Sleek and shiny hair is sexy. Curly, straight, wavy, thick or thin hair can be sleek and shiny. The secrets to healthy looking and manageable hair isn’t rocket science. It is a mixture of proper hair and scalp care, a great cut, and the best quality styling and hair care products you can afford. Even if your hair is frizzy and a challenge, you can have great looking hair with a few tips and secrets from beauty professionals.
First get a great cut. Go to a stylist who is experienced and can help you find a cut that will look great on you. She needs to take into consideration your face shape, hair type and texture, hair thickness, and how much time you’re willing to spend on your hair each day. It’s a waste of money to choose a cut and style that takes more time than you can afford to spend each morning. Be honest with your stylist about your lifestyle and commitment to styling your hair. Even a wash and go style looks great if your hair is healthy and cut correctly.
The second secret is to take care of your hair. Don’t use very hot water when you wash it. This strips the moisture out of your hair and scalp. Very hot water can also make your hair color fade quickly if you get your hair colored in the salon. Only use tepid water and use a gentle motion when you shampoo your hair. Never use your fingernails when you wash your hair, only your finger tips. Your fingernails can make scratches on your scalp that can get infected and irritate your scalp. Pat your hair dry with a cotton towel, don’t rub it. This prevent tangles and roughing up the cuticle layer. Never brush wet hair, only use a large tooth comb to prevent breakage and damage. Be gentle with your hair as you blow dry it. Don’t tug or pull on your hair. Once your hair is dry, use a natural bristle brush to help spread the natural oils and smooth your hair’s cuticle.
The third secret is to use professional products. These have no sulfates to strip your hair of its natural oils and pull the color out of the hair shaft. Many of them contain natural vitamins and oils to nourish your hair. One of the best products you can use contain Argan oil. Argan oil is one a natural oil from the Argan tree found only in Morocco. The nuts from the tree are ground and pressed to extract the oil which is used in cosmetics and hair care products. Argan oil rebuilds, restores and protects your hair. It is absorbed completely and does not leave your hair feeling greasy. You can find styling products, anti-frizz products, shampoos and conditioners, and even skin care products with Argan oil as a key ingredient. It provides your hair with essential fatty acids and rebuilds your hair from within.
Ask your stylist for tips on how to have sleek and shiny hair. She is your best resource for information and education to keep your hair looking sexy and healthy.