Updated: Nov 22, 2019
One of my favorite parts of being a hairstylist is getting to educate my clients about their hair needs , while helping them to maintain the most healthy and manageable version of their hair. These are just some of the questions i get asked every day behind the chair.
1.Does it make a difference if I wash my hair before I get it colored?
I personally prefer unwashed hair. It actually makes it easier to work with, and the oil gives a little extra protection from the bleach or color. Trust me, we've seen it all when it comes to hair, so a little extra oil is nothing!
2. Why won’t my hair grow?
Trims are essential to growing out your hair. Especially if your hair is color treated. Even just dusting the ends every other visit will help prevent breakage and encourage hair growth. I'm definitely guilty of avoiding haircuts as much as the next person, but once i get it done it feels like new & its soooo worth the half a centimeter lost. There are also supplements available like Biotin which helps promote growth for hair, skin and nails.
3.Does using cheap shampoo really make a difference?
Oh let me count the ways! Most drug store shampoos strip color from the hair , causing that expensive color you just paid for to fade much quicker. It also leaves a waxy coat on your hair which can cause more damage with heat, and make it difficult to style . There are a few drug store names i trust ( which i'll discuss in another post) . You’ll save time and money in the long run investing in a good shampoo and conditioner. INVEST IN YOUR CROWN LADIES!
4. How often should I wash my hair?
The age old question.. I would recommend not to wash it every day just to avoid drying
out your hair. Having to use heat on it more often will also cause breakage. Products like dry shampoo can help you prolong your style for a day or two longer. It changes lives.. My personal favorite is the Moroccan oil dry shampoo ( i give a whole review in my earlier post ‘ Products I cant live without ‘)
5. My hair is impossible to get a brush through when I get out of the shower, what can i do to make it easier?
I think everyone struggles with this until they find the perfect after shower regimen. My personal savior has been the Wet Brush. It has totally changed my life as a hairdresser. The bristles are softer for a much more pleasant brushing experience vs the hard bristles which rip through the hair. Pair that with a good leave- in product and you’re brushed out in no time .
I hope this helps! If you have any other questions , feel free to ask!