Top 5 Most Asked Questions August 21, 2017 As an expert in hair care and a salon owner, I’m asked questions about hair condition and what kind of upkeep is best for each individual lifestyle. Here are the top 5 questions I get asked and the answers to those questions! Should my hair be dirty or clean to receive the best color service? In this day and age, dirt and oil isn’t going to create a huge barrier for color. Most products will still be able to penetrate the hair follicle. If you concerned your hair is too dirty a simple rinse beforehand never hurts! How long do I have to wait before I can wash my hair after I get it colored? You can wash your hair immediately if you wanted to. However, with every shampoo, there will be some fading so the sooner you wash, the sooner the fading process will begin! Is it true that if you cut your hair it will grow faster? Over time the ends of your hair will start to split (split ends). Especially if you used heat styling often. If you don’t get regular haircuts your split ends have the potential to split all the way up your hair strand (also causing frizz) or break off completely. So although you may feel your hair isn’t growing, it is. it just may be breaking. With Regular hair cuts, you can avoid any breakage and grow long, healthy locks! Let’s be honest, if you’re going to have long hair, you want it to be beautiful! How often should I wash my hair? Every hair texture and lifestyle is different. For thick, dry hair many people can get away with going long periods of time between shampoos. For anyone with thin or oily hair, you may need to shampoo everyday or every two days. It is important to select your product based on your shampoo schedule. Shampoo should always be formulated with high-quality ingredients and sulfate free so not to strip any color you may have. Personally, I also believe no product you use on your body should be tested on animals. We shouldn’t use body products that could have been harmful to any being, our skin is a sponge! How can I repair my split ends? Get a haircut. Unfortunately, once you’re have split ends there’s no turning back. The best way to avoid them is to get regular hair trims every 8-10 weeks (if you’re growing your hair out). Contact me with any questions you have and to schedule your first appointment!