Tips For Great Looking Hair

Tips For Great Looking Hair

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If you read or watch the news, you know that even the stars have bad hair days. It just seems that when the professional stylists are out of the picture, it is inherently human to have a less than glamorous mane. But you can do your part to stay ahead of the battle by following these tips for great looking hair care.

Conditioner

Use a professional conditioner that is formulated for your specific hair type. While you can skimp a little on the shampoo, a good, professional conditioner is a must-have. Look for products that are customized for your hair type. For instance: If you have colour or a perm, choose a conditioner that is for chemically processed hair. And stay away from those all-in-one shampoos.

Your Hair Style

Choose a style that suits your face and body shape. The number one mistake that people make when choosing a new hairstyle is to pick a style based on popularity and what thy like the look of, rather than how it will enhance their features. Always choose a new cut based on how it will enhance or detract from your facial features and build. If you have broad shoulders, choose a full-bodied cut over a close-cropped head hugging cut.

Hair And UV Rays

Don’t forget your UV protectants, especially in the Summer and while on holiday in a hot climate. Just as your skin gets damaged by wind and sun, so does your hair and scalp. To combat this, look for finishing products such as mousses, gels and sprays that block UV rays.

Trim Regularly

Keep your hair trimmed regularly. Did you know that your hair will split faster than it will grow? You need to get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks, even if it’s just a micro trim. A good hairdresser makes them good because they know what to leave on the head, not take off. 

Leave Chemicals To The Professionals

Leave chemicals to the professionals. There is a reason why hairdressers need to go to college to learn how to handle chemicals and hair processes. You can do irreparable damage with these products even if the package says that it’s way easy. And even if you don’t make your hair fall out, you could end up with an awful, unatural looking shade on your hair then will have to pay out for a stylist to fix your mess. (Note: Most stylists charge double the rate for corrective colour than they do for normal colour processes)

Colour For Interest And Body

Get colour for interest and body. Every cut needs a little bit of color to make it truly breathtaking. No matter whether your taste is subtle or dramatic, you can add interest and volume to your tresses with a colour process. Highlights, lowlights, all over colour, grey coverage, you name it, it’s all good for your look.

Conditioning Treatments

Do weekly conditioning treatments. Even if your hair is extremely healthy, it is constantly on the attack from wind, sun, cold and heat. During the summer months, your hair is battered even more when it absorbs chlorine and other chemicals from swimming pools.

Use Ceramic Hair Straighteners

Get a ceramic flat iron. Instead of frying your hair with a conventional metal plated flat iron. I personally use Remington Ceramic straighteners as they have a smoother coating for faster styling and optimum results.

Choose Styling Products Wisely

Choose your styling products wisely. Avoid products that leave build-up on your hair. If you see white gunk, that means that your product is not water-soluble and may be coating your hair shaft. Build-up causes limpness, breakage and inability to curl not to mention the white flakes. Rotate your shampoos to avoid build-up. Try using a clarifying shampoo on a weekly basis.

Towel Dry Correctly To Avoid Split Ends

Did you know that if you use a towel after your shower to dry your hair you are causing split ends and adding static electricity to your hair? Don’t rub the towel back and forth over your hair, scrunch the towel around your hair like you would scrunch crackers in your soup.

These tips will help you look the very best that you can each and every day. When it comes to hair care, remember that you wear your hair every day. Now isn’t it worth the time, effort and money that it takes to keep it looking spectacular?

For tips on keeping your hair frizz free head over to Wotawoman Diary.

Tips For Great Looking Hair

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