We all want the perfect hair, whether it’s straight or the perfect wavy curl, but it won’t matter what you do if your hair is dry and looks lifeless. Bringing dry, lifeless locks back to life doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank or spending a day at the salon. Try any of these five easy ways to bring moisture back to your hair.
STOP WASHING EVERYDAY
You DON’T need to wash your hair every day, actually by doing so you are stripping your hair of the natural oils your scalp provides it. Invest in an all-natural dry shampoo, like Aveda Dry Shampoo and try to shampoo and condition every three days instead of every day. That ‘grease’ you think you see is actually helping your hair get healthy.
PUT DOWN THE HEAT
If you are using a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron more than twice a week it’s time to take a break. Even if a product is advertised to lock in moisture it won’t be able to do that if you are using 400+ degrees of heat every day. Wrap your hair in a towel after you shower or let it air dry instead of blow drying and create a new Pinterest board for creative ways to style your hair without heat.
CONDITIONER IS MOISTURIZING
Unless you are experiencing a severe amount of damage any conditioner can be a deep conditioner. Try Aveda’s Damage Remedy Conditioner. Wet your hair, apply the conditioner to damp hair and let it sit for about 10 minutes before continuing with your normal shower routine. Don’t spend the money on expensive deep conditioners if you don’t have too.
DITCH THE BOX
The only thing worth paying for is your color. As shiny and beautiful as the hair looks on the back of that box color, your hair won’t be the same. A salon using natural products, like Aveda, will ensure that your hair is always getting the least amount of harm as possible. Store bought color kits contain chemicals that are probably not pronounceable, so put a couple dollars aside a week and find a salon that will love your hair as much as you do.
GET A HAIRCUT
Believe it or not, cutting your hair is the easiest way to ensure its best look all the time. You want your hair to grow, get a trim. The longer you let your ends split the higher up the hairline it will go and eventually the hair is so dead that it can no longer lock in moisture. Tell your stylist you want a trim just to bring the life back to your hair and they’ll know exactly what to do.
Turn these 5 tips into habits and you’re guaranteed to have commercial worthy locks.