Hopefully you’ve been on the hair care product train with us by now. If not, it’s ok, there’s still time! Hair care is largely influenced by the products you use on your hair. We’re sorry, but it’s just not enough to wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Because our hair is exposed to a lot of external elements, adding moisture and protection through the right hair care products is essential to maintaining hair health. Choosing the perfect combination of hair products is where the real secret sauce is at. With so many product options available, it can be a bit overwhelming so we’re sharing a few of our favorite tips to help you out.
Consider Your Hair Type
Anytime you’re thinking about hair care products the first thing you should always think about is whether or not the formula(s) are suited to work with your hair type. Not all products are created to work with every hair type, so what works for your friends may not work for you. Just like you need to consider the actual formulation in relation to your hair type, you also need to think about the combination or amount of products you’re applying in relation to your hair type. If your hair is very fine, you don’t want to apply too many products and you definitely want to avoid formulas that are heavy and creamy as both of these elements will weigh your hair down. On the flip side, if you have very thick hair you can choose products that are a bit heavier and your hair can typically take more product on than the fine haired ladies.
Establish Any Concerns
After you’ve really considered your hair type here, it’s time to take a look at any hair concerns you have. If you’ve noticed that your hair is very dry, damaged or even oily really establishing any hair concerns you have for your hair’s overall health is going to help you have a better understanding of the products that you need in your routine.
Focus on the Necessities
We get that with so many hair care product options available it’s easy to get into the ‘more is more’ mindset and feel the need to use everything you can get your hands on. The truth is, using TOO many products on your hair isn’t good for anyone, regardless of your hair type. This is where focusing on the necessities comes into play. Once you’ve established your hair type and any hair concerns you have, really taking a look at the products you NEED to use to help any of those concerns is the first place to start. Once you’ve decided on any hair care products your hair needs in order to maintain its health, fill in any necessities you feel your hair needs. Just remember, it’s often best to keep it simple, so strategizing on the must-do’s first, and filling in any gaps is going to help you do that.