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September 27, 2021

How to Maintain Salon Hair Results at Home

There’s nothing quite like a trip to the salon to make you feel your best. Once your hair’s been properly styled, and colored, you feel more confident, happier, and fresher than ever. Unfortunately, even if you have a decent amount of cash in your bank, you can’t have an expert stylist on-hand at all times to make you feel that way every day. While you might adore the way your locks look when you stroll out of the salon, most of us fall into bad habits that can leave our hair looking pretty bad by the time we book another appointment. Usually, it’s this bad behavior, and not your hair itself that causes the problem with your look. Learning how to maintain your salon hair results at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take a lot of time. Here’s what you need to know about maintaining your salon-fresh look.

Wash Your Hair Correctly

Surely there’s no wrong way to wash your hair, right? Not necessarily. Most salon professionals say it’s important to follow a few simple tips with hair care. First, make sure you get your water temperature just right. If the water is too cold or too hot, it can overstimulate the oil producing glands in your scalp, which means you get greasy hair. If you don’t wash your hair every day, you should be shampooing twice to get rid of dirt and product. The secondary shampoo you use should be a product targeted at your specific hair needs. A natural shampoo and conditioner combo can work wonders for getting rid of issues like flaky scalps and dry hair. Use products like avocado oil to strengthen your hair, and apple cider vinegar in your shampoo to get rid of dry skin and refresh your scalp.

Protect Your Hair

After washing your hair, make sure you’re keeping it safe. The first thing you should know is that your hair is more fragile and less resistant to heat when it’s wet. This means it’s more likely to get damaged when you’re brushing it viciously after you shower. Make sure you get through knots slowly and carefully using a wide-toothed comb and use a de-tangling spray when necessary. When it comes to drying your hair, natural drying is often the best bet. However, if you are going to use heated products, a protection spray is absolutely essential. Make sure you use a spray when you blow dry your hair, and again when using your tongs. Your hair should be completely bone dry when you’re using it with styling devices, otherwise you risk burning the hair, or causing it to break. A good blow dryer can make all the difference and even when you are on the go should bring what you can from home to maintain your routine.

Choose the Right Brush

Finally, although you might have used the same brush for years in a row, sometimes there are better options out there you just aren’t aware of. For instance, ceramic brushes have hair in them, which allows air to pass through and give you a more volumized effect. On the other hand, soft bristle brushes are good for adding shine and reducing frizz. To make sure you have the right brush for every occasion, now might be the perfect time to invest in a pack of different brushes. This will give you a chance to experiment with different styles to see which brush works best.

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