Part of looking and feeling our best is taking great care of our hair. I asked my amazing hair stylist Niya Wilson to give us tips on how to keep our hair in tip top shape in 2013.
Me: So, Niya, what are some good hair treatments to combat winter dryness?
Niya: For a natural way to treat dryness, use coconut oil and olive oil mixed together like a serum after you wash and dry your hair. Both of these can be purchased at your local grocery store. Just put a dime to quarter size (depending on the length of your hair) in your hair or you can add a little bit to your conditioner bottle. Don’t be afraid of oils! Oils are good if used in moderation. They protect and soften the hair.
Me: What treatment would you recommend if someone wanted to purchase a product?
Niya: I like Malibu C Miracle Repair. It has a ton of great vitamins and is super moisturizing.
Niya: I think Mixed Chicks make great products for curly hair. They can be purchased online and I have also seen their products in Target.
I also like Oleo Curl by Kerastase. It’s more high end, but it works great on curly hair.
Me: What are good shampoos and conditioners for damaged hair?
Niya: There is a product line called “Its A 10.” The products are specifically designed to treat damaged strands. Their Miracle Shampoo with Keratin helps prevent breakage and protects the hair from thermal styling. As for their conditioner, their Miracle Daily Conditioner helps to repair damaged ends.
Me: There are also a lot of us who color our hair, what shampoo and conditioner do you recommend?
Niya: For color treated hair, I recommend the Malibu C Color Wellness Kit. It helps to preserve color and moisturize your strands. The Kit includes shampoo, conditioner, a miracle repair treatment and color prepare, which is good to use before you get your hair colored.
Me: Last, but not least, what are good shampoo and conditioners for those with thin hair?
Niya: I recommend Nioxin products. Nioxin specializes in treating thin hair. They have 6 different thin hair kits to choose from that include a shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment. Take their small 3 part questionnaire about your hair to see which kit will be best for you.
One last thing I will say is that no matter what type of hair you have, everyone should use a leave in conditioner. Our hair fights against too many elements not to! A leave in conditioner will help protect your hair until you wash and style it again. Any leave in conditioner is better than none! If you are tight on budget, you can always leave in a little bit of your regular everyday conditioner.
Me: Well, I feel better prepared to take care of my hair in the new year! Thanks Niya! You are a jewel!
Here is a little bit more about hair stylist Niya Wilson:
Niya is a licensed cosmetologist in the state of NC. She has been in business for 14 years and loves what she does! She currently works at Charles Grayson Salon and Spa. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area, please call the salon at 704-364-2944 to book an appointment with her. Don’t live close but have a hair care question? You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org