Every summer I swear I’m going to look after my hair in the sun and water (both salt and chlorine are my poison), and every March I say “dammit, my split ends have so many split ends, I need to get a bob to fix this.”
But not this year! This year I’m going to really look after my hair. Like, truly.
I mean, I feel like Covid restrictions might help a little anyway because there will be way less parties to attend where I’d normally heat style (constant blow drying and curling is a killer).
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I was having a chat to Virginie Gayssot the other day. She’s the Head of Education for Franck Provost Australia, which is a fancy French hairdresser. I was telling her how I want to not let my hair go to sh*t, basically, and she gave me a bunch of advice. Advice I’m going to now give to you, because good hair is a democratic right.
“As cliche as it sounds, hair health really does come from within, so ensuring you are eating healthy with a wide range of nutrients and vitamins is my first tip. Boring, I know,” Virginie told me.
*puts down Tommy’s margarita and orders some Evian*
“Before using any hot tools, always use a heat protector,” was her next tip. “I place my heat protector next to my hairdryer so I don't forget. Oh, and when drying, don't place the hairdryer too close to the ends!”
Okay I already do that! Gold star for me.
“Limit how much you wash your hair. French women never wash their hair daily. Personally I rarely use hot tools on my hair, which again is quite common for French women as we don't like to look overdone. For extra dry hair a treatment mask can be used instead of conditioner.”