Challenge Accepted: Salon Secrets to Solve Your Most Frustrating Hair Problems
Everybody has bad hair days. Yes, even Khloe Kardashian sometimes wakes up and hates her hair (it takes a lot of work to maintain those tresses!). The trick to feeling confident with your hairstyle is knowing what to do when your hair has decided to take a day off.
We’ve seen it all, from split ends to color treatments gone wrong, and it’s time to have a real, honest conversation about hair problems and what you can do to solve them.
Here are our top tips.
No, it doesn’t mean you’re dirty or don’t wash your hair. It just means your scalp is dry and possibly irritated. You may also have a medical condition that’s causing a flaky scalp, so be sure to talk to your doctor to rule out any skin infections or dietary needs. In the meantime, your scalp needs TLC in the form of soothing shampoo and conditioner designed for dandruff-prone skin. If you use a blow dryer every day, consider choosing a hairstyle that allows you to give your scalp a break from the heat.
- Dry Hair
Dull, dry hair drains the vitality from even the most flattering hairstyle and color, and dry hair is also more prone to splitting and breaking. Winter can be a special challenge if you’re prone to dryness, since dry heat, hot water in the shower, and those cute winter hats we all love can suck the moisture out of your hair. Give your thirsty hair a revitalizing drink with a gentle moisturizing shampoo, and be sure you don’t skip the conditioner. You may also need to wash less often since overwashing, surprisingly enough, can strip the oils from your hair and leave it limp and lifeless.
- DIY Color Mishaps
Did an experiment with a drugstore color leave you with less than satisfactory results? No worries! We’ve got you covered! We’ll take a look at your hair and suggest the best plan to get from where you are to where you want to be. Be aware, though, that if the color has gone horribly wrong, it may take more than one treatment to reach your goal.
- Frizzy or Limp Hair
Whether your hair tends to double in size on a humid day or lose its shape and end up looking limp and lifeless, the secret to solving your dilemma is using the right products. Start with a shampoo and conditioner designed for your hair type (people with thick, curly hair don’t need volumizing shampoo!) and consider special treatments such as a relaxer for frizzy hair or an overnight conditioner for dry, limp hair. If you use styling products, ask your stylist which ones will help you achieve your desired look. Consider investing in quality products as opposed to the less effective drug store version for best results.
- Over-processed hair
If you color or perm your hair, it doesn’t take long before you start to notice some damage. The chemicals used to achieve your look also leave your hair brittle and prone to breaking or splitting. If this becomes a significant problem, talk to your stylist about using a dye that’s less harsh on your hair or even coming up with a plan that allows you to go longer between color treatments.
- Bad haircuts
It’s very hard to feel good about the way you look when you have an unflattering haircut. We’ve all been there, and we’re here to help you fix the problem! Our stylists can help you evaluate what went wrong and give you the perfect cut to make it right again.
Ready to start the New Year off with happier hair? The best way to overcome your hair challenges is to start with a cut and style that work well with your hair type and texture. Our professional stylists will help you evaluate the unique needs of your hair and choose a style that you love.
Give us a call today to make your appointment!