When you’re ready for a new hairstyle, there’s a tendency to book in for an appointment without thinking of the bigger picture. The fact is, you want a new look and you want it as soon as possible.
You’ve no doubt spent hours scouring the newsagent’s fashion and hair magazines for inspiration – and you probably even spent longer in the salon chair. But did you consider the after care? Many styles – particularly those that have been coloured and chemically-treated – need quite a bit of attention, not just during your Yazz No 1 Hair, Leeds visit, but long after too.
And if you’re one of the many fashion-forward ladies (or gents!) out there who’ve opted to go ombre, you’ll know it takes more than just a good conditioner to keep your locks looking great. With that in mind, here’s our top after care tips to ensure your ombre hair looks as glossy as it did the day you left the salon.
1. Wash Hair Less Frequently – Washing your hair too often – whether it’s been ombred or not – can strip it of its natural, moisturising oils. Try instead to get into the habit of washing it every two to three days to see if it makes a difference. If you’re not someone who washes your hair daily, try shampooing and conditioning it just twice a week to see if it makes a difference.
2. Avoid Sulphates – Sulphates are another big culprit when it comes to stripping the oilfrom your hair. So instead search for a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner and use liberally on the days you treat your hair to an at-home wash and blow dry. If you want to really notice a difference in the condition of your tresses, opt for a deep conditioning treatment to boost its strength and volume. Slather a big dollop on after shampooing and leave on for as long as possible, before rinsing in lukewarm water. It’ll do dry, drab hair the power of good. Failing that, let our stylists here at Yazz No 1 Hair, Leeds do the hard work and pop into one of our three salons for a deep conditioning treatment.
3. Minimise the Use of Heat – Adding unnecessary heat to your hair – whether that’s via prolonged sun exposure or due to the use of straightening irons and curling tongs – will be a bad idea in the long run. Instead, try to lay off heated appliances and give your hairdo a rest. Instead, try plaiting wet hair at night before bed for a natural wavy look, or opt for a different hairstyle, such as a sophisticated up do, while you give your hair a chance to recover.
Want some more tips? Simply pick up the phone and give us a call here at Yazz No 1 Hair, Leeds. We’ll be more than happy to point you in the direction of the right products, or book you in for that much-needed deep conditioning treatment.