Something that I hear a lot is "the hairdresser is so expensive" and "I can't afford treatments" but when someone has had a bad experience it's another story, they're willing to pay whatever it takes to get it sorted! If your hair is important to you then don't scrimp, just remember that you get what you pay for, so sometimes a little bit more is worth it.
However, you don't need to spend loads on looking after your hair and there are some home-made treatments that you can do yourself that will save you a few pennies and don't have any chemicals in - which can only be good for your hair and your scalp!
I've listed below some professional and DIY treatments that you might not have considered:
1. Argan Miracle 10 - I harp on about this all the time but it is absolutely brilliant and ideal for everyone!!!
2. Osmo Deep Intensive Repair Mask - this is specially formulated for over stressed, heat traumatised and chemically abused hair and is BRILLIANT!
3. L'Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Masque - for all hair types to nourish and replenish the hair for glossy results!
4. Tigi Bed Head Urban Antidotes - and it comes in three different types:
- Recovery Treament - for dry worn out hair needing moisture
- Re-energise - perfect for normal hair that just needs a wake up
- Resurrection - for fragile & damaged hair
1. Coconut Oil (everyone is going crazy for this at the moment) it's a great treatment for dry hair. It's rich in proteins, fatty acids, Vitamin B&C, Zinc, Potassium and Iron - best of all you can get it ANYWHERE!
Simply wash your hair, towel dry it and work the oil through, section by section, massaging into the scalp and then wrap it in a warm towel and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off and condition as normal!
2. Honey & Olive Oil - mix 4 tablespoons of honey, 6 tablespoons of olive oil and apply to wet hair, leave for 15-30 minutes and wrap in a towel or plastic cap/bag and then rinse thoroughly.
3. DIY Colour Stripping - I recently found out about a good way of stripping colour from your hair, which doesn't use any harsh chemicals. This will only work on colours and not on bleach. Simply buy some Vitamin C Powder or the soluble tablets and crush them up, mix with lots of Fairy Liquid and Shampoo - clarifying shampoo is the best, so something like Head & Shoulders. Mix it all together and it creates a foamy paste. Spread this onto the hair, working in sections, put a plastic bag on it and leave for up to an hour. Then wash off and use a really good conditioner (and a spray of Miracle 10 if you have any). The mixture of Vitamin C with the abrasive shampoo's will start to lift the colour out. The best use for this treatment is when you are looking to fade a colour, to put another colour on top. I'd still recommend coming to see me if you need a colour correction for something that's gone wrong!!
Anyway - I hope these are all helpful but if you're not sure about anything please do give me a call :)