We all want those lush shiny locks that always seem to curl or straighten perfectly, but getting hair to do what you want it to do can sometimes be quite a chore. We’re here to help with a few tips on what you should be doing and what to stop doing in your quest for #hairgoals
Moisturize: Healthy hair is conditioned hair. Using a deep conditioning hair mask once a week can help to drastically change the look and feel of your hair. We are loving Living Proof’s mask treatment from their Restore collection. This creamy formula wraps around each stand, leaving your hair nourished and visibly healthier. It’s easy to use too. Just sub the mask in place of your regular conditioner once or twice a week. If you really want to amp up the restorative powers, use this deep conditioner along with the Restore daily shampoo and conditioner combo.
Protect: Getting your hair prepped for your styling session is just as important as the styling session itself. If you want to reduce the risk of damage to your locks, you’ve got to show them some love! Always prep your hair with a heat protectant. There are lots out there to choose from but the one that we always find ourselves reaching for is Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express. This product is a multitasker! It provides heat protection up to 450 degrees, gives a solid blast of volume, offers up priming capabilities to prep your hair for other products you might be using all while cutting down your blow drying time!
Air Dry: Letting your hair rest and air dry for a few minutes before hitting with the blow dryer is a great habit! In salon we don’t have a ton of time to hang around and wait, but at home, consider doing your makeup or picking out your outfit for the day while you let your hair have some time to dry naturally and soak up those protectant products you just applied. The less time you have to spend under the blow dryer, the better!
Now, here is the biggest, most important take away for the day - STOP DOING THIS - stop cranking up the heat on those styling tools. Say it with me, turn down the heat!
I know, it seems counterintuitive, you want the style your are creating to hold, so you think the higher the heat, the better the hold. I’m here to tell you that you can achieve the same stellar results utilizing less heat. The overall process may take a few seconds longer, but your hair will thank you for it in the end. Keep those temps on the lower side and work with small sections of hair, this will ensure that you aren’t passing over the same section multiple times and will keep your hair from being burnt - Hello, split ends!
Once you’ve completed your style session, finish your look off with a little finishing oil, we like Living Proof’s Nourishing Oil to replenish luster and moisture.
When it comes to keeping your hair healthy and looking great, stick to these simple tips and you’ll find yourself with hair that is manageable and shiny, with fewer split ends!