5 pro tips for healthy hair
Brittle hair or hair that grows greasy too quickly, dandruff or very slow regrowth… While there is no miracle product that can solve all your hair problems with a wave of a magic wand, some good habits could help you have healthy hair. To find out more, Métro consulted Geneviève Landry, stylist, colorist and hair health specialist.
1. Get to the root of the problem
And yes, if your hair is not doing well, most often “everything happens at the root”, explains Geneviève Landry. Logically, if the scalp is not doing well, for example if it is dehydrated and does not produce enough sebum, the context will not be favorable to hair growth. Several factors can harm the health of the scalp, says the expert.
“Diet, environment, seasonal shedding, general health, and medication can all affect the health of your hair and sometimes cause it to fall out,” she says. These are all parameters that must be taken into account when choosing appropriate care.
2. Two shampoos instead of one
When you wash your hair, do you only shampoo once? It’s time to review your habits, according to Geneviève Landry. “One foam is not enough,” she says. The first is used to cleanse and the second to provide the nutrients your scalp needs. So, lather then rinse… and repeat the process.
3. Complete routine required
But it doesn’t stop there! Once your head is clean, it’s time to give the lengths some love by applying conditioner “from jawline to ends” and rinsing it out afterwards. For a complete routine, the specialist then advises using a second leave-in conditioner, wringing out and applying a serum, an oil or a treatment ampoule at the root to hydrate or regulate the scalp. These treatments can also be reapplied every day or every other day.
4. Masks, yes, but not too much
It will not have escaped you, hair masks are in fashion. But if they can have benefits, the stylist and colorist recommends not to abuse them. “At the root, it’s once a week maximum and on the lengths-points, about once a month,” she recommends.
On the other hand, “better than a mask”, she recommends the use of a gentle exfoliant, which promotes blood flow to the root of the hair and a supply of proteins as well as nutrients beneficial.
5. Ask all your questions
Finally, if you are having trouble identifying the origin of your hair problems and finding the right care and routine, do not hesitate to ask for advice during your next visit. going to the hair salon. Your hairdresser is not a doctor, of course, but has been trained on the subject and will be able to give you possible solutions. If your problem persists or is beyond his or her skills, your hairdresser will refer you to a doctor or dermatologist instead.