6 Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy

Is your hair dry with fly-away “staticy” ends? Numerous factors contribute to dry damaged hair. Heated styling tools, hair dryers, over shampooing your hair, chemical processes even the environment can contribute to dry and damaged hair. The good news is that there are very simple things you can do to protect your hair and keep it healthy.

#1 Deep Condition Your Hair

Deep conditioners are designed to penetrate into the hair to re-hydrate and repair hair that has been damaged by chemical processing, heat damage from curling irons, flat irons, hair dryers, sun exposure and even environmental damage.

A deep conditioning will bring back your hair’s shine, body and manageability while improving elasticity, restoring moisture and helping to prevent further hair breakage.

We recommend deep conditioning at least quarterly to replenish or “feed” your hair vital nutrients that mend and nourish your hair and the results are long lasting.

#2 Protect Your Hair

The number one thing you can do to help your hair is to use products that protect, it’s that simple. We take a lot of time when it comes to selecting the products that we carry in the salon. It is our goal to provide our guests with the highest quality products that have the lowest impact on our environment.

All our at-home care lines have styling products that help to protect your hair from the environment as well as heat damage that can be caused from styling tools like flat irons and curling irons. Ask your stylist which product would be best for your at-home care.

#3 Don’t Over Cleanse

When you use quality products on your hair there is no need to shampoo everyday. Over cleansing your hair will strip out your hair’s essential oils. On the plus side, “day-old” hair generally holds curls and styles better! If you are a daily cleanser, you may need a little help adjusting to three times a week- so if you feel the need to refresh your hair, try a light application of a dry shampoo between wet washing.

#4 Use a Quality Hair Dryer

Heat dries your hair. “Duh” statement right? Yes, a hair dryer will dry wet hair but it can also dry-out your hair taking away oils and causing damage. Most department store hair dryers use metal or plastic heating elements that burn with intense and uneven heat. We sell quality hair dryers at the salon because we know drying time matters. Our tourmaline crystal dryers shorten drying time and emanate negatively charged ions which lock moisture in and cause the cuticle to remain flat, eliminating frizz & static and gives hair more body & shine.

#5 NEVER Relax, Perm or Color Hair At Home

Over the counter relaxers, perms and “boxed” color use the cheapest ingredients available. No matter what they say- it is NOT the same solution ratio or ingredients that a professional salon carries. It just isn’t! Also, most of us don’t know how to “Check” our hair properly to see if our take home product is preforming correctly. At the salon, your stylist knows the signs of over processing and can stop a bad chemical reaction before it starts.

#6 ALWAYS TELL US IF YOU DID #5!!!

Always let your stylist know if you have used an at home product. Most of us know that you should never mix ammonia with bleach because the chemical reaction can be extremely detrimental to your health. Well, the same is true for your hair. If you don’t let us know what kind of products you have used on your hair, there is a chance of a chemical reaction. And while your nose wont grow like Pinocchio, your hair could break off into a hot mess on the floor. So speak up and be honest 🙂

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