Do you really know your hair? Think about it. How many products have you gone through trying to find the best shampoo or conditioner? How many of those products made your hair feel AMAZING? And how many of those products made your hair feel, well, less than amazing?
Finding the best hair care products for your hair can be difficult. You never really know how the product will work until you try it, and that can cost a lot of money. To help prevent you from breaking your bank here is how to pick the best hair care products for your hair:
Steps to Pick The Best Haircare Products for Your Hair
The first, and perhaps most important question to ask yourself is: “what is my hair type?” This is a key component to figuring out what products are best to use on your hair. Is your hair straight, wavy, curly? Is it thin, or on the thicker side? Does your hair often frizz up? Or do you find it hard to keep it from laying flat on your head? This information helps you to choose hair products that are for your hair type. Whether you can tell your hair type or want to see a stylist to get some extra help, knowing your hair type has major benefits in the long run. Why not use a product that will enhance your natural hair features?
After identifying your hair type, you will need to pinpoint a variety of hair products that are essential for you. For some people, these hair products include only shampoo and conditioner. For others, a routine might include several steps. There is a multitude of products out there. Oils, serums, detanglers, volumizers, and mousses are just a few. I know it sounds like a lot, but once you figure out your hair type, this step should be a little bit easier. For example, if you are someone who struggles with flat hair, your routine would be more likely to include a volumizer or a mousse. If you struggle with dry ends, a moisturizing serum might be something to add.
Though the types of products you use on your hair are key, it is also important to keep a routine and a consistent one at that. If you only use a strengthening serum once every couple of months, for example, you probably won’t see much of a change in your hair. The first step in figuring out your routine is to determine how often you should be using each product. Now, with some products, it is easy to know how often to use them. Washing your hair every 2-3 days is the general timeline, but it depends on your hair type as well.
The best way to discover how often to use your products is to consult with a stylist. Stylists are trained professionals that will identify your hair type, what products are best for your hair, and how often you should be using those products. Think of them as personal trainers for your hair. Each case of theirs is unique to your needs.
If you’re looking for a simpler option, doing research online is always helpful. While doing so may not give you a unique and personal look at your hair, it will provide you with a basic guideline regarding your hair type. This information can help get you on the right track for healthier hair.
The final step is the easiest: getting started! As mentioned above, finding a routine and sticking with it is critical, so make sure you are utilizing all of the new tools you have. It may sound pretty simple to keep track of your ritual, but you would be surprised at just how easy it is to fall out of a routine. Here are just a few tips to make following a routine easier:
- Make time – set aside an ample amount of time in your day to go through all of your hair care steps.
- Write it down – keeping track of how often you use your products can help you remember, and keep you motivated!
- Take photos – photos are a great tool to keep track of your hair’s progress! If you want to reach a certain goal with your hair, take photos so you can compare after months of product use!
Now that you have the steps to picking the best hair care products for your hair, there is only one thing left to do: get out there and start!
Written by Erin Stanley