The pandemic brought with it many revelations. And if there was a silver lining in the realm of beauty and self-care, it was our collective realization about hair growth when left untouched by regular salon visits.
Remember those days when the only options seemed to be: DIY haircuts which risked landing us in a viral Brad Mondo video, or patiently waiting for salons to reopen? As we resisted the scissors, many of us were astounded to discover the rapid pace at which our locks grew when left untouched.
Yet, in the post-pandemic world, it's not uncommon for stylists, sometimes nudged by their superiors, to suggest additional services, be it a complementary product or even a haircut alongside your root touch-up. While combining services might seem efficient, especially for the ever-busy folks among us, it's essential to ask: Do I really need that haircut?
Here's the inside scoop: Not all recommendations are a fit for everyone. If you sport a chic chin-length bob, frequent salon visits might be essential to maintain that shape. But those dreaming of cascading tresses? Consistent cuts will likely hinder your goal, unless we're talking damaged, split ends which indeed need the snip.
So, for those based in the Fraser Valley aiming for longer locks without the disappointment of chopping off freshly grown inches, here are three tips to integrate into your haircare routine:
Moderate Hot Tool Usage: Those beloved flat irons, curling wands, and blowdryers? They can be your hair's nemesis if overused. Dry, brittle ends are often victims of excessive heat. If you can't part with your hot tools, always use thermal protection and treat your ends gently. For a visual guide, here's a handy video on curling your hair without frying the ends. And if you're grappling with unmanageable frizz? A keratin smoothing treatment might be your hair's best friend.
Reconsider Your Shampoo Frequency: While not a universal solution, extending the gap between your shampoo days can do wonders. Not only does it preserve natural oils, but it also saves your hair from recurrent heat styling. A pro tip? Use a natural bristle brush to distribute those oils from the roots to the thirsty ends.
Channel Your Inner Stylist with Clips & Braids: After a fresh wash and style, let days 2 & 3 be about natural brushing and perhaps a touch of dry shampoo. Come days 4 & 5, it's time for some updos! Think twists, braids, and messy buns.
So, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows , if you're seeking the perfect balance between healthy hair and stylish upkeep, these tips are your golden ticket. Looking for more personalized advice? Drop by our Angies or drop us a message. #HairGoalsInMapleRidge