Don't you love it when you feel as if your hair looks so good, you might've just stepped out of a shampoo commercial?
Shiny, healthy hair can be reality. Learn how to shine with these 10 simple tips from one of our resident hair experts.
The best part? None of them require a trip to the salon!
1. Say yes to hair serum.
Shine serums are available that have been specially formulated to give frizzy or unruly hair a sleek sheen. Find some great options at your local drugstore, beauty supply store, or hair salon. These products moisturize your hair with a light concentration of oils or silicone. Start with a pea-sized amount applied at the bottom of your hair and work your way up, rubbing it into wet hair with your hands. It's important not to use too much serum, because it can weigh hair down, but if you feel you need more moisture, go ahead and add a bit more.
2. Use a leave-in conditioner.
Regular conditioners are great, but if you really want to pump up the shine, adding a leave-in conditioner to your routine. These come in both spray-on and lotion forms. Apply them the same way you do shine serum (see tip No. 1).
3. Wash with cool water.
Beware of hot water! It can dry out your hair and leave it dull. Instead, after shampooing and conditioning, rinse with cool water. It closes the cuticle, And that allows light to reflect off the hair, producing lots of shine.
4. Be smart about blow-drying.
As you're blow-drying your hair, direct the dryer's nozzle down the hair shafts as you hold each section of hair with a round brush. Finish by pressing the "cool" button on your hair dryer - the cool air produces a reflective effect similar to that of a cool-water rinse after shampooing.
5. Spray on the shine.
When your hair is dry, finish your look with a spray-on shine product. Whether it comes in a pump bottle or aerosol can, a shine spray can be misted onto dry hair - no matter what texture it is - to give it an extra glistening effect.
6. Switch to a silicone flatiron.
A flatiron can help straighten hair, which usually looks shinier than wavy hair. But avoid overusing a flatiron - all that heat-styling can be drying! A new type of flatiron made with silicone built into the plates rather than the typical ceramic or metal. The heated silicone glides right over the hair and straightens it in one pass. I've found that silicone cuts the straightening time in half, which means less damage.
7. Get a glossing treatment.
If you really want to get your shine on, consider having a professional glossing treatment. These are often performed after a hair-coloring treatment, but you can get one without the dye job. It's designed to give you richer hair color with more depth, but it doesn't actually have any pigment to it. A glossing is usually temporary, lasting about four to six shampoos.
8. Hydrate your body.
Drinking plenty of water will ensure that your hair is properly moisturized from the inside out. About eight glasses a day is ideal. Keep a bottle by your side and sip from it often!
9. Eat nutritious foods.
Get your daily recommended allowances of vitamins A and E for shiny, healthy hair. Also, be sure you're eating plenty of protein, which promotes hair growth. Eggs and nuts are excellent sources of protein.
10. Avoid harsh chemicals.
Shiny hair is healthy hair - so don't abuse it! Limit your hair's exposure to harsh chemicals, like the chlorine in pools, and lye-based hair-relaxing creams. Use heat-styling as infrequently as you can get away with, and avoid products that contain alcohol, which can dry out your hair and strip its shine.
KEEP YOUR HAIR SHINY & HEALTY
Tips to keep your Hair Coloring Results Lasting Longer and Looking Healthier.
Posted on August 14, 2014 by Nicole Boyce
Today over 75% of women are having their hair colored with a large growing percentage of men joining the ranks. I am frequently questioned how can you get hair color salon results to last longer? The answer to this is easily addressed by following a few logical steps.
1. A Deep Conditioning treatment immediately following your color service will help to seal in your color.
This one tip will allow your coloring results to last weeks longer.
2. Select products that specifically say they are sulfate free. It is a proven fact that regular shampoos will strip the color from your hair much quicker than Sulfate Free shampoos. Preferably, use a sulfate free product which is specifically designed to hold color.
3. Washing with hot water fades colored hair so wash and rinse with cool to lukewarm water in lieu of hot water.
4. Avoid hair products (hairspray, mousse, gels) that contain alcohol.
5. Municipal water, unlike well water, contains chlorine and other minerals which can dry out hair. A possible solution for this can be resolved by easilty installing an approximately $60.00 valued device in line with your shower head. This device removes over 99 % of all chlorine, and other minerals responsible for drying or dulling your hair color results.
The following URLs point to the Sprite type filters http://www.spritewater.com/All_In_One.htm or universal systems http://www.spritewater.com/universal_filters.htm. Some variety of these products can be obtained from your local Home Depot, or Lowes.
6. Once a week, use a deep-treatment mask in place of your regular conditioner to really seal the outer layer of the hair cuticle. This will help lock in your color.
Try these tips and you’ll be surprised how shiny, healhy looking and longer your color will last between salon visits.
Damaged Hair Restoration and Repair
It is surprising to see how many new clients are consulting us for damaged hair related problems like accelerated hair loss, dry hair, brittle or breaking hair. Aside from health related or hereditary issues, the majority of these problems are contributed to careless habits like some of the following:
Coloring hair too frequently
Excessive heating of hair
Combining heat while chemically coloring hair
Washing your hair too frequently or not enough
Using inferior hair products
Unhealthy styling practices
These are just some examples in which you could be unkowingly stressing your hair. By combining our quality products, treatments, with our guidlines and procedures, Salon Edge will have your hair on a quick road to recovery. Stop on by, or give us a call (732) 536-4442 and one our extremely knowledgeable stylists will give you a complimentary full hair analysis. We take the health of your hair seriously!
We carry the complete Evo line of Organic products. They are designed to be gentle yet effective.
We were especially awed by Evo Shampoo & Conditioner line which is very popular in finer Salons. The shampoo product generally costs a few dollars more in price than other shampoos, but actually is more economical because you use much less shampoo per wash than the other shampoos.
Other benefits you will experience with the our Organic products are:
1. Hair color will last significantly longer
2. Itchy scalp, dandruff, and other irritations of the scalp will cease to occur.
3. Hair luster will increase dramatically
We are very confident that once you try our Organic product line you will never look back at the other shampoos, and product lines. Stop on by and experience , and ENJOY it for yourself!