Q: Dear Hair Trauma,
I Love Going To The Salon, But I’m Looking To Do My Hair More To Pinch Some Pennies. What Are Some Tips For Maintaining My Hair In Between Salon Visits?
A: First and foremost, pay attention to what your stylist uses and does to your hair when you are at the salon.
Start by finding shampoos and conditioners that work for your hair. It wouldn’t hurt to ask your stylist for suggestions and possibly cheaper alternatives to professional products they may use at your salon.
When it comes to detangling hair, be sure to always use a wide tooth comb. Be gentle and start combing from the ends working your way up to your roots to avoid unnecessary breakage. Parting your hair into sections makes this process easier as well.
When blow drying and/or flat ironing hair, a heat protectant is an absolute must. If your hair is colored or relaxed use the lowest heat setting possible, natural girls can bear a little more heat.
Keep hair moisturized daily with a creme moisturizer followed by an oil sealant. Don’t use black gels or holding sprays with alcohol. Anything that may dry out your hair must be avoided.
Try low maintenance styles like ponytails and buns secured by anything other than rubber bands, which aid in the breakage of your hair.
Lastly tie down your hair at night with a satin scarf.
By following these tips your hair should stay healthy and your stylist will be impressed by your effort to upkeep, making their job a little easier.
– Natelege Whaley