Drying your hair roughly with a towel may seem like a good idea, after all you’re avoiding applying heat which can dry out your hair. But it really depends on how you do it. Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel aggravates the outside layer of your hair, the cuticle, meaning it can make your hair more frizzy and less shiny. This can also lead to breakage because your hair is weakest when it’s wet.
Try blotting your hair dry using your towel rather than rubbing your hair.
The optimum number of times to wash your hair is 2-3 times per week. Washing your hair more frequently disrupts the natural oil balance and can cause your scalp to produce more oil, creating a vicious cycle of oil production.
If you’re trying to reduce the number of times you wash your hair but are finding your hair is getting too greasy in between use dry shampoo at the roots to soak up the excess oil.
Cotton pillow cases can cause friction on your hair when you move during your sleep, contributing to thinning and breakage.
Bamboo pillowcases are vegan (unlike silk), breathable, comfortable and create less friction so your hair glides smoothly over them without breaking. They have similar benefits for your skin as well, meaning they won't crease or prematurely age your skin.
Tying your hair up can tug on your hair, and when you add the little plastic and glue connections on your hair tie into the equation they can snag on your hair and cause breakage. Go for hair ties that are snag free, like our new biodegradable hair ties and scrunchies. They glide smoothly over your hair to avoid damaging it, and they have the added bonus for the environment of being fully compostable.
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If you’ve been spending more time at home with social distancing and working from home encouraged, you might’ve wondered how much more energy you’re using at home. More time at home doesn’t have to drastically impact your energy use. Try these simple methods to minimise your carbon footprint and energy bill.
Natural rubber is made from the sap of the hevea brasiliensis or ‘rubber tree’ which produces a natural latex. It’s been harvested for over 3500 years.
Natural rubber is super resilient and has a higher tensile strength than synthetic rubber, meaning it takes more force to tear it apart and break it. Great for when you need just one more twist of the hair tie!