How to Maintain Healthy Hair

11/17/2020
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Healthy Hair Tips

Get Locks to Love

Whether you have short, long, thick or thin hair, having the right care regimen can provide the beautiful, healthy hair you deserve. Diet, products, washing habits and even the right styling tools can all play a part in maintaining a healthy set of locks. Learn some helpful tips on getting and maintaining healthy hair from the experts at Signature Salon & Spa.

Get Trims Regularly

Having your hair trimmed by a professional hair stylist has many benefits. Regular hair trimming actually helps the hair to grow since it removes the damaged hair and split ends, promoting further hair growth from the roots. Trimming your ends will make your hair softer and more flexible, thereby preventing further breakage.

Short hair should be trimmed every 4 to 6 weeks and medium to long hair should be trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks. Try scheduling your next haircut appointment in advance following each salon visit. This way, you won’t have to try remember when to schedule your next appointment or find yourself forgetting all together.  

Condition. Condition. Condition. 

Hair conditioning has a plethora of benefits and should be done every time you wash your hair. To have the shiny and silky hair you’ve always dreamed of, be sure to incorporate the right conditioner into your regimen. To find the right conditioner, be sure it meets all your hair’s needs.

Benefits of hair conditioner:

  • Prevents tangles
  • Adds shine
  • Moisturizes
  • Smooths hair
  • Promotes elasticity
  • Protects damage to hair cuticles

If you have extremely damaged or dry hair, we recommend trying a conditioning treatment. Signature Salon & Spa’s conditioning treatments can be custom blended to achieve the results your hair needs. Check out our selection of conditioning treatments available at our salon and schedule your appointment today!

Diet

Your diet is probably one of the most effective and important ways in keeping your hair healthy, but is oftentimes overlooked as being linked. Vitamins, protein and iron are essential for hair growth and providing the “healthy glow” we all yearn for. Iron-rich foods like fish and beans along with protein-rich sources like milk and lentils should all be included in your daily diet.

While we all know water is essential for our bodies, it’s just as essential for our hair. Keeping yourself hydrated means healthy skin, nails, and hair!

Style Cautiously

If you style your hair every single day, it’s important to do so with caution to prevent further damage to your hair.

How to style your hair safely:

  • Healthy Hair Styling TipsUse a heat protectant spray to prevent frizz, flyaways, split ends, and breakage
  • Choose the right styling tools like an ionic blow dryer, ceramic iron, or keratin-infused iron
  • Use a lower temperature on your iron, less than 400°
  • When blow drying, point nozzle down for a more diffused heat and finish blow drying with cooler air 

Rethink the Way You Wash 

Over the years, there has been controversy about the negative effects of washing our hair every day. It’s had many women (and men) questioning how often they should be

washing their hair. Industry experts say less is more. Over-washing can be damaging for your hair, especially if it is colored, chemically-treated, or extremely dry. When you wash your hair every day it strips away the natural oils and proteins you need to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Limiting hair washing to around three times a week (depending on hair type) can help maintain the natural oils your hair needs to grow and stay strong and lustrous.

Show Your Scalp Some Love

Having healthy hair means a lot more than just giving your strands some love. While conditioning treatments, hair oils, and avoiding excessive heat are all important, it's crucial to make sure your scalp is healthy as well.

One way to enhance your hair-care routine is by exfoliating your scalp, which can be helpful in removing product buildup and be beneficial for those with a dry scalp. There are indeed a few things to consider when it comes to exfoliating. Remember to be gentle to avoid breaking the hair follicle, and only exfoliate once a week: too much scrubbing can strip your scalp’s skin of its natural oils and cause aggravation to the scalp.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the health of your hair, contact Signature Salon & Spa today to schedule a consultation.