We all want that healthy, shiny hair that looks like it has been perfected by a salon professional on a daily basis, but what are the best ways to achieve that look without a bi-weekly blow-dry or trip to the salon? There are a few simple things we can all do to help keep our tresses looking gorgeous and it all comes down to knowing which products to use for your hair type and how and when to use them. At Wiselmann Salon, we stock a wide range of premium Kerastase hair products that will have your hair looking healthy, hydrated and Hollywood-worthy every day of the week. Here’s our tips for achieving your best hair yet.
Use the Right Shampoo for Your Hair Type
With hundreds of shampoos on the market all promising different things it can be a difficult task finding the shampoo that best suits your needs. The choices seem endless but the most suitable shampoo for you is adapted to your hair type and contains the ingredients your hair needs. Knowing your hair type is the key to finding a product that will leave you with vibrant, happy locks.
For fine hair, a volumising shampoo containing structure-enhancing additives such as protein and polymers will make it appear stronger. For dry and damaged hair extra moisture is what you need. Shampoos with conditioning ingredients like oils or shea butter are an ideal choice. There are specifically designed shampoos for grey hair which restore vibrancy, these usually contain a blue-violet pigment to neutralise the yellowish tinge. For sensitive scalps choose gentle shampoo with conditioning additives and aloe vera to soothe the scalp. You will be sure to find the perfect shampoo for your hair type in our range of Kerastase hair products. Consult with one of our stylists for expert advice.
Condition the Right Way
A good conditioner is also crucial when it comes to any hair type but particularly thick, curly tresses. Highly textured hair needs a deep condition, using a conditioner that will add moisture and strength (protein) back into your locks. Formulated to seal in the moisture content in the hair shaft, conditioners are not meant for the scalp so start conditioning about 2 inches away from your scalp. To make sure your hair really absorbs the conditioner, towel-dry hair after shampooing. Excess water will mean the conditioner won’t be able to penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture to keep hair looking healthy and shiny.
Regularly Use an Overnight Treatment or Mask
Using a shampoo and conditioner just isn’t enough to give you great hair. Treatments and masks provide extra hydration and more protection from the elements. Incorporating regular treatments is a great way to ensure healthy and nourished hair. Hair treatments either coat the hair to strengthen and protect the hair cuticles, or they penetrate the cuticle to provide nourishment and hydration. With a higher concentration of nutrients than shampoo and regular conditioner, treatments will provide all the benefits for maximum results. Masks are particularly beneficial for those with coloured hair as they provide much-needed moisture to repair damaged hair after colouring, and they can also help preserve hair colour so it stays vivid and bright.
Avoid Heat Styling as Much as Possible
Try to avoid using heat on your hair on a daily basis and restrict blow waving and other hot tools to once weekly. Heat strips the moisture content from your hair making it dry and frizzy and when overused, it can also burn your hair. If you absolutely have to use hot tools (blow dryers, curling irons, wands, flat irons, hot rollers), always use a heat protectant product. Even if you’re not heat-styling your hair, you should comb through a protective product from a trusted brand like Kerastase, it can reduce frizz, dryness, and split ends, and even protect your colour.
Limit Time in the Sun
We all know the damage that sunlight can do to our skin, but our hair can suffer just as much. Sun can cause dry and brittle hair and lead to dull, frizzy unmanageable locks. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, prevent sun damage by applying a leave-in conditioner every second day. If you’re headed to the beach, spritz a generous application of heat protectant with SPF onto damp hair before hitting the sand and sea, followed by a reapplication after swims — just like you would do for your skin!
If you are looking for the ultimate products to keep your hair looking its best, you can’t go past Kerastase hair products. Kérastase is known for its iconic haircare products and professional rituals which offer tailored solutions for the sublime transformation of hair. At Wieselmann Salon we are proud to be stockists of this trusted, innovative and world class brand, so visit us today for all your Kerastase hair product needs. Our expert colourists and stylists can offer professional advice on the best products for your individual hair type.