No matter how much magic your stylist has in his or her fingertips, there’s only so much you can do with hair that isn’t healthy. Just as with most beauty routines, the way you care for your hair will play a big part in how your style ends up looking. Healthy hair looks and feels better, and it’s easier to style, too. Adopting a healthy lifestyle – eating right, getting enough rest and exercise, and staying properly hydrated – is a given, but here are a few additional tips from the experts on how to get and keep your hair at its best.

If you’re still working with a flat iron or a blow dryer that dates from the turn of the century, it’s time to replace it. New models work much more quickly and efficiently than older ones and that means your hair is exposed to heat for much less time. It’s probably also time to check the ingredients in your hair care products, too. Beware of sulfates in your shampoo. Sure they make nice suds, but they also strip your hair of moisture as well as any color or highlights you’ve added to your look.

And on the topic of shampooing, you really do need to wash your hair regularly. Focus on your scalp and gently massage with the balls of your fingertips, not your nails. Using dry shampoo is ok once in a while but it shouldn’t take the place of your regular wash days. It can leave behind a residue that builds up on your scalp and may cause inflammation. After shampooing, try not to rub your hair with the towel. Rubbing will make your hair more likely to break and frizz. If you simply pat it dry instead, it will stay shinier and have fewer tangles.

To avoid even more tangles, switch to sleeping on a silk pillowcase. You won’t get the friction that comes with cotton ones and you’ll wake up with nice, sleek hair. When you do encounter tangles, pick the right tool to remove them. For wet hair tangles, use a wide-toothed comb. For dry knots, use a flat paddle brush and work gently from the ends back up toward your scalp.

Great hair comes from a great partnership between you and your stylist, and the styling team here at Voga Salon is ready to work with you for your healthiest hair yet. We want you to enjoy the experience and love the results every time you visit. You can find us at 13357 West 135th in Overland Park, or give us a call on 913.685.1832. If you want to instantly make your own appointment, why not use our convenient mobile app. Download it for free from iTunes or Google Play.