Did you love your new shampoo when you first bought it, but now find it leaves your hair lifeless? Switching up your hair care could be the answer!
Your hair can benefit from switching the products you apply. ‘Rotating shampoos and conditioners can help to reduce the build-up of silicone, which the majority of hair products contain,’ says Sally-Ann Tarver, consultant trichologist at The Cotswold Trichology Centre and Theradome GB.
‘Silicone coats the hair shaft to prevent or reduce tangling and static and facilitate light reflection, but it can make hair feel heavy and lank over time. Moisturising products tend to contain more silicone, volumising products less, while clarifying products normally don’t contain any, therefore, using a clarifying shampoo every so often can help to reduce build-up.’
Sally-Ann recommends keeping two sets of shampoo and conditioner in the shower – using one for a couple of weeks then switching to the other for a couple of weeks, before using a clarifying shampoo about once a month.
And while hair needs vary from person to person, winter is a good time to reconsider your products. ‘Although winter isn’t particularly detrimental to hair condition – it’s the heat and UV of the summer that is destructive – throughout the winter we see the after-effects of summer’s UV exposure on our hair,’ explains Sally-Ann.
‘The damper, windy weather conditions cause our hair to behave differently and look more flyaway and frizzy but this doesn’t mean the cold damp air is damaging. This makes winter a good time to use extra hair masks and treatments to rehydrate.’
Rotate OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner (£6.99) and Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Wash Shampoo (£18) and Wonder Care Conditioner (£18).
Once a month use Green People Clarifying Vitamin Shampoo (£13) to remove any residue.