10 "Do's" Of Great Hair Care
If the amount of money consumers spend on hair care products
annually is any indication, most people are concerned about
the appearance of their hair and strive to attain beautiful,
healthy and stylish locks. In fact, most will go to any lengths
to achieve their desired look. From professional salon treatments
to over-the-counter serums, hair care is a big business.
The only problem is that while many people are buying the
right hair care products for their hair, they forget to follow
basic hair care regimens that will guarantee the health and
beauty of their tresses. Additionally, many are also causing
needless damage to their hair by participating in unhealthy
hair care behavior.
So, what should you do to make sure that your hair stays
healthy, shiny and strong? Here are 10 essential "must
dos" of great hair care.
Hair care DOS
1. Use the right hair care products for your specific hair
type. If you're hair is damaged, dry or color treated, use
hair care products formulated to repair this damage and add
much-needed shine and resiliency. On the other hand, if your
hair is oily, use a deep-cleansing shampoo and light conditioner
to keep your hair looking its best. The right products should
be at the base of your hair care routine.
2. Get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks as part of your regular
hair care routine. Even if you are growing your hair longer,
it is still vital to make a routine trim a major part of your
hair care routine. Snipping ends before they split will keep
your hair looking healthy and save you hair care headaches
in the end.
3. Protect your hair with hair care products that contain
4. Shampoo your hair only when it is dirty. Contrary to popular
belief, you do not need to shampoo your hair daily. Doing
so can make your hair dry and hard to work with.
5. Turn to a professional for all of your hair care needs.
Yes, kitchen beauticians and friends do not cost as much as
putting your hair care needs in the hands of a qualified professional,
but they often result in blunders that end up costing you
more money than if you went to the salon in the first place.
6. Use professional conditioning hair coloring systems. There
are many hair coloring systems on the market, and the ones
you choose can have a great impact on your hair care costs.
Simply put: choose a system that causes minimal damage and
conditions hair as it colors. This will save you money when
it comes to conditioning hair care products.
7. Stick with one chemical service. In order to keep your
hair as healthy as it can be, ask your hair care professional
to recommend only one chemical service: color or perm. By
only using the service that is perfect for your particular
style and needs, you will ensure that your hair stays healthier.
8. Add Texture. By adding texture to your style, through
perm or cut, you can greatly reduce the time it takes to style
and perform your daily hair care routine. And you will look
9. Choose hair color that compliments your style. With all
of the professional coloring techniques available, this part
of your hair care regimen has never been easier. From chunky
highlights to soft color, you can greatly enhance your style
with the right technique.
10. Comb your hair with a wide-toothed come when it is wet
to prevent breakage. The only time you should use a brush
during your hair care routine is when your hair is barely
damp or dry.
In the end, hair care is a very individualized and personal
thing. Feel free to add your own flair and style to your hair
care routine, but remember to include hair care principles
that will benefit your hair and avoid those that damage it.
About the Author:
Michael Barrows is a writer, consultant and businessman with
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