Haircare 101-Basics on having great hair

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Haircare 101-Basics on having great hair

Category : Hair

Having a great hair day relies on you to do the right thing when it comes to a hair care routine. The routine should include everything from eating correctly to using the best products for your hair. There are many issues that people have from brittle and damaged hair to hair loss, so here are some ideas to help you have a great hair day.

How do you wash hair?

Wash, rinse, repeat is simple enough right? Well there are some tips that help to give you that extra edge. For instance, try to use your conditioner and apply only to the body and tips of the hair. The reason for this is, if you apply too much onto the scalp it can cause a build up and make your hair look oily. There also seems to be a new trend of using a conditioner before you shampoo. By washing your hair this way adds more volume to your hair. You will have to try this one for yourself to see if it works for you.

Using the right product for your hair

You might have damaged or dry hair and using the more expensive products is not necessarily the way to go. There are plenty of products out there that can help with your specific hair problem and if you’re not sure ask your hairdresser for advice before purchasing anything. I always like to buy the more natural or organic shampoos without sulfates or alcohol that tend to dry my hair out.

Some examples of the different conditioners you get for your hair:

  • Wash out- conditioner: This is the most common conditioner and there is a variety for the different hair types.
  • Leave in: These conditioners help to smooth and de-tangle and can also act as a styling product.
  • Hair masks: This conditioner is for deep conditioning and is helpful in cases of really dry and damaged hair.

Inside and not on top

Healthy hair comes from having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Eating correctly and supplementing if you need to, could help keep your head of hair in tip top shape. The health of the hair follicle is what influences your hair growth and this is where you need a good diet and nutrients for strong and healthy hair.

Hot air for hair

Your hair can be exposed to a lot of heat from blow dryers to flat irons that could cause damage. Try to let your hair dry naturally every now and again to give your hair a break. Using heat protecting products can also help to minimize any damage to your hair.

Oils for your hair

Hair oils can help to smooth hair out, great in cases of frizzy hair. The oils can also help to improve hair growth and hair loss. OIls are very easy to use, apply oils to your hair and scalp and leave in for about 30 minutes, simply shampoo out as you would normally do. Again, this is something you need to try out yourself to see if it works for you. Oils are mostly recommended for damaged and very dry hair.

Hair mousse

Hair mousse can add a bit of volume and lift to your hair. Work the mousse through your hair after shampooing and towel drying your hair.  After applying the mousse blow dry your hair for a great look.

Regular trims for your hair

Cutting or getting regular trims doesn’t help with the actual growth of the hair, but you can reduce your split ends and improve the look and feel. This will also help decrease the amount of hair breakage and might even make your hair look sleeker and shinier.


Whatever hair type you are, following a few simple basic rules will help you to have beautiful, healthy and great hair.

Rock Paper Scissors is a unisex hair salon located in the Graanendal Shopping Center in Durbanville – phone 021 9794292 for an appointment.


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