“There’s more to life than hair, but it’s a good place to start…” It doesn’t matter what I’m wearing, if my hair isn’t right, nothing is. I went through my fair share of DIY-projects when it comes to hair care – there was the time I poured a six pack beer onto my head, massaged my scalp with mayonnaise or ironed my hair with an actual iron. The past twenty years saw an evolution from bright and curly redhead over obsessive hair-product hoarder to natural waves with a minimum of effort. For me, good hair starts with happy healthy locks, and this is how I do it.
Try to avoid piling on the shampoo and just focus on washing the roots of your hair, as the lengths can’t really get greasy anyway. I rinse with warm water and dry off my hair a bit before applying the conditioner. Stay away from the roots and massage the conditioner onto the lengths and ends of your hair – the spots that need conditioning. I conclude my washing ritual with cold water to rinse out the last bits of product, and to increase blood flow which will help against hair loss.
5. Love what you’re working with / If there’s any advice I can give about styling and caring for your locks, it’s getting to know your natural hair and try working with it from there on. Don’t try to change your locks into something that’s unreachable for your type of hair – it will only give you a headache, like literally. I loved the heavy ombre trend, but that’s just something that works best on dark hair and not so much on golden-toned locks. Instead I went for some warm highlights to add a bit of depth to my hair colour. I would love to learn about your own styling tips – we can always learn from each other, so please do share your favourite products, styling tools and hairdressers!
Oh and don’t forget: REDHEADS RULE ;)