Do you ever go to buy products for your hair and look at the rows of items available and think, “What product is right for my hair?” There are products for fine, flyaway, frizzy and thick hair as well as products for dry, greasy and normal hair not to mention those for colour treated or tinted hair. By the way, what about if you have straight, wavy or curly hair?

There are also mousses, gels, waxes, serums and oils! So, hundreds of products and literally hundreds of companies in the market selling hair products. It’s quite a dilemma!

How Do You Choose?
Do you sometimes hope for the best or even plump for the products with the stand out packaging? Or, you might go for something you have seen advertised on the television or in a magazine or you might choose a range or a certain product that a friend has recommended.

Just remember, the hair companies aren’t trying to catch you out as ultimately hair products are designed to match the needs of your hair and as we have already discovered there is a lot to consider. Therefore, all are formulated differently.

What Are Your Hair Characteristics?
First of all, it’s imperative that you determine what your hair characteristics are. Have a look at the following list to ascertain this.

  • Type
  • Colour Treated
  • Texture
  • Thickness
  • Condition
  • Length

Tips For Colour Treated Hair
What do you do if your hair type ticks more than one box? You know it’s dry but it’s also colour treated as well. Here, it’s probably best to go for a shampoo that’s recommended for colour as colour treatments can make your hair a little fragile and consequently your hair needs a little more TLC.

Hair Texture
Products for thin hair can give it body and shape and those for thick hair will try to control and tame it. If your hair is dry or oily, it might be better to go for products designed for the thickness of your hair.

Condition Of Your Hair
Consider the condition of your hair when deciding on the product, as those formulated for dry hair will often have moisturising elements while products for oily hair will try to minimise oil production.

Hair Length
If you have long hair, mousse products may be better-suited and wax products for shorter styles. Hair sprays, serums and gels are normally suitable for all lengths of hair.

What To Do Next
If you would like advice from the experts, come along to Martinez Hair Salon located in the charming village of Blackboys in East Sussex near to Uckfield, Lewes and Heathfield where our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be delighted to advise you on your hair type and the products that are most suited to you. Call us on 01825 891008 to make an appointment.

Martinez Hair Salon is a member of the prestigious 365 Hairdressing Group and is a main agent for Paul Mitchell Hair products.