Spring Clean Your Hair Routine!
Is Your Hair Care Routine Stuck In A Rut? Help is at Hand From Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax
When it comes to Spring Cleaning, Mrs Hinch has nothing on the experts at Anthony James Hair Salon! No, we're not talking about our kitchen cupboards, we mean Spring cleaning your hair routine!
At our Halifax hair salon we've got all the home hair care advice you need to ensure your routine works well and your hair looks and feels great! Follow the tips in our article, then book an appointment for a fabulous new hairstyle makeover by calling 01422 747001.
The Best Hair Care Advice
Clear Out Your Old Hair Products
Let's be honest, how many of us can hold up our hands and admit that we hold onto half empty bottles of products we haven't used in years? It's important to check the expiry dates on your packaging and clear out any that are out of date.
Out of date hair products won't work as well as they should and, in some cases, can even cause irritation to your skin. It is important to keep an eye on any cream or liquid based hair products that are expired, they can become lumpy. Hair sprays and other hair products in spray bottles are less likely to expire quickly or become contaminated but do be aware of their expiry dates.
If you have any unopened and unwanted items, a local charity may be happy to receive it.
Now that you've got space, it's the perfect opportunity to restock with fresh supplies of your favourite hair care products, or find some new ones. If you need inspiration, visit our new online shop or pop into the salon where our team will be happy to advise you!
Be a Good Workman - Clean Your Tools!
We all know that dirty make-up brushes can cause havoc with our skin thanks to the build up of bacteria, but did you know the same goes for your hairbrushes? Hair, dead skin cells, styling products and oil can all build up in your brushes, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive.
Remove built-up hair and use a deep-cleansing shampoo each week to keep your brushes free from grime. If you use a wooden or paddle brush, check your manufacturers guidelines before washing, as water could damage them, although a quick swish of hot water should be sufficient to keep them clean.
Electrical styling tools such as curlers, straighteners or wands can suffer from the same build up as your hairbrushes. A damp soft cloth should be sufficient to clean the styling plates, never use a scourer to remove dirt as this will damage the plates.
Don't forget to clean out your hairdryer filter, which can get filled with dust and dirt. You should be able to remove the filter, then simply wipe with a warm, damp (not wet) cloth to remove the dust, lint and other build up, then dry thoroughly before using.
Use Seasonally Appropriate Products
We regularly adapt our skin care routine as the seasons change, such as a higher SPF in the summer, but did you know that your hair requires the same consideration?
As the weather brightens up, your hair colour may start to fade in the sun, or become dry and brittle, so you'll need to protect it from the UV rays with products that include SPF. Dry hair would also benefit from a conditioning treatment in our Halifax salon. You may also find that your scalp and hair can become greasy in hot, humid weather so you may need to adjust your home hair care products.
If you aren't sure which seasonal hair care products to choose, visit our online shop or speak to your Anthony James stylist and we'll be happy to recommend the best products for you.
Consider Your Bedding
What has your bedding got to do with your hair care? Well, no matter how soundly you sleep, you spend hours each night with your hair and face moving on your pillow. The friction against a cotton pillowcase can cause an interesting bed head, with hair that is frizzy or prone to breaking.
We'd recommend investing in a silk pillowcase to avoid a frustrating bed head. Dermatologists advise that sleeping on a silky pillowcase to help prevent wrinkles too, so it's definitely worth a try! If a silky pillowcase isn't for you, simply make sure you wash and change your cotton pillowcase regularly to avoid transferring dirt and bacteria build up onto your hair and skin.
Book a Hair Appointment at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax
Spring is the perfect time to get a fresh start with a new hair style or colour. A really good cut from an expert stylist at our Halifax hair salon is the ideal way to get ready for the warmer months ahead. Call us now on 01422 747001 or book online.