Strength of Nature product development specialists and award-winning Stylist Professionals work hard together to research and develop exceptional conditioning and high-performance hair care for our Global Consumers. Here are just some of the top 10-15 general hair care, relaxer and styling frequently asked questions.
How often should I shampoo?
It is recommended that the hair should be shampooed at least once a week, to help remove residual styling products, normal dead skin cells, etc. Your hair may need more frequent shampooing depending on your activities like aerobics. swimming, or other outdoor exercise due to perspiration, pollen, dirt, etc. However, be cautious not to shampoo too often, or use “hard water” with high mineral levels, because you could strip hair of natural oils which can cause hair & scalp dryness.
Does the shampoo I use make a difference or is it all just the "hype"?
There are thousands of shampoos on the market, for different hair types, textures and styling needs- From shampoos for dry hair and to “extend” or enhance hair color, to shampoos that neutralize chemical treatments! For a general shampoo, find one that will gently cleanse and condition, and not strip the hair of vital nutrients.
How often should I "deep condition"?
Deep condition at least once a month. Gently shampoo your hair, and apply the deep conditioner so it completely saturates hair from scalp to ends. Leave on for 15-20 minutes under a thin plastic or thermal “heat cap”, to permit conditioners to penetrate scalp and deep in the hair shaft. Rinse well and style as desired.
Why is deep conditioning important?
Deep conditioning provides more intense strengthening and moisturization, helps "restore" some natural oils and, and can help eliminate dry & brittle hair. Deep conditioning can also enhance your hair’s luster (sheen) and body.
How do I determine my own "hair type"?
It’s not easy to determine hair-type on your own, and we suggest you get initial help from a Professional Stylist. A Stylist can examine individual strand samples from your head, test tensile strength and elasticity, and wet & dry your hair to see how your hair reacts to physical manipulation and treatments. Hair strands have varying diameters or thickness, and natural “curl” and “wave” patterns that designate it as fine, medium, or coarse.
How do I determine the right hair care system for me?
Observe how your hair responds to the products and styling tools you use. No matter the length, does your hair have body, look shiny, feel smooth & strong? Keep a “hair diary” and take seasonal headshot photos to be mindful of the condition of your hair. Listen to compliments from others, because it’s usually an indication that you’ve selected the right hair care regimen for you and your lifestyle and personality.