The Secret to Perfect Hair in your 20’s (What Your Stylist Hid Away)

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

In the pursuit of perfect hair, many young women unknowingly make the mistake of overspending and excessive styling, unaware of the secrets concealed by their stylists.

However, by uncovering these industry insights and adopting practical strategies, achieving stunning hair in your 20s becomes not only feasible but also sustainable.

Join us as we unveil the undercover world of hair care, revealing simple yet effective tips

You’re spending too much on your hair!

Yes you girlfriend, your spending way to much on your hair and I got the stats to back it up.

Statistics show that women spend on average anywhere between $700 to $1000 annually on their hair, lining the pockets of their stylists so it’s no surprise there hiding this from you.

But what if I told you there are ways to achieve fabulous hair without breaking the bank? Do I have your attention now?

  • Ask your stylist for homemade recommendations, like DIY deep conditioning masks, which can yield comparable results at a fraction of the cost.
  • Consider opting for a junior stylist, whose rates might be more affordable without compromising quality.
  • Additionally, skipping the blowout at the end of your appointment can shave off a significant chunk of your bill.

Darker hair tends to have more carbon present than lighter hair.

If you’re contemplating a change in hair colour, this is your sign to do so!

Consider going darker, especially if you have lighter hair tones.

Darker hair naturally contains more carbon, which can offer benefits such as enhanced shine and durability.

Embracing a darker hue might not only elevate your look but also strengthen your strands, reducing the need for frequent salon visits to address damage.

Who knew the expensive brunette trend had some scientific benefits too!

Purchase a silk pillowcase! Yes, that simple!

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to improve hair health is by switching to a silk pillowcase.

Women are always fast to purchase hair and skin products yet a simple change to your pillowcase could be all you need, the hairstylists are mad as we write this.

Unlike cotton, silk pillowcases create less friction, reducing tangles and breakage while you sleep.

By making this small adjustment to your bedding, you’ll notice fewer morning tangles and less damage, ultimately minimizing those trips to the stylist for fixes. $ saved!

Focus on scalp care, MORE!

While many focus solely on hair strands, neglecting scalp care can hinder healthy hair growth.

Incorporating scalp exfoliation into your routine removes buildup and promotes circulation, stimulating hair follicles for improved growth.

Consider using gentle exfoliating scrubs or tools designed specifically for scalp massage to maintain a healthy environment for your hair to thrive.

Try Overnight Hair Masks

Incorporating overnight hair masks into your weekly routine can work wonders for nourishing and repairing your hair while you sleep.

Apply a generous amount of your favorite hair mask or natural oils to damp hair, focusing on the ends to replenish moisture and prevent split ends.

By allowing these treatments to penetrate deeply overnight, you’ll wake up to softer, more manageable hair without the need for frequent salon treatments.

Shield your hair in summer months!

As we enjoy the sunny days of summer, it’s essential to protect our hair from sun damage.

Exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can leave hair dry, dull, and damaged.

Combat these effects by using hair products containing UV filters to shield against sun damage, and don’t forget to accessorize with hats or scarves when spending extended periods in the sun.

You’ll notice a theme here, less is more when it comes to perfecting hair, anyway, lets continue on.

You’re spending too much Time on your Hair!

We all know time is a precious commodity, and spending countless hours on hair care might not be feasible.

The average American woman devotes approximately six full days’ worth of time to managing her mane, but there are ways better reduce this time.

-Opt for low-maintenance hairstyles like pixie cuts, bobs, or braids that require minimal styling.

-Extend the time between washes by incorporating dry shampoo into your routine, which not only refreshes your hair but also absorbs excess oil, giving you more time between washes.

-Investing in a quality blow dryer with a nozzle attachment can also speed up drying time, while using a wide-tooth comb reduces detangling efforts without causing breakage.

Limit Tight Hairstyles and Accessories

While sleek ponytails and chic buns are go-to hairstyles, over-reliance on tight hairstyles can lead to stress on your hair strands, causing breakage and hair loss, especially around the hairline.

We prefer you don’t make this an everyday hairstyle but one which is done for special occasions.

To minimize damage, alternate between loose and tight styles, and opt for hair accessories that are gentle on your strands, such as scrunchies or fabric-covered elastic bands.

By incorporating these tips into your hair care routine, you’ll not only save time and money but also achieve healthier, more manageable hair that’s sure to turn heads in your 20s and beyond.