Top Secret Tips for Healthy & Shiny Hair

UNCU London secrets to healthy and shiny hair

The pandemic has confined most of us to our homes for an unprecedented amount of time. Hair and beauty salons were temporarily shut, leading to a rise in lockdown haircuts and homemade hair-dye jobs. 

Are you guilty of this? These ‘not-so secret tips’ to healthy hair will guide you on your journey to restoring your hair to its pre-pandemic state or help you implement a healthy hair regime - leaving you with healthier, shinier and less damaged hair.

Understanding your hair type is key

First and foremost, it’s imperative to know and understand your hair type. This will allow you to create a hair care routine catered to your exact needs. You’ll know what type of shampoo to use, how often to wash, how to style your hair and what type of treatments your hair requires. For example, if you have dry, thick or curly hair, you may need to wash and use a treatment mask once a week. You may also need to top it up with moisturising products and hair oils once a month. If you have thin, straight and oily hair, try washing it at least twice a week using a deep cleansing shampoo and conditioner.


The below factors are used to determine your hair type:

  • Texture

  • Structure

  • Porosity 

  • Scalp Moisture

What you eat can affect the condition of your hair

A healthy balanced diet can make all the difference when implementing a hair care routine. Hair is mainly made up of protein, so food rich in protein will most definitely help. Lean meat, fish, beans and dairy products are all great sources of protein. A zinc deficiency can also contribute to weak and shedding hair. To ensure this doesn’t happen, be sure to introduce plenty of zinc rich foods in your diet, such as nuts, leafy greens, fruit and vegetables.

Swap your basic hair accessories for luxurious silk

We may be biased, but silk REALLY can make a difference to your hair, skin and sleep.

Mulberry silk is the beauty industry’s best kept secret and is a fantastic supplement to a consistent hair care routine. Created with a unique construction, silk keeps hair smooth, silky and tangle free. The plain and boring elastic hair ties we all know and love can harm and damage your hair. Ditch them and opt for a luxury silk scrunchie instead, which will also help reduce tight knots and hair breakages. A winner in our eyes!

Our recent Sleep Collection includes a range of Mulberry Silk pillowcases and luxury hair wraps, all uniquely designed to optimise healthy hair, sleep and skin. The fabric is gentle, enabling natural moisture to be retained overnight, minimising fine lines and static hair.

Healthy, shiny and great looking hair can be a long ongoing commitment, but it can also allow us to implement a structured hair-care routine by putting self-care at the forefront whilst adding a little bit of indulgence with luxury products and accessories. 

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