The Essential Hair Care Q&A
Stylists are always recommending products to help protect our hair but there's more to it than just spritzing some product in. Our hair needs constant maintenance especially during the summer months when the weather is dryer and we're dipping into chlorine-filled pools to cool-off. We want our hair to be hydrated, shiny, and healthy no matter what we're doing or what the weather has in store for us so it's essential to know the Do's and Dont's of hair care.
Q: How often should I wash my hair?
A: Most hair specialists agree that you should only be washing your hair 1-2 times a week if you can get away with it. According to Luxy Hair, the less you wash your hair, the more time you give your hair to train itself to adapt to less washing. The more you wash your hair, the more you wash out the essential oils that your hair produces and needs.
When in doubt, dry shampoo it out. The dry shampoo absorbs dirt, product, and excess sebum in your hair. The key is to not over wash or over product your hair and by using dry shampoo, you are training your hair to go longer without washing.
Q: How often should I use heat on my hair?
A: StyleCaster states that you should use a hot tool only 1-2 times a week to avoid breaking or drying out your hair. Using excess heat on your hair can cause split ends and will rapidly dry out your hair. Always use heat protection before styling!
Q: What is the best way to maintain my blowout?
A: Bustle lent us some tips about how to get the most out of your blowout. Avoid touching your hair or using product on your hair the first day of your blowout. At night, throw your hair up in a loose bun or ponytail while you sleep. Make sure to use a shower cap when showering and use a bit of dry shampoo before stepping out on the town.
Q: What is the best way to maintain healthy hair?
A: Allure Magazine states that the best way to maintain your gorgeous locks is to only wash your hair when you need to and embrace dry shampoo! If you’ve dyed your hair or use heat frequently, look for a shampoo that specializes in repairing damage and don’t forget to condition. Conditioner doesn’t just smooth out hair but it coats your hair before you use any heat on it!