Basic hair care and styling tips

Here are just some simple hair tips 😉

Basic hair tips

 

  1. Make sure when using shampoo  to not over do it, a small coin sized amount in your hand can often times be enough. Don’t wash your hair more than every 2-3 days. This helps your hair regulate it’s own natural oil production, keeping it nourished naturally. 😉
  2. Use a good hairbrush, this is very important because you don’t want to be damaging your hair with a bad one. Brushes like this one and this one are very gentle, and therefore, good for your hair.  These ones (or similar) could probably be found at most shops with hair supplies.
  3. Plaiting or braiding your hair before going to bed will prevent a lot of damage as you sleep. Plus, your hair is much more manageable when you wake up in the morning. If you can, using a scrunchie like this one:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey’re meant to be much better to sleep on than a normal hair tie, which is more prone to damaging your hair as you sleep.
  4. Another big tip would be to never use hair products with SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) or SLS (sodium laureth sulfate.) While there are many more ingredients that should be avoided, these are two of the most damaging for your hair (not to mention unhealthy for you.) So try to use natural and organic hair products when possible.
  5. One great hair product is argan oil.  It can be a bit more on the expensive side, but getting a good one is really worth it because it should last a long time. Just apply a few drops to the ends of your hair to keep them looking healthy. Coconut oil is also extremely effective for taming frizz and nourishing dry ends. 😉
  6. When you wear any type of ponytail, do NOT take it out by yanking the rubber band through your hair.  Instead, try to gently unloop it until it slides out.  This simple change will prevent LOTS of unnecessary damage to your hair.
  7. Here is a great book on hair care; especially if your hair is curly:

Hairstyling tip:

    1. One of the biggest tips is to have a hand mirror to use along with a larger mirror (a bathroom mirror for example) in order to see the back of your hair while you are braiding/styling. Try positioning it in a spot so you won’t need to keep holding it up to see what your hair is looking like.  This helps so much! Use something like this one: 

 

Let us know if these tips were helpful!

~Clare & Emma

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