Healthy Hair Commandments for 2021

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With 2020 over and done with (hurrah!), it is a great time to start thinking about the New Year’s resolutions you want to follow for 2021. To help you with your beauty resolutions, check out ghd UK Ambassador, Zoe Irwin’s tips for a year of good hair days.

Hair Mask Hero

Incorporate ghd Advanced Split End Therapy (£21.95) into your styling routine and use it every ten washes. This treatment fills and binds broken hair fibres together, instantly repairing split ends while the Super Nutrient Complex prevents future breakage by surrounding each strand with a protective coating that helps with hair growth. I have been using this treatment a lot with my clients and they have all been saying that their hair feels a lot stronger and looks sleek and shinier. For maximum results, seal the treatment into the hair using the ghd platinum+ styler (£189).

Massage Your Scalp

Massaging your scalp daily for five minutes not only offers a great sense of relaxation but it is extremely beneficial for hair health. By relieving tension and increasing blood flow to the scalp, hair becomes thicker and healthier and grows faster!

Brush Gently

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), as the design allows for delicate detangling. It is important that you start brushing from the ends of your hair and then working up to the mid-lengths to avoid breakage.

Cold Rinse

By rinsing your hair with cold water, you close and seal the hair cuticles which helps add extra shine and combat frizz. So always turn your shower to cold for a quick rinse before getting out. Make sure you gently pat out the excess water with a towel and do not rub it vigorously as this will disturb the hair cuticles and cause long-term damage.

Bigger is Always Better

Swap small brushes for big paddle brushes like the ghd Paddle Brush (£20). 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. Plus, the wide surface means that more hair is being brushed at once, so less brushing is needed overall and thus less stress is put on the hair.

Feed Your Hair

Ensure you are eating high protein foods, especially around breakfast and lunch time. This is when your hair produces keratin, so it is crucial that you are feeding your body with essential nutrients in order to get the healthiest hair possible.

Freeze Dry Your Blow-dry

When drying your hair, make sure you turn down the heat on your hairdryer to the cooler setting; this will not only help maintain the condition of your hair, but it will also help combat frizz. The ghd helios professional hairdryer (£159) is great as the powerful air flow means that you do not need to rely on heat for drying your hair, the power itself is enough. It also has Unique Aeroprecis technology which enables intuitive styling with more precise control for smoother salon results with +30% more shine.

All styling products and tools are available in the finest salons, department stores and ghdhair.com.

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