8 Questions You Need to Ask Your Hairdressers

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As much as you ask Google about things — How do I do a fishtail braid? What’s easy nail art that I can do myself? Where’s the best salon? — there are some things that Google can’t answer. Namely, particular, unique questions about your hair. If you’ve got fine, unruly, thick, dry or basically any kind of hair texture under the sun, you should be treating your hair individually than your friend with a different texture.

Much like going to the dermatologist and asking questions particularly about your own skin, going to the hair salon means that you can ask an expert what’s right for you. Below are seven questions you should be asking your hairdressers because Google probably won’t have the answers you’re looking for.

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What kind of shampoo and conditioner should I be using?

Granted, this question is often answered with one of the branded products sold at the salon, but your hairdressers will actually be able to point you in the right direction for your hair. Whether you’ve got split ends, colored hair, damaged hair, frizzy hair, curly hair, straight hair or anything, in particular, the shampoo and conditioner you use make a big difference, so be sure you’re doing your hair properly.

How often should I be cleaning my hair?

Though we don’t recommend washing your hair every day, every hair type differs, and if your roots get oily quickly, you may be better off shampooing every day. Ask your hairstylist about your own texture and get the straight prognosis.

What’s the best way to style my hair with natural texture?

Trying to play up your natural locks or your stick-straight hair can be a bit of a challenge, but there are some tools and products that help for each (for one thing, a diffuser). Spend time while you’re having a haircut or coloring session to ask about styling your hair in a healthy way.

Are there treatments that will bring my hair back to life?

Whether you need a straightening treatment, a gloss or something to help repair your damaged hair, ask your stylist about the kind of treatments will be best for your hair, then splurge on some caring the next time you need a pick-me-up.

What’s the best hairstyle for my face shape?

Create as many “Hair Inspiration” boards as you want on Pinterest, sometimes, the cut you’re looking for is just not right for your face shape. Ask hairdressers about your texture, shape and how much maintenance you’re willing to put in on every day to get the best idea of which haircut (or haircuts) will work for you.

How can I maintain color at home?

Switching between salon and box hair color is not advisable, but if you need to do a bit of root touching up at home and salon visits, ask your hairstylist about products that will work best so that you don’t mix any chemicals that should not mix with one another. That’s one absolute way to need a quicker salon appointment.

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Which hair color will work best for me?

This changes depending on the season (hair usually gets lighter in the summer months and darker in the winter), ask hairdressers about which color, aside from your natural one that will work best on you. If you want to change from blonde to velvet hair, you may want to go for strawberry blonde instead of auburn so that the change looks natural on you.

What is the upkeep needed to maintain my cut/color?

Again, you have to know yourself and the commitment you are going to make for a new cut or color before having it done. This is why it is very important to focus about this detail beforehand. Opening this issue to your stylist make adjustments to your color and haircut that works within your needs.

Whatever question you have in your mind, it will never hurts to ask. These are just basic jumping-off questions. When it comes to hairstyling, communication is needed and questions are a great way to build relationship with your hairdressers. It’s very important to be sure you and your hairstylist are both on the same page. After all, hairstyling and coloring are each different forms of art. Most professionals in the industry take enormous pride in their work and will want their customers to love the result.

I have been a professional hairstylist for 23 years. Husband to my high school sweetheart, Ines. We love each of our four cats. I was born in Lyon, France but my whole family moved to Atlanta when I was 17 years of age. At times I miss France, but America is forever my home. A few years ago, I visited Canada and tried out a high-quality goose jacket. It was so unique that I immediately bought it. I've never owned a coat so comfortable! Later on, I was domain shopping for a new blog to share helpful haircare tips and knowledge with the world. Saw this one and couldn't resist!