It's important to understand that not all salon hair styles can be recreated at home without use of hair styling products and that your hair care needs will change on average about every 4 months due to elements of exposure etc...
Selecting the right hair care products for your individual needs can be the difference in a good hair day and a bad hair day, everyday. It can also sharply lessen the amount of time that you spend styling your hair everyday.
Everyone's hair requires different needs and these needs change periodically throughout the year depending upon circumstances unique to each individual. As you perform chemical services on your hair or as weather conditions change, health, medications and other circumstances change, so does your individual hair care needs. Mis-use or incorrect selection of hair care products can worsen hair and scalp problems.
Our hair stylists in our Gulfport, MS hair salon receive continued education on select professional hair care products on a regular basis. Our hair care professionals are extensively familiar with all hair types, hair condition and scalp types. This education allows the stylist to prescribe the proper professional product(s) to meet the specific needs of each individual. Your personal hair stylist will also teach you how to properly use the product(s) you are purchasing in our salon.
Every salon hair service comes with a free hair and scalp evaluation analysis. Before leaving the salon, your stylist will prescribe the proper hair care product(s) to remedy your individual needs. When a product has been professionally diagnosed for your hair and scalp special needs, by a hair care professional, it is going to be more suited to you than something that you have picked up off the shelf at your local store.
Good quality means very little, as without expert professional advice found in a salon. You may not find the right one for you. In fact, you could use one that is not suitable at all. For example, general use or "family shampoo", won't treat your partners dandruff, your daughters hair colored hair and your frizzy ends at the same time! With statistics showing that 80% of us misdiagnose our own hair type, it's easy to see where so many people purchase the wrong products effectively wasting their own money. When left to our own devices, you can see where the difference lies.
As with most things, price is a good indicator of quality when trying to choose a hair care product and this applies equally to the products you buy at the salon or the grocery store. Once you reach the upper middle to high price range the ingredients will be of a better quality and contain more of them (e.g. real essential oils rather than the cheap non-pure or watered down versions) and on the reverse side of that coin, if you buy really cheap brands you will get what you pay for. Since professional products are heavily concentrated (containing less fillers and water), you often need to use a much lesser amount of a professional product verses a store brand.
Professional brands invest millions into the science behind the hair and results in a more advanced technological product and on the whole professional brands use gentler surfactants (the soap used in shampoo) and in more concentrated amounts, so you will need to use much less of the product than with a grocery store brand. The recommended amount of professional shampoo or conditioner is 5 ml (the average cap full) whilst you may have to use three or four times more to get the same amount of suds or conditioning result from a cheap grocery store brand. So ask yourself if you have really saved money or just potentially harmed your hair or scalp for no good reason.
Your shampoo and conditioner are the foundation of a good hair style and should not be under valued when creating your look.
A shampoo should always be followed by a conditioner as a shampoo is negatively charged and a conditioner is positively charged, therefore one will balance or neutralize the other helping to restore the natural barrier (acid mantel) and protect the hair. For those of you who don't like the weight of the average conditioner, we have super light weight conditioning products available. An experienced stylist will diagnose your hair and scalp needs and recommend the perfect product to suits your needs.
You do not have to be a frequent client of the salon to have a free hair and scalp evaluation. Our experienced stylist offer free evaluations daily. Just stop by, no appointment required, you don't even have to get a hair service. Our salon professionals will assist you in choosing the correct products for your hair and teach you how and when to use them to achieve the maximum benefit. Stop by our Gulfport Beauty salon and ask for a free hair and scalp analysis for your professional hair care product prescription.