Have you noticed that your hair looks and feels much better after a day at the hair salon? You’re not alone. Between that extra special care from your stylist and receiving luxurious techniques and products, the salon experience is a difficult one to emulate.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t have silky, smooth haircare in the comfort of your own home. By following a few simple steps, you can achieve salon hair with your own routine.
Be Gentle With Brushing
We know how good it feels to have smooth, tangle-free hair. But there are methods that can help you brush safely to reduce damage.
We recommend brushing your hair when wet, if possible, as it causes less breakage and frizziness. When you’re brushing, ensure that you are using a tool that is gentle on hair. We have been loving the BKIND Bamboo Hair Brush as its soft bristles distribute your hair’s natural oils down the hair shaft which results in soft, shiny hair.
Take Time For Regular Treatments
Self-care rituals, anyone? There are so many perks to taking regular time for yourself. Improving your mental health, building confidence, and reducing stress are just a few benefits of incorporating more self-care into your weekly routine.
We adore using Yarok’s Feed Your Moisture Conditioning Masque as a weekly treatment after shampooing in the shower. Better yet, put the hydrating hair mask on the ends of your dry hair as you read a book, warm yourself a tea, or light and candle and relax. This gives the nourishing ingredients ample time to restore strength and vibrancy to your hair. When you’re finished, wash your hair in the shower as usual.
Give Your Scalp a Massage
One of the best parts of a salon trip is the massage at the sink.
During your next shampoo, take 1-2 minutes to give yourself a thorough scalp massage. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated; apply light pressure with your fingers to your entire scalp. Start at the top of your forehead and work your way to the nape of your neck.
Not only does this provide a tranquil sensation to your hair care ritual, but the massaging action stimulates your hair follicles to allow for new growth.
Wear Protective Hairstyles
Without realizing it, many of our go-to hairstyles may be causing damage and weakening our hair. We’ve all seen the pulling and hair loss that can be associated with traditional hair ties.
Don’t fret! You can still wear your hair up. Try choosing gentle accessories that will keep your hair off of your face and neck without breaking it. For a functional and stylish option, we have been using Nat + Noor’s Hair Clips. They’re ultra-sleek and comfortable, too!
Eat Well For Healthy Hair
Eating a well-rounded diet with lots of fruits and vegetables does more than make you energized and happy, it also pumps your body with necessary vitamins and minerals. These nutrients keep your hair, nails, and skin in optimal health. We’ve rounded up our top food sources for long, shiny hair here.
What steps do you take to ensure that your hair is healthy? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comment section below!