All shampoos have detergents that strip oil and color from hair. What you want is a shampoo that says “damage repairing” on the label and has proteins to strengthen hair. We like Tigi Copyright Repair shampoo
which has the lowest concentration of detergents. One word of warning to fans of dry shampoos , hair sprays, silicone serums, or mousses: You’ll need to alternate a cleansing conditioners with regular shampoo. Cleansing conditioners can’t remove all that product residue that makes hair less flexible and leads to breakage.
Change the way you think about conditioner.
We all know they smooth frizz and make your hair softer and shinier. But if you own a blow-dryer or flat iron, you should also know that conditioners are critical to heat protection. It’s just as important as heat-protection spray, if not more, because conditioner is better at coating the hair. Leave it on for at least five minutes, and then rinse with cool water. This allows for more residual conditioner to be left on the hair.
Add layers of products
Since heat is the worst thing for your hair, double down with a heat-protectant spray
. But recognize that if it’s going to work, you’ve got to apply it the legit hairstylist way: Grab small sections of damp hair and mist each one up and down the length (two or three spritzes per section). When you’re finished, comb your hair to distribute the formula—heat protectants are pretty useless if they’re not applied all over, and getting there takes only a few seconds.
Move things along.
Anything that speeds up a blowdry is good—less heat means less damage. Blot (don’t rub) your hair with a towel, then do the same with paper towels. You’ll be shocked at how much more water comes out of your hair and how it makes blowouts take half the time. Add a quick-dry spray
and you’ll be back to your online work again in no time. Recommendation: Color Wow Speed Dry.
Save your old shirts.
Your cotton tee is gentler on your hair than any luxurious towel for drying. It’s why top hairstylists keep them on hand. They don’t rough up the cuticle as much, so you don’t have to work as hard to smooth the hair and make it look healthy.
If you air dry your hair overnight, you can minimize damage and free up time for snoozing, coffee, whatever in the morning. One trick that works for all hair types: Sleep with damp hair in two loose braids. It smooths frizz, loosens curls, and gives straight hair beachy waves.
Weekly scalp treatments make a bigger difference in the long run than you’d think. Keeping the hair follicles clean prevents the blockage and inflammation that leads to thinning hair later in life.
Boost the shine factor.
Sure, you could use shine sprays and serums, but they don’t always look so natural. Dry oils, which contain the lightest silicones and oils, create the most believable shine. They smooth the hair’s cuticle, which is the hallmark of healthy hair. have you tried COLOUR LUSTRE OIL
of Tigi Copyright collection? We are a proud stockists, reach out if you need a hand with orders.
• ALWAYS: Choose tools wisely. Detangle with a wide-tooth rubber comb and style with a boar-bristle brush. Pick an ionic blow-dryer with 2,000 watts, a ceramic iron, or keratin-infused tools.
•ALWAYS: Take the nozzle off your blow-dryer. Point it down, the heat will be more diffused.
• NEVER: Manhandle wet hair. If you tug on it, tease it, tie it up with an elastic, sleep on it, or comb it, wet hair will likely break. Wait a few minutes after showering before detangling.
• NEVER: Obsessively flatiron.
• NEVER: Neglect your scalp. Treatments with almond, sunflower, or coconut oil help hair grow in healthier.
Believe it or not, 100 hours of direct sunlight is as damaging as having straight bleach on your hair for 30 minutes.