58% of women say hair loss, thinning and shedding have seriously impacted their self-confidence.
They don't call them 'Good Hair Days' for nothing. What makes us feel like the best version of
ourselves more than a great haircut and the perfect colour refresh? Being happy with your hair
has a transformative effect; be it a simple style change or trend-based ‘do’, you look great on
the outside (naturally) and feel equally good on the inside.
There’s no doubting beautiful hair gives you a real confidence boost, so never underestimate
giving your locks some TLC, be it advice from a professional and crucially, the right care at
Home care is key if you want to maintain luscious locks on your own time. With this in mind,
stylist Hillary O’Reilly and owner of Hillary Salon in Ranelagh shares her five top tips to be
mindful of in-between those salon appointments:
1. Treat from within: If you’re not healthy, your hair won’t be either
“No two people suffer from exactly the same problems, but what comes up most frequently are hair loss and thinning,” Hillary explained. Research reveals the same: a recent survey by
Viviscal said 58% of those surveyed have experienced some sort of hair loss, thinning and
shedding, which seriously impacted their self-confidence.
“Women can experience this for numerous reasons, such as stress or hormones in flux after
giving birth. Often they feel hopeless, but there are always things that can be done to help.
Getting the hair cut into a flattering and manageable shape is key, but so is treating the hair
from within with essential nutrients."
2. The right products are essential (especially if you have a home hair disaster!)
“When people have badly damaged their hair, the first thing I suggest, prior to calling into a
salon for advice, is applying a nourishing treatment. Hair masks can work wonders but some
people find them too heavy. Viviscal Densifying Elixir is a great choice for treating damage
without weighing down the hair."
3. Trust the experts (before you attempt to use the scissors yourself!)
“Women looking to try out a new hairdo should always ask their stylist if it would it suit their face shape. They will always be honest with you. It is also important to ask for advice on styling at home - if it’s a lot of work to maintain, you might be less likely to invest in its upkeep.”
4. Never underestimate the power of post-salon hair care (seriously, it’s vital)
“Using the right products at home is vital. When recommending shampoos, I always suggest
Viviscal Densifying Shampoo, which gently cleanses leaving hair looking naturally thicker, fuller
and gorgeous. It contains a mix of ingredients essential for upkeeping your hair’s condition,
including the Ana:Tel™ proprietary complex (to reduce hair fall) blended with Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to promote the appearance of healthy looking hair growth. Viviscal Densifying Conditioner is brilliant too!”
5. Your hair is an investment: great locks take dedicated time and care.
“It’s all about maintenance; there are no quick fixes. Getting your hair cut every six to eight
weeks is vital and if you colour your hair, you need to keep on top of that also,” Hillary
continued. “However, looking after the hair via the food we eat and the vitamins we take is just
as important. I always recommend trying Viviscal Maximum Strength Supplements.”
“They contain the marine protein complex Amino Mar C™ as well as other vital nutrients,
vitamins and minerals to nourish the hair from the inside out. Taking the supplement twice a day ensures growth is encouraged, and that hair feels stronger and looks glossy and vibrant. Using cool water when washing hair is another great way to keep locks healthier. Staying away from heat, in general, is key, so try putting down hot tools and embracing more heat-free styles.”
No more bad hair days, thanks to Viviscal.