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.
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.
Becoming a hair stylist 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.
Lipsticks come in so many different shades, you will have plenty of choices. Choosing a new lipstick shade isn’t as simple as choosing the one you like though – you will also need to find one that suits you and achieves the look you want.
If you have a light skin tone, be careful not to buy a lipstick that is too overbearing. This could actually drain you and make you look sallow. Dark lipsticks might work well with darker hair and darker skin tones. Olive skinned people can usually wear darker purple or pink lipsticks in rich shades.
Before you buy a new shade, try it on in the shop. There should be testers available, especially if you are buying from a more expensive brand, where you will also have the opportunity to discuss the range with a salesperson and ask for their advice. They can help match a lipstick shade to your skin tone and existing makeup preferences.
Colouring your hair yourself is never going to be easy. You will be beset with challenges from the very beginning – how do you reach the back? Have you sectioned your hair properly? Have you got an even covering? In short, it is not a great idea to colour your hair yourself. You should get a trained professional to do it in a hair salon.
Book into a salon that is going to be able to do a good colouring job for you. Choose one with a good reputation that is a hair colouring specialist. Book in for a consultation initially, to decide what you would like to have done.
If you do still decide to colour your own hair, make sure that you always do a skin test first. You can become allergic to hair dye at any point, so even if you have coloured your hair before, carry out a patch test.