Here's why you should be using professional hair products

You may have thought about using professional hair products in the past but you find yourself asking, ‘is it really worth making the switch?’ If you’re wondering if these products live up to the hype, we’ve put together a guide to understanding the benefits so that you can decide whether it’s the right move for you and your hair.

The first step is to think about your individual needs in haircare products. Try not to compare yourself to others when doing this (we know, we know, Instagram makes this difficult!) and we don’t recommend listening to influencers who are potentially getting paid to push products. 

The best advice that you will receive about your hair is from your hairstylist and it will come down to the health of your hair, how often you get it coloured, how frequently you style it and your lifestyle in general. Remember, just because your high school friend Betty swears by her $2 bottle of shampoo from Woolies doesn’t mean that’s the right option for you. Sure, she might have luscious locks but for all you know, Betty may have never coloured her hair and might be washing it every day. 

Here are the main factors to keep in mind when considering using professional hair products:

Focus on hair health

At Enigma, we are healthy hair experts. If you’ve been visiting us for a while, you’ll know that we always put the health of your hair first, above all else. When it comes to supporting hair health, it’s important to look at the ingredients of your hair products in order to understand how they protect, nourish and sustain your healthy locks. Look beyond the sulphites, water and other fillers and instead pay attention to the vitamins, oils and minerals that make up the formulation. But it’s not just the list of ingredients that matters, it’s the amount. Many generic hair care brands use the same ingredients as professional brands, but they are diluted. You’ll notice that when you use a professional product, you don’t need use as much, which actually make them great value in the long run.

Protect your colour

As blonde specialists, we’re always doing what we can to ensure that your colour stays as luminous as the day you left the salon. The last thing you want to do is use a shampoo that’s going to strip your colour from the very first wash. Kevin Murphy’s Blonde Angel is perfect for hair that has developed a brassy tone, while Angel Wash will enhance your colour from the very first wash. 

Get salon results at home

Do you find that you leave the salon feeling amazing, with your hair bouncy, soft and nourished? That’s because of the products we use. If you arm yourself with a collection of professional products, you’ll be able to achieve the same results at home. A weightless finishing spray will make all the difference for your next at-home blow dry and a smoothing spray will have you running your fingers through your hair for days. 

Not only will you notice a huge difference in the look and feel of your hair once you you convert to using professional products, but you’ll start to see the health of your hair improve over time. 

Still on the fence? Try a sample. Next time you visit Enigma for your appointment, ask your hairstylist to let you try some products to help you make a decision.