Chopping off dry ends every 6-8 weeks will remove the damaged hair and prevent the split ends from travelling further up the hair shaft. When split ends break, this can cause the hair strands to snap – resulting in shorter hair.
Gently brushing your hair twice a day for a minimum of two minutes promotes blood circulation to the scalp and helps to distribute the hair’s natural oils from the roots to the tips – keeping the strands naturally moisturised. An increased blood circulation to the scalp also aids hair follicles in working more efficiently and growing new hair.
Healthy scalp, healthy hair
Regular scalp massages (both dry and wet) help to stimulate blood flow and, when combined with shampooing, can rid the scalp of dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Conditioner should also never be applied directly to the scalp – only to the length of the hair. Conditioner can block pores – making it harder for new strands of hair to break through; alongside a loss of volume and increased oiliness.
From the inside out
Increasing protein and vitamin intake can lead to less ‘shedding’ of the hair, as protein (in the form of keratin) is the very thing that hair is made from. Foods such as fish, eggs, beans, nuts, whole grains and red meats are rich in protein and are therefore great for promoting hair growth. Vitamins that support hair health in particular are biotin and vitamins B and C – so these are also an important factor to consider adding to your daily routine.
Turn down the heat
When using styling tools on the hair, it is important to reduce the temperature and always shield the hair with a heat protectant to avoid breakage and frizz. More powerful hairdryers can also aid in minimising hair damage from styling as the time taken to dry the hair is reduced.
Take a break!
Shampoo rids the hair of dirt and product build up, but over shampooing can also strip the hair of natural oils and nutrients. By shampooing two to three times a week, the hair’s natural oils have time to absorb – promoting hydration and repair. Conditioners also help to replenish lost nutrients; with a moisture-based or deep-conditioning hair mask recommended for application once a week.
The water temperature during a shower should be turned down when cleansing and the hair should be rinsed with cold water for a few seconds before stepping out of the shower. Hot water is harmful to the hair by weakening and drying out strands whereas colder water helps to seal the hair cuticles – preventing moisture loss and damage.
Sleep like a celebrity
This may sound like the most bouji tip of them all, however, silk pillowcases are proven to be easier on the hair by helping to avoid tangles and subsequent breakages. Silk causes less friction than cotton and is therefore less damaging when tossing and turning throughout the night. Sleeping with a loose ponytail in place can further aid this.
Treat your hair as tentatively as you do your skin. If your hair care products are making your skin feel dry, sticky or greasy then the chances are that the product is doing the exact same thing to your hair. The hair may look shiny and healthy, but if the wrong products are being used then hair growth will be substantially stunted.
The term ‘tearing your hair out’ due to stress is in fact a real issue. Stress causes a chemical reaction in the body which can result in hair loss. Taking the time to relax through exercise, aromatherapy and plenty of sleep can really help in boosting the health of the hair.
A renowned figure among celebrities, and a regular on red carpets, the name Asgar Saboo is synonymous with headline grabbing, style-worthy hair. He is trusted by A-list stars such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and legend Rekha as well as supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy and Hollywood actress Eva Longoria. His name is tantamount with cutting-edge and sophisticated hairstyles and his hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and multiple awards ceremonies.
Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshan’s wax work figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications. He is pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and royalty, such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household and is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.