Here are a few tips that our hair salon recommends:
If your hair is dry or damaged, try to avoid using hair care products with alcohol or harsh lather agents such as sulfates. Alcohol, sulfates, and other chemicals can be very damaging to your hair and can strip your hair’s natural oils, causing it to feel dry. We can recommend gentle cleansing products when you visit our salon that will moisturize you hair and leave it feeling hydrated instead of dry and brittle.
Always use conditioner. If your scalp is oily, but your hair is dry, you can condition the lower half of your hair and avoid putting conditioner on your scalp. Leave in conditioner is an excellent option if you have very dry or damaged hair.
If you swim, protect your hair from chlorine by wetting your hair and applying a small amount of conditioner to your hair before getting in the pool. Your hair will absorb the conditioner instead of the chlorine. Or wear a swimming cap. Make sure that you shampoo and condition your hair after you swim to remove all of the chlorine and pool chemicals which can damage your hair.
Heat styling can damage your hair. If you blow-dry your hair use the cool setting. Keep the blow-dryer moving as you use it and let your hair air dry if possible. Try to limit the use of flat irons and curling irons whenever possible. Never use a flat iron or curling iron on damp or wet hair as this can also cause damage to the hair cuticle.
Hot water can also dry your hair and cause scalp irritation. Use warm water for showers and cool water to rinse your hair after a shampoo.
TIPS FOR CURLY HAIR
Curly hair is different from other hair types and requires different care. Below are a few recommendations if you have beautiful curly locks! Our salon offers hair care products specifically formulated for curly hair types, and we will be happy to recommend the best cleansing and styling products for your own individual needs when you visit us.
When you shampoo your hair, avoid circular or vigorous motions that can tangle the hair.
Always use conditioner. Conditioner is a must for wavy or curly hair types, and the curlier and thicker your hair is, the more moisture it needs, and the more product it will absorb. If you have very fine or thin curly hair, apply conditioner to the lower half of your hair and avoid putting conditioner on your scalp. If you hair is very curly, coarse, or very thick, use conditioner liberally and apply all over.
Curly hair can tangle easily. After shampooing, use your fingers to detangle your hair while it is still wet. Only use a wide tooth comb when necessary. Start at the ends and gently comb through the hair, working your way upwards from the ends to your scalp.
When drying your hair, avoid twisting it and wrapping it tightly in a towel. Use a jersey or t-shirt type material to towel dry your hair. For best results, leave the blow dryer, and allow your hair to air dry naturally. Small amounts of product can be used while scrunching or twisting hair sections to define curls or create ringlets. Add more product as needed to create your desired look. If your hair is very dry, you can also apply a leave in conditioner.