Blondes have more
fun breakage. But really, it seems women of all colors and textures are suffering from breakage, dryness, and loss. Lets chat about it.
We’ve talked about contributing factors in regards to hair growth, the heat settings on your tools, and even conditioning treatments, but there’s still more to cover. Behind the chair I’ve been hearing many of the same concerns from clients in the salon, as well as readers in my inbox.
The first concern is hair loss. Many of you feel like you’re losing more hair now, than you used to. The most common reason for this is the infrequency we now shampoo. See, most of us used to shampoo every day, then many started the every other day routine, followed by some of us washing only two or three times a week. People shed. The average person loses OVER 100 STRANDS OF HAIR A DAY, and we typically notice the bulk of it when brushing, shampooing, etc. So if we are doing this once every third day, it will SEEM like we’re losing more, because it’s like three days of loss. Make sense? So breath easy, and know that unless you feel like your ponytail is significantly tinier, you’re likely fine.
It’s July, (almost August EEK!), therefore we’ve all adapted mermaid lifestyles consisting of UV rays, salt, and even chlorine. Many of us have taken our color lighter, stripping it of nourishing oils. Dryness has a cure. If you suffer from straw-like locks, you can start making some small changes at home, and if still seeking results try an in-salon treatment. At home adjustments worth making:
- After shampooing, wring out as much water as you can from your hair before evenly applying conditioner, let conditioner hang out for a few while you shave, wash your face, exfoliate, etc.
- Rinse conditioner with cool water. This closes the cuticle, locking in the benefits of premium conditioners, and also making it easier to comb out hair, AND allowing it to dry with less frizz
- Comb wet hair versus brush, and always start at the bottom working your way up toward the scalp
- Air dry as much as possible! Try showering at night, applying a hydrating serum, and sleeping on it wet, followed by hitting it with a curling iron the next morning on low heat
- Rotate your ponytails. Wear a high pony one day, low pony one day, side braid another, etc. Securing a pony in the same spot every day is a sure way to cause breakage
Use the right products for you. Using expensive salon products doesn’t do you any good if they’re not products targeting your needs. Think about your beauty products as prescriptions, you wouldn’t want to take arthritis medication for allergies. Using the RIGHT products is key and with the help and direction from your stylist can create a huge difference in the health of your hair.
OKAY, enough info- time for the fun part…
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