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I think that you already know that your hair plays a very important part in the way you look. For that very reason, there are thousands and thousands of hairstyles that salon’s are trying to sell you depending on the texture of your hair and the shape of your face; but none of these styles will do you any good if the quality of your hair is bad.
The quality of your hair depends on your lifestyle habits, your diet and the measures you take to protect your hair from external pollutants. In addition to that, one thing that is extremely important is the products that you choose to apply on your hair. That being said, it is imperative to choose the right hair products.
Listed below is a step-by-step process to choose the right hair products:
#1. Bring out your magnifying glass: The first step towards #GoodHairDays is to know your hair inside out. The purpose is to find out signs of unhealthy hair that are usually neglected by the naked eye.
#2.Make notes: Make a list of all the flaws that you notice on your hair- dryness, dandruff, itchy scalp, split ends, etc. Note down all the major and the minor issues. Only when you know what needs to be worked on, you will be able to choose the right products for your hair.
#3. Narrow it down: After completing the first two steps, you will pretty much have a basic idea of your hair type. Depending on your hair type, you can narrow down your choice of hair products. For example, if your hair is dry and damaged, you need to choose hair products that are specifically made to treat dry and damaged hair.
#4. Go hunting: Once you have narrowed down your options, go out there and look for hair products that suit your requirements the best. Create filters depending on the price, ease of availability, brands, etc. Remember, expensive hair products do not guarantee flawless hair; choosing the right skin product does.
#5. Learn from past experiences: Go back in time and try to figure out which hair products have served you best in the past. You can either stick to those products or choose products that have similar active ingredients. For example, for dry hair, it is best to choose a product that helps in increasing the moisture of the hair.
#6. Know your irritants: Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your hair can fall prey to problems caused by external irritants. Dust, smoke, food allergies, etc are some examples of the same. It is your job to understand your irritants and take extra measures to secure your hair from the same.
#7. Talk to people: Before settling on a range of hair products, talk to your family and friends who have similar hair type or have used the product before. We understand that all of this sounds like a very tedious task but it is a one time process and as we mentioned before, it is definitely worth it.
#8. Know the active ingredients: Different ingredients in hair care products serve different purposes. For example: If you want to reduce dandruff, look for products that have salicylic acid.
#9. Shop the smart way: Initially, it is always ideal to start off with sample packs. Sample packs will give you a better idea whether or not your chosen product is actually suiting your hair. The two added advantages are that it will not burn a hole in your pocket and you can always switch to another product if your chosen product fails to do its job.
#10. Talk to a Hair Expert: If you are already terrified of the process mentioned in the article, then we recommend that you visit a hair expert and let him/her do all the work on your hair. With a hair specialist's experience and expertise, you can be rest assured that you will get the best feedback and hair care options for your hair type.
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