Healthy Hair –
Trim your hair every six to eight weeks. It is not relevant if you are growing your hair or not – the ends need to be removed every six to eight weeks to maintain the condition.
Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner. Yes, every time you shampoo you MUST condition your hair. If it makes your hair too flat then you are using the wrong one or you may be using it the wrong way. Shampoo the scalp and hair and condition ONLY the hair and not the scalp.
Avoid oil massages at all cost – WHY? Well, oils can coat the hair shaft and clog the follicles on the scalp. Very few oils are water-soluble and need to be washed off with a detergent. If the oil stays on, it will wrap itself on the hair and over time will build up and create a barrier that will draw the moisture out of your hair and make it feel like straw! If you rub your hair strands together whilst reading this and you can hear a rough noise, then you have to stop using oil right now! Detox your hair and scalp. Speak to a professional about this and the right products to use.
If you are going for a weekly blow dry, then start carrying your own products with you. Ensure that they are not burning or pulling your hair; if they are, change salons! This will do damage that a pair of scissors is the only cure for!
Colour, colour, colour and colour cannot be overlapped over each other UNLESS it is done with extreme caution, and by a professional. Just because the roots are being done, don’t be the one to demand that the left over colour be rubbed through to the ends. This is not the correct way to colour or freshen up already coloured hair.