Many of us like the start to the New Year with our fair share of well-meaning resolutions. The trick is not overwhelming yourself with big goals that take a lot of commitment and work. Instead, why not start small and make it a New Year resolution to take time for self-care – with one of those self-care goals being an easy-to-follow routine for healthier, shinier, more manageable hair.
Often during the winter, our hair can become dry, brittle, and dull-looking. At Special FX Salon, we’ve put together some realistic resolutions to keep your hair nourished, healthy, and fabulous-looking in 2022.
A nutritious diet leads to healthy hair. If you’re a junk food junkie, your skin and hair will show it. Simple changes like adding healthful snacks, eating out less, and preparing well-balanced meals can keep your hair healthier. This is because when your body lacks vital nutrients like protein, iron, and vitamins, your body will take those key nutrients from your nails, skin, and hair and transfer them to your essential organs in your body. Eat those vitamins and minerals for shinier, softer hair.
Adjust your hair products to the season. You may have your tried-and-true favorite shampoo and conditioner, but did you know that what you use for the summer isn’t what you should be using in the winter? Dry winter months tend to sap moisture from your hair so you should use a deeply hydrating shampoo & conditioner such as Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner to add nourishment and moisture back into your hair when it needs it most. These types of deep hydrating products may tend to weigh down your hair in the summer. Your Special FX stylist can recommend the best hair care products for you.
Au natural is the way to go. When you can, leave your hair down, take a break from heat styling, and just let it be. It’s good to give it a break sometimes from chemical processing, styling tools, and hair products. One option is to choose a day where you wash, condition, and let your hair air-dry and go natural without heat and heavy hair products.
Keep your hands to yourself. Constantly putting your hair into tight pony, constant brushing, combing when wet, and pulling at your hair can traumatize the hair, causing hair to thin and even break.
Use a weekly deep conditioner. You can provide extra nourishment and hydration to your hair simply by setting some time aside once a week and using a product like Redken’s Extreme Mask to fortify your hair, restore its strength, balance pH levels, and add smoothness to dry, damaged hair. Not only will you be keeping your hair healthy between salon visits, but you will love the way your hair feels.
Visit the salon routinely. Getting into the habit of visiting your stylist regularly for hair trims will minimize breakage, stop split ends, and will allow your stylist to address any concerns you have before they turn into problems. Another advantage of coming into the salon every 4-6 weeks is for deep conditioning treatments that will encourage supple, healthy hair. While an at-home deep conditioning mask is great, sometimes your hair needs extra TLC.
Drink water daily. We all know about drinking plenty of water each day, but it does take a toll on your hair when you don’t. Staying hydrated doesn’t allow your body to steal moisture from your hair and skin, keeping your hair shaft nourished so you will have less damage to your hair. So, drink your water every day for your mental wellbeing and energy, but to also keep your hair soft, shiny, and manageable.
Our hair experts at Special FX Salon & Day Spa are ready for all your hair needs. Buy our gift cards online, where you can print them out to present to your loved ones, or you have them emailed to them instantly! We are located at 1711 Branham Lane in San Jose, an easy drive for surrounding communities including Saratoga, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Morgan Hill for all your hair care needs. You can reach us for an appointment at 408-264-4505, or reserve your appointment online.
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