Vault Hair Easy Haircare Tips

Getting more organized and losing weight tend to be at the top of most people’s New Year’s Resolutions. If you’ve long lusted after luscious locks yet never seem to take the steps to get there, here are 5 do-able hairstyling habits to start right now.

2013-01-02_13.07.471. SCHEDULE FREQUENT TRIMS

You’ve heard it 100 times and you’re going to keep hearing it again and again: one of the very first secrets to sultry tresses is keeping them in tip top shape with frequent trims. That means every 6 to 8 weeks ladies, regardless of whether or not you’re growing your hair out. Keeping those ends maintained will make for healthier hair that’s easier to style, too. If you aren’t great at remembering to schedule those trims, book them far ahead of time! So next time you go in for your haircut at Vault Hair, go ahead and book the next one right there.

Better yet, schedule all of this year if you can! How does every 8 weeks at 4pm sound? Your hair is healthier already.

2. REMEMBER TO DEEP CONDITION

You don’t need to condition your hair every day, in fact it’s listed as one of the major bad hairstyling habits you should stop now. But you should make an effort to deep condition your locks at least once a month. It’s one of the great ways to revitalize your hair, especially if it’s color treated or you use hot tools often. An overnight conditioner, hair mask or in-salon mineral oil treatment will add some much-needed moisture to your locks, soften the hair and restore shine, too.

3. RELAX WITH THE HOT TOOLS

If you’re addicted to your curling or flat iron, it’s time to relax, just a little bit! There are plenty of alternative hairstyles that don’t require hot tools. Try some fun braids, a pretty bouffant or the famous top knot. Or pamper yourself with the current Vault Hair pampering session for $18 – wash and blow-dry or ghd styling session. Your hair sounds healthier already.

2013-01-02_13.06.074. SWAP OUT YOUR BRUSHES

Be honest: how long have you really had that hair brush? Just like our makeup brushes, tress tools should be swapped out regularly. Brushes full of hair cause frizz and worn bristles can mess with your hair’s cuticle. Just for good measure, make it a habit of changing out your hair brushes every six months.

5. CHANGE YOUR SHAMPOO

Did you know that you should be changing your shampoo every few months? Your hair actually benefits from a bit of change every now and then so if you’ve noticed it’s been a bit less manageable than normal, it may be time for a quick shampoo swap. Consult with your Vault Hair stylist next time you visit.

Having trouble deciding whether to go darker or lighter?

blondeorbrunette

{It’s a big decision/commitment, I know, I’ve been there!}
Here’s some tips that will help you find the perfect shade…
GO BLONDE IF YOU…
Have lots of pink in your skin: A cool, baby blonde is gorgeous with rosy skin freshens the face yet prevents the skin from looking too flushed. Conversely, rosy skin (or even just a face full of bubble-gummy makeup) will clash with warm, brown hair.
Want to cut your hair short: When a short haircut is really hot, it’s always on a blonde – this is probably partly due to highlights’ ability to play up a style’s shape.
Need a lift: Going blonde can adds brightness to your look—and your outlook.
GO BRUNETTE IF YOU…
Have very thin hair: Darker strands add dimension and the illusion of thickness to fine, airy hair. To add extra depth, colour the under-layers a slightly richer shade than the top.
Have an olive complexion: No skin tone is better suited to chocolaty strands. A rich brown will counteract your complexion’s tendency toward sallowness, as well as make your eyes and teeth look whiter.

Can’t deal with high-maintenance hair? Keeping up with lightened locks is costly and time-consuming, while going darker can require as few as two visits a year. Brunettes also have an easier time colouring at home because you’re not removing pigment (as you must to go blonde) and don’t have to worry about brassiness.