Going to a hair salon is as fun as it is expensive and sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources to visit a professional hairdresser. Yet you shouldn’t despair! Although hair stylists are trained to make your hair look splendid, there are some things you can actually do yourself. You just need a little bit of knowledge and some spare time to take care of your beautiful locks. Here are 10 easy hair tricks from a professional stylist every woman should know.
If youwant your hair colour to last longer, avoid using hot water whenwashing your head. It’s the first rule of making your gorgeous dyedlocks look fresh for as long as possible.
Manywomen complain that their blonde hair becomes yellow so fast. Thereare a few tricks one must know to save your dyed hair: always useprotection products when styling your hair, especially with ahairdryer; use shampoos and nutrition masks meant for dyed hairbecause the usual shampoos will wash out hair colour faster.
Trycolour peeling as it is less damaging for your hair thandecolorization or lightening. It’s fast and can help you avoid anymistakes with colour shades. Hair dying can be pretty traumatic foryour hair, while colour peeling is a more controlled procedure andcan be done several times to achieve the necessary result.
We’veall had that unpleasant feeling when our hair roots hurt. There are afew reasons why you might be experiencing this: you might have donesome aggressive procedure like dying your hair, which can make yourscalp feel uncomfortable; your hair is dirty; you’ve changed hairposition; you’re using tight hairpins, hair bands, and hairstylesthat arrange your hair against its natural direction.
Avoidhair polishing. Yes, last year was all about this seemingly easyprocedure, but truth is it the device that makes your hair look sosmooth actually hurts it pretty badly by cutting both damaged andhealthy hair. As a result your hair becomes thinner and the wholeeffect lasts for no more than one week. It really isn’t worth it!
How toavoid split ends: moisturize your hair regularly; say no when a hairstylist suggests to use thinning scissors as it causes split ends;don’t brush wet hair and use protection products before curling ordrying your hair; get your ends cut once in a few months.
Ifyou’re thinking what shampoo to use a professional or a regularone, here’s a quick tip – a shampoo from the supermarket can giveyour hair volume and will make it look good, but you always have touse a conditioner to make your hair smooth and the risk to havedandruff is quite high; a professional shampoo is less aggressive,takes care of your scalp, and doesn’t require additionalconditioning. The price is much higher, though!
If youwant to make your hair shiny, use a hair mask to get all thenutrients and then a conditioner to have that extra shine.
A general tip for drying your hair – if you want to use a hairdryer you should always let your hair dry naturally for a bit firstand only then use a dryer with cool air. This will help you avoiddamaging your hair. Otherwise letting your hair dry naturally is thebest option.
If you’re using any hair products you should always wash your hair twice. The first wash will remove all the hairstyling products and the upper layer of grease from your scalp and roots, while the second wash will give your hair all the nutrients from the shampoo, conditioner, or mask you are using. Also remember that you don’t need to rub the hair – it will get damaged like this. Rub your scalp lightly as this is the place that gets dirty the most.