Is “great hair” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? We’ll let you in on a little secret — great hair days start with healthy hair habits. To ensure you’re achieving both this season we’re detailing 5 ways to revamp your hair care regimen and get a jumpstart on your 2021 style!
1. Concentrate On Your Scalp
Spending excess time at home this season, self-care was high on everyone’s list, but what about scalp care? Paying attention to your scalp has never been sexier and with the new SCALP regimen, taking good care of it has never been easier.
Specifically treating the scalp directly correlates to the health of your hair. Whether you’re dealing with excess oil or irritation, SCALP regimen — consisting of SCALP.SPA SCRUB and SCALP.SPA WASH — helps regulate both issues. Why you’ll love it? A skin-loving blend of Rose Water, Celery Root Extract, Micellar Water and Perlite gently scrubs away impurities from the scalp and strand to ensure a clean, balanced, and moisturised finish.
2. Use Leave-In’s & Air Dry When Possible
Your first step post-shower should always be to apply a treatment, however, not all leave-in’s are created equally. The great thing about the KEVIN.MURPHY range of leave-in options lies in their variety and styling properties. Not only are you able to lock in moisturising benefits to penetrate strands and protect the cuticle, but they also create the perfect canvas to air-dry (or heat style) hair.
A few of our favourites include:
STAYING.ALIVE – Part of the COLOR.ME Finishing Regimen, STAYING.ALIVE can be used on all hair types and is the perfect base layer prior to applying a heat protectant or specific styling agent. Pair STAYING.ALIVE with HEATED.DEFENSE and EVER.SMOOTH for a long-lasting blowout that’s protected from the elements.
LEAVE-IN.REPAIR – This leave-in treatment is the ultimate indulgence for stressed strands. Part of the Repair Regimen, LEAVE-IN.REPAIR is a targeted treatment that helps reduce breakage and strengthen the hair. The great thing about this product is the weightless finish and intense results. For the perfect air-dry, layer this underneath KILLER.WAVES or KILLER.CURLS to add a healthy dose of moisture to your texture.
3. Utilise Heat Protectants
While this may seem like a no-brainer, sometimes we all forget this crucial step prior to heat styling. Anytime you apply heat to your hair you should be utilising a heat-protectant specific styler. Used alone or layered with other products, heat protectants look after the integrity of your hair and guard against damage. Additionally, with KEVIN.MURPHY’s cult-favourite formula, you’ll receive leave-in benefits that help nourish and moisturise the hair, leading to a healthier style.
HEATED.DEFENSE – Protecting against temperatures up to 450℉ / 232℃, this lightweight leave-in foam reduces damage, and helps smooth and detangle the hair. Due to its lightweight formula, you can easily layer this underneath your favourite styler to achieve a perfect, protected finish.
4. Schedule Regular Trims
No matter your hair type, texture, length, or colour, regular trims are the only way to upkeep the integrity of your hair. Although you may shy away from booking regular trims, keeping the ends tidy and free of split ends will actually help hair grow quicker and healthier, while increasing the vibrancy of your hair colour.
5. Ask for a pH.D Treatment
Whether you regularly colour your hair or not, a pH.D Treatment is a brilliant way to increase the health of your hair. pH.D is an in-salon colour treatment that helps the cuticle lay flat while adding shine to the hair. Your stylist can use this no-lift, no-shift service to refine darker colourations, add reflects to lighter tones, or as a clear treatment to increase manageability and add brilliance with ease.