- Never use a towel to rub your hair dry or twist it into a turban; instead, softly squeeze the water from it with your hands or blot dry with a soft cloth.
- When using a blow dryer, be careful not to jerk or pull the strands tight with your comb or brush.
- Lay off the blow dryer, as well as curling and flat irons whenever possible, as high heat damages hair.
- When you do use styling tools, always protect your hair first with a UVA/UVB-protective primer.
- Before using an iron, add a heat-protective spray on top of the primer.
Your hair is more fragile than you may realize. Once it’s grown beyond the follicle, a hair strand is dead, with no hope of resuscitation. However, you can keep hair looking full of life -- with the right care and handling. As a premier hair salon in San Francisco, Joseph Cozza Salon has some easy tips and tricks to help you make the most of your locks.You can still boost the strength of your hair’s outer cuticle layer, working to protect it from the outside in, when you apply conditioner on a regular basis. Think of it as a raincoat, providing an extra layer of protection against the elements, as well as pollution and styling tools. On those days when you don’t use a conditioner, we recommend applying an oil-based formula on the ends. It’s also essential that you use an intensive conditioning treatment or hair mask, ideally twice or more every week. The hair professionals at our Union Square salon can help you find one to both repair damage and boost strength. When your hair is wet, it is also very fragile. Always treat hair gently by following these simple tips: