Top Hair Care Tips From Professionals
Your hair is your crowning glory and a major fashion accessory. It’s also very personal, so here are our top hair care tips on how to look after it.
Make sure you drink plenty of water, especially during the summer months when you are likely to have more exposure to sunlight. If your hair is particularly sensitive, don’t use shampoo or conditioner more than once a week, and try not to wash it every day.
Don’t touch the back of your head.
Hair should be brushed in an upward motion away from your scalp. Using a comb will also help it stay clean. Avoid touching your hair unnecessarily when it is wet as it can make it frizzier.
Leave it to dry
If possible, wait until your hair has dried naturally before you style it. It is recommended to towel dry your hair. If you want to dry with blow dryer, then use a blow-dryer at low heat to set your style. High heat can damage your hair.
Shampoo less often
Many hairdressers recommend shampooing your hair just three times a week, instead of every day. It’s a good idea to avoid washing it too often, because over-washing can leave your hair dry and prone to breakage.
Know your hair type
Your hair can have up to eight different textures, from fine to thick. Know the texture of your hair so you can choose a suitable product for it. If you don’t have idea about your hair texture you can consult with your stylist during your visit to hair salons.
Be careful with coloring
Don’t dye your hair more than once a month and use an ammonia-free product, if you can, when you do. It is also recommended to visit hair salon for dyeing your hair. At home color kits are mostly contained harsh chemicals that can damage your hair permanently.
Tips for when visit hair salons
Think before you act
Don’t go overboard with products. Go into the hair salon with a clear idea of what you want and ask lots of questions. Ask for their hair services menu and check what types of services and treatments they are offering. Are you looking for a soft or voluminous style? Does the hairstylist have a particular technique he or she uses or a favorite product? If so, ask for a sample or trial. And remember that if you want your hair to look different every day, it might be worth trying something out at home first to see if it suits.
Get to know your stylist
Choose a stylist who has an understanding of how to achieve the look you want, who you feel comfortable with, and who can fit into your schedule. If you don’t like a particular hairstylist, don’t go back again. If they offer to give you a complimentary haircut, that’s nice of them, but if you have a special occasion coming up, choose a stylist you really trust.
If you haven’t got much time, make a list of what you want to achieve, such as a sophisticated French braid, a sexy ponytail or an up-do. It’s also a good idea to take along any pictures or videos of how you want your hair to look. This will help the stylist get a feel for the look and, crucially, can remind you if you are unhappy with the way your hair is being cut.