Give your hair some tender loving care

Linda English, the Beauty Spot
You know when school is back when the weather starts to heat up again and the sun starts to shine! And after the summer of sun and heat that we had this year, many of us will have mistreated our hair, particularly anyone who spent a lot of time at the beach.

You know when school is back when the weather starts to heat up again and the sun starts to shine! And after the summer of sun and heat that we had this year, many of us will have mistreated our hair, particularly anyone who spent a lot of time at the beach.

So now with our little or big ones back to school, that gives us a little extra time to spend on ourselves. Woohoo!

Now is the time to book in with your hairdresser to help remove frizz, split ends, and touch up the colour.

Follow the steps below to beautiful tresses:

1. Repair damages

The first thing we should focus on is repairing the damage that occurred during the summer.

Getting rid of split ends is a good place to start. Trimming our hair on a regular basis is the least we can do to maintain healthy locks.

Nourishing our tresses is an absolute must. A nourishing hair mask can work wonders on dried out and damaged hair as it penetrates deeper into the hair cortex and restores its elasticity. Schedule a deep nourishing treatment twice a week to replenish moisture and restore hair damage. For best results, apply hair mask on damp hair and leave on for 20 minutes wrapping in a towel or plastic wrap to allow the mask penetrate your hair strands.

2. Restore hydration

Summer weather and lifestyle might have stripped the hair of moisture. It’s therefore vital to use hair care products which will replenish that moisture and a good conditioner is the best place to start. After shampooing, apply a rinse-out conditioner to moisturise and protect hair.

3. Detoxify and revitalise hair

Summer might have left a good deal of its toxins on our hair. These include chlorine and salt particles gathered up at pools and the beach which can leave our hair looking dry and lifeless. A revitalising and detoxifying treatment will work on getting healthier and shinier hair.

4. Strengthen hair

Our body experiences changes during autumn and hair loss is very common at this time. So it is important to maintain scalp in good health. Incorporate a toning shampoo in your hair care routine to nourish and strengthen hair.

5. Feed your hair – a holistic approach

What we eat can also make a difference. Add foods rich in vitamin C to your diet for stronger, healthier and shinier hair. Fruits and vegetables like citrus fruits, pomegranate, blueberries, spinach, green peppers and broccoli are rich sources of vitamin C. Drink 2-3 cups of green tea daily to help detoxify both your body and hair.

Linda is a makeup artist specialising in bridal makeup and a beauty therapist at The Beauty Spot Salon, Clogheen and Kilcoran Lodge Hotel. Contact on 052 7465731 / 087 6189751, or through Facebook.