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New Year, New Hair Health: Cleansing and Conditioning

As we usher in a fresh year, it's the perfect time to embark on a journey towards healthier, more vibrant hair. At Vera Salon, nestled in the heart of North Florida, we believe that the foundation of luxurious hair begins with proper cleansing and conditioning at home. Today, let's delve into the foundation of at-home hair care: cleansing and conditioning.



What is Cleansing and Conditioning?


Cleansing and conditioning is the first step of at-home hair care. The National Institute of Health states, "The main purpose of shampoo is to remove dirt and oil from the surface of the hair fibers and the scalp, while the main purpose of conditioner is to ensure that the hair is smooth for combing. Similarly, conditioners may also prevent static electricity, improve the cosmetic shine and increase protection."


How Often Should You Cleanse and Condition?


Here at Vera Salon, we recommend that our clients cleanse and condition their hair at least twice a week. Your hair type, ethnic background, and age all play pivotal roles in determining the ideal frequency. Indications such as oily hair, flaking, or an itchy scalp signal a suitable moment for a refreshing cleansing and conditioning session.


Recommend Products for Protecting Your Hair Color and Health


At Vera Salon, we offer and only recommend using the highest-grade professional hair products. For us, that includes Oribe.


We suggest you to elevate your cleansing experience with Oribe's Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo, which strengthens fragile, weak hair while cleansing your hair simultaneously. For our blonde clients we recommend using the Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color by Oribe. This revitalizing violet shampoo corrects brassiness and yellow tones while brightening natural highlights for hair that is healthier, shinier, lit from within.




How to Condition


While shampooing, you are mostly focusing on your scalp and extracting oils from your hair. On the other hand, with conditioner, you should concentrate on the ends of your hair, elevating it by restoring moisture and nourishing it with essential nutrients. The ideal use of conditioner is to dispense an appropriate amount of conditioner, focusing primarily on the ends of your hair, evenly distributing the product, and detangling. Leave the conditioner on for the recommended time (at least one minute) to deeply moisturize your hair, then rinse thoroughly with cool or lukewarm water, making sure no residue remains.


Complement your cleansing routine by using Oribe's Signature Conditioner. This luxurious formula's hydrating polymers revive youthful shine for lustrous, healthy locks and detangle for ease of combing throughout the day. We also recommend the Gold Lust Repair and Restore Conditioner by Oribe; this ultra-hydrating conditioner softens and revitalizes, smoothing each cuticle to undo the damage of time (and style).



Know Your Products: Navigate the Market with Wisdom


With a multitude of hair products available, understanding the ingredients becomes essential. Attention is key, as certain ingredients can be detrimental to your hair's health. Steer clear of sulfates, potent chemicals notorious for their dehydrating impact. They ruthlessly strip natural oils away from hair and scalp, leaving strands weakened, lackluster, and susceptible to damage, breakage, and split ends.


Elevate your haircare journey in the New Year with informed choices and a commitment to nourishing your hair from root to tip. Stay tuned for more insightful tips and product recommendations as we embark on this transformative path together.


If you are in the Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, or Lake City, Florida, area and looking for a salon to elevate your hair, click the link below to reserve your appointment today.



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