how to have healthy hair in 2024

How to have healthy hair in 2024

Enhance your haircare routine in 2024. Dive into this blog post for effective tips on maintaining healthy hair, featuring our founders favourite products and accessories.

Make 2024 the year you dedicate to achieving and sustaining healthy hair as a vital component of your self-care routine. In this blog post, we discuss trending and tried haircare tips while also highlighting the essential accessories you need to maintain vibrant locks.

Tip 1: scalp massaging

Encourage faster hair growth through scalp massaging, a timeless technique that fosters blood circulation and overall scalp health.

Elevate this routine by incorporating rejuvenating rosemary oil. Apply a few drops to your fingertips, gently massaging it into your scalp.

Enhance the experience with a specialized scalp massager to promote increased blood flow and the distribution of natural oils.

For added benefits, use a detangling spray (we've tried Revlon's and love the shine it adds too as hair dries) to gently ease knots and tangles, finishing with a bamboo hair brush known for its gentle detangling abilities and ability to stimulate hair growth. Consider incorporating this into your bedtime routine for relaxation and promoting a restful sleep.

Tip 2: don't let hard water ruin your progress or strip your shine

Discover the damaging effects of hard water, which contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium ions. When hard water interacts with your hair, it forms mineral deposits leading to dryness, dullness, and brittleness. These minerals create a film on the hair, hindering effective absorption of moisture and hair care products, ultimately causing damage and compromising hair health.

Elevate your shower experience with a purifying shower head to filter out impurities, providing softer and gentler water for your hair. Alternatively, a cheaper option is to opt for products specifically designed to counter hard water effects, such as the L’Oreal Professionnel Metal Detox Shampoo and Mask - tried and tested by our founder Ellie - leaving your hair feeling refreshed and vibrant.

Tip 3: plan your hair wash days

The ideal frequency for washing your hair to maintain its health, varies from per hair types and lifestyles. Be cautious of over-washing, as this can strip your hair of natural oils, leading to dryness.

Increase the gap between wash days by styling your hair up with our luxurious silk accessories, including wide silk headbands and scrunchies, minimizing friction and promoting healthier hair whilst also helping to disguise any grease. We have a range of stylish hair accessories which will make this seamless to add to your routine and allow you to still feel confident.

Tip 4: understand the right foods to eat for healthy hair along with drinking enough water

Initiate hair hydration from within by prioritizing water intake for your body and hair in 2024. We already know drinking enough water daily can keep skin and hair well hydrated but don't forget to integrate omega-3 rich foods like salmon and chia seeds into your diet to nourish the scalp and promote shine.

Tip 5: embrace heat-free hairstyles

Reevaluate your hairstyling habits for healthier hair by embracing heat-free styling options whenever possible to minimize damage. If heat styling is unavoidable, use quality heat protectant products to create a barrier between your hair and styling tools.

Incorporate protective hairstyles like braids, buns, or twists into your routine to shield your hair from environmental stressors, reducing manipulation to promote healthier strands over time. We recommend always styling with protective hair accessories. At SYLKI we use 22 momme mulberry silk to make our hair ties and headbands which is naturally gentle on the hair.

Top 6: add a detangling spray and comb to your basket

Learn the correct techniques to deal with knots and tangling, avoiding hair fallout and damage. Introduce a detangling spray and comb into your routine for smoother styling.

Top 7: invest in a silk pillowcase

Elevate your haircare routine with a touch of luxury—sleeping on a silk pillowcase and wearing a silk bonnet. These accessories can sometimes feel over the top however offer numerous benefits, including reducing friction and preventing hair breakage. The smooth surface of silk helps your hair retain moisture and reduces split ends. Silk also it aids in maintaining hairstyles for longer durations, so you wake up with your hair as gorgeous as when you went to bed.

At SYLKI we make our silk pillowcases in small quantities to reduce waste.

We hope that these tips help you on your path to unlocking the secret to radiant hair. Here's to a year filled with healthy, happy hair, complemented by the perfect accessories to enhance your journey!

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