Screen shot 2009-11-26 at 12.55.19 PMThey say that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. Even so, all women have those days when we wish we could cover every unwieldy strand!

Get a good hair cut! It all begins right here. Without a good hair cut, nothing else you do will give you the results you want.

In order to have a good hair cut, you need a great hair stylist and when you find one, keep him/her! Jumping around from stylist to stylist can behazardous to your hair. The old adage about “getting what you pay for” is very true when it comes to something as important as your stylist. Yes, it’s possible to find a good stylist at the “fast hair” shops, but the cost to your hair while searching may be more than you care to spend.

Keep your hair clean! There’s nothing worse than dirty, oily hair that hangs in clumps.

Use the correct shampoo for your hair type. Not all hair is created equal.

If you have oily hair, do not shampoo every day. As paradoxical as it seems, clean hair makes the problem worse because it allows the oil to seep into the glands making it much more difficult to deal with. Stay away from those “all in one” shampoos. Use a ph-balanced shampoo when you do wash your hair and scrub it well. You may need to change shampoos, so ask your stylist what he or she recommends. Another tip is to avoid oily foods as much as you can. It just contributes to the problem. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Whatever you do, stay away from products that are supposed to make your hair shine! Also do not use conditioner unless you apply it to the ends of the hair strands. Keep it away from the scalp!

Hair looking drab? Need a change? Try a few highlights. It can do wonders for brightening up your hair and face.

Wanna’ try some curls but don’t want the damage of a perm? Try a curling iron and/or hot rollers. Hot rollers will give you more control, but you won’t get those wispy, trailing curls. That you will have to do with the curling iron.

Do not try and curl freshly cleaned hair. Try and remember to shampoo the night before. Squeaky clean hair can sometimes give you difficulty with holding a curl.

Never use a “sticky” hair spray before curling your hair with a curling iron or hot rollers. You can cause damage.

If you are fortunate to have naturally curly hair, have your stylist cut it in layers to take advantage of the new cascading curly look.

If you are athletic, keep your lifestyle in mind when selecting a “do.”

If you are blonde or have gray hair do not use any coal tar shampoo product for dandruff as it may permanently stain your hair.

Have you ever almost fallen asleep in a stylist’s chair because you felt sooo relaxed? Another good reason for visiting Alberto & Co Hair Care!