Today we are going to get personal about hair care. How would you describe your affair with your hair? Tortured? Fallen out of love? A burning passion? A teenage romance? It could be all of those things and more and for many of us, it can change daily. So the real question is, how can we create balance in what can sometimes be a stormy relationship with our hair?
Let’s Get Back to Basics
Let’s face it when it comes to hair care you have to be in for the long haul. There’s no getting out of this relationship so why not make it a positive one.
Start by understanding what your hair needs from you. What hair most needs is to be loved. It’s simple, keep it clean, hydrated and don’t overload it with too many heavy products and you may find your hair becomes much more reasonable.
What Does This Mean in Practice?
For most of us washing our hair at least 2 to 3 times a week is a good hair care routine. For some people, with finer hair types you may find your hair a little more demanding and you may want to wash every day. Our advice is to go with the flow. If your hair needs to be washed every day then go with it. Every relationship is unique and respecting the individual needs of your hair will go along way to improving this very important relationship.
Choose a Gentle Shampoo
Once you’ve decided how often you’re going to wash and condition your hair, think about what you are going to use. Opt for a gentle shampoo that won’t irritate your scalp or strip the hair. There’s nothing like an irritated scalp to upset the balance of this beautiful relationship so keep it calm and don’t let anything come between you and your hair! We recommend avoiding shampoos with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES), particularly if you have a sensitive scalp.
We use a coconut-derived surfactant in our shampoos. It gives a luxurious creamy lather but is still gentle on the scalp and the hair.
Listen to What Your Hair is Telling You
It may seem like an obvious thing to say but listening is the key to success in any relationship. This is absolutely the case when it comes to your hair. If your hair is frizzy, it needs moisture. Is your hair is dry? It needs moisture. If your hair is fly-away, it needs moisture. We could go one but you’ve probably got the picture. Hair needs to be moisturised regularly. It’s an essential part of your hair care routine. Skip this and risk a slump in the relationship with your hair.
There are those who believe that washing hair less frequently is the answer to solving the problem of dry hair. As with all relationships, everyone has an opinion and as with all relationships no-one really has the depth of understanding about your hair that you do. That knowledge is invaluable in this particular relationship and if your hair is clearly shouting out for moisture, then that’s what it needs. Conditioning every time you wash is essential to build moisture in the hair.
Choose the Right Conditioner for Your Hair Type
The products you choose can make or break this relationship. That’s why it’s important to think about your hair type. If your hair is thick, curly, coarse, or excessively dry then go for a hydrating conditioner such as our Hydrate and Shine Conditioner. If your hair is finer or normal with no particular issues, then go for our lightweight Revive and Shine Conditioner.
Once you’ve chosen the right product its time to think about the application. We always recommend squeezing out the excess water, after washing hair and before conditioning, so that you get the most from your conditioner. Concentrate on the ends and mid-lengths of the hair. Don’t overload the hair with conditioner. Less is more.
A Weekly Treat
Building a routine with regular cleansing and conditioning is the perfect way to get this relationship back on track. By creating your own routine you should start to find your hair becomes easier to manage. But every relationship needs a bit of sparkle, a break from the same old routine.
A weekly hair mask is a perfect way to boost the condition of your hair and repair any damage from styling, colour -treatments or other environmental factors. Choose Ogario London Restore and Shine Hair Masque for the perfect shine-boosting treat for your hair. It will improve manageability, leaving hair much easier to style.
Enjoy this very special relationship with your hair, think positively, listen to your hair, take action and if you find things aren’t working out, then speak to your hairdresser to help you get it back on track.
Ogario London is a salon developed, natural hair care range. As a niche brand, we are passionate about our products and delivering the best results is at the heart of what we do. If you have any questions about our products, would like advice on the best products for your hair type, or have another question about how to look after your hair, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org