Admit it . . . seeing women with shiny, silky hair just makes you green with envy, doesn’t it?
Regardless of whether it’s the woman whose image stares back at you from the glossy pages of a magazine or the one tossing her hair as she glides down the street, that shiny mane says this hair is both healthy and well-maintained. But, if your hair is the polar opposite — showing signs of damage and over-processing — there are proven ways to return your hair back to the healthy, shiny locks you admire . . . and deserve.
Work With A Professional Hair Stylist at The Root Salon
Many think of salon visits as a luxury, reserved for the privileged. However, your healthy hair is an investment in yourself and in boosting your confidence — a price definitely worth your investment. Besides that, professional hair stylists are experts at reversing damage to your hair, as they accumulate a great deal of experience through their professional training as well as through heartbroken clients who seek services following a hair coloring or chemical treatment gone awry.
Remember that hair stylists eat, sleep and breathe hair and hair techniques. Therefore, they are always training on the latest styling techniques and are consistently introduced to new products that can help their clients. Hair stylists recognize healthy, manageable hair as their canvas; thus, your hair stylist can give you great tips that are specific to your hair type. Even if you don’t think you can afford to head to the salon on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, try scheduling an appointment at least once per month. Then, take their advice on products and maintenance routines you can utilize between appointments to get your hair back into shape as quickly as possible.
Healthier Maintenance Tips
Your professional Root Salon stylist is always a great resource for specific suggestions for your hair. However, the following a healthy hair routine can often help in the meantime.
Don’t be penny wise, and pound foolish when it comes to your maintenance products, i.e., shampoos and conditioners. Better formulations have the scientific research and testing to prove their effectiveness, and since this is a routine you will engage in very frequently, you will want to pamper your hair at home with the best products you can get.
Never, never, never use a brush on your hair while it’s wet. The hair is in its most fragile state when it’s wet, and running your brush through each strand makes the hair much more susceptible to breakage. It’s counter-productive. Use a wide-toothed comb instead.
Healthier Styling Tips
Professional hair stylists often warn that many clients over dry their hair . . . unknowingly causing the very types of damage they are often trying to prevent. Blow-dryers, curlers and heat-styling options can often reach very high temperatures, which often end up “frying” the hair. Instead, use lower heat settings and be sure if you blow-dry your hair, you not only use lower settings but also keep the device moving across the hair quickly.
Healthier Hair From The Inside . . . Out
Your mom was onto something when she told you to eat your fruit and veggies. And guess what, when you do, your hair will thank you for it! Fruits and veggies are high in water content and vitamins, which are terrific for the hair. They’re also low in calories and full of flavor. . . so eat up!
There really is no substitute for implementing a healthy hair care routine, which includes healthier styling habits, better eating habits and working with a professional hair stylist. The changes will quickly be reflected through your shinier, healthier hair![/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Guest author Barb Quinn has been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognized hair designer, educator, and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International the global hairstylist network and is the Men’s Hair Category Expert for Answers.com. Thousands of women each day follow Barb’s hairstyling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs Hairstyle-Blog.com and Visual-Makeover.com.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]