How celebrities keep their hair looking red-carpet ready

Kim Kardashian

With their huge incomes and glam squads on call 24/7 to keep them looking red-carpet ready, it’s no surprise that celebrities are the ultimate #hairgoals.

But there are certain things you can do to keep your hair looking as good as a celebrity.

Here we reveal six celeb secrets to keeping your hair in shape.

Model Kendall Jenner gets regular haircuts.

Model Kendall Jenner gets regular haircuts.

Celebrity secret 1: They take their haircare regime seriously - and stick to it

Hollywood stars know looking good is their job so they take their beauty routine extremely seriously. That means regular haircuts and deeply hydrating conditioning treatments.

Secret 2: There are no “off” days

When they’re not working, celebrities still need to look after their image. And that’s why a day off means a day restoring and reviving their hair in a conditioning mask.

This will not only combat the negative effects of constant heat styling but also any chemical damage.

Singer Rita Ora makes sure she uses a heat spray before styling her curly hair.

Singer Rita Ora makes sure she uses a heat spray before styling her curly hair.

Secret 3: They use heat protectants when styling

Too much straightening, curling and blow-drying plays havoc with hair.

Using an oil or heat spray before styling is the best way to protect the hair.

Secret 4: They take vitamins, because beauty comes from within

Supplements can not only ensure scalp health, they can help hair grow faster and thicker.

Your hair needs vitamin A to stay moisturised and grow (also find it in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and kale if you prefer to get your nutrients from food).

Research has also shown that vitamin D could help create new follicles - the tiny pores in the scalp where new hair can grow.

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Secret 5: They know how to brush wet hair without damaging it

Be careful what type of brush you use on wet hair, which is at its most fragile.

A wide tooth wooden comb is the most gentle, or even simply run your fingers through your damp hair.

Secret 6: They use wigs and weaves

Whether it’s for a big role, photo shoot or special event, hair pieces are commonplace in the celeb world - and they are a great way to change up a look and have fun with your style.

3 celebrity haircare secrets every woman needs to know

Ever wondered how celebrities get such shiny, healthy looking hair in spite of all the potential damage of over-styling and dying it?

Well, for one having a professional stylist on the payroll helps, but there are lots of DIY ways you can get your own locks red carpet ready without breaking the bank.

Here are our top three celebrity hair care secrets you can try at home today:

Take your vitamins

Good nutrition is essential for strong, luscious locks. Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston (pictured) all swear by feeding their hair from the inside out. They know that biotin, also known as B7, which is found in milk and nuts, are the key to healthy hair. This is because it plays an important role in the synthesis of proteins. So it helps to strengthen follicles (and nails!), reduces thinning hair and improves texture. It also has the added benefit of adding moisture to skin. Hello baby face!

Always use protection

Frequent styling and product use can take its toll on your hair leading to dry, brittle strands and breakages. So how do celebs like Cara Delevingne (pictured) get away with changing their style so much and still have great looking hair? By using a protective oil or serum when blow-drying or heat styling, that's how. This helps protect hair from damage and also keeps colour looking more vivid for longer. And the good news? You don’t need a celebrity salary to afford something effective. Actress Emma Watson is a big fan of argan oil and coconut oil to combat dry ends, while Elizabeth Hurley likes to sleep with a blend of conditioner and olive oil in her hair for maximum moisture. Victoria Beckham makes sure she always wears a sun hat during the summer to protect her hair.

Take extra care with long or curly hair

Long and curly hair like Leona Lewis's (pictured) looks great, but it also requires more maintenance. To avoid tangles in the morning, sleep with your hair separated into one or two plaits. Sleep on a silk pillowcase or use a scarf tied around your head to protect the fine hairs around your hairline and prevent further damage. When you wake, mist your hair and gently brush it out. Start at the ends with a paddle brush with soft bristles and comb through the roots. If you have naturally curly hair, condition regularly and, after washing, twist each curl using your fingers to give definition without using heat.