Our hair says so much about us. We have to take care of it each day. It gets it own appointments to be trimmed, colored, permed, and styled. It takes a lot of abuse as we wash, brush, blow-dry, and place very hot instruments on it in order to make it do what we want. We need to take special care of this delicate but strong piece of us.
We watch commercials with beautiful models whose hair shines, bounces when she walks, flows ever so gently in the wind, and not one split or dry end. The brand tells us we too can have hair like this by using their products. Reality check!!! Sure we can...if we have with us at all times; a stylist, lighting expert, portable fan, and photographer telling us which way to turn.
Fact- you can have beautiful hair by taking care of it. Regular trims (every 4-8 weeks), Shampoo, conditioner, and product of your choice (hairspray, gel, mousse, etc)
Let's talk shampoo, this is part of our needed beauty regimen. How do we as consumers know how to pick a shampoo, after all, we didn't go to cosmetology school? Well I did and I'll be sharing secrets of the industry with you.
All shampoos on the market say ph balanced. Companies are not required to put the ph on the label. Without getting into the science of ph, I will say, hair and skin should be between 4.5-5.5 on the ph scale. I always advise my clients to try to purchase professional products through their salon, however, if you need to shop for yours at your local grocery store, stay with brands known for hair: Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Matrix, ans so forth. A lot of these companies started their line in salons and then opened it to the public. Your stylist could recommend the Best product for your hair in their salon, as they are the professional (most stylist aren't selling the product to make money, but rather to educate you, the client).
How to recognize a great product.
- color should be clear/white (we don't want extra colors added)
- lather should be very rich and thick
- texture should be creamy
- you should not need to use more then the size of a quarter
- 8 oz warm water
- 1 tbsp baking soda
Myths- we do not want our hair to be "squeaky clean". This means we just stripped all the protective natural oil out of our hair. One shampoo should be enough unless you go days without washing your hair.
See your professional stylist for further information.
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