Whether you are looking to maintain your already healthy hair or are looking to get your damaged hair back in shape, choosing what products to use can make a significant difference.
Not all hair products are alike. Some are made for a specific hair type or problem. Some are designed to give a cosmetic result, for instance temporally coating the hair with silicone to cut down on the frizz making blow drying easier. The biggest issue with that type of product is that it doesn’t fix the root of the problem, it only covers it up. More often than not if there is frizz it is because the hair is dry or damaged. My approach to haircare is targeting the underlying problem. I have found that once you give the hair what it needs it starts behaving and is more manageable.
So the big question is “what do I use then”? There are a million products on the market so I can imagine how confusing it must be for the average consumer, especially with all the commercials and magazine ads seducing us with the promise of luscious locks. I can assure you that your hair will not look like the model’s hair just by using that product. It really is not that simple period. There aren’t any over the counter drug store hair products that produce optimal results. Ideally your product regime should be customized for your hair by a professional hairstylist.
One of my favorite professional haircare lines that I recommend to my clients is “It’s a 10” . This product line is relatively small and is easy to use. The “It’s a 10” products run the gamut taking care of a wide range of hair issues and can be used on all types of hair. Each of their products have multiple uses. For example the Miracle Leave-in Product in it of itself has many benefits including; preventing split ends, stopping breakage, protecting hair color, adding shine, protection from heat styling, controls frizz and most importantly repairs dry, damaged hair. That means having to buy less products because the “It’s a 10” line does it all.
Lastly, it’s important to use the products properly. For someone with fine hair I recommend using the products with a lighter hand than someone with thick hair. These products are of high quality and are very concentrated. A little goes a long way. Here are some basic directions:
Shampoo: As soon as you get in the shower shampoo your hair. (I recommend doing two shampoos) Use about the size of a nickle in the palm of your hand and rub hands together to get it to lather slightly. Shampoo the hair and rinse. Follow with the daily conditioner or mask. Please note that this shampoo does not lather like a typical shampoo and is probably different than what you’re used too. It does not affect it’s ability to cleanse the hair.
Conditioning: After shampooing gently squeeze the excess water from the hair and apply a quarter size (or less) amount of conditioner or mask to the palm of your hand.Rub your palms together to spread the product and apply to the hair starting at the ends and working up though the rest of the hair. DO NOT just plop the conditioner on top of your head! Let the conditioner sit on the hair while you continue your shower and RINSE it out right before you are ready to exit the shower. Follow with the Miracle Leave-in Product. By allowing the product to remain in your hair while you finished showering you gave the conditioner a chance to really work. Under NO circumstances should you ever apply conditioner and then go to bed. More isn’t better, in fact too much moisture can make your hair feel even dryer. So please don’t go to bed with conditioner on your hair. 5-15 minutes max is a good rule of thumb at home.
Miracle Leave-in Product: This product is designed to be left on the hair. Depending on your hair texture spray between 4-6 pumps throughout the hair and comb through. If your hair is fine you may want to spray the product in your hands and then apply it to your hair. This product has a creamier texture than most leave-in products, remember a little goes a long way!
I highly recommend you give this product line a try. When I have a client that comes in with some serious hair issues this is the product line I recommend for home care to help get their hair back in shape quickly.
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