Being in a profession where your deal with people on a daily basis, you tend to hear and get asked plenty interesting and wonderful questions. So I’ve decided to answer some FAQS, or, frequently asked questions that my clients like to ask me from time to time.
1. Is washing my hair every day bad for my hair?
No, and yes. Washing your hair every day is a must if you are very sporty and exercise on a daily basis. Not washing excess sweat and grease out of the hair can cause the hair follicle to be blocked and cause anything from dandruff to sebaceous cysts. Some people have very fine and oily hair, this may lead them to feel self conscience and shy if their hair is oily and limp, so washing their hair daily is part of a hygienic routine. Washing your hair daily is bad for your hair if it is very dry and course. This type and texture of hair is prone to split ends and thus needs the natural oils from the scalp to aid in the condition of the hair. Washing your hair daily without a good conditioner is not a good idea because then there is no moisture for the scalp and hair and may lead to a dry scalp.
2. Will horse shampoo make my hair grow faster?
Haha. No. This one make me giggle every time. There is nothing you can put on your hair that will make your hair grow faster from the inside. Unless it’s a vitamin supplement, balanced diet, or professionally recommended product. Think about it? Horse shampoo isn’t even designed to make horses hair grow. It’s designed to remove mud and grass and dust from a horse. The soap in horse shampoo will make your hair dry and possibly dull. Don’t do it.
3. How often should I cut my hair?
It depends on your hairstyle. Long hair can go a good 3 to 5 months between cuts, depending on the condition of the hair. Dry hair should be cut every 1 to 2 months. Short hairstyles grow out much quicker than long hairstyles, so 6 to 12 weeks is best for shorter styles. Gents haircuts are anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks.
4. If I have foils done, it’s better to come with dirty hair, hey?
No. I’m not sure who started this. But no, it’s not better for anyone to foil dirty hair. If anything, the product’s capability to work is yielded by needing to work though the grease on the hair.
5. Can I leave my conditioner in my hair overnight?
Yes. This is always good for the hair. The conditioner will have that much needed time to really saturate and absorb into the hair. It’s a quick fixer and makes the hair feel slightly better than it did the day before. This is excellent for people with dry curly hair and want to wear their hair naturally curly.
6. Can I colour my hair if I am pregnant?
Of course you can. The colour molecules are too large to be absorbed into the scalp. There is no harm possible to your unborn precious baby.
7. How come my hair doesn’t look the same when I style it at home?
Stylists style hair on a daily basis. Try to take small sections at a time and use salon recommend products to help aid in your styling routine. Don’t be in too much of a hurry and always work with clean hair.
8. I see small white flakes in my hair, do I have dandruff?
Dandruff is often mistaken for a dry scalp. Dandruff is of a yellowish tinge and may even be quite sticky. Dandruff may even have an unpleasant smell. Dry scalp are those small white loose flakes that can be shaken out. Dry scalp is caused by a lack of moisture to the hair and scalp. Ask your stylist for a dry scalp treatment and be sure to use a good quality conditioner.
So there we have it. Some frequently asked questions that I hope I can help answer. Please feel free to send me some questions you may have, and I will gladly try to help as best I can.