recommend an in-salon treatment, we also realise it is not always
practical, due to time or other constraints. At the end of the
day, some form of treatment is better than none. Therefore a combination
of the two is often the answer. If your hair has suffered some
sort of server condition problem, then start with a trip to your
salon and follow up at home, depending on the advice of your hairdresser.
Remember too that regular trims are a must.
What makes the difference is the expertise of the hairdresser.
It is very difficult for you to work out whether your hair needs
protein or moisture and your hairdresser will be able tell this
at a glance. Also, although many of the products may look the
same, the in salon version is often "stronger" because the manufacturers
can make it so knowing it will be used correctly by someone trained
in that field. If you ask your hairdresser, they may agree to
give you a professional treatment to apply yourself at home with
the correct instructions. But that is up to your particular hairdresser.
The addition of heat may help certain products to penetrate more
deeply into the hair, getting them to work where needed. Hairdressers
often use steam or heat, which will enhance any treatment done
in the salon. You can reproduce this at home by covering your
hair with a plastic cap or cling wrap, then using your hairdryer
(not too close or hot) or by sitting in a hot bath to add the
Treatments when you are trying to put condition back into your
hair should be repeated once a week (or twice in extreme cases)
and/or the manufactures instructions followed (see treatments
general for more info on this). More often than this will not
improve the condition any more quickly, as your hair will not
be able to absorb what you are trying to add and it will go to
We recommend that you
consult your hairdresser when in doubt.