Healthy Hair Habits and the ADs that Support Them

Whelp Folks it’s that time of year again!  As much as I love fall and winter seasons, I have to admit this time of year can be challenging when it comes to HAIR!! No matter what kind of hair you have (frizzy, straight, curly, natural, relaxed, etc.) Cold weather can take a toll on our hair, how healthy it is, and how we wear it.

Marketing and advertising companies and departments understand the importance of communicating the benefit of hair products during this wintry time.  Let’s explore some of the healthy hair habits showcased in advertisements and campaigns.

  1. The Right Product: Remember that hair like skin reacts differently depending on the products used.  Find which product works best in providing your hair with the nutrients, moisture, and TLC it needs. It helps if you know any special allergies or conditions you may have in the scalp.  I find products without sulfate are best for natural hair, but again it depends on the person. Trial and error; find what works for you
  2. Protect Hair from the elements:  Fall and winter season may be known for their holidays and cute fashion trends, but they also bring lots of rain, winter storms, cold winds, and even hail! Your hair is just as sensitive as the rest of your body so remember to wear your hats scarves and other types of head gear when bracing the weather (I recommend tons of cute winter hats.)Your hair protects you head but whose protecting the hair?
  3. Step Away from the dryer: Yes it is cold.  Yes it is a hassle to step out of a cold shower with a head of wet hair.  However, many people do not know how damaging a blow dryer can be to hair on both the roots and the ends.  Extreme heat may cause split ends or damage the incoming growth of hair.  Using big fuzzy towels, soft cloths or air drying are the best ways to prevent heat damage.

 

Now here’s a list of products whose marketing techniques and well devised commercials and advertisements are great at persuading their target audience with exclamations of solving any hair care problem (and are under ten dollars!!)

No.10:  Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Conditioner, $3.99

No. 9: Pantene Relaxed & Natural Intensive Moisturizing Conditioner, $5.99

No. 8: Dove Flexible Hold Aerosol Hairspray with Natural Movement, $4.99

No. 7: Infusium (Moisture)ologie Shampoo, $6.99

No. 6: Pantene Purity Clarifying Shampoo, $5.65

No. 5: TreSemme Revitalizing Conditioner, $3.89

No. 4: Dove Advanced Care Sheer Moisture Conditioner, $3

No. 3: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner, $4.99

No. 2: TreSemme Tres Spray Super Hold Hairspray, $3.49

No. 1: Giovanni Frizz Be Gone, $8.99

 

Hopefully these tips will help for the cold days to come! Happy Hair Hunting =)

Teneshia Smith

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