Adele Hendricks, hair stylist at Spoilt Hair & Beauty, shares the below expert advice and tips:
Home hair care has always been a controversial topic within salons. Top advice would be, let the professionals handle it; it’s what we love to do. But with today's’ society being what it is, we understand sometimes a girls got to do what a girls got to do. So for all those “home care fundi’s” out there, here are some top tips to keep you looking your best:
- Never attempt to highlight your hair at home. Never. Ever!
- If it’s time to refresh your dark colour I would suggest the use of a colour shampoo at home. They are fairly safe and help disguise any telltale signs of fading.
- Never attempt to change your hair colour from dark to light while at home. There are too many logistics involved to complete this process and will definitely require expert advice. In the same breath, going from light to dark is fine. Don’t’s include dark to light, dark to red, red to blonde, these are all no no’s.
- You cannot use baby oil as a styling aid! Don’t do it!
- It is key to remember that shop bought shampoo and those used in the salon are two very different products. When needing to buy shampoo for home care be sure to purchase a good quality shampoo based on salon advice on your current hair state. Self-diagnosis is trouble in the making especially if you have colour or highlighted hair.
- Shampoo red coloured hair under cooler water as it keeps the colour fresh and vibrant.
- After a red colour treatment in the salon, make sure to sleep on a towel as the heat from your scalp combined with your fresh colour will cause staining on your pillow sheet.
- Do not attempt to cut your own hair or allow a friend to cut your hair, especially not with a pair of kitchen scissors. Ladies, we can tell!
- Do not highlight relaxed hair. Just don’t.
- Do not perm highlighted hair. It will melt. Promise.
- Do not attempt to bleach hair that was treated with henna, it will melt.
- Always apply a heat protection product, even the “harmless” Sunday sun can be considered a major heat source.
Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!