Hair health

Alyssa Lee, Staffer

  Bleaching, straightening, curling, and blow-drying are all routine activities that we do to make our hair look “picture perfect.” Despite the stylish looks of these hairstyles and fun colors, they all can cause some serious damage. This is a guide of how to keep your hair looking good and feeling great.

  Famous HairDresser Brad Mondo’s “Words of Wisdom”

  • “Touch your hair less, and it will be less oily.”
  • Using cold water doesn’t allow the hair follicles to open up and absorb your washing products, so you need to add a little bit of heat.
  • You want to wash your hair in vertical motions and not in circles, because circles will create tangling and breakage at your hair’s most fragile state.
  • Putting conditioner on your scalp might increase the amount of oil production.


  Local hairdresser Cindy Wallace’s “Words of Wisdom”

  • Keeping your hair trimmed keeps the split ends from splitting up the hair.
  • Over-processing your hair (putting bleach on bleach on bleach) is very unhealthy and can have severe damage.
  • Use a conditioner that you wash out and a leave-in conditioner. 
  • Avoid any chemical process until your hair is in better shape.
  • What we put in our bodies comes out through our hair and skin.

  CTC Cosmetology Student Noelle Pond’s “Words of Wisdom”

  • Using hair masks and deep conditioners regularly shows many benefits to your hair.
  • Do not wash your hair every day. This strips your hair of its natural oils.
  • Minimizing heat use is very productive when growing healthy hair.
  • Don’t bleach your hair a lot.