People throughout the Treasure Valley rely on their Boise hair salon to make their hair look and feel great. However, while we do everything in our power to make your hair look perfect, it doesn’t go very far if you don’t take care of your hair at home.
Even more, growing out your hair is a lot like getting your body in shape. It takes time, patience, consistency, and a wide variety of other factors. Just like working out, it’s impossible to lose 10 pounds in one day. The same goes when growing out your hair. You can’t expect to grow 10 inches overnight after one deep conditioning treatment. That’s why unDONE would like to provide you with the following tips everyone can do to keep their hair healthy and beautiful.
Turn The Heat Down
Less is more when it comes to styling your hair with hot tools. Since heat is actually your hair’s worst enemy, the less you curl or flat iron the better. Doing so will prevent brittle ends that tend to break off. By reducing the amount of heat you apply to your hair, you’ll still achieve the results you want without all the damage.
We say it all the time, wash your hair as little as possible. Not only can overwashing dry out your hair, but it can also strip it of natural oils that help it grow. Keep in mind that the more you wash your hair, the more you have to style it. If you feel you have to wash your hair due to an oily scalp, it’s important to invest in a good dry shampoo to help you maintain your look between washes. An oily scalp can also be a result of overcompensation from too much washing. Save yourself some time, energy, and expensive shampoo by washing your hair every other day.
Be Healthy From The Inside Out
While you can take special vitamins to help boost your hair growth, they can get also get expensive over time. Instead, it’s important to eat healthy and maintain a proper diet full of fruits, veggies, clean protein, and good carbohydrates. It’s also important to stay hydrated and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Doing so will keep you healthy on the inside which will be reflected on the outside through your hair, skin, and nails.
We already talked about reducing the amount of heat you apply to your hair. The same goes with tying back your hair. If you wear ponytails on a regular basis, you are actually stretching your hair while pushing your hair cuticles in the opposite direction, making it more prone to breakage. Even more, wearing hats, headbands, or clip in hair extensions can actually prohibit hair growth. If you must tie your hair back, try a low braid instead of a tight ponytail to give your locks a break and keep strands off your face.
We know it’s not what you want to hear when you’re trying to grow out your hair but it’s important to cut off split ends. This will allow it to grow long and healthy over time. While trimming your hair doesn’t make it grow any faster (an old wives tale), it does prevent it from breaking off.
First and foremost, NEVER color your own hair. Boise hair salon stylists are trained professionals who formulate combinations of color pigments and chemicals for the best results possible without all the damage. If you buy an over the counter box dye at the grocery store, it is formulated to work the same for everyone no matter your hair type or texture. In fact, box dye has the highest amount of chemicals and peroxide to cover all bases. 99% of the time this causes unwanted chemical damage and uneven color results because it’s too strong for your hair. While you may think you’re saving money with box dye, it may end up costing you more money in the long run trying to correct it while putting your locks in jeopardy in the process.
Use Salon-Grade Products
The products you use at home really makes a difference when it comes the health and look of your hair. By using the salon-grade products your Boise hair salon stylist recommends, you’ll be caring for your hair in the best way possible. While professional products may seem more expensive at first, you’ll actually use less to maintain your hair thus saving you money in the long run.
Don’t push your hair to be something it’s not if you aren’t willing to risk a little damage in the process. For example, if you have naturally dark hair and want to go platinum blonde, you will compromise the integrity of your hair. While we aren’t telling you not to do it (we are all about being creative and feeling great about your look), we just want you to understand what the consequence can be when you take your hair from one extreme to another.
At unDONE Salon, we are here to help keep your hair strong, healthy and beautiful. Our Boise hair salon stylists are experienced and eager to work with you and help you avoid breakage while growing it out to the length you want to achieve.