If you’re like us, you’re always looking for ways to take better care of your hair. And as the producer of the best hair extensions in Chicago, we know a thing or two about healthy hair! Hair care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It just needs to be well thought out. So here are our 5 tips for healthier hair!
Avoid harmful ingredients
There’s a number of chemicals and additives found in common hair products that dry out, create residue on, or even damage your hair. That’s why Tony Odisho’s Ostia Collection has products that are paraben and sulfate free. It’s important really look at the ingredients you’re using on your hair because some products are designed to make your hair dependent on them. They solve a symptom, but create a longer term issue. So be sure to always use gentle hair products like those from our Ostia Collection!
Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet
No matter how rushed you are, it’s never a good idea to brush your hair when it’s wet. This causes breakage, damage, and split ends. When you hair is wet, it’s much more susceptible to breakage! So if you want healthier hair, always use a gentle comb when your hair is wet. When it’s dry, you can use one of our boar bristle brushes. They’re more gentle on your hair and work well on both natural hair and hair extensions.
Limit use of heat styling tools
This is going to hurt some of you, but has to be said! Heat styling can severely dry out and damage your hair, especially if you do it on a daily basis. For healthier hair, we recommend keeping heat styling to a minimum, stretching out your hairstyle between washes by using dry shampoo. You should also always use a heat protectant when you do choose to heat style!
Don’t wash hair every day
Limiting heat styling is a lot easier when you don’t wash your hair every day! It’s also just generally a good idea to not wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week. This is because you’re washing out all the sebum your scalp produces which is actually good for your hair. If you wash your hair too often, you can dry it out and cause it to be static-y as well.
Try deep conditioning from time to time
Deep conditioning your hair on a weekly or biweekly basis is a great way to get healthier hair. It’s especially important if you have hair extensions. Deep conditioning helps protect and moisturize your hair and reduce breaking and damage. Did you know that our Ostia Collection Intense Conditioner can double as a deep conditioning mask if you leave it in your hair for a few extra minutes? Now you do!
So there you have it. Our 5 tips for healthier hair will help you keep your hair longer, thicker, and better moisturized. If you have other tips you’d like to share, let us know in the comments! We love to hear feedback.