5 Healthy Hair Lessons We Know To Be True

The simple habits we are following for stronger, silkier strands.
Emma Ratajkowski

Achieving healthy hair and keeping it in tip top condition can be tricky. Between tweaking your diet, dealing with stress, and navigating the never-ending stream of new hair products, it’s a real juggling act.

Throw in a particular problem like hair shedding, coping with the fallout from colour experiments and heat styling, or simply wanting to keep your hair looking fabulous every day, and you can start to feel overwhelmed. 

The good news is there are some rock-solid hair lessons we follow because we know that they work – and they’re surprisingly simple to weave into your daily routine.

1. Eat a balanced diet

Diet and nutrition have a lot to answer for when it comes to hair health. You are what you eat, right? So ensure you eat a nutrient dense, balanced diet that will keep your strands shiny and strong.

Pack in a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, vitamin A, biotin, and omega-3 fatty acids every day. These nutrients can be found in foods like fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

2. Establish a regular hair routine

How often you wash your hair can be dependent on your hair type. Look for a shampoo and conditioner that are tailored to your needs, and ensure you have a hair mask and heat protectant in your haircare arsenal, too.

Simply apply on wet or towel dried hair every day for six weeks to see results. Image: Supplied.

For specific hair concerns such as hair fall, Kérastase Genesis Anti-Breakage Fortifying Hair Serum can make a real difference. A saviour for weakened strands, the revolutionary product reduces weakened hair prone to falling in just six weeks*.

3. Stick to gentle styling practices

Avoid hairstyles that pull tightly on your hair, as this can lead to breakage and damage. Be gentle when detangling wet hair, and use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to minimise breakage. Try to limit heat styling as much as you can, and if you must use hot styling tools always use a heat protectant spray.

If you’re keen to achieve mermaid waves like Taylor, ensure you use a heat protectant when you get on the hair tools. Image: Getty

Kérastase Genesis Anti-Breakage Fortifying Hair Serum works wonders on weakened hair that is prone to falling due to breakage from brushing. It re-anchors hair fibres at the root, so your hair is strengthened, and your scalp resistance is also enhanced.

4. Keep up with regular trims

Regular trims help to get rid of split ends and prevent them from travelling up the hair shaft, causing more damage. Aim for a trim every 6-8 weeks, or as needed, to maintain healthy ends and promote overall hair health. Shorter bobbed haircuts will need more frequent trims than those with longer lengths.

Cate Blanchett’s bob haircut needs regular trims to keep it looking its best. Image: Getty

5. Protect your hair

Living in Australia, we are more aware than most of the effects of sun damage on our skin, but prolonged sun exposure can damage our hair, too, leading to dryness and breakage.

Consider wearing a hat or using products with UV protection when spending extended periods in the sun. If you swim in chlorinated pools or salt water, rinse your hair afterward to remove any damaging chemicals that can dry out hair or affect its colour.

*Clinical study, 99 people after 6 weeks of use.

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