5 Tips For Getting Healthy Beautiful Hair

MTMH: 5 TIPS FOR GETTING AMAZING HEALTHY HAIR

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STEP 1. TRADE IN YOUR TOWEL

Did you know that the texture from a regular terrycloth towl can actually rough up the hair cuticle? Instead, opt for a microfiber towel which absorbs moisture without damaging your hairs texture.

STEP 2. CLEAN & SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR BRUSH

Cleaning your makeup brushes is a must for avoiding bacteria buildup. But do you regularly & thoroughly clean your hair brush? If not, start now to avoid unneccesary oils from being dispersed back onto your clean hair.

STEP 3. SKIP THE HEAT

Opt for some amazing no-heat hairstyles to save your locks from damage build up. Try one of our braided tutorials or give your natural texture some love. Plus, natural looking texture is currently on trend for fall 2016. It was all over the runways during F/W Fashion Week 2016. Check it out in our blog post “Trending Now: F/W 2016 Runway Hair” & learn some of our other favorite trends for this upcoming season!

STEP 4. KEEP YOUR HAIR CLEAN

Not sure how often you should wash your hair? It’s probably more often than you’d think, as long as you’re using quality products that is. According to Scott Fontana, owner of Cristophe Salon, “As long as women are using quality products, they can benefit from more frequent washing. It reduces split ends, provides great moisture, and gives hair an overall clean and shiny look.”

Jeffrey J. Miller, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine suggests some helpful guidelines. Wash your hair every day if you live in a city with pollution and humidity, or if you work out daily. Wash every few days if you live in a rural environment away from pollutants, or an especially dry climate. If your hair is normal or combination, with dry ends and oily roots, you should split the difference and wash every other day.

STEP 5. KEEP YOUR TRIMS REGULAR

If you’re trying to grow out your hair, it can be tempting to skip out on seasonal trims. But to add healthy length, you need to do the opposite. Haircuts needs to be every six to eight weeks in order to prevent split ends from forming as the hair cuticle splits.

“When the split goes up the hair shaft, it becomes so thin that it breaks – that’s when people get breakage.” Says senior colorist and educator at Eva Scrivo Salon, Meri Kate O’Connor. Once your hair splits, there’s no way to repair it. So keep your hair trimmed and healthy to prevent harmful breakage before it starts.

The easiest way to stay on top of this is to schedule your next appointment while you’re in the salon. We know your life is busy and time can get the best of you. Before you know it, two months passes and you’re already past due for a trim!

Try these tips and tricks & we promise you’ll see a big difference in the health of your hair!

XOXO

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

Haircuts for Summer 2016

TRENDING NOW: HAIRCUTS OF THE SEASON

 

Trending Overgrown Bangs

OVERGROWN BANGS

We know what you’re thinking – “bangs aren’t for everyone, plus they require a lot of maintenance!” The best part about these fringe bangs is that you don’t have to suffer through the growing out process & you don’t need to take off too much length! It’s a much more subtle version of the classic bang & it’s not as much of a commitment to the style.

This edgy cut is currently a major trend in the fasion industry. We especially love the bangs to be styled into a less uniform cut so that they fall in a piecey fashion across the forehead.

You can also make this look work whether you have long or short hair, making the look versatile and easy to achieve.

Overgrown Bangs

Blunt Haircut

WE’RE BEING BLUNT HERE

Blunt bobs are nothing new, but they are bigger & longer than ever.

If you have naturally straight & thick hair, then this cut is the one for you. Unfortunately, those with wavy or coarse hair won’t get quite the same effect.

Styling Tip: Keep your hair straight at the ends! Do not flip the ends under with a round brush while styling – this will defeat the entire purpose of the look & ruin the blunt edge.

Trending Kinky Curls

LARGE & IN CHARGE KINKY CURLS

Finding the right cut for naturally curly and voluminous hair can be a real challenge. The key here is to have your stylist cut your hair when it’s styled naturally & dry. Try asking for shorter layers to give a rounder look to the hair if you have a ton of bounce and volume, as longer layers will weigh the hair down.

The cut gives a fresh & flattering bohemian vibe – we love this look!

Large Kinky Curls

Summer Haircut TrendsBABY BANGS

Pairing straight, blunt bangs with wavy hair was once frowned upon – but we’re embracing the textural differences in 2016. If you keep your hair smooth at the roots, the two styles can blend well.

As we mentioned, bangs can be a little high-maintenance, but simply blow out with a round brush to smooth & straighten and leave your hair naturally textured.

Perfect Baby Bangs

 

 

 

 Short Hair With Bangs

 

 

Summer Trendy Hairstyles

 

 

MODERN SHAG

“Textured shag is the haircut of the year,” says Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend. “Unlike shags of the past, this haircut is all about enhancing your texture – no flatirons or blow-dryers required.”

Just ask your stylist to cut your hair dry into heavy layers. If you want to merge two trends in one, opt for some overgrown bangs.

Play around with your natural texture when you style it at home & use your favorite products to help enhance the look.

Which cut is your favorite? Comment below!

Take advantage of our complimentary consultations and let us discuss which cut to embrace this summer season!

 

XOXO

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723