Hair care is an key aspect part of looking and feeling your best at all times, but it can be difficult to figure out which practices may be detrimental to the health of your hair. At Salon CoCo Bond, our team is committed to helping our clients have the healthiest, happiest hair possible, which is why we’ve gathered information on everyday things that affect your hair and how to make sure that your strands stay strong and healthy.
Hair Care: Everyday Things That Affect Your Hair
Being outside in the sun and elements can affect your hair in multiple ways. Consistent or intense sun exposure can cause lighten the tone of your hair, but too much sun can burn your scalp. Additionally, particles from pollution, smog, or pollen in areas with poor air quality can stick to your strands and cause dryness, damage, breakage, or allergic reactions. If you’re going to be outside for long periods, protect your hair by covering it with a sun hat or using a heat protectant before heading outdoors.
How You Wash Your Hair
Washing your hair is an important step in any hair care routine, but how you wash your hair can actually make a difference, too. One of the most common methods of hair washing at home is ‘the beehive’ — piling all your hair on top and scrubbing. While this can be effective, it also can lead to a lot of breakage. Instead, split your shampoo between your two hands and apply to your roots directly. Scrub gently, using circular motions down both sides of your head, then from your forehead to the back of your neck. If your mid-shafts and ends are particularly dirty or greasy, apply a small amount of shampoo to your hands and gently massage into the ends. This method helps to prevent breakage and drying while getting your hair and scalp clean.
Styling Your Hair
Styling your hair in certain ways can either help or hurt the health of your hair. After a wash, it’s important to be careful with styling as too much heat or pulling during styling can create breakage because your hair is weaker when wet. Additionally, very tight styles like high ponytails can put strain on your scalp, leading to thinning or pulling. Keep your hair healthy during heat styling, too, by always using a heat protectant first!
Visit Salon CoCo Bond to work with one of our passionate and friendly hair stylists! We’ll help you create the styles you love, and bring to life your healthiest, most beautiful hair!