We can all relate to the feeling of leaving the salon, feeling like a million bucks, and then having our normal dry, oily, flat, unruly hair return in just a few days. Before you go about straining your bank account with weekly visits to your hairdresser and the most expensive hair products known to man, know that there may be a more sustainable approach to maintaining luscious, healthy hair.
Not sure what that might look like? You’re in luck! In today’s blog post, we at Jon Somes are going to look at some simple tips and tricks that can improve the health and appearance of your hair. If you are looking for some of the finest hair products on the market, including nourishing moisturizer, light conditioners, and hydrating shampoos, head over to the Jon Somes hair store.
Start with the scalp
Good hair health begins at the scalp. If your scalp is riddled with buildup and flakes from dead skin and dry shampoo and other styling products, this can affect your hair and the way hair products work in your hair. If you are unsure about your scalp health, try using a shampoo that is crafted to eliminate flakes and build up and see how this changes the overall appearance of your hair.
Protect from heat
If you have recently been punishing your hair with heat – whether it be heat styling or simply drying – try stepping away from the heat for a while. If you haven’t recently experimented with other styles, use this as an opportunity to try out styling and accessories that make your hair look polished without requiring extreme and damaging heat.
Take a cold shower
While we are on the subject of heat and how it affects your hair, we should mention the potential damage caused by hot water. When it comes to boosting hair shine and retaining color, the hot water is not your friend. Showering and washing your hair with hot water will fade your hair quicker than cooler water will. While it can be hard to endure the pain of a cold shower, it can do wonders for your hair, especially for those who have thick or wiry hair.
Experiment with your hair
There is an endless number of DIY hair care treatments. While we can’t weigh in on the merits of all of them, we can say that some of these work. It all depends on your hair and how it responds. From coconut oil to eggs to honey to avocado to yogurt, there are many methods out there and we encourage you to experiment with them.
Try out different diets
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the food we eat directly impacts our health and appearance, including the look and health of our hair. Hair is made of a protein called keratin. To ensure that your body is producing enough of this protein, it is necessary for you to eat enough protein. However, not all proteins are the same. Concerning the production of keratin, eating proteins like lean meats and fatty fish are ideal. Additionally, other nutrients like Omega 3 fats, monounsaturated fats, iron, and zinc are all reported to be integral to the health of your hair. If you have never taken the time to observe the impacts your diet has on your hair, spend a month adhering to the Mediterranean style diet and see if you notice any changes in your hair.
Towel off with something soft
As a rule, friction isn’t good for your hair. It’s especially not good when the object causing the friction is hard and rough. For this reasons, many hair experts suggest that instead of drying of your hair with a standard terry-cloth towel, try drying your hair with something soft like a cotton T-shirt. This can keep you from roughing up your hair cuticles, which can be especially beneficial for someone who has highly colored hair.
Make regular appointments
Leading into this post, we talked about how these tips can keep you from feeling like you need to go to the hairstylist every day. While this is true, this is not to say that you should completely avoid the hairdresser. In fact, to keep your hair in tip-top shape it is recommended that you make regular appointments with your stylist. He or she, for example, can improve your hair health and appearance by removing split ends, which can never be repaired otherwise.
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Jon Somes is proud to offer a wide variety of luxurious hair products. Our goal is to help all individuals achieve a younger, more vibrant look, and all of our beauty products are designed with this goal in mind. Our professional hair products include moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, leave-in treatments, and more. Shop Jon Some hair products today!