Alright guys, it is high time I talked to you about hair care and fortunately for me, I have I have a cosmologist in my back pocket.
Here is the deal, one of the coolest people I know is my cousins wife, Karolyn. She is one of those people who is super smart, crafty, inventive, environmentally friendly, has a good heart… well honestly the list could go on and on. She currently runs three business, her hair salon, Arbonne business, and is a consultant with Pampered Chef. Seriously, she does this whole Betty Crocker meets modern woman thing on the daily. Did I mention she has two littles?
At any rate she posts these amazing hair tips on her salon page, Gladys’ Place LLC, and they have helped me so much that I share them with all my wonderful readers, with her permission, of course. If you want more of these tips be sure to LIKE her page on facebook (link above.)
The Tricks of the Trade
- Brush your hair starting at the bottom and work your way up. This will prevent damage.
- Regular haircuts do not make your hair grow faster. Now, if you get regular trims this will prevent your hair from breakage and split ends that will make your hair appear to be growing slower. Stylists recommend trims based on three things: Chemical serviced frequency, mechanical damage, and length goal.
- Ditch the towel: Rough drying your hair with a bath towel pulls apart your strands, disrupting the hair and creating what we see as frizz. Try using a cotton tee shirt or microfiber hair towel to absorb any excess water, leaving the moisture you would have stripped by rough drying with a towel, and ultimately creating frizz.
- Brush your hair before showering to prevent tangles and clogged drains.
- When applying conditioner ring out the water first. This allows room for your conditioner to do its job. If your hair is already saturated with water your conditioner will essentially be useless.
- Wearing your ponytail in the same place every day can cause hair breakage. Try alternating where your ponytail sits or utilize twists, braids, and other styles. Now keep in mind that your hair is more elastic when wet, so if you put it up really tightly right after your shower and let it dry this way, it can cause breakage. This is because your hair was stretched when wet and recoiled when dry.
- To prevent damage, only brush or detangle when wet with a wide-tooth comb or wet brush.
- When it comes to heat styling, it almost always is not necessary to turn your tools up to the highest setting—those super-hot settings are actually intended for in-salon treatments! Keeping your hot tools on the low or medium temperature setting will get the job done just as well, and without causing nearly as much damage to your strands.
- Hydrated strands are happy, healthy strands—whatever your hair type, this rule is universal. In order to keep your hair healthy, use a leave-in hair cream that will nourish your strands throughout the day, such as the vegan, True Hair Leave-In Treatment
- Another source of hair damage you may not be aware of? The sun! That’s why stylists recommend covering up with a hat whenever you’re outside for long periods of time. Besides, hats can serve as the perfect accessory—especially on lazy hair days
- Because excessive heat styling can damage your strands in the long run, stylists suggest letting your hair air dry as often as you can. When you do plan to follow this hair styling tip and air dry your hair, scrunch some of the TrueStyle Defining Curl Creamonto your hair while it’s damp. It will enhance your hair’s natural shape and definition as it dries, producing beautiful, effortless style.
- Scalding showers may feel relaxing, but if you’re being real with yourself, they aren’t worth it. That almost-too-hot-to-touch water can actually strip your hair of essential oils, which can leave it feeling drier and looking duller. So, the next time you step into the shower, adjust the temperature. Lukewarm water is just as effective at getting you clean, without being quite as harsh on your hair.
- Hair of all types, textures, and tints can always benefit from a deep conditioning treatment, such as the True Hair Replenishing Mask, which you leave in your hair for 10-30 minutes and I promise you, your hair will never feel softer. Seriously.
Well, I hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks!