Posted by Alison on May 13th, 2008
Are you hiding behind your hair?
Let the world see that face
Have you always had the same hairdo?
Consider trying something new.
Do you like your hairdresser?
If the answer is no, find someone else. Getting your hair cut or styled should be fun.
How much time do you spend on your hair each morning?
Half an hour? More? Life’s too short for that. The right hairstyle can cut down on maintenance time and get you out the door much faster.
Is your bathroom cluttered with tons of products and styling tools?
You could be wasting your time and money, plus damaging your hair.
Do you shampoo too much?
You don’t have to use shampoo to get your hair clean. Skip that step, rinse with water, and use conditioner only. Your hair will smell fresh and feel soft, and any protective oils will be preserved.
Can’t remember your last good hair day?
It’s time for a change.
How often should I wash my hair?
Not to gross you out, but I sometimes go two or three days without letting shampoo touch my hair. I just happen to like the way it looks when it’s a bit dirty. If you’ve got oily hair or you work out a lot, you might want to shampoo as often as every day. The same goes for people with fine hair, because product build-up and natural oil can weigh it down. If your hair is weighed down with product buildup, but you have to shampoo it, skip the conditioner. That will give it a rest. If you’ve got chemically or color-treated hair, do not wash your hair every day. Every other day or so will suffice.
Where to begin?
Let’s start with the definition of good hair. I love hair that flatters your face, has movement and shine, and begs to be touched. If you were born with great hair, thank your lucky starts and your gene pool. If you weren’t you need to start with your haircut. A good cut is the basis of good hair.
Signs that you’ve got a bad cut or that yours is past its expiration date? Your hair seems shapeless and/or too heavy, or you’re making an effort, but you’re never happy with the results. In other words, you’re fighting your hair, and losing the battle.