Jen Atkin shares, the hair recovery hacks, that will totally revive your hair, for the year ahead

The new year is in full swing, and there’s no better time to make a fresh start with your beauty routine.

And if your locks are looking lacklustre thanks to the cold snap, ever-changing temperature and – let’s face it – a low-key Christmas haircare routine, then chances are you’re in need of some recovery tips to get your mane game back on point.

From switching up your conditioner, to mixing your own DIY hair masks, our columnist Jen Atkin has all the insider hacks to you need to get your tresses back in tip-top condition.

What damage is done to hair by poor diet and too much drinking?

Poor diet can prevent your hair from growing to its best potential. The whole reason I even started a haircare line is because I really strongly believe that you will not see changes in your hair by just doing external remedies. You need to do internal as well. For years I was sending clients to the health food store to get biotin and fish oil pills.

What washing and conditioning hacks can we do every day to help?

Most people buy their shampoo and conditioner from the same product line (Volume, Repair, Clean, etc.) and don’t realize that you usually need a different shampoo and conditioner variety for each. Fixing this common mistake can be the key to achieving your hair goals.

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What at-home hair mask will help?

The OUAI Treatment Masque- it’s really is a 5-minute hair makeover. Most of us don’t have time to sit with deep conditioning treatments in our strands for hours. This mask gives dramatic results after just one use OR a DIY mask- Egg yolk, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, beer – all to be used individually, not mixed. For more specifics re times prep she suggests, feel free to refer here:

What heat protection tips will help?

Use a primer before heat styling I suggest OUAI Memory Mist- its a primer you spray on 80% dry hair before blow drying or on dry hair before heat styling. It provides heat protection up to 450 degrees and is activated by the heat of your dryer, iron or wand to memorize whatever style you create. It’s a next level style extender that lets you style less so you can live more.

What foods / supplements will help boost healthy hair?

OUAI Hair Supplements or Biotin

What’s the simplest hack for avoiding damaging hair?

Always use a heat protectant! I would also suggest using the OUAI Treatment Masque 1-2x a week to make sure your hair stays healthy. I wouldn’t recommend the product for your roots unless you’re a shade of natural blonde.

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