Our hair is exposed daily to natural agents, such as exposure to wind, sun, rain and even pollution, in addition to physical aggression caused by the use of dryers, curling irons, straighteners and other tools. All this can end up damaging the hair, leaving it dry, brittle, porous and even with split ends.
Brazilian model Fernanda Marques works with her own image and therefore sees her hair undergo intense transformations with every job. Currently, she has a team that takes special care of her hair, but over the years she has gathered tips shared by different professionals to effectively care for and maintain the health of her hair at home. Check them out:
“I use a moisturizing hair mask at least once a week at home. I choose an appropriate mask for my hair type, which is bleached,” she says. To do this, she applies the mask to her hair and puts on a kind of plastic cap to “warm it up” and thus enhance the hydration. To enhance daily hydration, she uses a repair oil to moisturize the cuticles before bed. “To avoid brittle hair, I invest in products that nourish and repair damage,” she adds.
Furthermore, Fernanda revealed that under no circumstances does she sleep with wet hair, as this can damage the hair and even the health of the scalp. “I also take great care when drying my hair. I never squeeze my hair too much, nor tie it up with a towel. Hairdressers I’ve worked with say that it’s best to use a cotton fabric to remove moisture without damaging the hair. This also influences when styling and combing,” she reveals.
She says that it’s important to wash off the shampoo very well and replace the conditioner with a nourishing mask. “I was given these guidelines a few years ago and it’s been working very well. I let the mask act for about 5 minutes before rinsing it off. You don’t need to buy an expensive mask,just choose a product suitable for your hair type”, he reinforces.
In addition to specific products for her hair type, the model, who has acted in London, Germany, Miami and Brazil, explains that she prioritizes a balanced diet rich in nutrients, in order to strengthen her hair “from the inside out”. “In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s very important to have these moments of self-care, whether it’s exercising or taking care of your skin and hair. Taking the time to take care of yourself goes far beyond aesthetics, it contributes a lot to our mental health,” she adds.
Which of the model’s tips do you already follow in your hair care routine? And which ones would you like to try out?