Brushing up on some haircare tips will help you love your hair again, especially with the cool season right around the corner. I hope these will be beneficial.
1. If at all possible refrain from washing your hair every day. Natural oils from your scalp do wonders with adding shine to your hair. Comb out your hair in the evening and by morning if your roots are looking too greasy rinse your hair out with water or use a dry shampoo only at the roots. Be careful if your hair is darker that the dry shampoo you buy doesn’t leave a white residue.
2. Have your hairdresser wash your hair before your haircut and have it rinsed after your haircut. Sometimes your stylist will wash your hair so quickly that they couldn’t possibly have got all the grime out let alone the shampoo and conditioner rinsed. Having two shampoos is important if you use a lot of product in your hair or if your refraining from washing your hair every day, the double shampoo lathers better the second time around and leaves your scalp smelling fresher.
3. Make sure to have your hair clarified on a regular basis. Sometimes no matter how much you wash your hair or have it trimmed it still seems lifeless. You could have a huge buildup of hairspray, mousse, gel, hard water, chlorine, mineral deposits, smoke, prescriptions, etc. that need to come out and a normal shampoo just won’t cut it. Be careful if you have your hair colored because clarifying too much can fade the color faster.
4. Although blow drying is helpful when styling your hair and of course drying it in general, letting it air dry is better for it. If you must blow dry, towel blot extensively and focus on the roots while letting the ends dry naturally.
5. If you see a split end, get rid of it. What’s the point of having long hair if it looks like Jeepers Creeper’s locks? Just get your hair trimmed before the split travels further up the hair strand and you have to have more hair cut off to make it look healthier.
6. Did you ever notice after getting a haircut that your hair looked even at the salon but once you got home it appears longer on one side? Hair shrinks when it dries. If you have a cowlick or naturally curly hair it’s especially important to keep this in mind. Consider having your hair cut dry or at the very least get the wash and cut than have the hairdresser dry your hair and make sure it looks even before you leave.
7. Do you want hat head or cold ears? It can be a hard decision, can’t it? You could get a shorter hair cut, after all it’s much easier to tassel up after removing your hat, but if you have long hair, try sleeking it back in a tight pony tail, the indentation from the hat will be much less noticeable. The main thing to remember is to carry some product with you to fluff up your hair and at least get the static out.
8. Use a pick or a wide tooth comb when you comb through your hair when it’s wet. The ultimate best move would be to let it dry naturally, refrain from using a brush, a lot of breakage and split ends can occur when brushing your hair when it’s wet.
9. Scalp massages not only work wonders for the hair but they also relax the mind and nervous system.
10. Go online and find out as much information as you can about your type of hair, the styles you like, the color you want, etc. than relate that information to your stylist. You’ll be able to compare notes and come out ahead.