Do you want to have salon perfect hair every day? It’s possible when you follow the tips and advice from your stylist, or when you use the following hair care tips from professional stylists. You may think that your hair is just “there” and that as long as you get it cut into a certain style and keep it clean and conditioned it will always look great. In fact, there are many factors of your everyday life that can affect your hair and can cause even a great cut to look terrible.
Here are some professional tips to keep your locks looking their best.
Strip Product Buildup
At least once a month, use a vinegar rinse on your hair after you shampoo to remove styling product buildup that can cause your hair to appear dull and lifeless. Vinegar is a natural product that will lift away the buildup from each strand without drying or damaging your hair or hair color.
Get Hair Cuts
Even if you are in the process of going from a short style to a longer style, make sure you visit your stylist every 6 weeks for a shape up trim to keep you from having that terrible growing out stage where your hair just looks shaggy.
Drink Water and Eat Healthy
The vitamins and minerals you ingest as well as the amount of water you drink do affect the health of your hair and can either improve or stunt the growth process. The healthier you are, the healthier your hair will be.
Protect Your Hair
We all know that sun can be bad for our skin, but it can also damage your hair. So can chemicals and water treatments like chlorine in a swimming pool. Before swimming apply a thick coat of hair oil, and leave it in your hair. This will help repel the chemicals and keep them from interacting with your color or causing your hair to dry out. There are several leave in conditioner products that will also help protect your hair from the sun.
Avoid Heated Styling Tools
Heated tools such as flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons damage your hair. When possible let your hair air dry and don’t style it. Even if it’s only once a week, this can help the condition of your hair.
In between visits to the salon, taking care of your hair will make you not only look better but will also make your stylist’s job easier and can save you a lot of money on deep conditioning treatments. You certainly don’t want to put off a coloring because your hair is so damaged.