Hair habits to adopt in 2018 to keep your tresses healthy, all year long

Mitch | 14 January 2018

This year, resolve to develop good hair habits that will make your hair look and feel healthy. Here are some very important ones to remember!

Great hair starts with a good hair care routine and healthy hair habits. It’s a fragile little thing, our hair, so we need to be mindful of how we treat it. We expose our strands to damaging factors everyday—going out into the sun, washing it, even without shampoo, putting it up in a ponytail—these things (and so much more!) cause damage to our tresses, so we need to do what we can to bring back lost moisture and nourishment, and help keep them in tip-top shape.

Be kinder to your hair this year and learn how to take care of it properly. Here are healthy hair habits to start with!

Healthy hair habits to get into

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Always use a conditioner after washing your hair with shampoo to seal the cuticles. Credit: iStock

1. Don’t skip the conditioner

Water alone damages the hair, opening up the hair cuticles and making it rough to touch. Shampoo cleans but you need something to bring back the moisture to your strands and seal the cuticles back up. A good conditioner helps hydrate your hair, minimizes damage and frizz, and makes it softer and more manageable. If you feel like your hair is parched and is in need of deep conditioning, we recommend Cream Silk Dry Rescue Daily Treatment Conditioner. It has up to 40% more nourishing ingredients so that your hair gets more intense nourishment every day.

Cream Silk Dry Rescue Daily Treatment Conditioner

2. Treat your scalp well

We know we’re supposed to take care of our tresses, but we often forget about our scalp. Thing is, it needs as much TLC as our hair does because a healthy scalp is essential to healthy hair growth. Make sure it’s not to dry, or too oily, and it’s free from dandruff. Shampoo with CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, to nourish and hydrate your scalp and ups its resistance from the root causes of dandruff.

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Not getting regular haircuts is counterproductive to growing out your hair. Credit: iStock

3. Get regular trims

Getting trims every six to eight weeks makes your hair look healthier because you get rid of split ends regularly. It also helps you grow your hair because it minimizes splits and breakage and you don’t end up chopping off longer chunks of your hair.

4. Use protection

Always a good idea. Should be your life motto. Whenever you use a hair dryer, a flat iron, or curling wand to style your hair, shield your strands from the high temperatures of your styling tools with a heat protection product like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. This allows you to achieve the look that you want without the heat damage.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray

5. Use the right hair brush

All hair brushes are not created equal and there’s a different one for every different hair type and hairstyle. Make sure you’re using your ideal match: boar-bristles for fine hair, synthetic fiber brush for curly textures, a round brush for layered, short bob cuts, a paddle brush for detangling thick, wet hair, and a teasing brush for, well, teasing. Invest in a good one that’s specifically designed for your hair type so you don’t distress your strands.

6. Clean your styling tools regularly

Product and dirt buildup? Not good. Always style your hair with clean tools because you don’t want oils and dirt making their way back to your strands and causing different hair problems like dandruff. Cleaning your tools on the regular can also give them a longer life.

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Shield your hair from the damaging rays of the sun with cute sun hat. Credit: iStock

7. Wear a hat

The sun doesn’t just burn your face it also dries out your hair. So when it’s sunny out, do your skin and hair a favor and put on a hat to protect them from drying and dehydration.

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