What To Know About Hair

Everything you need to know about hair


Having beautiful, healthy hair isn’t just for models and celebrities. You can have strong, nourished hair too. All it takes to see a big difference is a few simple tricks and some tender loving care. Take the time to learn what your hair wants from you. Knowing your hair type (straight, wavy, curly) and creating a routine specific for your unique texture, color and style can make a world of difference. Changing one simple task in your daily hair routine could significantly impact the health of your hair.

Perhaps you need to switch to a different shampoo or invest in a decent moisturizing scalp treatment. Whether you are searching for a new routine, looking to maintain the vibrancy of newly colored hair or you want to upgrade your moisture intake, there are plenty of ways to do it to keep your hair healthy and strong.

Curly hair

Know your curl type. Defining your hair patterns is step one in learning how to maintain and care for your curls. Curl type is determined by the shape of the hair follicle. Curl patterns are also identified by the shape the hair strands make (kinky, curvy, spiraled). A person can have multiple pattern types on their head as well. Identifying curly hair type is best done when hair is wet. Hair identification is as follows: 1- It is straight, 2-it is wavy, 3-it is curly and 4-it coils. Next, the subclassification of curly hair falls between A to C based on the width of your pattern. A has a wider pattern, B is medium and C has the smallest patterns. Once you know your curly hair type, taking care of it will be much easier and more manageable.

Thin hair

It might seem ridiculous to cut thinning hair but trimming thin hair about two inches can make it look thicker and healthier. Making thin hair look thicker can also be as simple as seeing a colorist. Add highlights to make thin hair appear thicker. Color changing swells the hair cuticle, which gives you the appearance of having more hair.

Color-treated hair

A simple single color change can easily be done at home as long as you pick a color that’s no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural color. The problem is, when you dye your hair at home, you can have patches of color and then your hair appears uneven in color. For the best look in color, trust a professional.

Frizzy hair

Keeping your hair cuticles sealed is the first step to fighting frizz. Preventing moisture from seeping in is important. Rub a dime-sized drop of anti-frizz cream between your hands and rake it through wet hair. If you have fine hair, look for a lightweight, water based product. If you have thicker hair, use an anti-frizz cream that contains silicone to lock out humidity. Also, air-dry your hair versus using a blow dryer every day to protect your cuticles and prevent unwanted damage and frizz. The less you touch your hair when its wet, the less frizz you will have.

For great hair care, visit Legends Salon of Hillsborough today.

Phone: (908) 874-5252


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