When your hair is healthy and shiny you can do anything with it. When it’s weak and brittle it won’t do much at all for you. If you want your hair to cooperate, it all stems from making sure it’s happy and healthy. If you think your hair doesn’t do anything, it’s time to get to the root of the problem. You need to listen to your hair and you need to find a hair stylist in Hillsborough who will help you figure it all out. It has been said that washing your hair every couple of days and getting regular trims (every six to eight weeks) is the best way to keep your hair healthy. But, your hair knows best what it needs and you may have hair that these rules no longer apply. Today’s hair products and tools are made gentle that they actually help prevent damage so washing your hair every day isn’t necessarily a bad thing anymore. It really all comes down to your hair type and what it needs.
Daily shampooing isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you are using products that won’t cause your hair to either dry out or become too greasy. If you are trying to grow out your hair, cutting it often isn’t actually going to help. The best way to determine what your hair needs is to feel it. It should be soft to the touch, no matter what your texture is. If it isn’t soft or has changed texture, you need to figure out what is causing damage to it.
Heat may be a culprit to your hair troubles. Heat can be caused by your blow-dryer or hair straightener (or curling iron). Try keeping a distance between you and your blow dryer. This will allow the power of the air between your hair and the heat source to dry your hair quicker. As for your heat styling tools, make sure you are using ones that have been tested to be safe for your hair. With so many tools on the market, you are bound to find one that won’t damage your hair.
Before you do any heat styling, you need to prep your damp hair with a protective spray or leave-in treatment. This will help protect your strands and keep your hair healthy and soft so that repeated heat treatments don’t do permanent damage. Using the best shampoos and conditioners will allow you to wash your hair every day if you need to. If you are a swimmer, for example, you need to be able to wash your hair every day because the chlorine from the pool can do more damage than bad shampoo. But if you have good hair products, you are tackling the battle of dry hair from over washing.
Whatever shape your hair is in, find a good hairstylist who will be honest with you about the condition of your hair and will work with you to bring your tresses to the beautiful condition your hair was meant to be in. At Legends Salon of Hillsborough, we use only the best products and tools on your hair to give it vibrancy and life and we want you to know how to take care of your hair when we aren’t there to do it.