The foundation for healthy hair may not be what most people think, it lies on mostly simple truths that we may ignore on a daily basis or simply just don’t know. Here are some tips for promoting healthy hair:
Shampoo Is Not as Necessary as You Think: Bet you didn’t know that there’s such a thing as too much shampoo. A lot of volumizing and clarifying shampoos actually strip your hair of natural oils that prime your hair for growth. The fix? Use shampoo every other time and scrub with warm water in between. When it comes to conditioner, you are good to use that every time you shower for a guaranteed surge of moisture.
Take a Break From Heat Styling: Okay, we’re going to warn you, this one is by far the most difficult to practice. We don’t know about you, but we’re almost-daily blasting our strands with some kind of heat. For healthy hair sake, the pro recommended cutting back on flat iron and curling iron usage as much as possible, saving heat styling for special occasions.
Hair Can Only Grow so Fast: If you’ve decided to naturally grow your hair out, one thing you must have is patience. Studies have shown that average hair growth is half an inch to an inch in a month. So even if you are doing everything in your power to keep your strands undamaged, you’ll need to be real with yourself that you won’t be seeing a major difference overnight.
Split Ends Are the Enemy: Healthy hair is step number one, and that means avoiding split ends at all costs. To stop ravaged ends before they even have a chance to start, be diligent about booking a trim with your stylist every 10 to 12 weeks.
Know What to Ask for in a Trim: When you’re in the chair, make it crystal clear to you stylist that your intention is to keep as much length as possible. If you are booking regular appointments and if your ends are only slightly frayed, you can ask to “just dust the ends.” Dusting is a length-saving technique that takes off even less than a trim would. If you’re overdue for an appointment, you can expect to trim off at least an inch of split ends, which will, of course, impede grow-out.
Dr. Tess of Beverly Hills invites you to explore our Hair Loss treatment options. If you would like to investigate more about them, or want more information regarding our treatments, please don’t hesitate to call and schedule a consultation. Our style of consultation is relaxed and educational. Our goal is to address your concerns in the order of your priorities and give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision. This will help you choose the right plan to achieve the result you desire within the budget you have to invest.
Visit Drtessofbeverlyhills.com or call us at (310) 275-TESS to schedule a free consultation or discuss treatment options.