January Hair Detox
“January is the best time to refresh your hair routine and to give your hair a detox, so that it can recover from the overindulgences of the festive period. ” – ghd UK ambassador, Zoe Irwin.
When you’ve overindulged during Christmas and the New Year, a January detox is the obvious course of action. But have you considered your hair as part of this detox? Perhaps your hair is in need of a January detox too.
To give you some tips and tricks, the ghd experts have shared their top industry tips to help detox your hair and provide serious nourishment for over-partied tresses following the festive season.
ghd UK ambassador Zoe Irwin's top hair detox tips
USE BIG BRUSHES
“Paddle brushes are essential for a January hair detox. Sweeping your ghd paddle brush along the scalp lightly can help stimulate hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp.
Paddle brushes are also the most gentle forms of brushes. The rounded end ensures you cannot scratch the scalp and the evenly spread out plastic bristles cause less tension with fibre interaction when detangling to ensure the scalp isn’t damaged.”
TRY A TREATMENT
“The underneath section of hair is the part that gets the most abuse. It gets rubbed by your top, coat, scarf and also when you sleep. It’s this part of your hair that will make your overall hair look and feel healthier if it’s looked after. Use the ghd advanced split end therapy which helps bind broken fibres together to strengthen fragile and damaged hair. Use it every five washes before blow-drying and use a ghd styler to activate the ingredients.“
MASSAGE YOUR SCALP
“Massaging your scalp daily for 10 mins has an incredible effect on the hair. It will relieve tension and also increase the blood flow for thicker, healthier, longer hair.”
ghd global ambassador Adam Reed's top hair detox tips
“Leave your hair to dry naturally for as long as possible and then use the Cool Button on your ghd hairdryer to finish off drying your hair; this not only helps to lock your finished style in place for longer but is also better for protecting your scalp.”
UPGRADE YOUR HAIRDRYER
“Invest in a quality hairdryer for fast and efficient drying and to reduce heat damage. The ghd aura® professional hairdryer reaches a maximum temperature of airflow of 137° C; this is the optimum temperature to style hair without causing damage. Plus, with Laminair® Technology, the ghd aura hairdryer delivers a 65% more concentrated* air stream for fast drying and ultra-smooth hair which is 38% shinier*.”
REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE WHEN HEAT STYLING
“Styling your hair with heat above 185° will cause vertical cracks along the hair cuticle, causing the cuticles to lift and split, resulting in irreversible damage to the hair. All ghd styling tools, including the ghd platinum® styler, maintain a constant temperature of 185°, the optimum temperature for healthy hair styling without heat damage.”
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ghd Head of Education Jo Robertson's top tips for healthier hair
“Use of heat appliances above the 185° glass transition phase causes vertical cracks along the cuticle causing the cuticle to lift, resulting in tangles and splits.”
“All ghd stylers, including the platinum® styler, maintain a continous heat of 185° which is the optinum tempertaure to achieve the most benfit in the fewest strokes. ”
“Styling below 185° will often take many passes of the tool to achieve a good result and this is more drying to the hair, causing further split ends! And when styling at temperatures too high the keratin protein in the hair starts to melt, causing irreversible damage.”
“Chemical damage by permanent dyes, bleaches, perms and sunlight exposure is the biggest cause of split ends.”
“Not drinking enough water can dehydrate you from the inside out. When your body is dehydrated, your hair can become dry, increasing the chance of developing split ends and breakage.”
“Always comb and brush your hair gently. Split ends form more readily in dry hair and it is proven that combing dry causes more damage than combing wet.”
“Some products can do more damage to your hair than good. Keep away from harsh silicone based gels and styling agents. For a guilt free styling product, try the ghd heat protect spray for an invisible barrier against everyday heat damage on dry or damp hair!”
“Eating lots of sugar or refined foods? Do you YoYo diet? How about junk food? All of these things can cause split ends! Maintain a healthy diet for healthy hair.”
“Believe it or not, stress can seriously ruin your hair. Stress overload depletes the hair of the precious nutrients it needs to stay healthy, protected and free from split ends.”