ideas for keeping your locks soft enough to attract a prince and strong enough for one to climb
Because I went to cosmetology school and because I’m lazy and have spent a lot of time making things easy, I have knowledge and ideas swimming around in my head that I feel I must share about hair care. Unfortunately, these are ideas, do’s and tidbits of information that I can’t fit neatly into an article. So I’m just going to word-vomit onto this page and I’ll let you sift through it!
Shampooing – Some people may not know that shampooing isn’t good for your hair. It siphons out the moisture and nutrients and dries out the hair cuticle and the hair shaft. By all means, please wash your hair! Just go as long as you can in between washes and find a reliable conditioner to help replace the moisture.
Conditioner – While shampoos come in all types, it’s the conditioner that does the major work. Be sure to choose a conditioner that suits your hair type (e.g. dry, oily, curly, thin, etc.). There are a million different shampoos so if you must choose between a high quality shampoo or a high quality conditioner, pick the conditioner…hands down.
Cold Rinse – I believe in rinsing your hair with cold water. Here’s why. Just like washing clothes on hot can cause colors to fade, washing color treated hair in hot water causes hair color to fade and fast (especially reds)! Guarantee that you’ll see your vibrant color last longer if you only use cold water on your hair (lukewarm is ok if you’re a sissy). Also, a cold rinse helps close the cuticle (a layer over the hair shaft) which helps protect your hair from the elements and makes it shine!
Hair products – We’ve been told we need an amazing hair product for every different style and hot tool we use to protect our hair. Mousse for curling; a balm for blow drying; an iron guard for straightening, etc. etc. Guess what: It’s a load of crap. Those products may assist in your efforts, but if you’re just out to protect your hair from damage, plain ol’ gel does the trick. All you need is something that creates a barrier between hair and styling tools. I’m not dissing those products because they do work, but you don’t have to have them to save your hair.
So try these ideas and wait patiently for your prince…or for your kids to test your hair’s strength by grabbing a handful.