Virginia Beach VA Hair Salon Tips

With just a little time and the right products you can have beautiful, strong, and healthy hair every day! Follow these amazing tips from the salon experts at our Virginia Beach VA salon.
Stay Healthy
A well balanced diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits can do wonders for your hair. Stress, smoking and bad eating habits can make hair dull and prone to damage. Try supplementing your diet with hair building vitamins like B6, B12, and a good multivitamin and getting plenty of sleep. Your hair will feel hydrated and nourished your hair leaving it healthy and strong.
Professional Products
Salon products contain higher quality ingredients, and are more concentrated then drugstore brands. They are specifically formulated to nourish and hydrate your hair. Cheaper hair products that are sold in drugstores and grocery stores contain harsh ingredients and can strip your hair of vital nutrients and oils. Professional salon products are worth the cost and come with added benefits. 
Invest in good quality heat styling tools. The best products will be those that are crafted from ceramic or tourmaline. Purchase irons and styling tools that have an adjustable heat setting as well. Unless your hair is super thick and very coarse, you can use a very low temperature between 200 - 300 degrees to effectively straighten or curl your hair. AND remember to use a good heat protectant product on your hair before styling.  This will help to protect the cuticle of your hair from any heat damage when using a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron. 
When you visit Sumatra Salon & Spa our talented experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the right products so you can get the best possible results.
Get a Trim on a Regular Basis
Having your hair trimmed on a regular basis will make a difference in keeping your hair in top-notch shape. We recommend that you visit our Virginia Beach VA hair salon every six to eight weeks to get rid of split ends. Removing the damage that starts at the ends will make your hair easier to manage and give it a smoother look. Getting a haircut on a regular basis will make your hair healthier and stronger and it allow your hair to grow faster.
Shampoos that contain harsh chemicals can damage and strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it feeling dry. Dryness can cause your hair to become porous and make it hard to absorb and retain the moisture it needs to maintain a healthy shine. We recommend that you choose a good hydrating shampoo and conditioner that will moisturize and smooth each strand's outer layer. Once a month use a good clarifying or chelating shampoo to remove product built up and keep your hair looking healthy.
Protect your Hair
When blow drying or styling your hair with any type of heat styling tool, it is best to use a protective heat spray. This is important for all types of hair, and will protect it from any cuticle damage. The stylists at our Sumatra Salon & Spa recommend using a leave in product that is heat safe and tame frizz to give your hair a sleek and smooth finish. A smoothing serum is a wonderful addition to your hair care routine. This lightweight formula will tame frizz and fly away strands, while repairing damage.
Dry Gently
When washing or drying your hair you should avoid vigorously rubbing your hair. This can contribute to dry, frizzy hair. It is best to blot your hair gently with a soft towel to prevent breaking and tangling. Invest in a high quality hair dryer with adjustable heat settings. For best results, use the coolest setting possible. We recommend using an ionic blow dryer. These are great for sealing the cuticle and keeping moisture in the hair shaft, leaving your hair softer and healthier looking. Remember to take a break from the blow dryer.