle brush to add moisture and shine.
  3. Gently Does It: When hair is wet it is fragile and vulnerable to breakage so brush wet hair VERY gently. Use a wide tooth comb like the ghd detangling comb (£8.50). The wide tooth design allows for delicate detangling on damp hair which is fragile and more prone to damage.
Patrick Wilson’s Top Tips
  1. Up Your Protein: Try to up your protein intake for strong, healthy hair. Red meat, spinach and nuts are all protein-rich foods to be thinking of.
  2. Layer Up: When it comes to using styling products, most clients will use a cocktail of products. Something to add body at the roots, controlling flyaways, and of course adding heat protection. Start to think about the order of products and the way in which you use them on your hair, just like a five-step cleansing process. I think it’s important to always have the final product be ghd bodyguard heat protect spray (£18). In the same way SPF protects your skin from the sun, this will help protect your hair before you use hair tools and stylers.
  3. Bigger Brush: Swap small brushes for big paddle brushes (ghd paddle brush £21.95). As you sweep the ghd paddle brush along the scalp it will lightly massage and increase blood circulation to the scalp, helping to stimulate healthy hair growth.
Samantha Cusick’s Top Tips
  1. Avoid Letting Your Hair Dry Naturally: The water your hair holds whilst it is wet causes the inside of the hair shaft (the cortex) to swell, the longer it’s wet, the longer it’s swollen, and the more pressure is put on the proteins and cortex keeping the hair intact. Instead use the ghd helios professional hairdryer (£159), on a slow, low heat setting and dry your hair.
  2. Ditch The Towel: Towel drying your hair is not only terrible for causing damage to the cuticle layer of your hair but it’s a sure-fire way to welcome in frizz! Try swapping your towel for an old t-shirt and blot your hair after washing instead of rubbing it.”
  3. Protect, Protect, Protect: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail are words to live by when it comes to hairstyling. Opt for styling products with heat protection in them to protect your hair from the very start, ghd body goals - total volume foam (£18) is one of my favourites for building volume and hold whilst protecting your hair.

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