Salon-styled hair is gorgeous. It is shiny, silky-smooth, soft and all kinds of wonderful. Unfortunately, having salon-styled hair all the time costs a pretty penny. Not all women can afford to go to a salon whenever they want to feel good about their tresses.
If you can’t afford frequent visits to your hairdresser, it doesn’t mean that you should give up on the idea of having beautiful hair all the time. With the right hair care routine, you can make yourself appear as if you have just stepped out of a salon whenever you feel like it. Here are tips that can help you achieve a salon-styled appearance all the time without leaving your home.
- Invest in professional-grade styling tools, such as a hair dryer, a hair straightener, boar-bristle brushes and wooden combs, and learn how to use them properly. These professional-grade tools will set you back some, but they will save you a lot of money on salon styling in the long run. Not only that, using professional-grade tools will ensure that your strands will remain safe from stress and damage even as you use force and heat in styling them.
- Know your hair type and buy hair care products accordingly. Hair care products are formulated for specific types of tresses. So if you have oily locks, you should buy hair care products that help with oil control. If you have colored hair, color-friendly products are what you need. If you have dry and damaged strands, you must use only restorative hair care products. Using hair care products specific to your hair care needs will help you address these needs more effectively.
- Establish a conditioning routine. Every single day, you must wash your mane with a daily conditioner and apply a leave-on conditioner after drying your tresses. Every week, you ought to deep condition your tresses. And then every month, try to treat your locks to a hot oil treatment. A conditioning routine will keep your strands nourished and moisturized. Doing so is essential to maintaining beautiful mane.
- Always treat your tresses as if they are fragile. That’s because your locks are indeed fragile. Use too much force or expose them to too much heat and direct sunlight, and they’ll become dull, dry and prone to breakage. They are also quick to show signs of stress and illness. So, always be gentle with your hair. Coax your tangles to loosen with the help of a detangler instead of yanking at them. Avoid using hair care products with harsh chemicals. Don’t go out under direct sunlight without cover for your head, like a scarf or hat. Also, give your locks a rest from blow-drying and styling with a hair straightener every once in a while.