When it comes to your beauty routine, many people focus on their skincare but forget how important it is for you to take care of your hair too. While we all might wash our hair with a shampoo and conditioner, this is often where the routine stops. Yet if you’re looking for truly healthy locks, there are many more things you can do in order to achieve this. Here we take a look at some top tips for making your hair as healthy as possible in no time – and it doesn’t need to cost the earth or take up too much time either.

Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner

While we all know you need a good shampoo and conditioner, not everyone knows the type of shampoo and conditioner you use can make a real difference. Look for sulfate free shampoos to limit the number of chemicals on your hair and also find one that suits your hair type. Whether you have curly, straight, thick, or fine hair, there is a shampoo and conditioner designed for your hair to ensure it is the best quality.

Don’t wash your hair every day

While it can be tempting to wash your hair every day to ensure it’s clean and in good condition, this can actually be counterproductive. Washing your hair too often can strip it of the essential oils it needs, causing it to produce more to make up for loss, causing it to look greasy and become imbalanced. Instead, wash it every other day or every three days.

Get your hair cut regularly

If you want your hair to be longer, it can be tempting to cut it less often so it has a chance to grow. This can actually be counterproductive. By getting regular cuts your hair will be healthier and less prone to split ends and snapping. Ideally you should have your hair cut around every eight to ten weeks for it to be in optimum health. Speak to your hairdresser to find out what they advise based on your own individual hair type.

Don’t wear “harsh” hairstyles too often

If you are someone who wears their hair up a lot, you might find your hair isn’t in the best condition. Wearing your hair in styles such as a high ponytail or tight braids can pull on the hair follicles and cause your hair to snap, break and fall out. If you do wear these styles, don’t do it too often.

These are just a few top tips for making your hair as healthy as possible that are sure to help you in your quest for luscious locks. Having healthy hair can take time and isn’t something where you will necessarily notice the difference right away, but the more work you put in, the more you’ll get out of it. Have you recently started a haircare routine? If so, what are some things you are doing in order to make your hair better? Let us know in the comments below!