1. Shine serums are available that have been specially formulated to give frizzy or unruly hair a sleek sheen. Find some great options at your local hair salon. These products moisturize your hair with a light concentration of oils or silicone. To apply, use a pea-sized amount to start, start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up, rubbing it into wet hair with your hands. It's important not to use too much serum, because it can weigh hair down, but if you feel you need more moisture, go ahead and add a bit more.
2. Regular conditioners are great, but if you really want to pump up the shine, add a leave-in conditioner to your routine. These come in both spray-on and lotion forms. Apply them the same way you do shine serum (see tip No. 1).
3. Beware of hot water! It can dry out your hair and leave it dull. Instead, after shampooing and conditioning, rinse with cool water. It closes the cuticle. And that allows light to reflect off the hair, producing lots of shine.
4. As you're blow-drying your hair, direct the dryer's nozzle down the hair shafts as you hold each section of hair with a round brush. Finish by pressing the "cool" button on your hair dryer - the cool air produces a reflective effect similar to that of a cool-water rinse after shampooing.
5. When your hair is dry, finish your look with a spray-on shine product. Whether it comes in a pump bottle or aerosol can, a shine spray can be misted onto dry hair - no matter what texture it is - to give it an extra glistening effect.
6. A flatiron can help straighten hair, which usually looks shinier than wavy hair. But avoid overusing a flatiron - all that heat-styling can be drying! We recommends a new type of flatiron made by Bio Ionic, with silicone built into the plates rather than the typical ceramic or metal.
KEEP YOUR HAIR SHINY & HEALTHY
1 Always use products specifically designed for color-treated hair. Only color-safe products have the technology to help you protect your color and keep it vibrant and fresh.
2.After you color your hair, wait two or three days (if you can make it) before shampooing to allow the color to absorb completely. If you want to shower, use conditioner in place of shampoo to give extra moisture without stripping the color.
3. Be especially gentle with color-treated hair—coloring weakens hair and makes it more prone to breakage. Only use covered elastics to tie it back and brush it with a natural bristle brush when it's dry.
4. Never go swimming without protecting your color. Before going into a pool or the ocean, apply a leave-in conditioner on damp hair to prevent the chemicals and salt from stripping your color.
5. Don't go to a tanning bed or sit in the sun without covering your hair. The UV rays will react with your color and may alter it or cause it to fade, so cover your hair with a scarf or hat.
6. Don't forget to condition your hair daily! Colored hair needs extra moisture to keep it soft and smooth.
STYLE YOUR HAIR DAILY
1. Move slower. A lot of times hair is something that people really care about, but they don't spend enough time on it. And it’s okay to spend time on your hair. Adding 10 more minutes into your morning can make a world of difference.
2. When flat ironing, or curling your hair, slowly glide the tool through your hair at an even speed. Racing the flat iron over a section, large or small, will be completely ineffective.
3. Don't be afraid to get right down to the roots. Nothing screams amateur quite like flat hair at the roots, and volume at the ends. Yes, round brushing helps that, but sometimes all you need is to inch that flat iron just a little closer to your scalp for lift!
4. Do not be afraid of hair products. Use them- Generously! When showing a client just how much root lifter, or hair spray, or straightening serum to use, they are usually surprised. If you are going to pay for good hair products, you deserve good hair. Use the products!
5. There is no such thing as a cute “wash and go” style. It will usually always look like flat in about an hour. Just go ahead and decide that you have to do something to your hair if you care about how it looks.
6. The reason Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s hair always looks great 1/2 up or in a ponytail is because they began with well styled hair. If you style your hair as if you are going to wear it down, put some hair spray or finishing products in it, and then pull it back, it will style much easier. It will have more bounce. It will have more “grip” with the Bobby pins and ponytail holder.
7. Blow dry upside down and finish will a “cool shot” of air all over. Easy way to get lots of volume.
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