Treatments such as permanent waves, bleaching, constant blow-drying and hair straightening done by a professional hairdresser can make you feel and look beautiful. However, they should always be done in moderation as they can damage the hair. Once hair is damaged, it will constantly appear dull and dry and will often have split ends and annoying fly-aways. Damaged hair can also easily snap or break off.
Choose Your Hairdresser/Hair Salon
In Australia, there are standard courses to be taken such as Diploma in Hairdressing, Certificate III or Certificate IV in order for someone to get a license. Hairdressers can give you detailed and specific guidance regarding hairstyles. There are certain categories by which these hair experts excel— barbers for men and children, formal hairdressing, hair coloring and hair extensions. The challenge is to select the perfect hair salon that excels in the category you need.
To give you an idea, there are a number of hairdressing awards in Australia given to deserving hair salons. A salon that has received awards will display them or list them on their websites. Do an online search if you are looking for award-winning hairdressers.
Preventing Damaged Hair
There are products you can buy for damaged hair, available for purchase in beauty stores, supermarkets and hair salons. If you are not sure what to do, it is best to consult a professional hair expert whom you can find in reputable hair salons.
One of the best ways to prevent damaged hair is to limit extensive hair treatments. Occasional hot oil treatments can be good, but monthly perming and dyeing is a no-no. You also need to avoid your daily use of curl irons and hairdryers as they can greatly affect the hair condition. Every week, give your hair a few days off from treatments to keep it healthy.
Consult your hairdresser as to the type of products specifically designed for your hair type. Schedule a regular visit with a hair salon to make sure that you hair remains in good condition.
Hair Treatment Alternatives
Some people may be scalp sensitive and may be allergic to hair dyes. Make sure that you check chemical ingredients of hair products to avoid any allergic reactions. Some ingredients that easily trigger chemical reactions include coal tar, benzene, ammonia, p-phenylediamine and lead acetate.
Consult a professional hairdresser for alternative hair treatments and products. Choose natural hair products instead of synthetic ones, for example. Professional hair salons have started to offer environment-friendly and gentle products that do not cause hair damage.