If you regularly relax, colour or perm your hair, you need to take special care of it. Here are a few pointers…

  1. Use shampoo, conditioner and hair treatment formulated for chemically treated hair, and customise it to your hair type. Many brands are formulated on the assumption that your hair is coloured at the very least, so pay attention to the description on the packaging.
  2. Always use heat protection, even if you’re not styling your hair on the day. Heat protection products also protect against pollution, UV and other environmental damage, so you can compare it to wearing SPF on your skin daily.
  3. Speaking of heat protection – give your hair a break and let it air dry when possible. It’s worth looking into heat styling tools that work at the optimum temperatures to ensure that you don’t have to repeatedly go over the same areas of hair.