Common hair issues and how to fix them
Whether you’ve spent too much time with your flat iron, too much money bleaching, or you shampoo more than necessary, hair has a unique way of telling us when something is not right. Every head comes with its own unique set of problems, but no matter what the issue, the ultimate goal is healthy hair. We’ve spent an increased amount of time during lockdown testing different hair remedies and are sharing our tips on how you can fix the most common hair concerns. Pantene commercial-worthy hair is just around the corner!
Unfortunately, thin hair is something you’re born with. While it’s not always ideal, its worst offence is probably falling flat by lunchtime. This concern is one of the most difficult to treat because it comes down to genetics, but there are ways you can improve the appearance through styling tricks and serums. One of the best hair thickening serums we’ve come across is The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density. The reviews speak for themselves for this product, as most if not all claim they’ve noticed more hair growth within a few weeks! You simply massage a few drops into your scalp before bed and let is absorb. The consistency is quite watery, so it doesn’t make your hair look greasy the next day. If you’re looking for a short-term fix and want your hair to look more voluminous, embrace volumizing mouse and volume-enhancing shampoo/conditioners!
With salons being closed in Toronto for months now, we are definitely dying to get a haircut. Of course, to take care of split ends the best option is a trim. We have a blog covering how you can give yourself an at-home trim! If you don't trust yourself with scissors, we don't blame you, and there are other remedies! Be sure to steer clear of heat, as hot tools can make split ends worse. If you do have to use heat, always use a heat protectant! Split ends are more likely to occur along dry hair, so you should also consider massaging oil into your ends for nourishment. The bonus here is that the use of an oil can minimize the appearance of split ends. We love the Rahua hair oil and apply it after showering or to dry hair when we feel it needs some extra moisture. Also be sure to avoid over-brushing your hair. If your hair is prone to tangles, be sure to use a detangling spray and work through your strands gently. Tugging at your hair can make things worse!
Frizz & flyaways
Frizz happens when the outermost layer of our hair, the cuticle, isn’t completely sealed. This could be caused by several things like dryness, damage, sun exposure, or even a bad blowout. To manage frizz and keep hair looking sleek, the cuticle needs to be sealed. The simplest way to do this is by rinsing your conditioner out with cold water. It took us a while to adjust to this because cold water is not always ideal at the end of a warm shower, but the benefits we’ve noticed outweigh the cons. The next step is to use leave-in products that contain protein, as this helps to strengthen porous cuticles. One of our go-to frizz products is the Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Heat Oil & UV Protectant - it never fails to tame frizz, especially in the summer!
There are many causes for dull looking hair, from chemical or heat damage to the environment and overall dryness. It’s tempting to turn up the heat on your flat iron to get perfect, sleek hair and while this may solve your dull hair issue for a few days, it’ll cause more damage than good. To cure this concern for the long-term, you need commitment, as there’s no quick fix when it comes to hair health. What causes dull-looking hair is a lack of moisture. Choose products that are nourishing, use hair oils and don’t over-dry your hair by washing it too often! Our go to product for sleek hair is the Olaplex bonding oil, as it works to create stronger, healthier strands!
“I just want healthy hair!”
Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work? We all want to make our hair more lustrous, thick and healthy, but it's no easy feat. If you’ve tried the above tips to fix your hair concern but don’t see a difference, one, don’t give up, it takes time! Two, your hair concerns may be deeper rooted than just the products/process you apply to your hair. The health of your hair also depends on what kinds of food you eat, having a balanced diet, your water intake and potentially your vitamin levels. Just like your skin, your hair represents what you put into your body. If you think supplements may be the next step for you, we advise consulting with a doctor or other healthcare professional before you try anything new.
You’ve probably noticed that there are a few key tips that come up again and again when it comes to healthy hair. Our top takeaways from the above include avoiding hot tools when possible and protecting your hair when you do, nourishing your hair with moisturizers appropriate for your hair type, and regular trims! We’re confident that if you can implement and remain diligent with the above, you’ll see noticeable results in no time!