There are so many different cosmetic manufacturers and beauty experts out there, all with conflicting ideas about what’s good for your hair and what isn’t, that it can be hard to keep up. As a consumer, who do you listen to?
Here at Fazila Hajee, we’re hair experts – and when we take our hair and makeup artist services on the road, to Manchester or Preston, it’s the healthier, better-maintained hair which gives us more creative freedom. So, while healthy hair practices benefit you, as freelance hair stylists, they benefit us too.
You’ve probably heard the most straight-forward tips – don’t dry your hair out by washing it every day, always apply heat spray before using curling tongs, etc. – so we thought we’d furnish you with some lesser heard advice.
Here are our four healthy hair tips you might not have heard about already:
You’ve seen the shampoo ads, where the model suds up her hair under a falling stream. What you probably didn’t know is that this is just a selling technique, and isn’t what you’re supposed to do. In fact, the more your shampoo lathers up while washing, the more likely it is to leave deposits behind. This will leave your hair feeling grimier sooner than normal. To help avoid this, try using a sulphate-free product.
Quick Cold Shock
It might seem like an unpleasant prospect, but whipping the shower over to cold a few seconds before you get out and letting it rinse through your hair will help to close your cuticles and leave your hair looking glossier.
Although everyone does it, using a tight towel-wrap after washing will only make your hair frizzier. The strands of the material will irritate your cuticles and cause jagged ends. To avoid this, expel water from your hair with some light squeezing after you’re out of the shower, and allow it to air dry for a few minutes. Then, it’s ready to blow-dry.
Let Your Products Settle
Whatever it is you’re doing, be it curling or straightening, it’s always best to give your styling products time to absorb into your hair before going to work. After applying them, give them 5 or 10 minutes to soak in.