Five things that our hairdressers wish we knew and would listen to

Finding the perfect hairdresser can be tricky; you need someone that listens to your hair needs and cuts and colours your hair exactly the way you want it.

And when you do find the one, it can be a brilliant thing – until you stop listening to their advice, that is.

So, to make the relationship perfect, here are five pieces of advice your hairdresser wish you knew or would listen to:

You CAN over-wash your hair

If your hair has ‘fly aways’ and is too soft, it's usually because you wash your hair too often and put conditioner all over. Not washing your hair for a day or two will give it more body and it will be more easily managed.

 

You really do need regular trims to grow your hair

OK, we know you’ve heard this a million times before but you really can't expect luscious, long locks without regular trims. If you don't trim your hair every few weeks, it will actually start to get thin and lifeless. And we don't want that!

 

The finer the comb, the greater the frizz

This is especially true if you have curly hair. The more teeth there are on a comb the more frizzy your hair will look. Instead, use a very wide tooth comb or comb through with your fingers.

 

The hairdryer should never touch your hair

Resting the nozzle of your hairdryer directly on your hair when blow-drying can cause scorching and breakage. Scary! The less heat on your hair the better so if you can't bear to air-dry, rough-dry your hair with a towel first to get most of the moisture out.

 

Coloured hair needs different care

If you don't want your colour to fade fast, then it's super important to pick the right shampoos and conditioners. You will need to use a shampoo that doesn't contain pearlising agents, conditioning agents and silicones that can build up on your hair leaving it looking dull.

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