7 Questions Your Hairstylist Wants You To Start Asking

Written by , BA Hons Indrani Karmakar BA Hons linkedin_icon Experience: 2.5 years

The bond between a customer and their hairstylist is strong. If you had a good haircut experience, you are likely to go to that same salon for the rest of your life. You might think your hairdresser is only an expert in trimming and styling hair, but they are trained for way more than just that. We often have doubts about hair care that we prefer to google them than ask the stylist, but that may not always give you the correct answers. Everyone’s hair is different, and by now, your stylist knows your hair way better than you do! Asking them about your hair and scalp may be the first step to finding helpful solutions. Not sure about what to ask? We made a list of important questions you must ask your hairdresser in your next appointment!

1. How Is The Overall Health Of Your Scalp?

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We always talk about hair, and the scalp goes unnoticed till a major problem arises. If you have been visiting the same stylist for years, they probably know the health of your scalp and have been waiting for you to ask. The best way to go about it is to ask your stylist to rate your scalp on a scale of one to ten. Even if you get something far from ten, your stylist will suggest the right product to improve the quality and help you eliminate any problem keeping you from flaunting a perfect ten. Many times, we tend to ignore the hairstylist’s suggestion because we think they are simply trying to sell their products. That’s true to some extent, but it is probably in your best interest and for the well-being of your scalp.

2. What Hairstyle Suits Your Face Shape And Texture Best?

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Instead of going for the same hairstyle year after year, you can always experiment with something new. If you are unsure what will look good on you, you can count on your hairstylist. Sometimes we fall in love with hairstyle trends on magazines and social media, but that hairdo may not look the same on you. Hair type and texture can alter the whole look of a hairstyle. For example, if you cut bangs on curly hair, it will spring right up and create a mess on your forehead. So the next time you plan on getting a haircut, make sure you ask your hairstylist to recommend a style that will compliment your face shape and suit you best.

3. Do Hair Products Contain Harmful Chemicals?

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Ok, now say you talked to your stylist about your dandruff problem, and they handed over a product to you. If you have questions about the sulfate and paraben in your product, do not hold back. It is absolutely fine to ask your stylist about the product, and they are responsible for everything they hand over to you for use. Even though more brands are now going chemical-free, you must make sure you treat your hair with the very best products.

4. What Are The Tools That You Need To Duplicate This Look

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You must have noticed that when your hairdresser styles your hair, you look absolutely ravishing, but it doesn’t stay the same for long. No one wants their hair to look good only in the salon, and nor is it possible to walk in each time you feel like looking good. So, do you think you could ask your hairdresser to teach you how to recreate the look? Your stylist will be more than happy to tell you so. Make a note of the size and shape of the brush, the styling tools, and the method of using them perfectly. It might not be perfect the first time you try, but you will surely get there with practice.

5. What Is The Base Of Your Shampoo?

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Now, this is something not everyone knows. When you walk into your salon, they charge you a good sum of money for the products they use, so you might as well make sure it’s the best. Many shampoos and conditioners are water-based, which dilutes the ingredients and causes a dry scalp. Using water-based products may also bother you with dandruff problems. Some products use pharmaceutical-grade aloe that nourishes your hair while healing your scalp from within. So the next time you choose to get your hair washed and conditioned, make sure you check the labels!

6. How Often Should You Be Shampooing?

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Now that you know everyone’s hair is different, the hair care routine also must be crafted according to your needs. It’s true that you should not use shampoo on a daily basis, no matter what type of hair you have. Some people need to exfoliate their scalp more than other people do. Your stylist can examine dandruff, the lever of dryness and oil production in your hair, and tell you exactly how many times a week you should be shampooing your hair.

7. How Can You Protect Yourself From The Heat And Damage

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No one is born with perfect hair, if you are, we are very jealous, so the chances are you rely on styling tools to make them look gorgeous. If not curlers, and straighteners, you must have definitely used a hair drier. It’s time to talk to your hairdresser about your everyday hair routine and ask them to recommend protective measures to save your hair from all that heat. There are many hair products at your disposal that act as a calming agent to your hair after repetitive curling irons and straightening. You can find the exact serums, creams, and other products that are made exactly for your hair type. That’s when your hairdresser steps in with good advice.

Now that you know what you should ask your hairdresser, do not shy away if you have other queries. It can be as simple as the type of brush or coloring your hair. Even if your hair is damaged now, you can always take measures to ensure its healthy growth in the future. So, do you have a favorite stylist? Let us know in the comments below what you asked your hairdresser if is not mentioned in the list.

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Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer

Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and...read full bio

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