If your work involves attending numerous events in a week such as people in the marketing and public relations industry, you may be becoming worried what all those hair sprays and mousses will do to your hair. It’s all about the preparation you take before your hair get styled by a professional. No matter how good a stylist is with your hair, the way you take care of it will contribute to the updo’s success, as well as the overall health of your hair and scalp.
Use luxury hair styling products only when dealing with your hair. You want only the best for your scalp and hair. If you have an extra sensitive scalp, you may have to use only products that are made of organic and natural ingredients.
The best way to know if you’re using the right products for your hair and scalp is to read the labels. Look out for these chemicals: isopropyl alcohol, mineral oil, propylene glycol, chlorine, FD & C colour pigments, diethanolamine, triethanolamine, monoethanolamine, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Avoid using products with these ingredients.
Apply Heat-protectant Products
If you’re someone who just needs to blow-dry, curl, or straighten your hair every single day, never forget to use a heat-protectant spray or mousse. Even if you do this only occasionally, it’s best to have heat-protectant hair products on hand so that you’ll have something to apply on your hair in case you need to apply direct heat. These products also provide additional light hold on your hair.
Brush Your Hair Before Straightening It
Always brush your hair with natural bristles before using a hair straightener on it. Applying the heat directly on unbrushed hair will often make the hair frizzier than straightening it out. Brushing it will also remove any residual mousse or hair spray. Also, you need to use a comb immediately after passing it over with the straightener. The residual heat can damage your hair. Running a comb through your hair will cool it down.
Do Not Wash Your Hair
Try not to wash your hair on the day of the event. If it’s your wedding, for example, wash your hair the day before so that you or anyone who’s going to style your hair will have an easier time styling it. Freshly washed hair is too slippery to get enough grip for the style you want. You can apply dry shampoo on your hair and scalp, so it doesn’t feel itchy.
Remove All Hair Products After the Events
No matter how tired you are, always remove as much hair products as you can before the night ends. Take a shower and wash away the mousse and hair spray residue. Shampoo your hair well to remove any remnants. You might also have to deep-condition your hair to make it smoother and add lustre. Make sure to dry your hair before sleeping over it as sleeping with wet hair can damage the strands.
How you take care of your hair does not only define the success of the updo or hairstyle. It also ensures that you won’t have to deal with scalp problems in the future. Investing in products that aim to protect the health of your hair and scalp and following the tips mentioned above are just some of the things that you can do.