MAKE 2018 THE YEAR OF HEALTHY HAIR: Part 1
08 January 2018
THE WHYS, WHENS & WHATS OF YOUR HAIRWASH CYCLEWe love being able to transform our clients’ dry, damaged hair back to being alive & beautiful… And while trims, in-salon treatments & correct product use can make a HUGE difference, there’s still only so much we can do in the salon. The rest comes down to what you do habitually –How many times do you shampoo weekly? What goes into your body? Is your hair exposed to many environmental factors? Do you heat style often? All these factors can affect the growth, strength & longevity of your locks. So what exactly can you do in between appointments to give your hair its best chance of thriving? We’ve put together some of our best tips & tricks for keeping your hair looking & feeling BOMB for 2018 & beyond. Today we’re all about the WASH – why you need it in the first place, how often, what with & more. Read on to find out if there are any changes YOU could make to improve on your wash routine: ‘How often should I wash my hair?’ The question as old as time itself… Or rather, as old as the early 20th century when shampoo first started getting used by the wider population. The super short answer? Less is more. But the truth is, everyone’s hair is different, meaning there isn’t really one magical number that works across the board. Your hair becomes greasy in the first place due to the build up of sebum: an oil which is emitted from your sebaceous glands (sexy right?). This build up allows dirt to clingto your hair & the job of your shampoo is to get rid of these oils & wash this accumulation away. Oil will spread faster over fine, straight hair & therefore might require more washes than hair that is thicker & curlier (which is more prone to dryness). If you can get away with one wash per week, DO IT! Your hair thrives best on its natural oils. However, if you feel as though you’d be drowning in sebum by this point, try to at least give your hair one day (minimum) in between washes, as over-washing can lead to irreparable dryness. If you’re struggling to squeeze in even one ‘no poo’ day, the following are all great strategies to help you push through:
- Thorough, cold rinses
- Applying some dry shampoo or bicarb soda at your roots
- Brushing to distribute oil evenly from your roots to your ends
- Wearing tight braids or a top knot
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