Your hair is one of the first things people notice. How it’s treated, whether it’s healthy, what colour it is. Some women are lucky enough to have perfect hair without too much effort, while others have to spend a lot of time treating and styling their hair. If you’re in the second group, I completely understand the struggle to make your hair look and feel the way you want it to be.
Of course, the easiest way is to go to a hairstylist and get professional care for your hair. But, most women can’t do this every day. So, the second-best solution and the more affordable one is to find suitable products that would work just as good as a professional hair treatment. However, there’s an unlimited number of hair products on the market that all guarantee miraculous results.
I fully understand that it’s frustrating to buy new products over and over and still ending up with bad hair. So, what’s the secret of buying products that are worthy of your money and time? Well, I’ve found that being armed with the following knowledge can be of great help to find suitable hair supplies online or offline.
Know Your Hair Type
Observing your hair in detail will point you towards the right hair care products. For instance, take a not of the following things Does it get easily greasy only a day after you washed it? Is it dry, damaged (from sun or hair dye) and lifeless? Perhaps it lacks volume or you have dandruff. Maybe you have thick and curly hair that requires special care and suitable styling. What colour is your hair? Blonde and brunette hair require different care. If you’re dying your hair, you certainly can’t use products that are meant for untreated hair.
Once you determine your hair’s type and condition, it’s a lot easier to narrow down your search. If you aren’t sure what type of hair you have, consider asking your hairstylist this question. They will help you identify your hair type and what type of hair products you need. So, if you find that your hair is too dry, look for a shampoo with moisturising ingredients such as shea butter or argan oil. If your hair gets greasy easily, avoid products that include oils and consider using a dry shampoo to keep it fresh for longer between washes.
If your hair grows slowly or is prone to falling out more than normal, I’d advise you to read the ingredients carefully because most manufacturers use Sodium Laurel Sulfate. This is a type of harsh surfactant which isn’t the best ingredient to help you in the growth of your hair.
Consider Professional-Grade Products
One of the reasons why your hair looks magical after a visit to the hairstylist is the fact that they use professional-grade products and not the traditional store-bought ones. So, if you’ve experimented with all the different available brands in local drugstores and still can’t achieve the desired results, it may be worthwhile to invest in professional hair products.
You should expect that these types of salon products are pricier. You can also purchase them from your hair salon or from an online beauty store selling professional hairdressing supplies (since in most cases products like these aren’t available in your local drugstore). Also, be careful to buy the original version and not an imitation.
Today stores operating from social media profiles are going to offer you knock-offs for a lower price or cheaper products that you have never heard off. Don’t buy into these tricks, since these types of stores aren’t offering you quality. they’re only interested in profit.
When buying your hair supplies online, only go for the original versions. Of course, not everyone can afford expensive professional hair products, but you can try and make a compromise. For instance, buy the professional versions from concentrated products that don’t require you to use a large amount, like for instance, serums and masks. You can buy products like shampoo and conditioners that you use regularly and in large amounts from drugstores with prices that are more budget-friendly.
If you think you’re saving money by buying fake and cheap products, you’re wrong. In the long run, you’ll have to invest in better products to restore your hair from the damage that the fake products. Before buying any hair-care product, check if that the store is an authorised distributor of the specific brand of hair-care products.
Do a Quick Online Research
Before you buy your next hair product, you can do a little research on your own and check out the testimonials from people that have already used it. At least today you can find online reviews for almost anything. However, what works for one woman, may not work for another. Still, be sure to read the product description and people’s reviews. The best way is to find a review from a person who isn’t paid for that (although this can be a challenge, nowadays).
Most hair product brands offer an entire line for your hair starting from shampoo, hair mask, hair sprays, hair combs and so on. This doesn’t mean that you should get everything a brand offers. Many times, women find it that two products from one brand aren’t suitable for their hair. Be sure to read the ingredients and of course the reviews before you purchase more than one product from a brand.
Use the Products Properly
Once you have decided what kind of products to buy, it is recommended to learn how to properly use every product. There are many cases where women believe that the product should be washed off when it’s leave-in. So, be sure to read the instructions carefully even if you already think that you know how to use the product. This way you’re ensuring to give your hair the proper treatment and get your wanted results.
If you notice that the product is still not working for you, don’t worry. It takes some trial and error to discover the right treatment for you. For some people, things may seem complicated, so if that is the case with you, we suggest you to let a professional guide you into your suitable hair care. See this a long-term investment that will help you grow healthy and strong hair.
We hope that our guide helped you learn a few things that will be of great use in your next hair product shopping spree. It’s not a sin if you don’t have good hair day every day, but, you should give your best to provide your hair with the product that would revitalize it. Of course, no hair product would be enough without a proper diet, hydration and a healthy lifestyle.