While we all know we should visit the hairdresser every six to eight weeks, most of us don’t have much spare cash this time of year! Here’s how to extend the life of your ’do…
You might also like…
Top hair rescue buys
Best buys for healthy hair
3 Hollywood hairstyles to try
Maintaining dyed hair is hard but possible! Blonde or grey? Banish brassy
bits with Pro:voke’s Touch of Silver range – try Instant Shine Dry Conditioner, £2.54.
Blitz stray greys with Clairol Nice’n Easy Root Touch-Up, £4.49 from Boots. “Target hairline, temples and parting,” says Nice’n Easy Colour Advisor Jonathan Long.
Wintry weather means upgrading your conditioner.
Pantene Pro-V Deep Moisture Soufflé, £4.49, is a leave-in conditioner that coats and sinks in to soften locks from root to tip. (Available nationwide)
Growing-out long hair can look a bit ragged. "The best way to conceal untidy ends is to exaggerate the hair's condition," says Andy Smith, UK Artistic Director at John Carne. "A mattifying powder like Schwarzkopf osis Dust It, £11.05, will add texture.
Product build-up and external elements roughening up the cuticles result in dullness. Strip back your routine and detox.
Daniel Galvin Junior Organic Head Detox & Purify Shampoo & Conditioner, £4 each, help revive over-processed hair.
Create a salon blow dry effect by using Silvikrin Dual-Benefit Volume & Hold Blow Dry Spray, £2.99 from Superdrug, which is said to boost your locks for up to two days.
These are the most obvious sign of hair in need of a cut. They look untidy and, when left, can cause further damage to your locks. Control the problem by using a small drop of TRESemmé Split Remedy Sealing Serum, £5.50 from Boots.
We’re prone to frizz all year round so consistent protection is necessary.
Umberto Giannini Frizzi Miracle Worker with Argan Oil, £6.99, from Boots, instantly tackles it, while argan oil conditions and nourishes. Or try Primark’s bargain Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Treatment, £2.50.