Winter Haircare Advice and Tips

Winter can be a tough time on your hair, in terms of making sure it looks good and in terms of keeping it in good condition. The rain, damp and cold air will make it particularly difficult to keep your hair looking sleek and smooth, and the harshness of the weather can give you very damaged hair and split ends. It’s possible to keep your hair in good condition through the winter, but it will just take some work and some consideration on your part.

Make sure you are using a shampoo that is good for your hair, so check it works in the way you want it to. If you have particularly dry of frizzy hair, this is only going to be made worse in winter, so choose a shampoo that will help you out here.

You should also work to make your hair less prone to breakage and damage. Use a rich and nourishing hair mask around once a month until the cold passes.

A New Hairstyle for the New Year

New Year is a time for change, so why not change something about your appearance as well. It will help you to begin the New Year feeling stylish, and confident in your new look. If you have been thinking about changing your hairstyle, then now is as good a time as ever to do it. Take the leap for 2019.

If you are going to have a new hairstyle, it is something you should discuss in depth with your stylist first. Whilst it is tempting to make a change for the new year, it also isn’t something you should do on a whim, or you could regret it. Sit down and discuss your options with your regular stylist to see what they recommend. If you already have some ideas, show them the kinds of things you like to see if they think they will work with your hair type and your skin tone.

How to Avoid a Dry Scalp

A dry scalp can be problematic all year round, as it can be triggered and worsened by either very hot or very cold weather. It could also be neither of these things, and you may just find that you have very dry skin, including the skin on your head. Luckily, there are things you can do to make it better.

Use a moisturising shampoo or one that is specifically for flaky scalps. Don’t confuse a dry scalp with dandruff, as they are two very different things. if you’re unsure, ask your hairdresser. Dandruff shampoo is likely to make a dry scalp worse.

Use a hair mask. Applying a nourishing hair mask every few weeks will help make your hair soft, and also moisturise your scalp.

Don’t scratch. Whatever you do, resist the urge to scratch if your scalp feels itchy. It really won’t help and will encourage skin to flake.

Scalp Bleaching – the Right Choice for you?

A scalp bleach is where the colour of the hair is changed all over, from the root right through to the ends. The hair will be one consistent colour all over, though it may be toned through the ends to create some variance. If you have hair that is darker and you want to go lighter, a scalp bleach is going to be the option for you.

You will have to have bleach applied throughout your hair, so make sure it is in good condition first. Use conditioning treatments and don’t overdo it with the straighteners ahead of your appointment. Your stylist may be able to use a more gentle colouring technique, but bleaching is always going to be quite harsh.

You will probably need your roots touching up every few weeks to keep your colour fresh. It’s important you do this to keep the colour looking good and to make the colour change worthwhile.

Training as a Hairstylist

Becoming a hairstylist is a popular career option for many people. It allows you to be highly creative, meet lots of people and be sociable in your work, as well as the fact there will always be a job for you because hairdressers are always needed.

If you would like to become a stylist, it is a good idea to get some work experience. You will probably start off shampooing people’s hair and help out with salon admin, perhaps sweeping up hair or answering the phone to book appointments.

You can take a college course to train as a stylist, which is one of the most popular ways of doing it. You can also train as an apprentice in a hair salon, which may be a little more tricky to land as you will have to be chosen by the salon. Whichever method you choose, you will learn life-changing skills and can go on to be an excellent stylist.