Bad hair day? We’ve all been there! Sometimes the uncontrollable flyaways, frizz and fuzzy ends appear more frequently than we’d like. But why? There’s a bit of science to it, actually. And once you know the science, say goodbye to bad hair and hello to more good hair days, more often.
Everybody’s idea of a bad hair day can differ. For you, it might be oily or greasy hair, or maybe flat, lifeless looking strands. Whatever it is that gets you down, rest assured it can be fixed.
What causes a bad hair day?
We know that only 1/10 people have a great hair day every day, so what is it that causes the rest of us to suffer from bad hair days? And, most importantly, what we want to know; how to have a good hair day. These hair tips will help you shift from bad hair days to more good hair days.
- Are you using the right shampoo?
There are a variety of shampoos for different hair care needs and if you’re using the wrong shampoo for your hair type, it’s not going to lead you down the golden path to a good hair day.
Don’t worry, if you’re not sure which shampoo’s right for your hair type, check out our 101 on choosing the right shampoo to wise up to this important step.
If in doubt, go for the failsafe option: Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo is nutrient-rich and works into a cleansing lather that helps to deeply repair the hair fibre, and suits anyone with heat or styling damage looking to protect their hair from future damage.
- Are your showers too hot?
If the water’s too hot it can stress out your strands, causing frizz. You can still have a nice warm shower - around 38 degrees celsius (just above body temperature) is where the magic happens.
When washing your hair, turn down the water temperature when rinsing your conditioner. The cold water will lock in all the nutrients into each strand and seal in the essential moisture.
Deep treatments are an important way to put your hair through recovery to keep it healthy. Healthy hair is much more likely to have a good hair day, so you need to treat the root of the problem (if you’ll pardon the pun). Slather on the Repair & Protect Deep Repair Masque once a week to restore your hair to its former glory.
- Is your hair frizzing up?
Sometimes it can feel like your hair has a mind of its own and is frizzing out of control. You need moisture to tame it! Reach for our 3MM Smooth & Sleek Conditioner as a daily alternative to your regular conditioner can help lead you toward a good hair day. As powerful as a treatment, it’s a multi-vitamin boost for your hair after every wash… Just what the hair doctor ordered!
For a quick smooth over strands while on the go, our Smooth & Sleek Dry Oil with Argan Oil is the perfect solution to give your hair a much-needed moisture boost and tame frizz-prone strands.
- Does your hair get greasy at the roots?
Hair prone to looking greasy and lifeless? A deeply cleansing shampoo will help clear away impurities without that unwanted harshness. Our Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo has the clarifying properties needed to revitalize hair, leaving it fresh and free-flowing. To get rid of all the sebum and dirt at the scalp and roots that cause the grease, ensure you massage the shampoo deeply (but gently) into the scalp. If needed repeat the procedure and shampoo and rinse twice.
No need to skip on the conditioner through fear of having that glued-down greasy look – just follow up your daily cleanse with this simple hair hack. In fact, skipping the conditioner may just lead you closer to having a bad hair day. Swap your everyday conditioner cream with a super lightweight conditioning foam! Our Volume and Body Foam Conditioner gives the same level of moisture, leaving hair visibly healthy and full of volume without that weighed down look.
- Is your hair lacking volume?
Top tip: Apply mousse to damp hair and blow dry upside down to force volume right into your layers. Our Perfect Volume Mousse is your friend here. If you’re looking for a quicker fix to add a little volume and rid your roots of any greasy feeling, pop a little dry shampoo into dry hair at the roots before styling it with your fingers.
Stress actually plays a big role in your hair’s health and when you’re stressed, so too are your locks. It’s times like these that dullness and dandruff start to appear.
Try to destress through regular exercise, herbal tea, a few deep breaths and by maintaining a healthy diet. You could even treat yourself to a scalp massage of an evening. After all, happy scalp, happy hair!
- Are you drinking plenty of water?
If your hair’s looking and feeling dehydrated, it could be because you are, too! Make sure you’re getting your daily intake of H20, it’s key to ensuring your hair gets all the vitamins it needs to grow.
- Have you over-styled or over-treated your hair?
If your hair’s been over-styled, over-treated or neglected, you’ll know about it! Split ends, dryness and frizz are all signs your hair’s had enough. For a quick and easy intense treatment, give your hair a moisture boost with Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots. The concentrated hair-loving ingredients in pocket-sized ampoules gives visible repair to damaged hair in just 1 minute, for hair as strong* as if never damaged before.
Keep future damage levels down by mindfully styling your hair; use the cool function on your dryer and turn the temperature down on your straightener or curler to reduce the risk of long-term damage and promote healthier-looking hair on a daily basis.
Try texturising products like mousse to create your style – Perfect Volume for added ‘oomph’ or Defined Curls to enhance springy and bouncy curls.
How to have a good hair day, every day
Don’t let a bad hair day hold you back; treat your tresses and have more good hair days, more often.
Avoid the temptation to keep touching or playing with your hair; not only are you transferring any oils from your hands on your hair, but over stimulating your hair can encourage more sebum production – the opposite of what you want!
Find the right products to support your hair needs. If you’ve over-styled or over-treated, give your hair a break. Introduce Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots into your weekly routine to reverse months’ worth of damage.
It’s really this simple – find the right shampoo & conditioner for your hair, treat yourself to a scalp massage with the shampoo treatment, be mindful in your styling choices and don’t forget to drink your water quota! Great hair days will be yours in no time.
*strength against styling damage