Winter is, historically, a terrible season for hair. Dry scalp, flyaway locks, frizz – there’s no end to winter hair complaints. So how can you have healthy, luxurious locks without spending a fortune at the salon? Lucie Barry, senior stylist at VAIN hair salon in Seattle, Wash., took a few minutes out of her holiday schedule to share her top 10 inexpensive tips for glossy, manageable hair.
1. Mister Clean
Don’t wash your hair so much. One of the biggest mistakes Barry sees people make is drying out their scalps with too much harsh shampoo.
2. Clear your head
Use a clarifying shampoo once a week. You know all that stuff you put in your hair every day to make it behave? Even if you wash your hair regularly, it leaves behind residue that can make hair dull and heavy.
3. Some like it hot
Baby your hair with a heat-activated deep-conditioning treatment. “Heat-activated conditioners are great to use after you wash with a clarifying shampoo,
4. End game
Speaking of conditioner, you know conditioner belongs on your hair and not on your scalp, right?
5. Chill out
Although you may hate the thought of cold water running through your hair on a cold winter’s day, finishing a shampoo with a cold water rinse is one of the quickest, easiest ways to add shine.
6. Too much of a good thing
While it’s true that heat can damage your hair, there are lots of ways to use blow dryers and flat irons without frying your locks. The most common mistake people make with heat styling, says Barry, is using tools that don’t have adjustable settings.
7. A time for every season
While it may seem silly to have different shampoos and conditioners for summer and winter, Barry says that’s not so. “The skin on your face gets drier in the winter, right? So you switch to a heavier moisturizer. Your scalp isn’t any different.
8. All that and a bag of chips
If you’ve ever been to a hair salon you know how many styling products hairdressers handle every day. But when asked for a product recommendation, Barry didn’t hesitate or waver. “Moroccan Oil. It’s amazing. It’s moisturizing without being greasy, so you can massage it into your scalp and put it into your hair without weighing your hair down or making it look dirty.
9. Take your vitamins
You know the old truism in computer programming, “garbage in, garbage out?” The same goes for your body. The first signs of a terrible diet are dull, dry skin and hair.
10. The brush-off
So what’s the single best thing you can do to have healthier, shinier, thicker hair? Brush it. According to Barry, an inexpensive paddle-brush, used properly, will do more for your hair than all the fancy salon treatments in the world.
So although some of us may have known some of these tips, or we may not have, it’s always good to get a reminder, or to learn it for the first time all together 🙂 Please click to see the article as each section had much more detail on each section. I thought this was a good article 🙂 Enjoy!
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