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Winter-Proof Your Hair

Have you ever been worried by the thoughts of trying to keep your hair healthy during the very cold months? Well same have we! We have done a bit of homework and found a few products and tips which we are certain will go a long way to help you prevent your hair from breaking and from being dried out by the harsh cold.

Healthy Hair starts from the inside
Biotin is a vitamin which will help to maintain healthy skin and hair, as well assupporting nervous system function. You can take up to four tablets a day (preferably with a meal). Natrol® Biotin supports healthy hair and nails, in addition to energy production. A water-soluble B-complex vitamin, biotin is necessary for cell growth and the production and metabolism of fat into amino acids. Natrol« Biotin® provides 1,000 mcg to help ensure the daily need for this essential nutrient is met
100 Tablets300µg
Now: £4.35 at Holland and Barrett

Treatment is the Secret!
Yes you got that right! Just as you love the feel of your laundry after using a lovely fabric conditioner so does your hair need a good treatment at least once a month. Most professional hair dressers recommend that we treat our hair twice a month but if you are the busy type, once a month will be just fine.
L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Fiberceutic Replenishing Masque is perfect for moisturising during the winter months. A replenishing masque for very damaged, weak hair. The formula is enriched with Intra-Cylane, which works as a replenishing treatment to help protect the hair fiber.
Directions for use:
Apply L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Fiberceutic Masque for Fine Hair and work into shampoo and towel dried hair. Leave on for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Alternatively, take it to your hair salon and let him or her give you a deep treatment. Buy now from Feelunique.com

Our Ends Need a Mend

Curly, frizzy and relaxed hair damaged by heat styling, over-processing and external stress factors needs urgent attention. They are like weeds on your hair and may prevent healthy growth.  The highly moisturising, biphasic PhytoSpecific Hydra-Repairing Spray for Dry Ends formula repairs and protects hair while providing remarkable benefits to dry ends.

The combination of botanical Proteins with reparative properties, and Alkekengi, rich Vitamin C and fruit Acids, helps soften and restructure even the most damaged ends. Rice Bran and Grapeseed oils provide anti-free radical and emollient benefits to help protect the hair against external stress factors while restoring optimum moisture levels. £12.70 Order now from feelunique.com 

Protect your Hair from the Heat We know that it’s not hot outside. But when we use ceramic straighteners and blow dryers we are exposing our hair to heat which may cause significant damage to our hair. In order to prevent your hair form being damaged by heat use a Lightweight, leave-in thermal protecting serum.
 Mizani Thermasmooth Smooth Guard Smoothing Serum buffers against heat styling damage and facilitates the use of heat tools by providing extra glide for easier manageability. The advance C3 Smoothing Complex with cationic polymers is designed to shield and polish while hair is being smoothed.
 Buy now for £15.25 at Feelunique.com

 Keeping Your Hair Clean Must be a Routine
A clean scalp and clean hair helps new hair grow and gets rid of excessive oil which may build up over time. Shampooing your hair as often as possible is vital to keeping your hair healthy during the winter. Mizani has a great shampoo for Afro or multi-textured hair.
Gentle pH balanced formula and coconut derived clarifier.
Mizani Puriphying Intense Cleansing Shampoo is an emollient-rich, acidic wash that conditions and smoothes the cuticle while it removes dirt and other polluting elements. This deep-cleansing shampoo provides an immediate infusion of moisture and protein that allows strand flexibility.
£10.25 at feelunique.com

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