Summertime is notoriously hard on those luscious locks. From heat exposure and humidity to sea salt and chlorine, dry and lackluster hair is inevitable. Here at Inscape Beauty Salon, we firmly believe that healthy hair is beautiful hair. There is no better time to get started than now: join us on a journey to stronger, more vibrant hair by taking the 30-day better hair challenge:
Day 1: Get a trim at Inscape with your favorite stylist
Getting rid of split, dry or otherwise damaged ends will help you begin on the path to better hair. We recommend getting a trim every four to six weeks. If you haven’t had a trim in a few months, schedule an appointment for a haircut to get started.
Day 2: Start drinking more water
Water is crucial to the health of your hair, skin and your entire body as a whole. Aim to drink the recommended 8 glasses each day to see an improvement in your hair.
Day 3: Commit to shampooing once every three days
Far too many people shampoo their hair every day, yet the effects of excessive washing are damaging. From dry scalp to hair loss, too much shampoo can throw off the PH balance of your scalp. Most people only need to wash their hair a few times a week; aim for once every three days if you’re a frequent washer.
Day 4. Eat almonds
Almonds are fantastic for the hair. Rich in magnesium and fatty acids, almonds can decrease hair fall, increase growth and even aid in reducing dandruff. Allergic to nuts? Try increasing the amount of eggs or spinach in your diet for similar benefits.
Day 5: Google the harmful effects of sulfates, silicone and other chemicals in hair products
If you aren’t aware of the damaging effects of ingredients like sulfates and silicone, use this as a learning experience. You might be surprised to learn that your hair woes are the result of your hair products.
Day 6: Invest in sulfate free products
Now that you have learned about sulfates and silicones, shop around for more hair-friendly products. From shampoos and conditioners to hair gels, there are chemical free options available for all your needs.
Day 7: Try something new
Have you been dying to try a new style but have been too afraid to take the plunge? Try it today and renew a love affair with your hair. In need of some inspiration? Schedule a consultation for hair color in Davie today to discuss low damage options.
Day 8: Find a hair, skin and nail supplement
Even those with a well-balanced diet can benefit from an added hair, skin and nail supplement. Do your research to find one that works for you.
Day 9: Let your hair air dry
Do you run straight for the blow-dryer after showering or washing your hair? Skip the blowdryer today and instead let it air dry.
Day 10: Buy a silk pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase at night can reduce the amount of frizz created overnight while tossing and turning in bed. Shop around for a high-quality one and let it do the work while you sleep.
Day 11: Try a DIY hair mask
Discover your favorite DIY hair mask recipes on Pinterest and give one a try.
Day 12: Wear a hat
The summer sun here in South Florida is known for fading color quickly. Protect your hue and wear a hat today.
Day 13: Invest in a new brush and comb set
Had the same brush for months or even years? Buy a whole new set today.
Day 14: Detangle your hair in the shower
Put that new comb to use and detangle your hair in the shower today.
Day 15: Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a great way to refresh your hair. Simply add 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 8 ounces of water. You can pour the mixture directly onto the hair after shampooing or use a spray bottle. Let it sit in place for around five minutes and then rinse it thoroughly. You will be left with body, shine and ultra clean strands.
Day 16: Try an overnight style
Spend some time researching overnight hairstyles. Whether curly, straight or wavy, there is a style for everyone. This will give you (and your hair) a break as most only take a few minutes of primping in the morning to finish.
Day 17: Dry your hair with a t-shirt
Instead of reaching for a bath towel, try a t-shirt. This creates less friction and presents less chance of damage. A microfiber towel can be used for this if you prefer.
Day 18: Skip the heating tools
Straighteners and curling wands are one of the biggest causes of hair damage. Skip these today and embrace your hair's natural texture.
Day 19: Get a treatment at Inscape
Schedule an appointment for a hair treatment near Pembroke Pines, Plantation & Hollywood. We recommend the Agave keratin treatment for frizz control or a L’Oréal SerieExpert Powermix treatment at Inscape for dry, damaged or lackluster hair.
Day 20: Fake it until you make it
Dreaming of long, shiny strands? Instead of getting traditional hair extensions in Broward County, use clip-in ones or schedule a consultation for less damaging ones like aqua hair extensions at Inscape Beauty Salon.
Day 21: Massage your scalp
Massaging your scalp certainly doesn’t feel like a challenge. While relaxing, massaging your scalp also aids in increasing blood flow and stimulating hair growth.
Day 22: Look at old family photos
Have some fun today and look through your old family photos. Take note of how your hairstyles (and those of your family members) have changed over the years.
Day 23: Recreate your favorite blast from the past style
Are you dreaming of those pigtails from elementary school after browsing through photos, or curious how you would look with your mom’s 70s hairdo? Recreate the look (just for fun).
Day 24: Treat yourself to a deep conditioning treatment
Deep conditioning your hair only takes a few minutes yet drastically improves dryness. Treat yourself to a new deep conditioner or simply leave your favorite conditioner in for a little longer than usual.
Day 25: Don’t forget body hair
Unwanted body hair? Take today to remove it. Whether facial hair, out of control eyebrows or legs; explore waxing services at Inscape Beauty Salon. The results last much longer than shaving or other DIY methods and waxing prevents painful razor burn or unwanted bumps.
Day 26: Detox your scalp
Dead skin, clogged pores and product build-up can weigh your hair down. Detox your scalp by mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda and ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Apply the mixture to your scalp and leave in place for 15 minutes. Rinse and then shampoo and condition as usual.
Day 27: Add agave or coconut oil to your hair regime
Agave and coconut oils are excellent for repairing damage and restoring moisture. Introduce your favorite into your daily hair routine.
Day 28: Give your hair a break
Growing tired of hair styles and hair care regimes? Take a break today and throw your hair up in a loose ponytail.
Day 29: Revitalize your color
Instead of changing your entire color, opt for a gentler option. Demi-permanent or semi-permanent hair color at Inscape Beauty Salon is a great way to enhance the shine and color without the damaging effects of ammonia or bleaching. Ask your favorite Davie hair stylist about colored glazes or shine treatments
Day 30: Get inspired
Now that you are well on your way to better hair, get inspired! Dedicate a few minutes today to looking at your favorite celebrity styles or colors.
Congratulations on healthier, more vibrant hair! Now that your hair is stronger than ever, consider scheduling an appointment at Inscape Beauty Salon. Whether you are dreaming of a new color, need advice on hair care or are ready for your next trim, we’re happy to help on your journey to healthier locks. Book an appointment online now or give us a call at (954) 212-9806.