TRICKS TO GETTING SALON QUALITY HAIR AT HOME
We often go to our hairstylists because they are able to do the impossible with our hair, but who knew that the majority of the techniques and things that they do with our hair can be mastered at home!
Massage Your Scalp In The Shower: Massaging your scalp while shampooing your hair for at least one minute in the shower not only increases blood circulation but help you achieve healthier hair since scalp massaging support hair growth and strengthens yours roots!
Maintaining Blonde Hair Color: In order to maintain that blonde hair from looking brassy, try mixing in purple shampoo in with color care shampoo. For Platinum blonde hair use a violet tinted shampoo such as Paul Mitchell's Platinum Blonde Shampoo. Why purple and violet? Purple shampoo tones down and contrasts that yellow brassy color that blonde colored hair often turns into over time.
Before making your way to the hair salon, there are a few things you should be aware of so you aren't completely surprised if your hairstylist doesn't agree with a style you've been dreaming about.
1. Bring Lots of Visuals: Sometimes it’s hard for hairstylists to figure out what exactly it is that you want done with your hair when you describe it from memory. Be sure to bring your hairstylist plenty of pictures to give them a better understanding of how you want your hair to look in the end. It's super easy to save the photos to your phone gallery.
2. Bringing Out Your Best Features: There are several things to consider when changing your hair color such as, will it compliment your skin tone and complexion? How about with the features of your face and eye color? Also, be honest with your stylist when they ask whether or not you have dyed your hair in the past, it helps them decide what to add onto your colored hair in order to achieve your new look.
3. Think Of The Consequences: According to Cosmopolitan, when bleaching your hair, your head is being entirely stripped of its moisture causing the strands of your hair to become rougher, dryer and brittle. And when you add color to your bleached hair, dying your hair won’t ever be the same. Since the bleach has opened the pores in your strands, it makes it harder for new hair colors to stick causing gradual fading after every wash.
4. Consider Hair Extensions: Paying a little extra for real hair as opposed to synthetic hair could make all the difference since it can be colored and styled just as you would with your hair. Aside from choosing either real or synthetic hair, consider whether you would prefer single or double drawn extensions. Single drawn extensions contain various lengths of hair strands and are priced lower than double drawn extensions which are the same length all around from top to bottom, guaranteeing thick tips. Keep in mind, hair extensions need to be customized to your liking in order to look more natural so make sure you have the perfect hair stylist that knows how to cut and color extensions!
5. Listen To Professionals: Sure, the moment you walk into a hair salon you already have a set look in mind but sometimes we need a professional’s opinion to help us figure out whether or not that specific look will work. Stylists are there to give you recommendations and suggestions as to what hair color and styles may best accompany the shape of your face and your skin tone so hear them out!
6. Know Your Limits: Generally people don’t think about the process they are putting their hair through when they decide to dye it. Be prepared to compromise with your hairstylist if you are planning to do the impossible in one sitting. Be realistic, going from jet black to platinum blonde will take several sittings in order to protect your hair from damage and breakage.
Before You Start Styling: Try leaving in your hair products for about ten minutes before you start either blow drying or styling your hair with hot tools, this will help guarantee that you are getting the full effect out of your hair products and gives the products enough time to fully soak into your hair.
Quick Alternative To A Time Consuming Blowout: Using a spornette brush, blow dry your hair in sections pointing upward toward the ceiling and aim the heat toward your roots. After you are done blow drying your hair switch the settings to cool air to set your volumized hair. Make sure to curl the ends of your hair to give your blowout its finishing touches!
Maintain Those Baby Hairs And Flyaways: Spray some hairspray on to your hands to slick back any baby hairs that are in your way, this technique prevents you from overspraying your hair with hairspray while trying to hold down every single strand of stray hair. Another way to maintain those stray hairs is to spray bobby pins with hairspray before applying it to the hair for extra hold.
Hiding Your Visible Roots: Stay away from straight parts down the middle (that’s where your roots are most noticeable) and part your hair to one side. You could also use dry shampoo (baby powder is an alternative) to help style your hair in a messy part to take the attention off of your roots.
The Right Way To Use A Flat Iron: To add volume to your hair while straightening it, instead of pulling your hair downward toward the floor as you straighten, try pulling the flat iron upward, this creates volume at the roots.
Make Your Curls Last Longer: Start curling your hair from the middle as oppose to curling your hair from the ends in order for your curls to stay in longer.