Happy New Year from all of us at Ogario London! We hope you saw in the new year in style. Inevitably, talk at this time of year turns to New Year resolutions. So what better way to revive hair after the party season than to kick off with some new hair resolutions for healthy, shiny hair?
Looking for inspiration?
We recommend some good hair habits to get you started and maintain healthy, shiny hair throughout the year…
Choose the Right Products for Your Hair Type
Healthy, shiny hair starts with making sure you are using the right products for your hair type. Choosing the right products for your hair type helps to tackle any issues as well as maximising the condition of your hair. It may sound obvious but getting it right is not always as easy as it sounds. With so many products on the shelves, it’s easy to get confused. We like to keep things simple.
We have Revive and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner for all hair types. This shampoo and conditioner duo is a great pick-me-up if your hair is feeling a bit flat after all the party styling. It adds volume and body to hair, leaves it feeling super-clean easier to style.
Choose Hydrate and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Duo if your hair is in need of some extra hydration. If your hair is naturally dry, if you have thick or coarse hair or if you have colour-treated hair this shampoo and conditioner will add moisture to dry hair.
Rinse your Hair Well
When shampooing or conditioning, ensure you rinse all traces of shampoo or conditioner out of your hair. Leaving any product in the hair can make it look dull as the excess product will attract dirt and increase build-up. Build up is also a problem for the scalp. If you want healthy hair growth, keeping the scalp clean is a priority.
Our shampoos and conditioners rinse easily from the hair. If you ever find you have residue after rinsing, it may be that you’ve used too much product. Our products are packed with quality ingredients, making them very concentrated. So we recommend using around half of the amount that you would use with other products. Less is most definitely more.
Deep Condition every Week
Make deep conditioning a part of your weekly beauty routine. Its the cornerstone of getting your hair into great condition and a fast track to sleek, super-shiny locks. Leave deep conditioning treatments on for longer than a conditioner to support healthy, shiny hair. Make sure you give it at least 10 minutes to work its magic, or longer if possible. Hair needs to be fed with nourishing ingredients to keep it looking great. With a routine of weekly deep conditioning treatments, it’s the surest route to healthy, shiny hair.
Detox your Haircare Tool Kit
Hairstyling doesn’t have to be about heavy hairsprays, gels or mousses that coat hair, leaving it weighed down. There’s a new generation of innovative styling products that treat the hair as you style. January is the perfect time to detox your hair care kit and rid yourself of products that are heavy or drying for the hair.
The Ogario London styling range has lots of hair strengthening ingredients such as Honey, Sugar Beet, Argan Oil and Keratin. These hard-working products give control and finish. But they also support healthy, shiny hair leaving it feeling stronger and healthier.
Turn Down the Heat
Heated hair appliances take their toll on your hair, causing weak, brittle hair and split ends. The truth is that most of us over-dry our hair. So this January we challenge you to take a different approach to how you dry your hair. By reducing the level of heat and the amount of time spent using the hairdryer you can actually get better styling results and benefit your hair and scalp at the same time. It’s a win-win.
Reduce Drying Time
Start by timing how long you usually spend drying your hair. Make a note of it and then reduce that by a minute each time you dry your hair. Take note of how your hair feels and how well the style holds during the day. We reckon most people can reduce their drying time by an average of 2-3 minutes. Over-drying the hair can cause hair to be fly-away and static so if you can reduce your time under the hairdryer you’ll find that you get a better finish on the hair.
Short Blasts of Heat
Another technique is to apply short blasts of heat with your hairdryer and let the hair cool. This technique is great when you are using a brush. Take a section of hair, place the brush at the end of the hair, roll down to roots. Blast the area with the hairdryer for a few seconds, leave to cool and gently remove the brush. If your hair is feeling a bit flat this is a great way of adding volume to hair. You can simply target the heat at the roots.
Air-dry once a week
We know this can be a challenge in the cold month of January but if you are indoors, leaving your hair to air-dry once a week is a great way of giving your hair a break.
Get a little Help
Our styling mists reduce drying time making them the perfect tool to help you reduce the time you spend under the hairdryer. If your hair is in need of volume, choose our Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume. If you want to add more moisture to dry hair, try our Styling Mist for Natural Hold and a Glossy Finish.
These are some quick and easy changes that you can make now to support healthy, shiny hair. We’ve been working with hair for many years so if you are interested in further reading about how you can get your best hair, we’ve put together a recommended reading list below.
With over 35 years in the hair business, we’ve helped a lot of customers with hair concerns. We love to share our knowledge and write about all aspects of healthy, shiny hair from tackling frizz to getting rid of split ends as well as sharing salon tips and techniques for looking after all hair types.
If you are a first-time hair mask user, our tips for getting the most from dry hair treatments is a must-read.
Bleached Hair doesn’t have to be dry and dull. Get bleached hair into great condition with our tips for looking after bleached hair.
Split ends can really mess up your shine. We talk getting rid of split ends and prevention in our blog, How to Get Rid of Split Ends and Prevent their Return.
We share some salon know how on how to get rid of frizz.
Follow our tips on using a deep conditioning hair mask by hair type and find out how hair masks can help you maximise healthy, shiny hair.
You can find all our hair articles on our Healthy Hair Blog.
How to Look After Grey Hair
For everything Grey Hair, from choosing the best grey hair products to the best hairstyles for grey hair. Or from how to enhance grey hair to how to soften coarse grey hair or how to transition to grey hair, go to my Ultimate Guide for Caring Grey Hair. I’ve put together a list of the most common questions for everything you need to know about how to look after grey hair and enhance what you’ve got. Plus, if you are looking for product ideas, look no further than the best hair mask for natural grey hair, Restore and Shine Hair Mask.
Taking Care of Bleached Hair and Fix Damage
If you have bleached hair and want to regain your shine, read my blog, How to take care of Bleached Hair. You’ll find everything you need to know about taking care of bleached hair, from the best hair mask for bleached hair to how to fix hair damaged from over-bleaching. Plus, don’t miss my case study on elasticity in bleached hair.
How to Stop Frizzy Hair -Tame and Smooth
Read my guide on frizzy hair. I cover ground such as what causes frizzy hair, the best products for frizzy hair and how to stop or get rid of frizzy hair, with our frizzy hair treatment. I cover dry, frizzy hair with questions such as, How can I tame frizzy hair naturally? or What’s the best anti frizz spray?
Find out how you can have frizz-free hair with the best hair mask for frizzy hair.
Ogario London is a salon developed, natural hair care range. As a niche brand, we are passionate about our hair products and delivering the best results is at the heart of what we do. So, if you have any questions about our products would like advice on the best products for your hair type, or have another question about how to look after your hair, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Add Moisture to Dry Hair as you Style!
Get shiny hair naturally with our Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Glossy Finish. Adds shine and speeds up drying time to reduce heat damage.
Say No! to Dull, Dry Hair
With regular weekly treatments from the ultimate deep conditioner, Restore and Shine Hair Masque you can have seriously luscious locks!