So, it's a brand new year, time to get everything set up and in order. What better time to sort out your hair care routine! Today we want to share what should be in your ultimate hair care regime. GlamBox has every product you need to fit out your haircare routine. Let us break down the steps of what a good hair regime should be and help you get started.
Just like your skin, your hair needs a solid routine. This is more than just a shampoo and condition twice a week. Adding a couple of extra steps to your haircare regime will take your hair to the next level. You can thank us later!
Step 1 - Prewash
Your hair care routine should start before you even think about shampoo and conditioner. We've spoken about bonding agents before, so Olaplex No.3 should be familiar. It is a pre-shampoo treatment that helps to reduce breakage and visibly strengthen hair. It's the perfect pick-me-up, especially for damaged hair.
Step 2 - Cleanse
This is your shampoo step. The lather, rinse, repeat stage. Cleansing twice is beneficial because it helps your hair be adequately cleansed, removing product build-up and reducing the frequency you need to wash your hair. You can also add the Shampoo Brush (read more about it here) to add even more benefits!
Your frequency of wash will also depend on your hair type. Thicker hair can generally go longer without cleansing, while fine tresses tend to get dirty and oily quicker. Curly hair tends to be on the dry side, so it can go longer without washing, while straight hair may require more frequent washing. Generally speaking, dry hair types should shampoo a maximum of two times a week, while oily hair types may require washing almost every day.
3 - Treat or Condition
Now, this step will depend on your hair type and goals. For example, you might add a conditioner that will help reduce frizz or add volume. Alternatively, you might use a mask or treatment for extra hydration if your hair is particularly dry or dehydrated. You also might have a mix - a mask or treatment to use once a week or fortnight, and a conditioner for every other wash. This step can be a game-changer in meeting your hair needs, so it's important to target your conditioner or hair mask to your hair goal. If you want to find out what will work best for your specific hair type, chat with one of our hair experts to find the best hair treatment for you.
Step 4 - Detangling
Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it is wet, so It's important to take care when combing it after washing. Having the right brush and detangling product will make this process seamless. Tangle Teezer has a range of detangling brushes designed to glide effortlessly through all types of wet hair – including thick and curly.
Spraying some detangling spray through first, such as Davroe Tame Detangler or Original Minerals Know Knott Conditioning Detangler, will also make the process easier. Both of these act as a leave-in treatment, too, conditioning your hair while supporting the detangling process.
Step 5 - Leave-In Treatment
Once you have towel dried your hair, it's essential to add in a leave-in moisturiser, and these come in many different forms. Depending on your hair type or goal, you might choose a cream, spray or hair oil to use as your leave-in treatment. Leave-in moisturisers help manage and reduce frizz, add extra hydration, condition the hair and lock in all the benefits of your hair treatment.
Step 6 - Heat Protectant
If you use heat styling of any type - hairdryer, straightener, curler - then a heat protectant is a MUST. Just like you'd apply an SPF to your skin to protect it from the sun, your hair needs protection from the high temperatures of heat styling.
High temperatures can reduce moisture in the hair, making it more vulnerable to damage. When you apply a heat protectant, it immediately forms a barrier over the hair shaft, which locks in hydration and protects your hair from its core. Our top choices are Evo Icon Welder, ghd Bodyguard Heat Protect Spray, MoroccanOil Protect & Prevent Spray.
Step 7 - Blow Dry and Brushes
Hairdryers aren't just to keep your freshly washed hair from dripping everywhere. They are also a helpful styling tool to keep your hair smooth and silky for days. It's essential to also use a suitable hairdryer for your hair type. Ceramic hair dryers regulate heat levels to minimise damage to fine, fragile hair while also lifting locks from root to tip. Ionic hair dryers maximise shine by conditioning ions, improving shine factor and giving you a beautifully bouncy blow-dry. Hairdryers with diffusers enhance naturally curly hair texture, preserving waves and curves while smoothing strands.
On top of that, you have brushes and combs, which come in different shapes and sizes, each designed to achieve something different. For example, paddle brushes are for drying your hair with a blow dryer, round brushes are for blow-drying with smoothness or volume.
You can book a consultation with our team to find the right hairbrush and dryer for you!
Step 8 - Heat Styling
We sadly aren't all blessed with Jennifer Anniston's perfect hair, but hair stylers can help us achieve our styling goals. Whether you want a sleek straight style or glamorous, bouncy waves. We have a wide selection of straighteners, curling wands and more to fit whatever style you are dreaming of!
Step 9 - Style Hold
You need to lock it in once you've got that dream style. Whether you want the stiff hold or a flexible, long-lasting style, hair sprays are where it's at. Hairsprays can be applied to dry hair or wet hair to assist in holding a certain look in place. Each one will have a different level of flexibility, so picking between aerosol and non-aerosol hairsprays can make all the difference.
Our online store has a wide range of products to suit every need, and now that you know the steps you need, it's time to put your routine together. So book your hair consultation now to put together your ultimate haircare routine.