Nothing’s better than getting a fresh hair cut or a new style at your favorite salon. You go in cloudy, then walk out sunny, complete with jazz hands singing “I’m coming out, I want the world to know, got to let it show!” Now comes the dreaded Day Two, and as you attempt to reconstruct your stylist’s meticulous blow drying technique, you finally concede to the fact you are not a Hollywood hair magician.
Despite your lack of a cosmetology license there are great products that will not only keep your look fresh, but keep your hair moisturized and scalp clear from build up.
1. Fine-Straight Hair
Recommended Product: Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo
Purchase: drugstore.com $23
Keep that bone straight blow dry or voluminous blow out popped with dry shampoo. It absorbs grease and dirt, keeping hair light and scented like a fresh appointment. This spray goes on clear so it won’t flake or distort dark hair.
Absorb excess oil and product build-up
Vitamin E and Wheat Proteins
Strengthen and protect the hair
Provides a fresh, clean fragrance
2. Curly-Wavy Hair
Recommended Products: Curls Unleashed Second Chance Curl Refresher
Purchase: sallybeauty.com $12.99
Organic Root Stimulator’s new brand debuted this winter, and is free of parabens, mineral oil, and sulfates. After your appointment, sleep with a bonnet (tying down with a scarf will ruin curl pattern). The next day pour a quarter sized amount in your palm and lightly run your palm through your hair front and back – don’t use fingers, they will separate the curl and cause frizz. Another method is to mix the formula with water in a spray bottle and give your roots a few sprays.
Ingredients: aqua (water), glycerin, propylene glycol, ppg-5-ceteth-20, peg-12 dimethicone, honey extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrolyzed wheat protein, panthenol, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, hydroxyethylcellulose, acrylamidopropyltrimonium chloride/acrylamide copolymer, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, parfum (fragrance), amyl cinnamic alcohol, lilial, linalool, ci 15985 (yellow#6), ci 140700 (red #4), ci 17200 (red #33).
3. Styled or Up-Do’s
Recommended Product: Aveda Brilliant™ Emollient Finishing Gloss
Purchase: aveda.com $26
If you just went to prom, a formal gala, or simply had a great style you want to keep, make it sparkle like diamonds with this shine serum. On your first night tie hair with a silk or satin scarf (never cotton – it will dry your hair out) like you would a bandana. In the morning, smooth on this silky fragrant gloss with your fingers, and lightly brush the surface with a soft bristle. Aveda uses gentle natural plant ingredients, and this also works great to smooth frizz or split ends.
Ingredients: Include Extracts of Rice Bran Oil, Vitamin E, Jasmine & Rose
What’s the longest you’ve ever kept a hairstyle going?
Taste the beautiful life ~ Alicia