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Hair Care for Every Kind of Do

Want to get your mane under control this autumn and winter? Whether your do is short, long, curly, grey, coloured - or anything and everything in between - we have a product range for you here on the Chemist.co.uk site. Today on the blog, we're running through some of the most common hair types, giving you some tips and recommendations along the way. Read on...

Coloured Hair

Is your hair coloured? Maintain the shade you've opted for by choosing the right products - and routine!

Here's what to do:

  • If you've just had your hair coloured, try to wait at least 72 hours before shampooing. When you change the colour of your hair, the cuticle layer is opened. This makes it easy for colour to penetrate the hair shaft - but when you wash your hair a day or so after your appointment, the cuticle layer could still be open. This may lead to your colour being washed down the drain - and no one wants that!
  • Turn down the water shampoo when washing, to wash in the colour
  • Wash less often - using dry shampoo where possible.

You could also try:

Plantur 39 Conditioner for Coloured Hair

Formulated for coloured and stress hair, the conditioner regenerates the hair surface and increases its brilliance, too. Featuring active avocado components which make the hair smooth and easy to style, the product also protects your scalp.

Grey Hair

If you've let your hair age naturally, good for you. Dyeing it too often can cause unnecessary damage, so we're fully behind anyone who feels they don't need to bother. There are still a few things you can do to protect your hair, though.

Here are some top tips for you:

  • Include a blue-hued shampoo and conditioner in your routine - around once or twice a month - to prevent your hair from taking on a violet cast
  • Brush gray hair every day to distribute oils from the scalp to the ends - that's the advice from NYC stylist Eva Scrivo
  • Try a weekly hydrating mask.

And here's a product recommendation for men who'd like to maintain their natural hair colour for longer:

Just For Men Control GX Grey Reducing 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

For men who'd like to reduce grey a little, breakthrough technology in this product offers subtle, gradual results. Use daily until you like what you see, then regularly to maintain the look you like.

Curly Hair

Do you have curly hair? Lucky you! Straight-haired ladies will tell you they've often fantasised about long, bouncy locks. The great thing is, if your do is curly you can do a multitude of things with it - including leaving it as it is, or straightening it. Those with poker-straight hair, though, often find that their hair won't hold a curl so well. So, give yourself a pat on the back for the choice Mother Nature gave you!

Here are some top tips for the curly-haired amongst you:

  • Treat yourself to the best possible quality comb you can afford
  • Don't pull or rake at your hair with your comb, though
  • When detangling following your morning or evening shampoo, use a wide-tooth comb gently, working through the hair section by section. It's vital you detangle your hair while it's wet - and preferably when it's protected with a good coat of your favourite curl-enhancing conditioner.

And here's what to try:

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner

At the time of writing this blog, this curl-enhancing conditioner was reduced to around £8! Leaving your hair with a smooth and shiny finish, it's an all-natural product which will detangle and soften dry, frizzy hair. While doing so, it'll also infuse curls with intense moisture - result!

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

...and here's another product (by the same brand) to add to your list. This non-greasy hair treatment offers a hit of moisture for curls, while offering a gorgeous shine to lacklustre locks. It won't weigh down your hair, either.

Greasy Hair

Does your hair feel like an oil slick? Don't worry, since it's a common complaint.

Here are some things to try:

  • Blow dry your hair using cool air
  • Give dry shampoo a go, since it can see to oily roots
  • Wash your hair every two to three days to keep oil production in check.

If you're concerned that oily skin is causing an equally oily scalp, try to get your complexion under control, if possible, too. The Chemist.co.uk site offers loads of acne or blemish-fighting products which may do the trick - have a browse around the site.

Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know by commenting on this post.

Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the products mentioned, do not consume them. Always check with your doctor before trying a new medication or regime, and if irritation or allergy occurs stop using the product or medication immediately. The tips listed in this article are meant to be suggestions and should not be substitutes for medical advice.

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