Hair Care Tips

Here are the 10 most important hair care tips that everybody should know:

  1. Only brush your hair when it’s dry. Hair is most delicate when it’s wet, so brushing in the shower (or right afterwards) can lead to breakage.

  2. Don’t over-wash your hair. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to shampoo your hair daily - doing so can actually make your hair dry and hard to work with.

  3. If you use a blowdryer, always keep it at least 6 inches from your scalp to keep from heat damaging your hair.

  4. Don’t rub your towel into your scalp after you shower. Instead, just blot your hair with the towel, and then smooth the towel gently along the length of your hair.

  5. To boost the shine in your hair, blast it with some cool air before you start your day. The cold air will seal the cuticle and give your hair more lustre.

  6. To cut down on static electricity, dampen your hairbrush before you start brushing.

  7. To maintain a soft and silky shine, do a “deep conditioning” on your hair once a week (where you leave the conditioner in for at least 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly).

  8. Always use a wide-tooth comb to detangle long hair before you start brushing - this saves your hair from a lot of unnecessary damage.

  9. Wait at least 48 hours after coloring hair to shampoo it. Every time you wet your hair, you open the cuticle - so give your hair enough time to seal in the color.

  10. The healthier your diet is, the healthier your hair will be. So take good care of your body, and your hair will show the difference.

Benefits of Deep Conditioning Treatments

You have been offered a deep conditioning treatment countless times. Chances are, you may have passed it up until now. After reading this, you will think twice about passing up a deep conditioning treatment. Your stylist knows what they are talking about when they recommend it!

Deep conditioning penetrates the hair shaft, restoring the natural shine of the hair. Over time your hair gets build up from products and mineralsand chemicals in the water.  The dryness of the environment around you can cause your hair to become dry, frizzed-out, and dehydrated. A
deep conditioning treatment  replenishes the cystine bonds and smooths the shaft of the hair to give you back your natural shine.

Dry Scalp

Dry scalp is a horrible thing to have. The itching, scratching and worse - flakes! A deep conditioner moisturizes the scalp, keeping you from scratching and having those embarassing flakes form. Your hair can weaken over time which causes breaking and split ends. The conditioning treatment will help restore the strength to your hair, preventing breakage and split ends.

Colored hair, and chemically treated hair can get dull and lifeless. A deep conditioning treatment is a major benefit to colored or chemically treated hair. The treatment will give the color in your hair a new life, and sometimes make the color last longer. It will repair damage and any breaking you may have experienced leaving your hair feeling and looking healthy and shiny.

A deep conditioning treatment is a wonderful add-on to your next hair cut. Once a month will keep your hair looking and feeling healthy all the time.  By voicing your hair care concerns at the time of booking your appointment can help your stylist best adjust the timing for your appointment.  She is there to help you look and feel your best!

Fried Hair

After color treatments, blow-drying and curling our hair has taken a beating. It is frizzy, split on the ends and hard to deal with. How do we get rid of the fried hair and, calm down our locks before our next appointment with our stylist?

Don't worry, you don't have to stop the highlights, low-lights, or the bleach and dye. What you will need to do is put a little more work into your hair each day.What is happening to your hair is very simple. Your hair is getting completely dried out from all of the heat styling and chemicals being put into it. We need to jumpstart your hair and give it back some of it's natural moisture.

Try to wash and towel-dry your hair or let it air-dry at night time. Don't blow dry it. If you use a glossing or styling cream on your hair,
apply it while your hair is still damp and use a brush or comb to distribute the product. In the morning, apply a heat protector such as" Erayba's Nutriactive 2 Phase leave-in protectant" on your hair before you turn on any styling tools then, style away! As time goes on, many people will find their hair easier to style using this method.

If you really need a boost for the
dry hair, make an appointment for a deep conditioning treatment.  Such as "The Hair Repair Treatment" by Paul Mitchell Don't get anything else on the hair but that treatment. Find out what products your stylist recommends for you to use. In specific, get a recommendation from your stylist, as she is the one who knows the best needs for your hair, she can best reccomend a good glossing or styling cream and, a good heat protector. By the time you are ready for your next service at the salon, you will have a routine to keep your hair "just out of the salon" soft and smooth.