With so many different hair products on the market, it’s hard to decide what’s good for your hair and what you should try and avoid. Sometimes it just comes down to trial and error, but it can get expensive to try new products and technique to find out that it doesn’t work. Here is a short list of items you might want to steer clear of if you want beautiful and healthy hair. In fact, you might be surprised at the simple things you can do to help your locks stay naturally beautiful.
I know it’s tempting not to spend money on shampoo and conditioner when there are a lot of cheap options, but the truth is you get what you pay for. Bargain shampoos are usually made with less than quality ingredients. Using shampoo that is more specific to your hair type is always going to give you better results. Talk to a specialist at a hair and makeup salon so they can guide you towards the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and style.
A quality brush or comb is going to reduce the amount of damage brushing does to your hair and lessen split ends and breaks. A cheap plastic brush does damage, especially when your hair is wet and very vulnerable to being stretched and broken. An expert at a Charleston hair salon will help you find the ideal brush for your hair type, and it’s a one-time purchase that will keep your hair strong for a very long time!
Rubber bands with metal clasps
If you are using hair ties with metal clasps, stop today! You wouldn’t believe the damage these little hair accessories can do. If you like to wear your hair up, there are so many great inexpensive hair bands available that won’t harm your hair. Almost every hair retailer has cute and colorful or very discreet and professional hair accessories. Ask someone at a hair and makeup salon where you can go to update your hair accessories right away.
Do-rags and hats
It’s okay to cover up your hair in a pinch with hats, do-rags, and other cloth accessories, but be mindful that it will soak up the natural oil on your hair and dry it out which can lead to more split ends and breaks. Anything you put on your head will cause unnecessary breakage so while it’s okay to wear these things sometimes, try not to make it an everyday style. Of course, if you are out in the sun, try to protect your hair with a hat. If you find yourself wearing your hair up or a hat frequently, maybe it’s time for a new easier cut! Visit a hair salon in Charleston and talk to someone about a low maintenance hairstyle.