The holy grail tips to keep in mind for your everyday haircare routine

Haircare is very personal as the shampoo that works wonders for your best friend might not be the perfect one for you; this, we know. However, there are a few holy grail haircare basics that apply to everyone, no matter your hair type. Once you've got these down pat, and discovered the right products, there's nothing stopping you from having a good hair day, every day. Here's your guide to the 5 haircare rules you should always follow.

1. Detangle your hair before you shampoo

Always, always use a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush to get rid of any knots before you wash your hair. This will prevent further tangling in the shower, minimising breakage and allowing your conditioner or hair mask to work more efficiently on your hair.

detangle your hair before shampoo

2. Be mindful of the water temperature in your shower

While we all enjoy long, hot showers from time to time, they do more harm than good. Very hot water dries out your skin and hair, which means using it to wet your hair before you shampoo will irritate and damage your scalp and length. Always use lukewarm water to start with, shampoo and condition, and end your shower with a cold water rinse to seal your hair cuticles.

right water temperature in the shower

3. Always use conditioner

Trust us, conditioning your hair is as important as shampooing it. After you work the shampoo into your scalp (no, you don't have to use it on all your hair), rinse and follow it up with a conditioner made for your hair type, only on your lengths. Those extra 5 minutes it takes in the shower make all the difference to keep your hair feeling soft and healthy.

importance of using a conditioner

4.Keep a serum on hand

Haircare doesn't end as soon as you are out of the shower. It's essential that you use a serum on damp, towel-dried hair. We recommend the  Livon Anti-Frizz Serum.  It's infused with Moroccan argan oil and Vitamin E that help to smoothen your cuticles, prevent frizz and give it a healthy, glossy shine. Plus, you can also use it to smoothen your hairstyle and settle flyaways.

livon anti-frizz hair serum

If you have  colored hair,  use  Livon Anti-Frizz Hair Serum  to protect your hair color. The key ingredient of this serum, Moroccan argan oil does its magic to tame down the frizz from chemical exposure. It adds much-needed nourishment and gives a glossy look to your hair. So, now you know the top secret of a good hair day!

5. Protect your hair before using hot tools

When using any sort of heat styling tools, including a dryer, straightener or curler, it is extremely important to prep your hair with adequate heat protection to prevent damage and weakening of your strands. Try the  Livon Damage Protect Serum  as a pre-styling treatment as it's super lightweight, protects your hair from heat up to 250°C and prevents breakage. It's a must-have styling product that deserves a permanent spot in your kit.

damage protection from heat styling tools