When shampooing your hair, always use and follow the instructions on the bottle. The most common mistake most people make is using more product then necessary, which can really dry out your hair—plus, it’s a waste of product and money.
When it’s time for conditioning your locks, remember that length matters. If you have long hair, make sure you use enough conditioner to smooth out and nourish your ends; short-haired gals, don’t use too much product or your scalp will look greasy and your style flat.
Be nice to your hair and scalp. I’ve seen women come into the salon with scratches on their scalp or texture damage to their strands because they are too rough when washing or styling. Take your time when caring for your hair and treat it with the TLC it deserves.
You know that myth about the importance of changing your shampoo every so often, otherwise it will stop working and damage your hair? Don’t believe it for a second. Think back to when our choices for quality hair care products were limited—people’s hair still looked pretty great, didn’t they?
If you haven’t used a beauty product in 6 months, especially shampoo, conditioner and other soap based items that are sitting in your shower, throw them away or give it to a friend to try out. Haven’t touched it in 12 months? Definitely toss it, because if it’s a good quality product (which we hope it is), it’s become destabilized by that point.
Try wearing your hair styled differently today. If you have straight locks, set it in hot rollers for extra bounce and volume, or try wrapping sections around a curling wand. Got curls? Apply a heat protectant and flat iron your hair for a totally different ’do. Change is both fun and healthy!