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We get it, good hair days can seem few and far between. The happiness of having picture-perfect hair every day, actually comes from a few healthy habits and we’re here to share our top tips.
Shampoo and conditioner
Invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner but use them sparingly. Good quality products contain fewer chemicals, so they are better for your hair. Most people don’t actually need to wash their hair as often as they do, so if you can skip a few days, do so.
There’s a reason why us hair stylists do this, not only does it feel great, but it stimulates hair growth. If you haven’t tried it at home, grab some hair oils and give your scalp the time it deserves, which brings us nicely on to our next point…
Hot oil treatments
Hot oil treatments help to add moisture into your locks. They help strengthen and nourish your hair while preventing split ends. You should use one weekly and really massage it into your locks, leaving it to work for five minutes.
We know this may seem like a lot of hassle but it’s totally worth doing. Similar to above, a deep conditioning treatment will help repair and strengthen your hair. If you colour your hair, this will work wonders. You can pop into the salon for a deep conditioning treatment or pick up a product to use weekly at home.
Keeping your hair happy is just as much about what you eat, as much as it is about how you treat it. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruit, veg and protein. A general rule, the darker and leafier the green, the better! Iron and protein are key here.
Trim, trim, trim
Hit the salon regularly to get your hair trimmed. This will help keep your hair healthy, keep split ends at bay and will help with growth. We recommend booking in a trim every six to eight weeks.
Be careful with chemicals
Fear not, you can still colour your hair and keep it healthy. We would just advise always going to the salon to change your hair colour and never using box bleach or dyes. You can also use a salon conditioning treatment such as Olaplex that will help protect your hair during the colouring process. Read more about this in our blog here.
Styling your hair can be so much fun and we recommend it to make you feel fabulous. However, just know that heat styling does cause damage. Take precautions and invest in a decent heat defence product and avoid unnecessary styling where possible. If you don’t fancy letting your hair dry naturally, try turning down the heat and drying your hair on a cooler setting.
If you want some more advice or fancy getting your hands on some of the products mentioned, get in touch.
In the salon we often get asked questions from people considering changing their hair colour. Here are the top seven you should consider before your trip to the salon.
Book a consultation
Tea and advice is always free at LK Hair so book a consultation before booking your appointment to talk about the style and colour you want to go for. We can talk you through how long your desired look will take and the best way to achieve it. Just get in touch to book a consultation.
Bring pictures – of what you like and what you don’t like
Showing us pictures of your desired look helps us to understand what colour and style you want to go for, and what you want to avoid. We can advise you how that particular style and colour would look on you.
How often do you want to visit the salon?
It’s important to decide how often you want to colour your hair and how much maintenance your colour will require. If you don’t want to be doing your roots every few weeks, tell your stylist and they will suggest colours and techniques that require less maintenance.
Use a conditioning treatment
Apply a conditioning treatment at least a few days before your appointment to moisturise your hair and prepare it for the colour process. Healthy hair will take on your hair colour and and keep it vibrant, so always look after your locks! We recommend an oil treatment every couple of weeks to keep strands moisturised. We have lots of tips on our blog about how to keep your hair healthy.
Washing your hair
Avoid washing your hair the day of your colour so that you don’t strip away the natural oils in your hair, this will help give a more even result when it is coloured. When you do wash your hair, use a clarifying shampoo to remove build up from products.
If you are worried about the colouring process damaging your hair, ask for an Olaplex treatment, it helps to protect and repair your hair. Read more about the miracle treatment here.
Avoid box dyes at all costs
If you want your hair coloured, do it safely and visit a professional. Box dyes can damage your hair and can leave traces of the damage for years afterwards.
If you’ve had your hair coloured and want tips to help maintain the colour, read our blog.
Tips from the Team
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