22/07/13

Would you wash a cashmere sweater the same way you would a cotton T-shirt? If you did I bet you won't like the results. The same is true if you treat frizzy hair with a conditioner meant for straight, silky tresses -- or vice versa. For results you’ll love, learn how to choose the right conditioner for your hair type.
Hair requires special care. "Some of us have strands similar to wool, and others are more like silk, to have the most beautiful locks possible, it is very important to utilize the correct maintenance regimen".
That means choosing the right conditioner for your hair type. Recognizing the signs that you have the wrong one is sometimes more obvious than others.

Sign #1--Your conditioner doesn't match your stylist's advice.
Your stylist is like your own personal guru -- at least when it comes to hair care suggestions. That's why our number one tip is to ask for advice at the salon -- then follow it!
Our professional stylist can help you pick the right product that is perfectly matched for your hair type. We will consider the texture of your hair and what chemical treatments you've had in the past or present to make the correct recommendation.

Sign #2--Your hair is coloured, and you're not using a colour-safe product.
If you don't use colour-safe conditioner and shampoo on colour-treated hair, then "what you've paid to put in there, you're washing away". It's like watching your money go straight down the drain.
Using the right colour-safe conditioner will keep blonde brighter and brunette bolder. You may get 2 more weeks out of your hair colour before you have to pay for another one.
Labels on colour-safe conditioners use terms like "colour extend," "colour care," and "sulphate-free." They protect against the dulling effects of washing and over styling -- two of the main reasons hair colour fades. Products with "UVA/UVB protection" offer a layer of protection to prevent the sun from fading your colour, we recommend Biolage Colorcarethe’rapie shampoo and condition regime. 

Sign #3--You're using volumizing conditioner on big, curly hair. Or, you're using a smoothing one on flat, fine hair.
When you use conditioner, you're doing one of two things to hair--you're making it bigger, or you're making it smaller.
If your hair has lots of volume, you need a conditioner heavy enough to give you the amount of smoothing you need to tame frizzies and flyaway’s and get hair back under your control, we recommend the Smooththe’rapie range just perfect for taming. 
If your hair is fine and flat, you need a lighter conditioner. If you have fine hair and you use a smoothing treatment, it's going to feel oily, limp, and lifeless! Use a lighter-weight product that won't weigh down fine hair for instance Fortethe’rapie as its name implies to help strengthen and fortify.

Sign #4--You have dry hair, and you're using a strengthening shampoo.
Extra strength won't help dry hair. If you're not getting enough moisture then you're not treating the true problem. "It's kind of like eating a steak when you're thirsty."
Dry, damaged hair needs a rich, moisturizing daily conditionerfrom the Hydrathe'rapie range. At least once a week, revive parched hair with a deeper, leave-in conditioning treatment. Or once a month, treat yourself and have it done in the salon.

Sign #5--You bought the most expensive conditioner.
While you don't want to buy the cheapest conditioner available, you also don't need to spend £100, or even £30. A conditioner that is five times more expensive won't necessarily make your hair look five times better. We believe that the Biolage range represents the perfect balance between performance and cost with a product for every hair type.

Once you get the best conditioner for you, use it right. These are our recommended steps:
1.    Shampoo the roots gentle massage with water temperature not too hot
2.    Condition the ends. That's where damage like split ends occurs 
3.    Only in rare cases do you need to deep condition the scalp
4.    Use a wide-toothed comb to evenly distribute the conditioner throughout your hair. Keep one in the shower just for this if you have the time leave it on for a couple of minutes (the single biggest mistake is to rinse off the conditioner straight away, it doesn’t have time to work, try it and you will notice the difference) Remember less is more, our professional products are concentrated you will only need the size of a 10 pence piece on most heads.
5.     If you shampoo daily or your hair is fine and flyaway or prone to static one shampoo is all that is needed. 
regards carl
15/07/13
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