We’ve all had those moments.
You’ve just finished blow drying your hair and then those annoying bits that always stick up automatically ping sky-high as if to say: “we’re still here, guys!”
The good news is, you’re not alone. Everyone gets fuzzy hair, whether it’s from over-styling, excessive hairbrush yanking, too tight ponytails, menopausal hair thinning or even fragile post-baby hair.
The even better news is, you can fix it with these five anti-frizz products…
Greasy hair is not a look anyone is striving for and even with the best dry shampoo in the world, sometimes the only answer is a good old fashioned wash.
And if you’re looking for a product to get rid of heavy duty oil without stripping your hair of its natural goodness, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites.
We all know the feeling… our hair won’t behave and, pathetic as it seems, we can’t help feeling that it’s ruined the rest of the day.
But help is at hand.
Just follow our four tips and you’ll never have another bad hair day again. We promise!
The easiest way to ensure that you have a good hair day is to use a heat protectant spray after you wash your hair, and before you use any styling tools like straighteners, curlers or hairdryers. Not only will this protect your hair from any heat damage, but it will also create the perfect base for you to create the perfect look.
Shiny happy hair
We all know that shiny hair equals healthy hair - just look at Meghan Markle! So if you want to make every day a Good Hair Day, simply invest in a good hair mask and make it a regular ritual to deeply condition your locks.
Gentle backcombing (think a little tussle rather than full on 80s style) can help your hair look full of life. To do this, start at the roots and tease the hair over your brush and then give it a blast with your favourite hairspray.
It won’t be long before Meghan Markle welcomes her first child, and she’s certainly glowing even more than usual. We’ve always been a fan of her amazing hair, and pregnancy has made it even more luscious and healthy looking.
What’s the deal with pregnancy hair?
Trichologist Jane Mayhem explains: “Hair loss and thinning is one of the most common complaints of women following pregnancy, with most women experience some sort of hair loss after giving birth. It is the fluctuating hormone levels during pregnancy and following child birth are the primary cause of thinning for new mothers.
“What many people don’t realise this that during pregnancy, women will often find that they will have a much full head of hair as the anagen cycle, or growth cycle, of the hair is prolonged.”
How it works
Jane says: “The increased levels of hormones during pregnancy can cause the growth cycle of the hair to increase, meaning the hair is less frequently renewed and replaced at the site of the follicle, and women will experience thicker and shiner hair.
“I find that most women will experience some level of increased volume by around the six-month mark.
“Hair normally grows at a rate of around 1cm each month and marginally faster during pregnancy. However the most significant change that pregnant women will experience will be in volume due to the change in growth cycle and reduced hair fall.”
Jane explains: “The folic acid that many expectant mothers take before they fall pregnant can also help to improve and stabilise hair growth patterns. It's important to remember that simply using certain products can enhance the volume of hair significantly.
“During pregnancy women will experience less of the imbalances in hormones that you would associate with your monthly cycle causing more regulatory oil secretions, resulting in gorgeous glossy locks. There are more of hormones that have the positive effects on hair skin and mood.”
Hair loss post pregnancy (and how to avoid it)
“When the hormone levels decrease after child birth, the growth and thickness of the hair will also decrease. This hair loss can be more common than people think and I do quite frequently see patients who are concerned about post pregnancy hair loss and/or thinning.
“In terms of how to prevent this, there is no quick fix for this kind of problem. However, there are certain steps that can be taken to improve the condition and growth of hair.
“Heat is one of the biggest factors which causes damage to your hair. So regardless of whether or not you are pregnant, excessive blow drying and use of heated styling appliances can be the make or break of your hair- literally!
“This is particularly the case in the months following pregnancy when hair is at its most fragile.
“As well as this, maintaining a balanced diet can help boost the strength of hair. Keratin is the fibrous protein in hair and nails which is the main structural element.
“Therefore, a diet consisting of protein rich foods will naturally boost the keratin and consequently, strength of hair. Also ensure Iron levels are maintained through adding more Iron rich foods regularly. Some women have noticed less hair fall if they breastfeed but there is little research in this.”
This is an edited version of an article originally in the Daily Mail.
Healthy hair should stretch up to 30% of its length before snapping. But if your hair is heat-damaged and dry, it will break under tension. But with these clever hair products that we recommend, you can add moisture and shine to strengthen and restore…
Short hair is quite possibly one of the easiest looks to pull off and the great thing is, it doesn’t need hours of styling, either.
It also works with any texture and hair colour, and is the quickest way to transform your look and the way you feel about life. Not convinced? Here are our five reasons to go for the chop:
REASON 1: You’ll get rid of unhealthy hair
REASON 2: It’s a chance to start again (so says the Queen of Reinvention Rihanna)
REASON 3: Short hair never goes out of style. Just look at Audrey Hepburn
REASON 4: It’s truly liberating (Miley Cyrus certainly thought so)
REASON 5: It’s not permanent. That’s the great thing about hair - it grows back!
According to research, the average woman will spend a whopping £235,000 on her face in a lifetime in the quest to look and feel younger.
That works out at about £8 a day - and a minimum of 16 products - on make-up and skincare alone!!
But what about our hair? Doesn’t our barnet deserve a little love?!
A little investment can go a long way when it comes to haircare.
Here’s a great article on Byrdie.co.uk about how to age-proof your hair according to the experts in the know.