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Are you using the right haircare?

It can be tempting to use something because it smells good, but that doesn’t equal the hair of your dreams. Choosing the right hair products and routine makes all the difference in how quickly you reach your hair goals.

WHAT ARE YOU HAIR GOALS?

Choosing the right products and the “right” routine can seem overwhelming with all the products available. The good news is your hairdresser has your goals in mind and will make a personalized recommendation.

Start off your routine with an in salon treatment after your service. Or treat yourself to an in salon scalp massage and blow dry complete with a custom treatment. You can book online here.

Some of the things your stylist will consider when making a recommendation are
the feel of your hair to the styles you prefer. How much time you would like to spend on your routine? Do you use styling tools, or is wash and wear your style? If you have had colour services or a specific concern you would like to address, your stylist can help put the ideal routine together for you.

 WHAT IS A TYPICAL ROUTINE?

 A hair care routine is similar to a skincare   routine. Everyone can benefit from a few   components, and hair type and concerns   will   determine your specific routine.
 You don’t always get full results overnight.   The effects of masks and certain styling   products can be immediately noticeable, but   it takes time for your hair to absorb the full   benefits of a routine. Dry or damaged hair   may take a month to reap the benefits.

The order you apply products can also make a difference.
While this does depend on your hair type and texture, there are a few standard practices. Here you’ll find a basic routine and some tips to maximize the performance.

CLEANSE:

It’s all about the water.  Thoroughly wet your hair before applying shampoo. If your shampoo isn’t lathering, add a splash of more water. Rinse and Repeat. The first shampoo removes pollution, product residue, excess oil and skin cells, and the 2nd shampoo delivers the benefits.

TREAT:

Spot treat. Sometimes it is a particular area of your hair that needs help. Just the ends from last summer’s super blond, or you’ve noticed that your scalp is feeling extra dry. Davines Circle Chronicles  are a great way to spot treat your hair.  The individual pouches allow you to multi-mask.

Scalp treatment: An exfoliating scalp   treatment can unclog follicles, stimulate   circulation and calm issues like itchiness.   Use once or twice a month.

Repair treatment: Broken hair may need   extra love. These treatments fill in gaps in the cuticle, reinforcing the cuticle.

Targeted mask: Infused with nourishing   ingredients.  It can be left on for several minutes to deeply replenish dry hair and   
remedy split ends, or frizz. 

CONDITION:

Towel dry before applying conditioner. Bring a dry facecloth or hand towel into the shower with you. Squeeze the water out of your hair before applying the conditioner to the lengths and ends of your hair. Conditioner’s main job is moisturizing, but others include detangling, shine, and frizz reduction, managing static and protecting from the elements. Removing the extra water concentrates the benefits.

DETANGLE:

Leave in conditioner is essential! Choose a spray if your hair is fine and/or healthy. A cream if your hair is thicker or damaged. Priming and detailing the hair with a leave-in conditioner reduces breakage and ensures your styling products do their best work. (think moisturizer under your foundation)

STYLE & PROTECT:

Heat protection is colour protection. When using hot tools, the hair fibre can become weak and have trouble holding onto the colour. If you use curling irons or flat irons to style your hair, heat protection is a must. It can be a spray applied to dry hair before hot tool or cream applied to damp hair before blowdrying. If you are touching your hair up on day 2, reapply heat protection.

YOUR HAIR NEEDS CHANGE:

Seasons, pregnancy, health, age, and the style you are wearing can all change the best routine for you. Paying attention to these changes and responding appropriately can keep your hair looking healthy.A good rule of thumb is to swap products (and your style) as the seasons change. In the winter months, many need to opt for products with extra hydrating properties. In the warmer summer season, you may want to choose more lightweight formulas to help hair stay bouncy in the face of humidity.

WHAT ELSE?

In addition to the right products and routines, here are a few other ways to keep your hair looking its best.
REGULAR TRIMS

If your hair is looking unhealthy, it may need a snip. A shaping or a trim every 7-10 weeks keeps it looking its best. More often if you style with hot tools, less often if you are more wash and wear.

WARM WATER 

Hot water can dry out your hair and your skin. No need to endure a freezing cold shower or bath. Just switch to lukewarm water.

EAT WELL

Health comes from the inside out. Making sure to each plenty of healthy food, taking vitamins, and drinking plenty of water helps your hair grow. Proteins, Vitamins A and C and omega-3’s all help with healthy hair. 

TAKE A BREAK

Letting your hair breathe can work wonders. Leave it down and air dry without styling the product once in a while.

BOTTOM LINE

Figuring out a hair care routine may take some trial and error, but with the help of your stylist, it will be well worth the effort.

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