Posted: Jul 28 2015
Here at Sulis & Thermae, we're passionate about skincare and we're proud to carry some of the most innovative and luxurious products on the market. From the Icelandic super serum BIOEFFECT to the incredible healing and rejuvenating power of ARgENTUM we've given endless recommendations to some of the most effective ant-ageing skincare there is.
What we don't often talk about though, is keeping hair shiny, healthy and full. So here are our tips for ensuring your follicles stay fabulous.
1) Seek Out Your Perfect Shampoo
It goes without saying, but your shampoo is a good place to start. Do you have a very dry scalp? Then perhaps look out for something that's going to be moisturising, like this one from the Scottish Fine Soaps Company enriched with au lait. Or perhaps you find that your hair gets very greasy easily? Then why not seek out a more natural alternative to your normal shampoo, like this one from Arran Aromatics that is infused with essential oils to leave hair feeling healthy. Most chemically dense shampoos will cause a 'build up' in the hair after a few washes, so you can often find that after a few weeks of using something it stops being so effective. If that happens, give your hair a break for a week and switch to an alternative, or use a product with fewer harsh ingredients like the ones suggested above.
2) Use The Right Amount Of Conditioner
Popular opinion is divided on this one. Some experts suggest you squeeze an amount the 'size of a dime' into your hand, but if you've got thick, or long hair that's just not going to cut it. Likewise, if you're using half the bottle every time you step into the shower, that's no good either. As a rule, try and ensure that the tips of your hair are well covered, as these are the bits that need the most protecting, but your scalp is left conditioner free and the rest of the product is lightly distributed throughout. This will ensure your hair stays feeling clean and bouncy for as long as possible, as too much conditioner at the roots will leave hair looking flat, dull and lank.
We recommend this conditioner from Arran Aromatics which is enhanced with Pro Vitamin B5 and Sunflower Oil, which are known to naturally moisturise and hydrate to enhance hair condition.
3) Try Supplements
You can try all the shampoo / conditioners on the market, but if your body isn't healthy on the inside your hair will never get that glow. One supplement that's a MUST for luscious locks is Omega 3. The fatty acids can help to prevent hair loss and even encourage hair to grow healthier, and at a faster rate. Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to open the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth. When the body is not getting the proper nutrients, the hairs that are lost regularly each day are not replaced easily, and hair loss may become a problem.
We recommend Bare Biology's Lion Heart Liquid. Clinical strength, pure fish oil that has no unpleasant taste, so it's easy to get your daily dose of the good stuff.
Have you got any amazing hair secrets to share? Let us know in the comments below.