A hair pyramid is a quick way to visualize the care most people should have with their hair. Like a chronogram, that includes all the steps to healthy hair, from frequent to rare treatments. It makes it easier for people that are new to hair care to understand when each regimen is due and keep it on schedule for maintenance. The idea is that some hair treatments might only be needed weekly, monthly, or quarterly, helping with the overall balance goal for each hair type.
Of course, we talked to our trusted team of experts to gather the best hair advice, but we still recommend chatting to your hairstylist, that will adapt the treatments and daily care to your specific hair type.
What should be in your daily care?
The basis of healthy hair comes from the care you have with your strands daily. The daily hydration and protection are essential to make sure they keep their shine. In your daily routine, you should include washing, conditioning, and styling products.
Although you might not wash your hair daily, we recommend daily attention to how your hair feels. Making sure your hair is clean is important to your scalp overall health. Pick the best shampoo for your hair type and make sure to massage as you move the product through the roots. This helps in activating blood circulation with your fingers and keeps blood flowing close to the hair roots.
Rinse hair with cold or warm water thoroughly. Make sure there is no residue left on your strands.
In the next step, conditioning and untangling hair strands, it is very important to only leave the product as long as recommended, on the length of the hair, not the roots. Also, make sure there is no residue left on your strands, so you can apply the appropriate product for styling, like a light oil or a leave-in.
What should be included in your weekly hair routine?
Deep hair hydration is important weekly depending on your hair type. This will maintain your hair shining over time. It’s good to know your products and distinguish between what hydrates, what nourishes, what reconstructs. Alternating the hair masks that help with each of these functions is a great idea.
What should be included in your bi-weekly hair routine?
Some hair treatments are a little deeper and should be done with bigger intervals. For example, oils (that could be used alone or added to hair masks) shouldn’t be done very often. They are great to treat damaged hair, as well as reconstruction hair masks. These more intense treatments are recommended for people that have chemically damaged hair. If you color your hair frequently, these oils and deep masks must be part of your bi-weekly routine to reverse the possible damage.
What should be included in your monthly hair routine?
The monthly routine should be that one day of the month of self-care. Those who color, straighten, bleach, do Brazilian blowouts, or any other chemical treatment often, need to include these days in their schedule. The monthly repair day assures that your hair strands are ready for the next treatment, without losing its shine and healthy appearance.
This monthly day can include heavier hair masks, hot oils, protein treatments, and more.