By: Brittney Helene

Barrie Hair Salon - Brittney Helene Hair

Top Hair Care Tips For Healthy Hair

Your hair is made up of proteins, amino acids, and bonds that work together to give you healthy and strong hair. Damaged hair can be caused by hot styling tools, chemical treatments, improper care, and low-quality products. 

Use gentle and professional-grade shampoo & conditioner

The first step in caring for your hair is using a shampoo that will not strip away all the natural oils from your scalp. Many non-professional shampoos are not PH balanced to the human scalp thus stripping the protective Barrier of its natural oils, leading to unhealthy, dry hair.  Look for something that is professional-grade, and free from harsh chemicals such as sulfates and parabens. 

Side note: Do not wash your hair every day. daily washing can strip the hair of its natural protective barrier tricking it to produce more oils, which in turn, will make your hair oiler over time. 

A little shampoo goes a long way! 

Don’t use too much shampoo! It may seem like a good idea to pile on shampoo however when you buy a quality product, a little goes a long way because it is well made and concentrated.

Unlike low-quality/non-professional shampoo that is diluted with water. Helpful tip: add water to create a better lather & Shampoo the hair twice!!! The first will remove any oils, dirt, and product buildup. The 2nd will give the scalp a deeper cleanse. 

Use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners if you have color-treated hair. Sulfates are found in many shampoo brands and can strip color from your hair if used too often. This can lead to fading and brittleness of your hair so make sure that you avoid using these types of shampoos on a regular basis. 

You’re using too much Conditioner!  

Don’t over condition! Too much will leave hair feeling heavy and weighed down.

Only apply conditioner to mid-lengths and ends. Leave in for a couple of minutes. And rinse. 

Hair conditioner helps keep your locks soft and shiny. If you have color-treated hair, use a conditioner that’s formulated for colored hair to prevent fading.

Never skip the conditioner — Conditioner is what helps soften and lock in moisture. 

Deep conditioning treatments help restore moisture to dry hair that has been previously damaged by heat or chemical processes. It is great to add to your routine when coloring or highlighting your hair in general since this can dry out the hair.

Dry your hair gently after washing.

Dry your hair gently after washing. Avoid heavy handed brushing, this can cause breakage Instead, blot the excess moisture with a towel or even better wrap it in a microfiber towel.

And gently brush with a wet brush specific starting at the ends and working your way up. Adding a detangling leave-in conditioner helps this process, especially for long hair that tangles easily) 

Use heat protectant & don’t be afraid of the blow dryer 

Many people believe blow-drying the hair can be harmful and damaging so they avoid it altogether. But don’t be fooled!! The blow dryer is a non-direct heat source that actually closes the cuticle after washing and keeps the hair healthier and shinier than air drying.

Flat irons however can cause damage if used without care as it is a direct heat source on the stands of hair. Therefore, be SURE to use a heat protectant before straightening or curling your hair. 

Treat your hair right and avoid harsh chemicals and non-professional coloring systems (box dye) or DIY projects 

Coloring your hair from a box or do yourself at home can be harmful to your scalp and hair & should be done by a trained professional. Always opt for products made from good quality ingredients and recommended. 

This way, you not only get to keep your hair healthy,  strong, and well maintained. But you also avoid any mistakes that cost a lot of time and money to correct in the Salon. 

Wash with lukewarm water

When washing your hair, use lukewarm water and avoid hot water as much as possible because it can dry out your scalp and is too harsh. 

Avoid frequent hair treatments like smoothing, or coloring treatments. Always seek a professional’s opinion. 

While these treatments can make your hair look shiny and beautiful, they can also be damaging to your strands if done too often, always consult with a professional prior to these treatments so you can get the best possible advice to keep your hair in the best condition! 


While there are tons of hair tips out there, these should help get you started on a healthy hair regimen. In fact, it’s never too early to start taking care of your hair. If you’re still not sure what works for you, consider consulting a professional stylist or dermatologist.

There’s no need to try every product out there—just finding the right one can make all the difference. Reach out to me through email or you can find me on my Instagram @brittney.helene.hair If you have any questions or recommendations and all of your hair care needs. Please use our contact from to book an appointment

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