All My Secrets for Perfect Hair by Bianca Cheah
Hi Byrdie readers!
Just like makeup and skincare, when it comes to hair I tend to go for a fresh and natural look. In addition to healthy-looking hair, keeping my strands genuinely strong is important to me because the condition of your hair is a true reflection of inner health.
Currently, my hair texture is quite coarse and on the dryer side so I look to natural products that boost moisture to keep it looking good. (Believe it or not, it’s actually pretty wavy when I don’t blowdry it—very beachy.) My idea of "perfect hair" is full, voluminous and shiny, with zero frizz.
My everyday styling routine is pretty low-key. I usually just brush it and head out for the day. Three times a week I'll do a whole wash and blowdry routine, where I shampoo and massage in a protein mask. After I've rinsed it out, I'll blowdry; I have a quick version I do when I’m in a rush, or a longer version when time isn't tight.
I've got the styling down pat but there are additional tricks I rely on daily to keep my hair cooperative. Keep scrolling for my six secrets to achieving perfect hair!
Sukin Moisture Restoring Shampoo ($8)
I love that this one contains rosehip oil (one of my fave beauty ingredients) which helps to prevent splitting whilst also improving texture. I would never use anything containing soap on my hair. It dries it out so much I can’t even run a comb or brush through it afterwards. Bonus tip: I like to shampoo twice for a deep cleanse, then use a mask.
Sukin Protein Hair Treatment ($13)
My hair is coarse and dry, so I like the extra nourishment and hydration a mask delivers. I love how deeply hydrating this protein treatment is. My hair is also fine, and I find that it strengthens my strands without weighing it down. It’s rich in aloe vera and chamomile which is perfect for nixing frizz.
I always blowdry the lengths of my hair in three major sections, then blowdry the crown in three sections as well. This makes it easier to get every single strand. Once I've finished I blast my hair with the cool setting on the dryer or sit in front of the air conditioner to close the cuticles of my hair. Hello shininess!
I don’t take supplements for my hair at all. I just eat very healthily. My diet is pretty clean, with the odd chocolate and glass of organic and biodynamic red wine. I do however snack on nuts; brazil nuts are fantastic for hair because they contain silica which is strengthening.