My roots were in desperate need of touching up, so it was off to see the fantastic Liz Edmonds, colour director at Daniel Galvin.
“Your hair is in good condition,” she told me. “And you need to keep it this way using deep conditioning treatments. Cold weather combined with having the central heating on at full blast as well as wearing hats can make your hair become more flyaway. Everything is out of proportion.”
Liz recommends Louise Galvin’s Treatment Masque for Fine Hair (£26). The masque can also be used as a daily conditioner if your locks need an extra drink.
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We are all so time poor these days, so make use of opportunities to look after your tresses. If you are going to the gym, Liz’s tip is to damp down your hair and apply the treatment letting it work its magic while you exercise.
If you are at home, do the same and tie your hair back for a few hours while you go about your normal chores. “The heat from your head makes it work,” says Liz. “You can use any hair masque in this way. Follow with a mild shampoo.”
Liz also advises leaving highlights and tints alone until March. “Touch up your roots and apply a gloss to help your hair look healthy and shiny.”
Daniel Galvin Salon Clear Gloss (£24) is ideal for home use. I always use it when my hair needs a helping hand. I couldn’t be without it and I don’t say that for many products.
“It is also really important to make sure your hair is trimmed regularly and to eat well,” says Liz. “At this time of year, there is a tendency for hair to fall out more than usual. Make sure your diet has plenty of foods that are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon. Also include some low fat dairy. If you find you are losing more hair than you think is normal, you could be lacking in vitamin B, so up your intake. Also include some iron-rich foods such as red meat, or if you are vegetarian include eggs and spinach.”
As for my hair, Liz yet again worked her magic. I walked out with gorgeous light brown locks with golden flecks. I'm loving my new look!
By Daralyn Danns
Daniel Galvin (danielgalvin.com)