Have you ever bought a rather expensive hair product and over time realized that it has done absolutely nothing for your hair? “Why doesn’t my hair look like the commercial hair on TV?”
Well, for starters, no one’s hair will ever look like the models’ hair on those commercials, but there are ways to see most of the promised results many hair products insist on.
First, where are you buying your hair products? If you are buying “luxurious” hair products at CVS or Walmart, chances are that those products are defective. Most of the time, their formulas are messed with or diluted, which is a major problem in general, and even worse for your hair.
It is best to buy hair products at your local salon, or at a beauty store that receives products directly from the product’s manufacturer. Some examples of good beauty stores to get your products from are Ulta, Sally Beauty, or Sephora. This will ensure that the product you purchase is of the exact promised quality.
Secondly, you have to make sure that you are buying the right product for your specific hair need. If you are want to avoid thermal damage, do not buy an oil or serum (this will only conduct more heat in your hair), buy a heat protectant. There are two main types of heat protectant; one that is used on damp hair and the other used on dry hair.
Purchase the thermal protectant used on damp hair for the days you blow dry your hair and the one for dry hair before using your hot tools (flat iron, curling iron, etc.).
If you are like me and love to go blonde, make sure you are purchasing products with some sort of protein treatment infused in its formula. I love the Redken Extreme CAT Protein Treatment. It is a quick, in the shower, treatment that builds the protein back up in colored-hair, which is essential for maintaining your blonde hair.
Lastly, give it time. There are some products with instant results, but most of the time, it takes a while for hair products to help your hair need, especially if it is a major repairment. If you don’t see any progress within the first few days, don’t stress.
Give your products the time they need and make sure you to follow the few tips I shared for promising and lasting healthy hair.