Hair Care Tips You Can’t Live Without
“Hair Care Tips Hairdressers Forget to Tell You About”After being in the hair industry for as long as I have, it’s easy to forget that my clients don’t know all of the hair care tips that I have learned along the way. Yesterday one of my clients asked a simple question that made me think these hair care tips are always worth repeating.
So here are a few hair care tips that you may or may not be engaging in when taking care of your own hair . . . if you’re doing them now, then you get a gold star!
Hair Care Tip #1 Don’t Shampoo Daily
Shampooing your hair daily can strip your strands of natural oils that protect your hair and can effectively dry your hair. Skip a day or two of shampooing to allow your natural oils to be distributed through strands naturally. Brushing your hair daily with a boar bristle brush helps to pull the oils through your hair.
If your hair feels greasy after 24 hours, use a dry shampoo product in-between regular shampooing to get rid of excess oil and shine without stripping your hair. Try this year’s favorite dry shampoo at the hairdresser Choice Awards; TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret.
Hair Care Tip#2 Color Only Re-Growth
When touching up your hair color at home, make sure to only color your roots. This is a common mistake that my clients make when coloring their hair at home. The result is color build-up on the ends and mid-shaft of the hair. It looks like a dye job done at home! It is unnecessary to color the entire length of your hair every time you do a touch up. Simply touch up your re-growth only. If the rest of your color is looking dull or faded, use a glaze (my favorite, John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze) to refresh your ends.
Hair Care Tip #3 – Take Your hairdresser’s Suggestions
A professional hairdresser is just that . . . a professional. With years of training and experience, a hairdresser is typically able to pinpoint a few different hairstyle options that would look great on you. Switching up your hairstyle regularly is also important and that’s where a hairdresser can help you. You may be stuck in a hairstyle rut simply because it is comfortable and you don’t know what else to do with your hair.
Next time you are at the salon, ask your hairdresser for a few new hairstyle ideas to inspire you. Bring them by your most trusted family and friends if need be, but take the suggestion . . . it’s probably time to make a change.
Hair Care Tip#4 – Protect Your Hair from Heat Damage
We are all guilty of using flat irons, curling irons, hair dryers, three barrel wavers and other heated hair styling tools without heat protection. But after reading this, there are no excuses . . . go out and get a heat protectant product for your hair! I see too many clients with damaged (or even worse, burned) hair come into the hair salon asking for help, but of course by then . . . it’s too late. Don’t be one of those clients! Protect your hair every time you use a heated styling tool.
Hair Care Tip #5 – A Great Blow-Out
Ever notice how fabulous your hair looks after the hairdresser blows it dry? That’s because your hairdresser knows a secret . . . a great blow out is well worth the time spent on it because it will make your hairstyle last and will look great. Watch your hairdresser next time she blows out your hair and take notes. Then take your time when blow drying your own hair, it will be worth your while! Use a round brush, a thermal protector and blow dry in small sections using the hot and cool buttons, for a blow out that will look fantastic and last!
Follow these simple hair care tips and see how these little things’ matter!
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