Take a look at your hair. Using a wide-toothed comb, comb it free of tangles and assess what you’ve got. Is it splitting at the ends, does it look dry and blow away, lack shine, feel coarse? Then you need a good cut to get rid of those split ends, and a period of feeding and fattening up till your hair is soft and gloriously glossy again. If, on the other hand, your hair is lank, oily, dull and flat-looking, a greasy scalp’s your problem and you’re going to have to watch your diet and wash your hair with the right things.
A dandruff problem can be treated with an anti dandruff shampoo like Revlon’s ZP 11 or Selsun shampoo. Remember to keep your combs and brushes as clean as your scalp by washing them each time you shampoo your hair.
Give your hair a special treat today. If it needs feeding, break a whole raw egg into a basin, mix and then apply to hair and scalp. Wrap your head with a turban of plastic cling-film food wrap to prevent any messy drips. You can also make up a dry-hair treatment by warming a little pure olive oil and working that into hair and scalp and wrapping your head up. Or use any prepared intensive conditioner to suit your personal hair condition, and leave hair wrapped up for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on what you use (five minutes is fine for the raw egg).
Not a beauty treatment, this is just a quick pick-me-up after the exercises. A lukewarm shower is best, and you can shampoo your hair at the same time, having left your hair conditioning treatment on for as long as you want. If you are washing out a raw egg treatment, use cold water; hot will have you trying to pick scrambled egg out of your tresses! Some shampoos to try: Wella’s Camomile Enriched Shampoo for dry and damaged hair; Schwarzkopf’s Batiste shampoo for oily hair; L’Oreal’s Elseve Balsam shampoo for brittle, tinted or bleached hair.