If you think that paying a visit to your favourite hair salon is the only way to get perfectly styled hair, boy, are you wrong!
The truth is there are a lot of tips and tricks that can help you get a straight-from-the-salon look, without actually booking an appointment.
You can take care of your hair at home, which is one of the best ways to learn more about your hair and even save some money. It definitely pays off!
Here are five tips and tricks to get you started.
1. Home remedies to the rescue
Apart from a whole bunch of high-quality hair care products that can be found in professional salons, there are many home remedies that are as effective as those expensive products. Dealing with an oily and flaky scalp is more than frustrating, and the best way to solve this problem is to use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, distilled water, and olive oil – two tablespoons each. This combo will do wonders for your scalp.
On the other hand, beer, mayonnaise, and a raw egg make a winning combination when it comes to severely dry and damaged hair. Beer and a raw egg provide protein, while mayonnaise gives your hair the most amazing shine.
2. Know your products
Using wrong products on your hair can do more harm than good, so know your hair well before opting for appropriate products. Your hair will benefit from quality hair care products since they provide enough moisture, reduce split ends, and give it a fabulous, shiny look.
Combining professional hair care products with previously mentioned home remedies is key to success – your tresses will have that stunning, straight-from-the-salon appearance in no time!
3. Know the right amount of products to use
Using proper amounts of hair care products is absolutely vital. Covering your head entirely with shampoo, conditioner, and mask is probably the worst thing you can do. Applying them topically is exactly what needs to be done to make the best of each product.
For example, you should apply the shampoo on the first few inches of your hair at the scalp since that’s where oil build-up occurs most often. When talking about conditioner, start applying it from the middle of your hair downwards because your ends are more prone to breakage, and therefore need extra care.
4. Shampooing on a daily basis is just fine
Even though there has been a lot of controversy over the issue of shampooing (the ‘No-Poo’ movement), hair care experts claim that it’s completely fine to wash your hair on a daily basis.
However, you should make sure that shampoo you use works with your hair type – you don’t want it to be too aggressive since it can result in overdrying and damaging your hair. The best way to take care of your hair is to opt for an organic shampoo which doesn’t contain any sulfates or other detergents that are likely to strip healthy proteins of your hair. If you ask us, that’s the safest way to get a wonderful, salon-like hairstyle you’ll absolutely adore.
5. Dirty hair is easier to style
Yes, you read well! Hair stylists often prefer if you don’t wash your hair the same day you need an updo, simply because dirty hair is much easier to work with. It’s simpler to style and requires less time to get it done, so have that in mind the next time you decide to make a gorgeous French twist or a glamorous bun. Of course, you shouldn’t wash it five days before the event – it would be too greasy and oily. A day or two prior to some special occasion is just fine!