Updated: Feb 25
How can I get healthy hair?
Is a question I receive constantly, and it's actually pretty simple!
If you want to achieve your best hair yet, get ready the secret is below!
No matter how beautiful a cut, color or style is, without healthy hair, it's impossible for it to look its absolute best! It's truly the best feeling as a Hairstylist to hear clients say, how much their hair has transformed by following my prescription to healthy hair. So, I decided to share it with you all! This is no overnight miracle but what it is, is a recipe to a proper home care routine that works for you & YOUR hair.... and prepare yourself, it will transform your hair completely!
Before giving you the steps to start transforming your hair, you need these tools to help guide you through this process. Believe it or not, the products you use on your hair daily impact the hair tremendously! Being aware of what's in your products is key. No name dropping, but most over the counter shampoo's/conditioner's/styling products contain silicone, sulfates, parabens etc. which make the hair extremely dry, frizzy and unhealthy to say the least. I know what you're thinking, silicone, really???!! Yes! & that's just one of the ingredients. These companies thrive off of consumers who are NOT informed when making product purchases. You get what you pay for, is a huge understatement!
Step 1: Shampoo/ Conditioner
Find a combo that works for your hair specifically! If your hair is dry, frizzy and unmanageable you need a nourishing cleanser that will give your hair everything its lacking. If you have oily hair, you need a shampoo that will regulate your oil production while giving a deep clean. Your current shampoo and conditioner could be working against you! If your hair needs moisture and you're giving it protein it will become brittle and dry!
PRO TIP: If you've been using over the counter shampoo/conditioners/styling products for years, you WILL need a professional clarifying/chelating treatment from your stylists to remove the buildup of product and start your journey, if not, the good stuff won't be able to reach deep into the hair and deliver results!
Shampoo/Conditioner recommendation for Dry, Frizzy &/or Damaged hair: Olaplex #4 & Olaplex #5
For any other hair type recommendations email me at Janine@JanineTheHairstylist.com
This duo will not only hydrate, repair and moisturize but also help you achieve your healthiest hair yet!!
Get yours here: https://olaplex.com/products/olaplex-daily-cleanse-condition-duo-0244?aff=8140
Step 2: Hair Cuts or Trims
Regular trims or cuts every few weeks make a huge impact on the health of your hair. If you take big breaks between a trim or cut, you can actually be doing more damage than good! How is that possible? Well, it's simple, whenever you have split ends and they are not cut off, it will continue to split up until it gets cut. So even if you do a small trim after many months to your last trim, split ends can still be present and continue to split up and more than a regular trim will need to be cut to ensure all split ends are gone.
Step 3: In-salon & home treatments
Along with your professional grade treatments every 6-8 weeks with every haircut, the KEY to your healthy hair journey is using a professional high-quality treatment 1x a week at home!
Each salon treatment is customized for your exact needs and a home care treatment will be recommended to continuing using at home. Our treatments vary from reconstruction, repair, oil control, moisturizing, frizz control etc. These highly concentrated treatments penetrate deeply into the hair shaft to deliver powerful results. This step is very important and will make or break your healthy hair journey in combination with the other steps.
Book your treatment &/ cut here: https://www.janinethehairstylist.com/book-now
Step 4: Heat Protectant
Before using any heat tools such as a blow-dryer, straightener, curling iron etc. ALWAYS use an oil &/or other heat protectant before use! NEVER use heat tools without properly saturating your hair in a heat protectant! This puts your hair in an extremely vulnerable position to breakage and split ends! Even when you're not using a heat tool keep in mind the temperature outside, especially living in Florida. Using a heat protectant daily is key in your healthy hair journey. You should be using a heat protectant ALWAYS, exactly like sunscreen. The outside heat itself, UVA/UVB rays can damage your hair significantly, if not properly protected.
PRO TIP: Use #7 oil and #6 leave-in reparative creme together. Apply a small amount of both products to your hands then rub together and apply starting from the bottom, up!
Step 5: Styling Product
If your using styling products, don't assume they are all the same... They totally aren't! Most have so much alcohol no matter how much magic you're sprinkling on your hair, it will never get better! Look for styling products that have ingredients that will help you reach your goal and aid in your journey, not work against you! Is your hair frizzy? dry? or oily? This step would involve asking your hairstylist (if you don't already know) all about your hair! Knowing your hair is very important, in order to pick out the best products that will benefit your hair! Your hairstylist knows your hair the absolute best and will be able to guide you in the right direction.
Step 6: Creating a wash schedule
Following a wash routine is important for all hair types. For Oily hair, you may feel like you need to wash more often but with right products and system you'll scalp will actually start to regulate its sebum and reduce how much oil is produced. For example, washing every day makes the hair create more sebum aka oil than it normally would, which results in oily scalp. Washing 1-2x times per week is ideal but if you need to wash more often due to working out, oily scalp and etc. make sure you're using the RIGHT shampoo for the absolute best results.
Step 7: No Wet hair styling
Do NOT put your hair up in a bun or pony when wet! When hair is wet it can stretch up to 75% of its length, so if you tie it up while wet, as it dries it will shrink and snap causing hairline damage and so much more!!
Step 8: Drink lots of water
Drinking water is good for the body, mind, soul and everything else! Healthy hair starts from within and making sure your fully hydrated is very important. If your body is dehydrated, so will your hair!!
Step 9: Vitamins to boost healthy hair
You've probably used some kind of vitamins before to help with hair, skin and nails but most over the counter vitamins are basic and really don't focus on the health of the hair. Our professionally recommended vitamins are top of the line and make a huge difference! If you want to order yours, send us a message at Janine@JaninetheHairstylist.com !
Step 10: Reduce hot tool usage
Reducing the heat intake will help aide in your healthy hair journey. Many clients use heat tools every morning when getting ready for the day but by simply reducing the usage to only 1-2x week you'll see massive results. I recommend clients to either blow-dry or let air dry then straighten (or add curls) after washing, then 1 touch up as needed. Try adding oil in the morning to the mids and ends and use a wide tooth comb to brush the hair, instead of grabbing for a hot tool. Another great suggestion is embracing your natural texture with the use of products best recommended for your hair that will help aid in your healthy hair goal or using heatless styling! This will help your hair increase in moisture, shine and strength!
Before using any heat tools, if you need product recommendations for your hair, don't hesitate to reach out at: Janine@JanineTheHairstylist.com
So, wait... that's it? Yep! That's it! Using the best practices, products for you & your hair and knowing how and why to properly use them is the key to everything! You can have the tools but without the education, knowledge behind them and the right home care routine that will set your healthy hair journey into overdrive, its nothing.
Don't forget to let me know how your #HealthyHairJourney is going! I'd love to hear from you & if you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to ask!
Til the next one my Hair Queens!