When the sun is out and the temperature is in, it is good to take a break from the hair care industry.
However, many people don’t like to return to their roots.
The reason is because they are still using the products they used before and are unsure how to re-use them.
We asked a few experts what you can do to ensure you keep your roots looking and feeling great.
“Don’t buy the same product twice”A good rule of thumb is to only buy one product for your hair and that is your roots shampoo.
“The shampoo is going to give you a little extra volume, but you can’t expect it to be the only product that will help,” says Michele Hough, a holistic natural hair care specialist from Miami, Florida.
“A lot of people think that they can just go back into the natural world and just do that and not worry about the rest of the hair,” she adds.
“They are so quick to say ‘no thanks’ to the rest, but they don’t really understand what that really means.”
Hough advises keeping your roots and scalp moisturised and getting a moisturiser.
“A lot people go back in the day and do some products that they just don’t use anymore.
The way I do it is to have a moisturizer in the morning and just wash my hair afterwards,” she says.
“I use a moisturising oil to give it a good massage.
I do this daily and I don’t let my scalp dry out.”
Another rule of thine is to avoid using hair care products with a lot of harsh chemicals.
“Just use the ones that don’t make you feel bad.
There are some products out there that are super harsh and I really do not like that,” she explains.
“If you’re on a daily basis using a product that is going in your hair, it should be one that doesn’t irritate your scalp.
I like to go for products that are going to do the trick.”
If you have an issue with your hair care product, then consider contacting a professional.
“You should call a hair care professional to talk to them about your hair,” Hough says.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, a hair therapist can help you with your issues.
“Hair therapists will listen to your concerns, understand your needs, and help you understand your problem,” Hought says.
She advises trying to balance the products you are using with your skin’s natural chemistry, but that is a delicate balance.
“I try to avoid products that I can’t stand or that I don ‘feel’ and I will never use something that I’m not sure how to use,” Haugh adds.
“Hair is a living thing.
It grows and it changes and it heals,” Houg says.
When choosing your natural hair products, Hough suggests picking up a few products that don´t contain chemicals.
“If you want to avoid chemicals, try to keep it to a very small amount and be mindful of your scalp,” she recommends.
“When I started, I really had no idea how to properly use it.
It was just a product I was looking at online,” Humble adds.
Hough adds that she would also recommend that people avoid using products that contain heavy metals.
“Make sure you are not using anything that contains lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic or mercury compounds.
They are not safe,” she warns.
“For example, a shampoo with sodium chlorite or zinc oxide in it is a chemical that will irritate the skin,” Hugh says.
Hought says it is important to make sure that you use a natural hair product that has been in your skin for many years and is safe for your scalp and hair.
“Once you have started using it, it doesn’t have to be a big thing.
You can try using it for a few days before washing and then re-swapping it, or just using it as an everyday product.
If your scalp doesn’t feel as moisturised as you were expecting, then maybe you need to use a different product,” she suggests.
Hugh also advises that you check with your GP if you are unsure about the product you are buying.
“Your GP will probably be able to help you find out more about the products and what they are,” she advises.
“There is always an option for an organic hair product, but it may be hard to find one.
Make sure you use an organic shampoo and conditioner if you can.””
It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s going to be different to your skin”It is important for you to get advice from a professional if you have any concerns about the ingredients you are choosing.
“In a lot for women, they will just think it’s a normal part of hair care.
But if it does cause irritation, you need professional help,” Haught adds.When