One thing that still amazes new clients every day , is how much SIMPLE info their hairdresser has been hiding from them! And I mean really SIMPLE!
Did you know that you should start brushing from the bottom up so that you aren't compacting the knots at the bottom (makes sense right?)? Did you also know that you should towel dry your hair after shampooing to remove excess water so that you don't dilute your conditioner? Think about this one for a moment.... your hairdresser towel dries before conditioning (well most do) and you leave the salon with amazing feeling hair, you go home and wash your hair and use half a bottle of conditioner to try and get the same feeling! Think a little more... how much money could you save on conditioner just by towel drying your hair so that the conditioner isn't just being washed down the drain!?
Lets do the math on that for a moment... Ok so you spend anywhere between $5 & $30 for a bottle of conditioner so lets say an average of $17 and you are buying a new bottle every 2-3 weeks, so you've probably brought 4 bottles in three months, that's $70 just on conditioner!
I'll let you in on another secret... if you towel dry your hair prior to putting your conditioner on, you only apply conditioner on your mid lengths and ends, use the recommended amount for your length hair, and only wash every 3 days (also recommended, but that is for another day) 1 bottle of conditioner will last you close to 3 MONTHS! That's right...
1 BOTTLE OF CONDITIONER = 3 MONTHS
Think of the money you could save!
1) Towel Dry after Shampooing
2) Condition Mid Lengths & Ends (see recommended amounts below)
3) Wash every 3 days
Now this isn't just about saving money, I was serious when I said this is how the hairdresser gets your hair feeling amazing! The reason for conditioner is that is helps to close the outer layer of your hair and lock in the moisture from itself keeping your hair hydrated and frizz free. So if you go ant put conditioner on to soaking wet hair and most of it washes down the drain, what benefit is that going to have on your hair? That's right! NO BENIFIT!!
Now is the time to make the change, it will help to hydrate your hair and protect it from the summer sun and your new routine will be well established heading into winter to minimise frizz.
Recommended amount of Conditioner
Short Hair - 10c piece
Medium Hair (shoulder length) - 20c piece
Long/Thick Hair - 50c piece