While international borders remain closed, residents of Malaysia still have a wealth of options when it comes to satisfying their wanderlust.
No matter where you go, it’s important to ensure your hair is ready for the 'gram'. This guide, however, offers five easy and quick tips on maintaining beautiful and of course; healthy hair… no matter where you are.
Be mindful about your diet
Some of us (including me) have no idea that eating a balanced and varied diet is important to maintain healthy and beautiful hair.
Do consume foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids which helps to promote hair growth such as salmon or mackerel etc. Other types of food that are good for hair growth include eggs, which are rich in protein and biotin.
Brush your hair before a shower
The hair is more vulnerable to breakage if it is wet and combing it could lead to damaged strands. It’s advisable to use a wide-tooth comb to brush the knots out of your hair before getting it wet.
Depends on a variety of factors such as your hair type and environment you live in, people who are living in tropical climates are encouraged to wash their hair daily as hot, humid weather tends to create an overproduction of oil in your scalp.
Don’t forget to care for your scalp even as you invest in a good shampoo and conditioner for your hair.
Gently massage your scalp with your fingertips to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation. Use an exfoliating hair mask once a month or a clarifying shampoo to remove product build-up from your scalp.
Protect your hair from heat
Just as we protect our skin from the sun’s UV rays, it’s important to protect our hair from excess heat.
Heat styling thermal protectants coat the hair follicle, keeping strands sealed and shielded. They provide topical thermal protection while maintaining necessary moisture in the hair shaft, promoting healthy texture, softness, elasticity, and shine. Heat protectants can also enhance the effectiveness of the heat tool you are using.
Available in sprays, gels and even creams, and ranging from flexible holds to strongholds – it can all be overwhelming.
Some of the hair product comes in travel-friendly sizes – it will also help to protect the hair from the effects of sun damage such as discolouration, split ends and brittleness.