While we’re all about doing as much as you can yourself when it comes to your beauty routine, we’re also all about making sure that you’re doing these things in a way that will ensure that you are doing them safely. The truth is, you need to really be cautious with at-home hair treatments. While many of the at-home hair treatments have been designed specifically for at-home use (obviously), it’s also really important that you know a few things before you go about using them because if they’re not done properly they can do quite a bit of damage to you and your hair.
Chemicals Are Chemicals
While most at-home hair treatments aren’t usually quite as strong as the professional grade options, they’re still made with chemicals. If you’re considering an at-home hair relaxer it’s important to realize that there are chemicals used in this process, even the at-home treatments. Many professionals are able to do test strands with relaxing products to make sure that your hair will adapt to the chemicals ok, but when doing this process at home you’re not able to do that in the same way. Really make sure that you’re comfortable with the at-home product that you choose, and as professionals for their opinions before diving into an option you choose to use for your at-home treatment.
Read ALL The Directions
At-home hair dyes have been around for a while, there are so many different brands and options it can seem like an easier and more cost effective option than heading into the salon to get your hair colored. But the truth is, coloring your hair is much more than just placing hair color on your hair and rinsing it off. If you’re thinking about using at home hair dyes, it’s crucial that you read ALL the directions before doing anything. So many things can go wrong when it comes to at-home hair dyes, it’s not worth risking anything. However, many suggest that if you’re looking to achieve a hair color trend that’s more complex like ombre or highlights, it’s best to seek the help of a professional to make sure that your hair is done properly and the health of your hair is maintained.
Watch The Heat
When it comes to using at-home treatment products like hair dryers and other items, we have to get real about the severity of problems that can be caused if you use these tools improperly. Heat can be incredibly damaging to your hair and scalp. If you ever feel like when you’re drying your hair your scalp gets uncomfortably hot or you notice that your hair becomes dry and brittle it can be because the heat setting is too high. Many people tend to get themselves in trouble with these at-home treatments because they have the heat settings too high and are in a hurry to get their hair done so they can get out the door. Take your time, and remember that the risks of damaging your hair and scalp aren’t worth being in a rush for.