Updated: Jul 19
Why is it when you get your hair done at a salon the style you leave with is FLAWLESS, but when you style at home you end up with a less polished result?
I’m going to tell you a few secrets only beauty professionals know. If you’re ready to learn keep reading ⬇️
Before I get into it, I have to tell you this post contains affiliate links, any purchase you make from one of these links provides me with a small commission at no extra cost for you.
If I had to guess, you’re probably one of those people who NEEDS to wash and style their hair everyday in order to feel you look your best. I’m going to tell you something, you are probably doing too much.
Constant washing, heat styling and over exposure to product isn’t good for your hair, body, or the environment.
Every single day we are exposed to toxins and chemicals; whether it’s from cleaning products, personal care products and environmental pollution. Now, I’m not trying to be all doom and gloom, but this is the present reality of our world and studies show these factors are directly impacting our health.
What if I told you by making small changes in your daily routine and the products you use you’d be helping reduce your global carbon impact? *insert eye-roll here* AND help protect your hair and whole body health!
Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to better hair days, less environmental impact and more control over your over all wellness.
Step 1.) Self care Sunday
Commit to a routine! For most people Sunday is a day for extra sleep, brunch and some pampering. Make this your hair wash and style day! For tips on how to care for your hair, view this handy tip sheet.
Step 2.) Get to know your ingredients
Some products really are better than others. Many people may experience symptoms such as allergic reactions and inflammation stemming from consistent usage of products containing certain ingredients such as gluten, parabens, sulfates, benzene, artificial fragrance, butane and more. You’d be surprised how many of our favs contain one or more of these in their ingredient lists. Consult with an allergist or your health provider if you suspect your symptoms may be from any of these ingredients. Check out my top better* hair washing recommendations here. ➡️
Step 3.) Heat style 1-2 x per week
Daily heat styling like blow drying not only causes hair breakage it also contributes to scalp dryness and even dryness on your face and around your eyes. To avoid this keep your heat usage to a minimum of 2 days per week and always use protection… heat protection that is 😏. If you absolutely can’t bare to leave the house without perfectly done locks consider using a shower cap or towel to keep your hair dry while showering, and use a dry shampoo to soak up excess oil and to refresh your style.
Check out some of my favorite heat protectants and dry shampoos on this list ➡️
Step 4.) Read the directions
This one should be a no- brainer, but sometimes we need a reminder about basic practices. Make sure that mousse or gel you’ve been using for volume is heat a safe one.
Here’s a link to a heat-safe mousse we LOVE - https://shop.saloninteractive.com/store/EstellaJaneStyle/product/28038/31489
Step 5.) Proper application
Product layering and application is the #1 key to extending your hairstyle and getting salon-like results at home! Check out my free guide to applying product like a professional here. ➡️
For a in-depth consultation with me fill out this form. ⬇️
I’ll be updating these lists periodically, the more clean brands I choose to represent and use, you’ll find here.
Leave me a comment with any clean brands you love that I can review to add!
I wish you great hair days from here on out! ✨☺️
-Alex (CEO & Founder)
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