3. Strengthen for retention
Using protein in your hair does not have to be a weekly thing, but if your hair is color treated, or fine you might be the girl that has to use protein pretty often to keep your hair in tip top shape.
Have a set regimen in place for protein whether it is every 2 weeks, once a month, just be aware of how your hair feels and when it needs a boost.
Your stylist should be able to let you know when you need a protein treatment but you need to know as well. Once you have your routine down your hair will flourish.
4. Styling for retention
Most of the time when we visit the salon on a rare occasion we would opt to get a flat iron* or press. This does not have to be the case every time.
To be brutally honest, if you plan to visit a salon often try to pick a stylist that is versatile, she or he should be able to flat iron*, do a twist out, a braid out, a corn row style, or any other protective style that you might desire on the occasion that you visit.
This might seem like a bit much at first glance but there are professionals out there who are able to hook your hair up the way you want it even if you do not want to flat iron* your hair.
If you can do a stylish updo you can opt to keep your protective style in for longer than a week or two which can give your pockets a break and your hair a break from excessive manipulation.
Additionally your style looks as great as the health of your hair so your stylist will ensure that your hair stays sharp with trims and you need to maintain a log of how often you are trimming your hair especially when you want to retain length.
This post is not an attempt to get you to go to the salon all the time and forsake all of the knowledge you have gained about your hair over the years.
This is for the woman who might have to make the decision to visit the salon more often and wants to feel safe doing so because she has a plan. No longer will you be leaving the health of your hair in someone else’s hands, but rather it will be a joint effort.
You are still required to do your own maintenance; watch your hairs progress, and keep your stylist accountable for what you are paying for. If you have all these things considered, you can absolutely enjoy ‘pamper me’ time; know that your hair will still be healthy, and will progress.
Originally posted 2015-03-12 15:00:30.