4 Essential Hair Care Products Everyone Should Have
You Google search a simple question like “how to stop frizz,” and now you’re being bombarded by Facebook ads, Instagram tutorial videos, and Pinterest pictures all pushing a different product that is supposed to be the solution to every one of your hair care woes. With such a large selection of products on the market, and paid advertisements being pushed on you 24/7, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what hair products you should be using. To simplify the process for you, here are four hair products everyone should have:
Shampoo and Conditioner
We will treat these as a package deal, for obvious reasons. The key here is to find one made for your hair type and condition. Whether you are a curly girl, color treated, fine, thin, blonde, coarse, or frizzy, there is a specific shampoo and conditioner for your needs.
Pro Tip: Your hair and scalp need its natural oils to be healthy so the less you shampoo, the better! Scrub your scalp two to three times a week, MAXIMUM, for ultimate hair health!
Masques are one of the most important products you will use! With all of the heat, brushing, coloring, and bleaching so many of us do, it is essential we put moisture and keratin back into the hair to keep it shiny, bouncy, and healthy! Once a week, shampoo your hair, towel dry, apply and leave in your masque for as long as directed, and always condition afterwards to seal it in!
To keep ends healthy, moisturized, and less likely to split, oil is a great product to use a small amount of daily. Fine or thin hair should use a light, dry oil. If your strands are coarse or curly, you can use a thicker, heavier oil to eliminate frizz and enhance moisture and shine.
Pro Tip: Find an oil with added heat protection to help protect your ends and give you silky, smooth locks after a blow dry or hot tool use.
If you use any kind of heat tool on your hair, you need a heat protectant. Use it every single time! Heat is healthy hairs’ worst enemy, but by layering up your heat protectant products you’re combating split ends and dull strands. Buy a blow dry spray with heat protectant to use before blow drying; an oil for drying or flat ironing; and a spray heat protectant with hold for curling or to keep stubborn hairs in place.
By starting with these four essentials, you will be well on your way to building an arsenal of awesome hair care! For even more guidance ask your stylist what they would suggest for your specific texture, length, chemical history, and condition. Investing in your hair is investing in your confidence, so whether you’re a bougee babe or ballin’ on a budget, finding quality products that work for you is worth every penny!
HAIR BAR Owner and Stylist, Alexis Keltner