Through my experiences as a hairstylist I always seem to get the same reoccurring questions. “Is it bad to wash my hair everyday?” or “What are the best ways to relieve a knot?”. To celebrate this summer Friday I’m going to collect the information I’ve acquired over the years and try to squash those myths!
Shampooing your hair daily
Yes, this is OKAY! Nowadays shampoos are gentle enough to be used on your hair daily. It’s the flatirons, curling irons, backcombing and chemical processes that you need to watch out for. If you’re finding that your hair is super oily then go right ahead, shampoo everyday.
Clean or dirty hair for my hair appointment?
The general rule of thumb we’ve picked up is dirty hair works better. Will you see a notice difference regardless of your hairs cleanliness? No. Feel free to allow your clients or yourselves to get your color services in which ever state you can manage that day. Don’t feel like walking around with a dirty head for your late afternoon appointment? Don’t worry about it!
Blowdryer burn out
While blowdrying your hair don’t take the brush to it right away. Let you hands work out the minor knots and concentrate the hair flow in the direction you want your hair to go once it’s finished. Don’t shake the blowdryer and your hair around and create a nice afro to work with later. Once your hair is 80-90% dry, whip out the brush!
Beautiful hair isn’t alway genetic
Your walking down the street and see someone with full, shiny, life-filled hair…maybe she’s born with it? Probably isn’t the case. You just need to learn the proper products and styling methods to make your hair flawless. Trust me, if I didn’t know what I was doing…my hair would look terrible.
Another gorgeous style some think to be gifted by genetics. Nope! SEA SALT SPRAY! That’s their secret weapon. Check out the web…their are tons of great tutorials and recipes for some great sea salt sprays and how to get your hair looking beachy in under an hour!
Here’s a home remedy I’ve found to be rather effective! Take dried Thyme and 2 cups of water. Boil the Thyme and water for 10 minutes. Strain Thymes leaves out leaving only water. Apply to clean towel dried hair until hair is re-soaked. No need to rinse. Make sure the water’s still not boiling!