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Throughout 2023, we’ve kept consistent with our blog content! From West Kelowna hair care tips to current trends, we hope that this year’s blog posts have been insightful. With 2024 on the horizon, we thought it would be best to continue with our tradition of writing a year-end recap of all of the content we wrote for our blog in 2023! This way, you can catch up on any missed content, and get a jump start on your new year’s hair care resolutions. Follow along below to read this year’s blog recap!

Rewind to Winter and Fall Blog Content in 2023

Jan – 2023 Hair Care Resolutions

What better time than now to start thinking about hair care goals for the new year? Check out this article that we wrote in January of 2023 for some inspiration about what kinds of hair care resolutions you’d like to set in the new year. 

Feb – Hairstylists West Kelowna On: Hair Damage

Often, the most basic elements of your hair care regimen can drastically affect the health of your hair. In this article, we shed some light on how to prevent hair damage by showing you the areas where people go wrong when taking care of their locks.

Mar – Why You Should Entrust Bottega Hairstylists

Did you know that not every stylist or esthetician that you visit in B.C. will be licensed? In this article, we delved deeper into the hairdressing industry in B.C. and explained why you should choose Bottega for your next hair/beauty appointment!

Apr – Bottega Now Offers Hair Extension Services

In April we revealed that our salon would finally be offering hair extension services! Check out this post to find out more about pricing, process, and extension services. Look no further than Bottega for your 2024 extension installs!

May – How to Protect Your Hair From Chlorine?

Going somewhere tropical this winter? If you are, a) jealous. And, b) we recommend giving this article a read. In this post, we go over all of the ways that you can protect your hair from chlorine! This way you come back from your vacation sans green locks. 

What West Kelowna Hair Care Content Was on our Blog During the Spring and Summer?

Jun – Summer Hair Care in West Kelowna: Top Tips!

Again, those of you headed somewhere warm this winter should consider brushing up on our summer hair care content. Check out this post to find out how to ensure your hair stays thriving in a hot climate!

Jul – Pros and Cons of Hair Extensions in West Kelowna (Part 1)

To help you decide on the right hair extensions, we started a two-part series in July that provided our readers with information about the pros and cons of different types of extensions that we offer. In this post, we focused on Tape-ins and Keratin bonds.

Aug – Pros and Cons of West Kelowna Hair Extensions (Part 2)

In this continuation of July’s blog post, we wrote all about the pros and cons of sew-in wefts and I-tip extensions. Check it out to see which extensions are best suited for your lifestyle. 

Sept – How to Curl Short Hair? Tips From a Hair Stylist in West Kelowna! 

If you have short hair and are looking for some tips on curling your locks, we’ve got you covered! In this article, one of our stylists provided a step-by-step process for curling short hair. 

Oct – Unveiling Our Ask a Stylist Forum!

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you would know that in October we released our “Ask a Stylist” forum! In this article, we explained how the forum works and what you can expect. Check it out and leave some questions for us to answer in 2024!

Nov – Why Get Regular Haircuts at Our Salon in West Kelowna?

The simplest way to achieve healthy hair is by getting regular haircuts. In this article, we went over the benefits of receiving a haircut at our salon in West Kelowna regularly. 

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We want to thank everyone for an awesome third year at Bottega Salon! We hope that you found this year’s blog content helpful. As always, be sure to contact us if you have any questions, or to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you in the salon in the new year. Don’t forget to submit your New Year’s hair care questions to our “Ask a Stylist” forum.  Moreover, be sure to check back next month for more hair content and visit our social media here. Happy holidays!

Keeping your hair in a healthy state is an important part in making sure your hair looks its best! Hair is an essential part of who we are as human beings. It represents our personalities, shows off our interests, and sets us apart from others. But, in order to keep our hair in a healthy condition, it’s crucial that we do more than just style and wash our locks.  The simplest way to achieve healthy hair is by getting regular haircuts. Having a cut or trim every six to eight weeks is a great way to prevent breakage. In this article, we will be going over the benefits of receiving a haircut at our salon in West Kelowna on a regular basis. Follow along below to learn more!

Benefits of Regular Haircuts at a Salon in West Kelowna

  1. Minimize/Prevent Damage

By having your hair cut on a regular basis, you will do wonders for the health of your hair. Trimming your locks every few weeks will keep split ends at bay and improve your cuticles. In turn, this will create a better, healthier hair texture. Avoiding regular haircuts can cause your hair to thin due to split end issues. This is hard to repair once the damage is done. So, keep your hair shiny and full with routine trims. 

  1. Increase Growth

Letting a stylist chop off some of your hair every now and then is actually a great way to boost hair growth. While it may seem counterintuitive, cutting off the damaged parts of your hair will make room for more healthy growth. Of course, it is still important that you wash and moisturize your scalp. However, if you’ve been wanting your hair to grow, a regular trim might be the secret to achieving your desired length! Visit one of our stylists in West Kelowna for more information about hair growth.

  1. Maintain Style and Length

Another benefit of having your hair cut often is that you get to maintain a specific style and length. If you have bangs, you’ll know that getting your hair trimmed often is essential in maintaining the style. Furthermore, for those with layered hair, having regular cuts is a much-needed part of retaining the layers. A regular haircut can also be of benefit for those with short hair so that they can preserve the perfect length!

Additional Perks of Regular Salon Visits

  1. Your Hair is Easier to Manage

Going to the salon for a regular trim makes it much easier to manage. Detangling your hair becomes that much simpler when your hair is even and strong. Take back those precious minutes you spend detangling your hair and spend them on something you enjoy. In addition to easier detangling, healthy hair is also less frizzy, smoother, and responds better to styling. Simply cutting your hair on a frequent basis can make your morning routine that much more effortless. 

  1. It’s a Form of Self-Care

Visiting the salon is a great way to incorporate self-care into your routine. Hair is a large part of people’s confidence – no matter what gender you identify as. For centuries, hair has been a primary way that humans express their personality. According to an article by Healthline, our hair has a direct impact on our mental well-being. It is thought that bad hair can impact our mood because of the way it changes how we perceive ourselves. If this sounds like something you can relate to, it might be worth it to invest in your hair. We wrote all about haircare as a form of self-care in a blog post last year, and we encourage you to check it out!

  1. Chat With Your Stylist(s)

One of the best parts of visiting the salon is that you get to chat with your stylists. Whether you want to gossip about your neighbour or ask us questions about your hair routine, we’re here to listen. And, we are happy to give you our professional opinion about the best ways to style, care for, and treat your locks! 

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Making time for a haircut can be difficult. However, adding this task to your routine can make a world of difference in your confidence and the health of your hair. If you’re looking to get your hair styled at our salon in West Kelowna, contact us today to book your appointment! For more information about the types of services that we offer, visit our services page.

For the months to come, Bottega stylists will be answering your most pressing hair styling questions via a forum called “Ask a Stylist”. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in being a part of, keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks. Our Ask-a-Stylist forum will allow all of our clients and readers to get the hair knowledge they’re looking for from a reliable source! Simply submit a question to the forum and we will do our best to answer these questions on social media and in our blog! So, make sure you’re keeping up with our socials. We look forward to answering your questions soon. 

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you would know that we have been in the process of creating an “Ask a Stylist” forum! This forum is going to serve as a channel for all of your most pressing hair and beauty questions. Our expert stylists are ready to inform you about what it takes to achieve the hair of your dreams. At Bottega Salon, we believe that your hair is more than a physical appearance; it’s also a reflection of your personality and unique style. If you want to make 2024 your best hair year yet, then we encourage you to participate in the forum! In this article, we will be going over some details about how the forum works and what you can expect. Follow along below to learn more!

How Does Our Ask a Stylist Forum Work?

Our Ask a Stylist forum is a page on our website that any of our clients or online visitors can access. We wanted to ensure total accessibility so that anyone is able to submit a question to be answered by our team of experts—regardless of your geographical location. Those who want to submit a question can visit this page and use the contact form to provide their inquiry. We will do our very best to get to every question. However, only the best questions will be answered in our monthly blog posts! We hope that you find this forum a fun and interactive way to connect with us about your hair needs. This collaborative space fosters a supportive environment where you can ask questions, receive personalized advice, and connect with a like-minded community!

What Can You Expect From Our End?

  1. Expert Advice

When you submit a question to our forum, you can rest assured that our stylists are going to answer with the most relevant information. Our team is comprised of highly qualified stylists—two of whom are Red Seal certified. Whether you are looking for info about the latest trends or want to find a healthier hair routine, we are ready to guide you!  At Bottega, we believe that your hair deserves the very best, and that is what we intend to provide. 

  1. Tailored Guidance 

Everyone’s hair is different, and we recognize this. No two people are going to share the same hair experience. Because of this, we do our very best to ensure that our responses and recommendations are specific to each hair type, texture and lifestyle. Kiss those generic solutions goodbye and give a warm welcome to our tailored guidance!

  1. Instructive Resources

Finding reliable haircare resources online can be tricky. Especially, given the information overload present on the Internet. Thankfully, with our new forum, you’ll have a place to visit where you’re guaranteed to find instructive and educational information about all things hair. From articles to guides, we’re committed to providing you with everything you need to understand the science behind hair care. 

Contact us or Drop a Message on the Forum Now!

If you want to learn more about our Ask a Stylist page, we encourage you to contact us today! We are so excited to start engaging with your questions and providing you with our feedback. Ready to get involved? Then what are you waiting for? Submit your questions to our forum today so that they can be answered in the next blog post. As always, if you’re looking to get your hair styled at our salon in West Kelowna, contact us today to book your appointment! For more information about the types of services that we offer, visit our services page. We look forward to interacting with you soon!

For many people, curling their hair can be a challenge—one that is only made more difficult by the texture and length of our locks. If you’re a short-haired human who’s looking for some tips on curling your short hair, we’ve got you covered! It can be hard to curl shorter hair, but with the right tips and tricks, it can be easy. Rocking curls of your own can give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair! In this article, one of our hair stylists in West Kelowna will take you step-by-step through the process of curling short hair. Follow along below to learn more!

Hair Stylist in West Kelowna Goes Over Curling Short Hair (Steps 1-4)

  1. Start With Clean Hair

In order to get the best results, it’s a good idea to start with freshly washed locks. Styling with dirty or unwashed hair can prevent the curls from looking their best. If your hair is oily, your curls will likely begin to unravel and won’t hold their shape as well. Once you’ve washed your hair, be sure to let it dry before styling. 

  1. Use Your Favourite Heat Protectant

For heat-styled curls, you will need to use a heat protectant. We’ve said it once, and we will say it again, heat protectant is a step you cannot skip! Our stylists can recommend a number of different heat protectants if you’re not sure what to use. By using heat protectant you will preserve the health and longevity of your hair.

  1. Section Your Locks

Now that you have cleaned your hair and applied your favourite heat protectant, it’s time to section off your hair. Sectioning your hair will help achieve better volume, evenness, and overall consistency. You can section off your hair by using hair clips, bobby pins, or elastic bands. The smaller the sections you create, the better. 

  1. Choose Your Favourite Curling Tool

Next, you’ll want to determine what kind of curl you are trying to achieve. Curling wands, curling irons, and flat irons are the most common choices for curling your hair. Curling wands and irons are flexible options for those with short hair. This is because they often come in a variety of barrel sizes. Thus, helping you achieve different looks. Bigger barrels are good for beachy waves, and smaller barrels are good for tight curls. Additionally, both tools are very easy to use. By comparison, a flat iron has a slight learning curve in order to achieve the same kind of style.

Curling Short Hair Continued (Steps 5-7)

  1. Methods for Curling

Before you start to curl, you need to know what temperature to set your heat tool. For those with finer, delicate hair, set your device to a maximum of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. For those with thicker, coarser hair, 200-300 degrees Fahrenheit should do the trick! Once you start curling your hair, try to keep the heat on for the least amount of time. When you’re ready to release your hair from the curler, hold the curl against your head for a few seconds until the hair becomes cool. This will help the curl set. Once you’re done, you can spray your hair with hairspray (for longer-lasting curls) and brush through the curls with a paddle brush or your fingers to give a more effortless look. 

  1. Heatless Methods

If you don’t want to damage your hair with heat, we hear you! Heatless styling is a much healthier option anyway. The only downside is that heatless curls usually take several hours or overnight before they are ready. For most heatless styles, it is good to have damp hair. So, spray your hair with some water or let it partially air dry after your shower before beginning. Once you’re ready, start sectioning off your locks. Then you can braid, twist, use rollers, or try sock curls for different results. After six to eight hours you should be ready to go! Heatless styles are great time savers for the morning. 

  1. Styling and Finishing Touches

Once you’ve achieved the curls of your dreams, it’s time to style. Using additional products like hairspray or salt spray can help them hold their shape all day long. Talk with your stylist about what kind of products you should put in your hair after curling!

Contact a Hair Stylist in West Kelowna! 

Curling short hair can be tricky. Especially, if don’t have a lot of practice. If you’re looking to get your hair styled by a professional hair stylist in West Kelowna, contact us today to book your appointment! For more information about the types of services that we offer, visit our services page.

For the months to come, Bottega stylists will be answering your most pressing hair styling questions via a forum called “Ask a Stylist”. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in being a part of, keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks. Our Ask-a-Stylist forum will allow all of our clients and readers to get the hair knowledge they’re looking for from a reliable source! Simply submit a question to the forum and we will do our best to answer these questions on social media and in our blog! So, make sure you’re keeping up with our socials. We look forward to answering your questions soon. 

According to the Internet, haircare isn’t as simple as we may think. But, is this true? Do you really need 7000 different products to maintain your hair’s natural beauty? The answer is no. In fact, most of the time, it comes down to taking care of the simple tasks in your hair routine. Oftentimes, the most basic elements of your hair care regimen can drastically affect the health of your hair. So where are you going wrong? In this article, we aim to answer this question by showing you the areas where people go wrong when it comes to taking care of their hair.

Follow along below to learn more from your hairstylists West Kelowna!

Damaging Hair Habits!

  1. Brushing Top-Down

One of the worst things that you can do for your hair, is brush it from top to bottom. Although it may feel right, it can cause immense damage to your locks. This is because it tears through the knots instead of gently working them out. Instead, try brushing your hair from bottom to top. Not only will this be less painful, but it will also minimize damage. 

  1. Sleeping With Wet Hair

Going to bed with wet hair is something that I’m sure many of us are guilty of. However, sleeping before your hair is dry can cause damage to your luscious locks. This is because your hair is in its most fragile state when it is wet. And, by sleeping on it before it has had time to dry, you put yourself at risk for breakage and frizz. If you must sleep on your wet locks, invest in a silk pillowcase. 

  1. Using the Wrong Shampoo

To the humans who frequent the salon for a new hair colour, this one’s for you. Coloured hair cannot be washed with the same shampoo as non-coloured hair. Those who dye their hair should invest in a protective shampoo without sulphates. This will help maintain the colour and keep your hair healthy. 

  1. At Home Colouring

At-home colouring is quite possibly one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair. While it can be expensive to get your hair dyed at the salon, it might be worth the extra few bucks. This is often due to the fact that box dyes are not suited for one specific hair type. Which means you usually won’t get the results you want. 

More Hair Mistakes to Avoid According to Hairstylists West Kelowna.

  1. Dry Shampoo Over Washing

Dry shampoo is a product many of us hold near and dear to our hearts. It’s the bridge between washes and the quick fix for adding texture and volume. But, is it really your saving grace? Or is it actually just ruining your hair? The answer is the latter. Dry shampoo is full of starches that build up over time and make you hair look dull. It is also a common culprit for clogging pores on your scalp which prevents hair growth. So, next time you reach for the dry shampoo, take a shower instead. 

  1. Updos Too Often

Slicking back your hair into a tight updo is a great style when you want elegance without effort. However, wearing them too often can cause bald patches. This condition is known as traction alopecia. So, it is important to make sure that slicked-back hair doesn’t become your go-to style. 

  1. Avoiding Conditioning

Another hair mistake that people often miss, is not conditioning after you shampoo. While avoiding conditioner might add some volume to your hair, it can also cause long-term damage. Conditioner is used after shampooing to seal and protect the hair after you strip the dirt with shampoo. 

  1. Not Using Heat Protectant  

We’ve mentioned this one many times before, but it’s worth saying again. If you are going to use a heat tool, make sure you use a heat protectant. This is the biggest issue among people who use heat tools. Before you pull out the curling wand or straightening iron find yourself a great heat protectant—your hair will thank you!

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Contact us today for more information on what mistakes to avoid in your hair-care routine. Feel free to reach out to one of our West Kelowna hair stylists with any questions you may have about your hair or our salon! Bottega has a range of beauty services to ensure all of your hair needs are taken care of. Be sure to check out our social media for the latest updates and events! We look forward to seeing you at our salon soon! 

2023 is here! And, what better time than now to start thinking about hair care goals for the new year? There are so many ways that you can improve your locks over the course of the next 12 months. From frequent trims to better products, your options for hair care are endless. If you have goals of achieving luscious locks or simply maintaining hair health, it is important that you create some resolutions. By achieving your hair goals you can also improve other parts of yourself. Such as your confidence and happiness. Hair care is about so much more than looks! And, it is essential to realize the impact that a good hair day can have on your life. Follow along below to discover some inspiration for your 2023 hair care resolutions. 

Styling Resolutions:

  1. Embrace Your Natural Locks

Everyone’s hair is different in its own way. Whether that be through texture, colour, length, or thickness. It can be hard to embrace your natural hair; especially if you aren’t sure how to maintain it. However, learning to love and care for your natural locks can be the key to achieving the hair you’ve always wanted. Accepting your hair for what it is will help improve your self-confidence and lead to healthier haircare habits. The journey to loving your hair can be incredibly rewarding and the new year is the perfect time to start embracing your locks. 

  1. Put Down the Heat Tools

This one is for all the people out there who can’t live without their straighteners, curlers and blow dryers. 2023 is the year that we stop relying on heat tools to style our locks. Sure, it’s nice to pull out the heat tools every now and again to achieve that movie star look. But, please, allow your hair to rest once and a while. Air drying and heatless styling tools are your friends in 2023. This saves your hair from burning to a crisp and helps minimize spending on restorative products. 

  1. Test out a New Style, Length, or Colour

Change is in the air. There’s no better time to test out a new style, length, or colour than at the beginning of the year. Changing up your look could be exactly what you need to kickstart the new you. While testing out a new style can be nerve-wracking, it is important to remember that hair grows back! So, whatever you do, you’ll always have the option to return it to its original state. 

Haircare Resolutions from Kelowna Hair Stylists:

  1. Wash your Hair Accordingly

There are so many misconceptions about hair washing. Some people swear by washing once a week, and others would prefer to wash their locks every day. But, the truth is, everyone is different. Not all hair types will behave the same with each washing routine. This is why it is important to figure out what works for you. If you are curious about learning more about hair washing, check out the post we wrote about in October of 2022. 

  1. Trim Often

A trim is one of the easiest ways to make your hair feel brand new. In fact, getting trims regularly can make your hair all the healthier and easier to manage. Although, it is important to note that the frequency at which you trim your locks highly depends on how long your hair is. Those with pixie cuts are more likely to need to trim their hair on a regular basis. By comparison, someone with long hair won’t need to trim nearly as often. With this in mind, a trim can be the perfect way to breathe life back into your hair. 

  1. Invest in Quality Products

Quality hair care products are certainly worth the hype. Although it is undoubtedly more affordable to spend your money on drugstore products, the results are subpar. And, sometimes even damaging. Contrastively, high-end hair products are designed with quality ingredients to ensure your hair stays luscious and beautiful at all times. Moreover, better hair products can make a huge difference in the appearance of your hair and your hair’s health. Try out a better shampoo in 2023 and feel the difference! 

  1. Scalp Care

Exfoliating your scalp removes dead skin cells that clog pores which in turn helps stimulate blood circulation. Thus, promoting hair growth!

Contact Us at Bottega Today!

Happy New Year everyone! We are so excited to provide you with new content, and awesome hairstyles in the months to come. For more information on all things hair, contact us today! We’d be happy to help you find the solutions to your 2023 hair goals or answer any hair-related questions that you may have. Be sure to check out our social media for hair and salon-related information/updates. We look forward to seeing you at our West Kelowna hair Salon in 2023!

Over the course of 2022, we’ve written a lot of blog content about all things hair! From FAQs to styling tips, 2022 has been full of hair-related articles. Since 2023 is right around the corner, we thought it would be fitting to write a year-end recap of all of the content we wrote for our blog this year! This way, you can catch up on any missed content from the year. Follow along below to read this year’s blog recap!

Hair Salon West Kelowna Blog Articles From Winter and Spring.

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To jumpstart 2022, we wrote a lengthy FAQ that went over all of your most pressing questions. As hairstylists, we get lots of inquiries about hair care, products, and styling. So, we decided to answer the most commonly asked questions in this January article. Find the answers to your most desired haircare questions in this comprehensive article. 

February was a big month for Bottega! Our salon was nominated for an environmental award. In this article, we went over the details of the award and gave insight into how we keep our business as sustainable as possible. Read more about this article.

During the month of March, we decided to give the 411 on heat tools. In this article, we talk about how heat damage occurs and some of the ways you can style your hair without heat. If you are in need of a heat tool detox, we strongly recommend giving this one a read. 

People always want the hottest new look for their locks. In lieu of this, our April article focused on all of the trendiest hairstyles and cuts for 2022. Check out this article to see what styles were trending over the past twelve months. 

In May, we wrote a blog post all about sustainability. In this article, we took an in-depth look at how Bottega practices sustainability and reduces waste. Furthermore, we went over the ways in which you can practice sustainability in your own beauty routine. Start 2023 with a greener outlook and read over this article.

Summer and Fall Recap.

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As the weather got warmer, so did our content. In June, we went over some of our favourite summer hair care tips. For instance, how to prevent wind damage, what products to invest in, how to limit frizz, etc. This article is a great read for anyone who is headed somewhere tropical over the holidays. 

Oftentimes, men get left out of the conversation when it comes to hair care. Because of this, we wanted to dedicate our July post to men’s hair care. It can be difficult to find information about maintaining luscious locks as a man. However, it is our hope that this article will provide men with a good starting point!

Hair extensions can be tricky to navigate. Especially, if you’ve never had them before. In order to help you during your extension journey, we listed a bunch of information about the types of extensions and their respective pros and cons. Check it out, here for more details. 

Bottega isn’t just a hair salon in West Kelowna. We also have a beauty bar with tons of awesome services. In September, we went over the details of our lash and brow services. For more information on Bottega’s beauty bar, read this article!

There are so many conflicting opinions about washing your hair: some people swear by washing their hair only once a week, and others think that every day is the only way to go. But, what is the real answer? Find out in this detailed article from October!

Finally, in November, we wrote all about hair care as a form of self-care. Self-care is so important in our busy lives. And, hair care is a great way to improve your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and relieve stress. Find out more about hair care as self-care, here.

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We want to thank you all for an awesome second year at Bottega Salon! We hope that you found this year’s blog content helpful. As always, be sure to contact us if you have any questions or to book an appointment. We look forward to styling your hair in the new year. Check back next month for more hair content and visit our social media here.

Happy holidays to everyone!

The holidays are quickly approaching and for the month of November, we’d like to focus on haircare as a form of self-care. Currently, we live in a world where overdoing it is the norm. And, during the holiday season, everyone tends to overextend themselves a little bit more than usual. This is a recipe for exhaustion. Self-care isn’t so much about wasting hours of your day in a bath or spending hundreds of dollars on going to the spa. Instead, it is about making healthier, mindful choices and nurturing good habits. 

For the average person, free time is minimal. And, it comes as no surprise that self-care is probably not on the top of your to-do list during these precious moments. However, taking 5-10-minutes each day can help improve your stress levels and change your mood for the better. There are many ways that you can incorporate self-care into your daily/weekly routine. In this article, we will be talking about hair care as a form of self-care. Continue reading below to learn more about how hair care can be used as a form of self-care!

How is Haircare in West Kelowna Self-care?

Hair is a large part of people’s confidence – no matter what gender they identify as. For centuries, hair has been a primary way that humans express their personalities. According to an article by Healthline, our hair has a direct impact on our mental well-being. It is thought that bad hair can impact our mood because of the way it changes how we perceive ourselves. If this sounds like something you can relate to, it might be worth it to invest in haircare. This does not mean spraying in dry shampoo as you fly out of the door. 

Haircare means spending some time each day or week to breathe some life back into your hair. This may mean investing in a few new products or incorporating ones you already have into your routine. It could also mean finding a home remedy for your hair’s biggest problems (ie: breakage, dryness, frizz). Or, simply finding products that amplify your hair’s natural beauty. Whatever it may be, haircare is a crucial part of self-care. 

Ways to Incorporate Haircare into your Routine.

There are so many ways that you can turn haircare into a form of self-care. One of the best ways you can do so is by giving yourself a good scalp massage. A scalp massage is a great way to release tension, boost blood circulation to the face/head, and promote hair growth. Moreover, as a bonus, it feels amazing! Grab your favourite shampoo and massage it into your scalp or use a scalp massage brush for added benefits. This simple task can be done on your hair-wash days and takes only a few minutes to complete – Sounds worth it to us

Another way that you can do haircare, is by investing in some essential oils. Oils are key to hair health and appearance. And, they smell amazing! Choose an oil that will best benefit your hair and massage it into your scalp and the ends of your hair. It is best to use warm oil for this process. However, make sure you test the temperature of your oil before applying it to your scalp because your scalp is more sensitive to temperature than other parts of your body. 

Finally, if products and massages aren’t really your thing, consider getting a haircut once a month. Or, waking up a few minutes earlier to ensure that you can style your hair exactly how you want it. After all, the way your hair looks is the most important to your confidence.

Learn More About Haircare in West Kelowna as Self-care!

By taking a few moments out of your day to improve the health of your hair, your confidence will be boosted, and your stress levels will lower. Although self-care is not as critical to our lives as healthy foods and exercise, it can help mitigate tension in our day-to-day lives. Remaining calm and stress-free will improve your physical and mental well-being. 

Contact us today for more information on how you can incorporate haircare in West Kelowna as self-care. Feel free to reach out to one of our West Kelowna hair stylists with any questions you may have about your hair or our salon! Be sure to check out our social media for the latest updates and events! We look forward to seeing you at our salon soon! 

Determining how often you need to wash your hair is seriously confusing. There are so many answers out there on the Internet that it can be hard to find what’s right for you. Some individuals swear by washing their hair every day. And, others find it beneficial to wash their hair only once per week. However, it is important to note, that everyone’s hair type and lifestyle are different. Both of these factors play a key role in how often you should wash your hair. In this article, our West Kelowna hair stylists are going to be going over everything you need to figure out how often you should wash your hair. Follow along below for more information. 

What’s Your Hair Type?

The first step in determining how often your hair needs to be washed is finding out what hair type you have. Is it coarse? Fine? Is it healthy? Damaged? Do you have a lot of hair? In order to find this out grab a single strand of your hair and feel it. If you have trouble feeling the strand of hair, then you have fine hair. If you can feel it, you have medium hair. And, if the strand you grabbed feels thick or coarse, you have thick hair. Despite what your hair feels like, you can still have thick hair that is sparse. Similarly, you can have an abundance of fine hair that makes your hair appear ‘thick’. 

The other test you’ll need to complete is the stretch test. This test is done to find out the current condition of your hair. To do this test, stretch a single strand of hair between your fingers. If the hair breaks right away, then your hair lacks strength and elasticity. However, if your hair stretches to half of its original length, then your hair is healthy and highly elastic. 

With all of this in mind, you need to also consider that outside factors such as weather, lifestyle, mood, and health all factor into the condition and type of your hair. It is important that you perform these tests when you think your hair type has changed. 

Washing Advice For Fine Hair, Coarse Hair, and Medium Hair.

Those with finer hair texture should consider washing their hair daily or every other day. This is because fine-haired individuals have more oil glands on their scalp, making their hair oily much faster. While it is commonly assumed that washing your hair daily is the root of issues like dryness and poor condition, it is often the products you use that make the difference. Good quality shampoo and conditioner can help you maintain luscious hair despite washing it often. Also, limiting heat tools and applying heat protectants when necessary can help keep your hair healthy.

People with medium hair are more likely to be able to go a few days without a wash. However, this is often dependent on where you live. In general, those with medium hair should consider washing their hair 2-3 times per week (or every other day). Your hair may change based on the seasons and climate which can affect the frequency with that you wash your locks. So, keep this in mind before sticking to a strict routine!

Lastly, for coarse-haired individuals, washing your hair infrequently is best. Dissimilar to fine and medium hair, coarse hair can go much longer before it shows signs of oiliness. Furthermore, coarse hair that is washed too often can be much harder to manage because it may get too dry. Those with hair types between 3a to 4c should consider washing their hair once every two weeks. This is because 3a-4c hair runs a bit on the dry side. With this being said, it is important to consider your lifestyle when choosing your washing regime. For instance, those who frequent the gym, do sports, or work outdoors may want to wash their hair once per week to prevent sweat buildup. 

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There are lots to consider when trying to figure out how often to wash your hair. Most of the time it just comes down to trial and error. If you under-wash your hair you can cause just the same amount of damage as over-washing your hair. So, it is important that you find a hair-washing frequency that works for you. In addition, those with sensitive scalps need to be extra careful about their washing routine and what products they use. If you want to go longer between washes, invest in a good dry shampoo or find some up-dos that you can quickly throw together. 

Contact us today for more information on how often to wash your hair. Feel free to reach out to one of our West Kelowna hair stylists with any questions you may have about your hair or our salon! Be sure to check out our social media for the latest updates and events! We look forward to seeing you at our salon soon! 

Sustainability in hairdressing is an important part of reducing climate change. At BOTTEGA, we have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that our salon is as environmentally friendly as possible. Haircare is an incredibly resource-intensive industry. Products, water consumption, and power are all heavily utilized in the haircare and beauty industry. It is so important to reflect on the impact our beauty routines have on the environment. By doing so, we can help combat climate change and other subsequent environmental issues. In this article, we will be discussing the importance of sustainability in a hair salon. As well as, how you can alter your beauty routine to create a smaller carbon footprint. Continue reading below to learn more!

Why Sustainability Matters in a West Kelowna Salon?

Hairstylists are in a unique position to encourage others to practice sustainability. The ways they interact with clients can help them see a greener alternative. From product consumption to washing habits, there’s always room for improvement. People are more likely to listen to what their hairdresser has to say, especially when it comes to beauty products. This makes it easy for them to advise people to use less water by washing their hair only a few times per week. And, instead of washing, they can tell people about the benefits of using dry shampoo or a leave-in conditioner. Thus, drastically reducing the amount of energy and hot water consumed in households.

Hot water makes up the majority of household emissions. The longer hot water is running and the hotter it is, the more energy is being consumed. This translates to a higher carbon footprint and more money. Therefore, people who take shorter showers, with a lower temperature are more likely to have a smaller carbon footprint. And, save more money!

It is also important for salons to be sustainable because they can help reduce waste. Hair clippings, product bottles, dye packaging, and all other waste have to go somewhere. However, with the right methods, salons can reduce waste and save excess products. At Bottega, we work with GreenCircle Salons to ensure that all our salon waste is either recycled or repurposed. They also provide us with special tools to make sure no product or dye goes to waste! Working with GreenCircle Salons has enabled us to become carbon neutral. 

As a West Kelowna salon, it is so important to become sustainable. Having a green salon will help the business, the clients, and the planet! Educating each other on how to practice carbon-neutral habits is essential.

How You Can Make Your Beauty Routine More Sustainable!

For those looking to make a greener change in their beauty routine, we have a few sustainability tips. There are so many ways that you can lessen your impact on the environment. For instance, if you wash your hair 7-days a week, try cutting back to 3-days per week. This will help lessen your water consumption and product use. Instead, you can use a sustainable dry shampoo or leave-in conditioner. 

Secondly, finding products that are sustainably made and have minimal packaging is so beneficial. Beauty items with long shelf lives and refillable options are much better for the environment. Ditch your single-use items and find long-lasting alternatives to minimize waste and cost. However, if you still want to use single-use products, make sure that the ingredients are natural and the packaging is either compostable or reusable. Many companies are changing their packaging to be sustainable, so it shouldn’t be too hard to make the switch!

Another way that you can make your beauty routine green, is by supporting the right brands. Finding brands that actively promote and practice sustainable habits. Purchasing products from places like BOTTEGA that are involved in recycling programs or local companies are two examples of choosing a more sustainable brand. 

Contact Your West Kelowna Salon For More Sustainable Beauty Tips!

Making your beauty routine more sustainable is a key way that you can help lessen your impact on the world. Climate change is a pressing issue that can be helped with a few small lifestyle changes. Start making a difference now with a greener beauty routine! Contact us today for more information on the importance of sustainability in a salon. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about hair or our salon! Be sure to check out our social media for the latest updates and events! We look forward to seeing you at our West Kelowna salon soon!