Since we've moved into our new salon space and we've been waiting for like what seems forever; we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to start our blog page with the hopes of also helping out clients with at home hair care.
What better way to start with a WASH DAY POST!
We're going to start off with a protein treatment. (Skip if you've recently done this in the past 2-3 months)
I've realized when talking to a lot of our clients, that one of the treatments that they have never done or haven't done in a while is a protein treatment. Protein treatments can help with a number of issues you may be seeing in your hair. Some of those issues are:
Your hair is highly porous.
Your hair seems limp and stringy
When you stretch a strand of your hair and it doesn't curl back to its natural state - just kind of stays straight
You've recently colored your hair
Your hair has been shedding more than usual
Your hair feels dry even after conditioning masks snd steam.
Here is one of the best at home protein treatments I love to suggest to our clients:
You'll want to get this and start your wash day by applying this to all of you hair. I like to use a spray bottle as the protein solution is of a liquid consistency. Once you spray the solution throughout your hair, you'll want to comb through each section to ensure that the product has distributed through your hair they way its intended to. But do it quick! This WILL make your hair very hard. Finish by following the listed directions on the bottle.
The next steps is to actually wash your hair like you normally would. But before you get into that, here is our steps we like to follow at the salon (Check out the link below to see our favorite products to follow this guide):
Start with a clarifying shampoo- a lot of times this shampoo may feel like it is stripping your hair, but this is what it is meant to do. Never use a clarifying shampoo if you are not going to also do a deep conditioning treatment.
Next, follow up with a moisturizing or hydrating shampoo. Typically you'll want to use a hydrating shampoo if your hair is on the finer and or delicate side. Use a moisturizing shampoo if your hair is more coarse and/or thick in diameter.
After your shampoo, it's always best to use that same line of conditioner its coupled with. At the shop, we like to use this conditioner as a co-wash while you use a scalp massager.
Rinse your conditioner out and grab your favorite conditioning mask. Masks are typically thicker in consistency and also have a higher percentage of active ingredients. If you have a hair steamer you can grab that out and use your at home steamer with your mask.
If you don't have a steamer, no need to worry, you can use a few other things. A overhead hair dryer is great. You should take a hand towel, soak it in water and put it over your hair then cover it with a plastic cap. Either sit under the dryer for about 20 min or use a microwaveable heating cap.
Once you've finished your mask, be sure to rinse with room temp to cool water. This will help to seal all that goodness you've just worked so hard to put into your hair strands.
Last step depends on what style you'll be rocking. If you're doing this before coming into see us, be sure to use a tiny amount of a heat protectant and blow out your hair.
if doing a non heat style, use a leave in and whatever styling product is needed for your hair and style of choice.
if coming into the salon but you don't have a hair dryer, you may gentoy detangle and give yoursef 4-6 twist or braids. Bantu knots work just a well!
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Hope you all enjoyed this first blog entry. Let us know if this helps and anything else you'd like to see here in the future.