Here are some simple tips for great looking, healthy hair from Paul Macnamara, Hairdresser & Founder of Jack the Snipper Australia.
1. Find a great barber or hairdresser and stick with them.
2. Get the right hair styling product for your hair type.
Handy tip: For pete’s sake, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it again.
3. Don't over wash your hair but please keep it clean!
4. How many times a week should you shampoo your hair?
We recommend shampooing 2-3 times a week. Use a high quality Shampoo with the least amount of nasties. Stay away from shampoos that contain detergents, sulphates and alcohol which will all dry your hair out.
You can even use Dry Shampoo on the days when you want clean hair without washing.
Handy tip: It really helps if you use a water-based or water dispersible Hair Styling product that doesn’t require shampoo to remove it. So on the days that you aren’t washing your hair, you can just jump in the shower, rinse through with water and you’re done.
5. Keep it fresh and tidy.
Most of us get a haircut every 3-6 weeks, depending on what we do for a living. For short hair, a great way to keep your haircut fresh throughout the month is to pop in to your Barber or Hairdresser and get a quick tidy up around the back and sides.
If you have a strong and consistent relationship with them, they will probably suggest this as an option and be happy to provide this service at a lesser charge than a full haircut.
Handy tip: Be nice to your Barber or Stylist. It will go a long way.