Hair Care Tips Between Salon Visits
Everyone loves the way they feel when they step out of the salon. Your hair is at its best, professionally conditioned, cut, and styled, and you wish the feeling could last forever. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your style looking great by following a few tips from the pros.
Surprisingly, washing is something we all tend to do too often. If you’re washing every day, you may be drying out your hair, or you may be making oily hair worse. The more often you wash, the more your scalp tries to compensate by producing more oil. So what’s the best routine for you? Twice a week is a good baseline. From there, people with fine hair, damaged hair, or an oily scalp should wash a bit more often, but nobody should be washing daily.
Conditioning, however, is another story. Everyone’s hair needs conditioning to keep each strand soft and protected from damage. Even oily hair needs conditioning – you just need the right product that’s formulated for your hair type. Many people complain that conditioner weighs down their hair, but this shouldn’t be the case if you are using the right conditioner in the right amount – you just need a small amount, rinsed well, to keep hair soft and manageable. If your hair is dry or damaged, use a good deep conditioner once a week as well.
The right brush can also make a difference. Make the investment in a quality hairbrush with boar bristles and nylon fibers. Each time you brush, you’re distributing natural oils throughout each strand, keeping your hair in its best possible condition.
Finally, fight the heat to avoid damage. Use heated styling tools only when absolutely necessary – and use them for only a short amount of time. If you need a curling or flat iron, use a heat protectant before styling with these tools. Use warm water instead of hot water when you wash your hair, and always protect it from the sun with a UV protectant. Your hair needs sunscreen, too!
Your stylist can help you choose the right products to keep your hair looking perfect in between salon visits. If you’re ready for a new cut or style, make an appointment today at The Full Spectrum Hair Salon. Our well-trained, professional stylists are committed to helping you look and feel your best every day! You can find us at 305 E Farm to Market Rd 544, #911 in Murphy, or give us a call at 972.509.1565. Want to schedule your appointment instantly? Download our free mobile app on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.