Soft, flowing hair can often seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Given the hectic pace of life, who has the time to give your hair the attention it surely needs?
For those who suffer from dandruff, things get yet more complicated, as it becomes necessary to combat symptoms like an itchy scalp and ever-present flakes.
Happily, achieving the soft texture you crave isn’t actually nearly as hard as you might think. With the right tools and not too much work, you can make soft luscious locks a daily reality – and fight the symptoms of dandruff as an added bonus.
Getting your shower routine right
Creating a good haircare routine goes a long way towards making sure your hair stays soft and smooth. That’s why it’s worth taking extra care on shampoo day.
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is a good place to start. A moisturising shampoo and conditioner will stop your hair from drying and becoming frizzy, making them well worth the investment.
Most smoothing hair care products now also include additives that are specifically known for their softening and moisturising effects – things like argan, coconut and olive oil.
For dandruff sufferers, the Head & Shoulders Supreme collection contains argan oil, combined with the well-known dandruff fighting power of Head & Shoulders.
If you’ve found yourself stuck with big, hard to budge tangles, shower time is also the best time to deal with these. Coat your hair with conditioner, and use a comb or brush to work the knots out. This should help you avoid breakage.
The kind of brush you use once you’re out of the shower is also important – a vented brush is useful for fine hair, a detangle or wide toothed comb is more useful for curls.
Boar bristle brushes, on the other hand, are generally good for boosting shine for most people.
Once you’ve brushed your hair properly, a moisturising treatment can help keep your hair soft and smooth all day long.
There are plenty of recipes for homemade treatments online, but if you want something a little more certain, a product like Head & Shoulders Supreme Repair will do an expert job of keeping your hair in great condition.