Your hairstyle is one of the most defining elements of your overall look. Looking in the mirror right after you step out of the hair salon can tell you that much. But not all of it has to do with styling — your hair’s health also determines how it looks.
In this article, I’ll give you three tips from experts with a promise of healthier and shinier hair. Who knows, you might even save up on regular hairstylist appointments! So, let’s get into it!
1. Make No Compromises on Your Haircut
Have you ever been in a situation where a certain hairstylist is slowly messing your hair up, but you silently sit through the entire haircut out of sheer politeness. You even add a “thank you, it looks great” at the end.
That’s what happens when you settle for under-experienced hairstylists!
The quality of your haircut has a massive impact on how it looks. If that goes wrong, you’re already playing against the wind for the next month or so. Make sure you find and choose the best hairdresser the OBX has to offer — because you’re worth it!
2. Don’t Shampoo Your Hair Too Often
Don’t get me wrong, clean hair = good — but overwashing and overusing chemical-based products = bad.
According to experts, overcleaning can be seriously detrimental to your hair health. Shampooing frequently removes the natural oils and moisture from your hair and scalp. It wears down your hair with even worse intensity if you pair it with hot showers.
Shampooing daily is a big no-no, so if you’re doing that, it’s time to stop. Shampooing your hair twice is a week is advisable to strike the right balance between cleanliness and moisturization.
However, that’s for the average person. If you have a specifically oily scalp, you might have to wash it more often. On the other hand, if it’s extremely dry — you can shampoo it once a week and consider co-washing techniques.
The weather conditions where you live can also impact frequency and hair wash routines. For instance, summers and beaches bring humidity — which means lots of frizz! Washing your hair less often is a natural frizz-deterrent.
3. Heat is Bad (but There’s a Workaround)
Let’s be honest; you can’t really get that straight out of the hair salon finish in your hair without heat-based styling (unless you’re having a heck of a good hair day).
However, heat has its downsides for your hair health too. While it might not be practical to give it up completely, you can at least start using hair protectant serums or sprays. That way, your flat iron or blow dryers won’t inflict as much surface damage to your hair.
Some other generally positive haircare practices are eating well, following a healthy sleep schedule, avoiding stress, and using more organic products instead of chemical-based ones. Pair all of that up with the tips I’ve shared in this article, and you’ll have stunning hair in no time. All the best!