Hair Care Tips : BLOG: HAIR TIPS and STYLING TRICKS

BLOG: HAIR TIPS AND TRICKS

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Hair Care Tips

by Various Sources on 03/27/17

The following are some basic hair care tips that you can use to improve the health and look of your hair.

GENERAL

·         A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair.

·         Get enough sleep.

HAIR PRODUCTS (Gel, mouse, hair spray...)

·         Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out hair.

·         Avoid putting hair styling products directly on your scalp; if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head.

SWIMMING

·         Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated or salt water.

·         When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming.

DRYING

·         Hot air can be damaging to your hair so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting.

·         Don't leave the blow dryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair.

·         To speed up the drying process, pat your hair dry with a towel and let the remaining moisture in your hair dry naturally.

·         Gently use your fingers or a pick to untangle any knots while your hair is drying.

COMBING/BRUSHING

·         Use a brush, whose bristles are made from natural animal hairs, it is softer and more flexible which means less damage will be done to your hair.

·         Hair is most fragile when it is wet so avoid brushing or combing when it's wet, or else it will cause breakage, wait until your hair is almost completely dry before brushing it.

·         Use brushes/combs with widely spaced bristles/teeth and smooth tips. Sharp tooth combs can damage your hair, cause split ends, and scratch your scalp.

·         To keep your brushes and combs clean, wash them weekly using soap or shampoo.

·         Comb your hair to remove any tangles before brushing it.

·         Begin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out and work your way up to the base of your hair.

·         Always brush/comb with a downwards stroke.

·         Avoid using plastic brushes/combs which create static electricity

SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING

·         Buy shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type, trial and error is the best way to find out what specific hair product is best for your hair.

·         Shower with warm water, hot water can dry and/or irritate the scalp.

·         It is important to wash your hair, shampooing removes dirt, dead skin cells, hair oils, any hair products you may put into your hair.

·         When shampooing, rinse your hair out before applying any shampoo to remove any dust, dirt, and any other foreign items, then apply the shampoo onto your scalp and massage it gently with your finger tips and work your way outwards. After you are done make sure that you thoroughly rinse out your hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended that you only lather once to avoid drying your hair out, if you have oily hair, lathering again may stimulate your oil glands to create even more oil than normal.

·         You should wash your hair as often as you feel necessary to keep it clean, but a general rule is for oily hair you should wash it every day or every other day and for dry hair only wash it 2-3 times a week.

·         Try rotating the shampoo and conditioner periodically, your hair responds differently to different products.

·         Use a conditioner after shampooing, it'll moisturize your hair, give it extra protection, add shine, reduce static, and makes it easier to untangle.

·         Use a leave in conditioner, it'll hydrate and protect your hair. A leave in conditioner on your hair is the equivalent of moisturizer on your face.

·         When conditioning your hair, try to spread conditioner evenly throughout your hair and leave it in for a couple of minutes before rinsing out your hair.

·         Put the conditioner in at about an inch away from the scalp, the roots of your hair contain the most oils and usually don't need the extra conditioning.

·         Be gentle when shampooing and conditioning, don't use excessive force rubbing your hair, remember hair is most vulnerable when wet.

OLAPLEX

Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is never tested on animals. Olaplex reconnects broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair. Hair bonds are broken during thermal, mechanical and chemical services.

·         I can use Olaplex as a miracle too. The benefits are for both the client and the stylist. With this knowledge comes the ability to push hair farther than ever before. 

·    OlAPLEX NO.1 BOND MULTIPLIER

·   Olaplex No. 2

o   Is it a conditioner? NO.

o   Is it an activator? NO. 

o   Is it a neutralizer? NO. 

·         Olaplex No.2 is a continuation of the active Olaplex chemistry. No.1 is used to mitigate damage during the color, lightening, perming and relaxing process however it cannot stop all of it. No.2 simply contains the same active ingredient as No.1 in a cream form for ease of distribution. This works the exact same way by finding more broken disulfide bonds and repairing them without any other chemicals working against it. 

 

·         Olaplex No.2 is NOT optional. If you want to achieve the best results possible, No.2 must be used after each service with No.1. Again, Olaplex No.2 is NOT a conditioner. 

·         Olaplex itself does not take the place of any other product on your shelf.  

Misconceptions about Olaplex: 

·         With hundreds of thousands of users around the world at this point, there is still information that gets distorted or misunderstood. YouTube and all other tools available to educate both clients and stylists alike.

·         1. Olaplex No.2 / No.3 are not conditioners. They are not meant to provide slip to the hair or give the cosmetic effect. No.2 and No.3 are both continuations of the Olaplex service with the same active ingredient as No.1. This is in different forms and concentrations for different uses. No.2 and No.3 both work to repair broken disulfide bonds within the hair without chemical services working against them. You will still shampoo and condition immediately after. 

·         2.  Leave on No.2 for 10-20 minutes or use as a cutting lotion then rinse, shampoo and condition. 

·         3. Use of Olaplex No.3 does not require the use of No.1 and No.2. No.1, No.2 and No.3 all share the same active ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, in different forms and concentrations for different uses. If a client has compromised hair and is unable to get a treatment due to time constraints, go home with No.3 to start the repair process. 

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