Growing healthy luscious locks takes time, but hairstylist to the stars Asgar Saboo has you covered with top tips on how to get glossy strong hair for the summer.

The Coconut Oil Mask

The vitamins and essential fatty acids that are naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum that builds up from the hair follicles. Coconut oil also moisturises the hair which prevents hair breakage and slows down hair fallout whilst giving the hair shine and a healthy appearance. At the end of the day soak and massage coconut oil into the hair and scalp for a few minutes and cover with a turban. Leaving the oil in overnight allows for maximum absorbance and will leave your hair strong, soft and shiny.

Tip: Coconut oil is an excellent natural sunscreen. Especially during summer when you know that your hair will be exposed to the elements more than usual spray some coconut oil on the hair for ultimate natural nourishing protection.

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The Caffeine Coffee Rinse

Coffee is excellent for balancing pH for hair and is also really effective in stimulating your hair roots by improving its structure and growth. Apart from making the hair stronger and smoother, caffeine also gives your hair a natural sheen and make it more manageable.

Tip: Pour pre-brewed cool coffee into dry hair and allow to sit on the hair for 20 minutes before cold rinsing and conditioning out.

The Vitamin E Drench

Vitamin E is extremely good for hair and has been an essential ingredient in body lotions, shampoos, and conditioners for years. You can use it individually in a capsule to work from the inside out or even mix vitamin E oil with coconut oil and apply it to your scalp for a luxury hair mask.

Tip: Leave to soak in overnight for extra nourished shiny hair.

The Cold Rinse

A super steamy shower can be rough on your hair and can leave it coarse and dry. Rinsing with cold water, on the other hand, helps to seal the cuticles and strengthen the hair, helping it grow longer and maintain its health.

Trim The Ends

Snipping your hair more often helps in faster hair growth and removes split ends. Regular styling makes your hair prone to split ends and damaged cuticles therefore trimming the lower portion of your hair every six to eight weeks is always worthwhile as it ensures that the damage is minimum, and this promotes the growth of healthy hair.

Lay Off The Heat

High heat styling tools makes your hair look better for a second and worse for a lifetime afterwards. There are so many other options out there such as rag curls, rollers, braid waves. If you can allow your hair to air-dry as often as possible or select the cold settings when using a blow dryer, this will also make your hair look shinier!

Tip: If you do have to use hot air keep the dryer a distance of at least 6 inches between your scalp and the blow dryer nozzle.

Don’t Over Colour Hair

Whether you have highlights or lowlights it will have a direct impact on how healthy or unhealthy your hair will look. Over colouring causes dry split ends, lack of lustre, hair breakage and plays havoc not only with the appearance but with the overall health of the hair. Ultimately when you dye the hair you are destroying the first layer to change the colour within and when the barrier of the hair is destroyed you have nothing left to protect the hair. Put the dye down to stop hair breakage which shortens your hair by inches.

Avoid excessive bleaching by going for a bright colour that takes its time to wash out.

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