When summer is here, we need to be wary of our skin and hair. We all know that the summer seasons can wreak havoc on your hair, so it’s time to breathe new life into your hair in time for autumn and winter. Keeping your hair as healthy as possible is all about staying on top of its maintenance instead of splashing out on an expensive treatment every few months. Here are our simple tips on how to maintain healthy hair.

Use conditioner

This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised by how many people tend to skip the conditioning step during their hair care routine. Besides making your hair smell delicious, conditioner will leave your hair soft, smooth and shiny and assist in detangling and combing it. It even protects your hair from the stress of towel drying and the elements. If you’re one of those people who skip conditioning because you find it leaves your hair appearing flat and lifeless, make sure you’re only applying conditioner to the ends of your hair and using a small dollop.

Don’t overwash

It is possible to have too much of a good thing, so don’t fall into the familiar trap of overwashing your hair. While regularly washing your hair is essential to maintaining healthy hair, overwashing can strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils, leaving them dry and brittle. It can even cause your hair and scalp to overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil than usual. While everyone’s hair is different, we recommend washing your hair every three days for the best results.

Trim your locks regularly

As much as you may dream of locks down to your waist, trimming your hair regularly is essential to keeping it healthy. No one is exempt from split ends which can be a result of heat styling, exposure to the elements, and general wear and tear. The breakage of split ends can leave your hair looking thin and straggly, so prevent the formation of split ends with regular haircuts. This can mean just three to four times a year if you have generally healthy hair, or every six weeks if you have damaged, coloured or typically dry hair.

Use the right products for your hair type

It is important to know your hair type before you use any product. There is a whole myriad of different hair types out there, such as oily, dry, fine, and frizzy. By determining your hair’s characteristics, it will allow you to use specific products that are tailored to your hair type. There’s nothing more frustrating than something as easily fixed as the wrong product getting in the way of you and the hair of your dreams.

Treat yourself to a treatment

Every now and then, indulge in a self-care day and treat your hair to a good old-fashioned hair treatment. Regular hair treatments are a must to maintain good hair health. If you have frizzy locks, a smoothing treatment will help tame your mane; alternatively if you have fine hair, a volumising treatment will inject some body into your locks.

Hair care solutions and advice from DooWop Hair

At DooWop Hair Salon Fremantle, we specialise in helping you find your signature look as well as keeping your hair as vibrant as possible. Our team of hair stylists are experts in both the latest hair trends as well as the best hair care techniques for every hair type. Visit the DooWop website today to book an appointment with our Fremantle hairdressers.