I’m not sure about the rest of you but I am beyond happy that summer is coming to an end. Fall is by far my favorite season. It doesn’t get any better than Thanksgiving, changing leaves, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and candy corn. I’m getting too excited just thinking about it.
So with fall fast approaching there’s no better way to enter the new season than with a healthy, shiny head of hair (well maybe those new Lucky Brand jeans, but that’s beside the point). It’s not exactly a secret that summer wreaks havoc on your mane. It’s almost as if the salt water, chlorine and sun are programed to damage and dry out your hair.
So here are some easy tips from the beauty pros at Dailyglow.com to wash the summer out of your hair and turn your head into glossy, touchable locks.
Bring on the moisture
Summer elements can strip your hair of moisture, leaving your strands dry and brittle. A weekly deep conditioner is an easy fix to help lock in the moisture. Many salons, drugstores and discount superstores sell conditioning masks to help restore the moisture and add nutrients to your damaged hair.
Color me pretty
Most things left in the sun will fade and your new hair color is no exception. To protect your newly dyed do, simply use a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically targeted toward color-treated hair. There are also clear glosses available that can be used in between appointments to brighten up your color and add shine to your locks.
Tangles no more
The loose curl, beachy wave look can be very sexy, but it’s easy for those luscious locks to turn into a frizzy, tangled mess. Try using a smoothing cream before styling and you will be pleasantly surprised with your touchable, silky strands. One of my favorite hair care tips to avoid tangles is brushing your hair before washing. By doing so you ditch the dead hair and it makes your hair more manageable during the washing and conditioning process, plus you’ll have less hair going down the drain.
Turn down the heat
Heat tools can easily be a girl’s best friend; I know this because I am guilty of having my flat iron of as my BFF. But the harsh affects from straightening and curling can be very ugly. Try using a heat protectant spray, cream or oil before blow drying, curling or straightening and it will coat your strands and protect them from the harsh damaging heat.
Your ends tend to take on the bulk of the damage and dryness, so it’s essential to get a trim every six to 10 weeks. This will eliminate those ugly split ends and leave your hair smooth and healthy. Plus, by trimming up your ends it helps your hair grow faster.
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