Coloring, styling and maintaining your hair on a regular basis can be time consuming and costly. Often times we realize that our gorgeous salon color begins to fade before our next scheduled appointment and we find ourselves wondering what we can do to bring our hair back to life.
It is very important to always try to buy professional hair products and only purchase them in a licensed salon to guarantee authenticity but if you find yourself standing in the hair care aisle at your local shopping center and need a quick substitute, how do you choose? Each product promising to deliver better results than the rest but how can you make sure you’re getting what you’ve paid for?
The first thing to beware of is the price; of course the more expensive products are usually better quality than cheaper ones but one very important thing to look at with each product is the ingredient list. Try to avoid anything with sulfates if at all possible. Sulfates are known to strip your hair of natural oils that can cause your hair to look and feel dull as well as strip the color from color-treated hair. Many shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products will have a label on the front that says “sulfate free”, if it doesn’t display this then it most likely contains sulfates.
Once you’ve chosen a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner of your choice you might want to consider other products that will make your hair look and feel shiny, smooth and gorgeous. Look for products that contain “Argan Oil” or “Coconut oil”, you could even opt for Virgin Coconut oil (found in most health and wellness stores) that can be used in many different ways along with keeping your hair luscious and healthy.
Another secret step to keep your hair healthier longer is to decrease the amount of times you wash your hair a week. Your hair really isn’t meant to be washed every day because even if you’re using a sulfate-free shampoo you still strip away oils in your hair each time you cleanse it. By decreasing the amount of times you wash your hair a week allows for the natural oils to coat your hair and replenish itself naturally. Washing your hair three times a week tops should be the right balance to healthy hair.
Of course, everyone’s hair type is different and some ladies might argue that their hair gets extremely “greasy” or “oily” if they don’t wash it daily. Have no fear, dry shampoo is a beautiful thing between washes. Dry shampoo acts like a sponge and absorbs all of the excess oil your hair acquires in between washes and leaves your hair smelling cleaning and looking fresh!
So the next time you find yourself lost in a sea of hair products at your local drugstore, have no fear for you will be armed with the right hair care product knowledge! However in order to achieve the best results it’s very important to buy professional hair product and only purchase them in a licensed salon to guarantee authenticity.