As was once said by Jonathon on the hit reality TV hare care series Blowout, your hair is like art and when properly styled and cut can transform a normal person into a superstar.” A new style can give you a whole new look and open up many new possibilities for you. It is essential then that you go to a real hair care professional and learn to care for your hair. With hair, you really do get what you pay for. Here are some great tips to help you get the most from your hair.
First and most importantly, go to a professional hair stylist. Let them give you a professional opinion on cut, style and maintenance. They will take your body, face, hair color, skin tone, etc… all into account and come up with a hairstyle, color and cut that will best suit you. The difference of before and after is usually night and day. Rarely do any of us have a great style and cut that fits us best. We may have a cut and hairstyle that looks great on Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, or even Paris Hilton. But does it suit us? A professional will charge, on average, anywhere between $40 and $100. This may be more than you are used to, but it is well worth it. With hair care you get what you pay for. The higher the celebrity status of the hairstylist, the more they will charge. Many times you can save a little by having a great hairstylists student or apprentice do your hair. You will still get a great haircut and the master stylist will check in on your hair and make sure it is done right.
Don’t smoke. Smoking has been proven to seriously dry out and age your skin and your scalp. Smoking is very detrimental to proper hair care. It can cause bad dandruff, weak hair follicles and dried out and damaged hair. Not to mention that your hair can stink and turn yellowish on really heavy smokers. If you must smoke use a good anti dandruff shampoo and wash your hair 2 to 3 times per week (any more than this and you will exacerbate the dry scalp and hair). Use conditioner at every wash and allow it appropriate time to treat and condition your hair. Don’t just apply it and wash it out. Also do not use conditioners with alcohol as an ingredient as this will dry out your hair and scalp even more.
Spa hair care treatments. Spas not only have great skin care and skin care treatments, but also great hair care treatments. Spas usually get the latest hair care products and treatments first (from soothing natural botanical products, treatments, washes and cleansers to the latest in hydrating conditioners). What could be better than getting a massage, great skin care and a great haircut and style at the same time? Many of these spas have money saving packages if you do more than one treatment.
Proper nutrition and diet. A poor diet that is deficient in vitamins, minerals and protein has been proven to cause weak hair follicles and promotes thinner, dried out hair. It is easier to change the diet and take a multivitamin than to treat weak, dried out hair. The easiest way to make sure you are getting good nutrition, take a multivitamin. Generic brand multivitamins are under $10 for a 3-4 month supply and it will improve your hair. Also drink plenty of water, this may sound trivial, but researchers have found that lack of good hydration or dehydration can be evidenced in a persons hair. Be sure to drink 4-8 glasses of water a day. This is very important for skin care and, now also, for hair care. Another great tip is to watch the popular reality hair care series Blowout with Jonathon. You can pick up on the latest fashion hairdos and style trends and learn some neat tricks and tips.