By Kate Stephen

Whether you’re looking to get your hair in shape for a special occasion, or just trying to look as smart as possibly for that big neeting, there are a few simple things you should be doing to keep your hair looking great.

Conditioning

The role of the hair conditioner is to add shine and body to your hair. You can compare hair conditioner to fabric conditioner – they both have the effect of leaving the material comfortable and smooth.

Another benefit of using a hair conditioner is that it will usually leave your hair free of static, which will in turn reduce any ‘frizziness’ that may appear.

Take your time to massage the conditioner fully into your hair.

Take the time to fully dry your hair

In the time strapped society that we all seem to inhabit these days, the hair dryer has become a common place item in the bathroom.

It is important that you only use the dryer on wet hair, and you need to constantly be moving the dryer to make sure that no section of your hair is exposed to overheating.

Choose the lowest of the heat settings if possible.

Shampoo Properly

What I mean by this is you should avoid using cheap generic shampoo. Invest a little extra in some salon quality shampoo that is matched to you hair type.

If you have added a color to your hair, make sure the shampoo you are using is suitable for that particular coloring. It is a good idea to talk to your stylist about your shampoo choice as you are getting your hair done.

Hair Straighteners

A hair straightener is one product where it usually pays to go for the better quality version. Most women have had the experience of using a poor quality hair straightener.

Either your hair gets caught up, or the iron isn’t hot enough to smooth out all the kinks in one pass.

It is a good idea to go for a straightener that uses either glass or ceramic heating plates. you should also look for a switch that will allow you to adjust temperature settings.

One brand that consistently develops good straighteners is GHD, whose equipment is used by salons across the globe. Their plates heat up quickly and are super smooth to make hair straighteneing a breeze.

Serum

There are a whle range of hair products available that are used to help smooth your hair. One again, your hairdresser will be able to give you some suggestions with regards to a serum that will help keep your hair looking fantastic.

These hair serums work by relaxing and smoothing the hair, and decreasing the amount of static electricity that it will attract.

Diet

Your hair, like every other part of your body is nourished by the food you eat and the liquids you drink. It is important that you keep a well balancd diet that contains sufficient amounts of the essential vitamins and minerals.

Make sure you are keeping your fluid up and that yuo eat food with plenty of protein – after all this is what hair is mainly made up of.

By following the simple tips lsted above, you should have no problems keeping your hair looking its best all year round.

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Kate Stephen runs Red Ribbon Gifts which is an online boutique gift shop that offers stylish gifts from fresh young designers, and lesser known manufacturers.

Originally focusing on gifts for her, the business has recently expanded to include a gifts for him and a corporate gifts range.

Visit Red Ribbon Gifts today to find valentine gifts for her  http://www.redribbongifts.com.au

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