Paul Phillips of Chopp Hair Salon (Paul Phillips)Paul Phillips of Chopp Hair Salon (Paul Phillips) © Copyright

Maintain your mane

Stylist and founder of Chopp hair salon, Paul Phillips on how to look after your hair between cuts

1. If your hair is coloured, dry or gets exposed to heat frequently then a nice nourishing, hydrating hair mask once in a week is key. You’ll need to keep it on for 20 minutes minimum. (At FS we love Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner, £3.99: great value and smells amazing.)

2. Hair is more fragile when it’s wet- which is probably when you’re most likely to be furiously rubbing your towel over it. To minimise damage, wash your hair only when you really need to. When you do wash, be as gentle as possible. Use warm water, not boiling hot. Massage the scalp rather than scrub. Once clean use the wet brush to comb smoothly through hair to reduce breakage. And blot hair dry with a towel rather than whacking the hairdryer on top setting.

3. Take your hairdresser’s advice on which products they recommend. They know your hair intimately and will know what’s right for it. Don’t make cheap your default setting. Go professional, pay a bit more and you’ll really see the results. 

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