Tips for the perfect hair day? Yes please!
1) There’s no such thing as too much texture.
If your hair can sometimes fall flat, use a dry shampoo or texture spray. Spritz at your roots, flip your head over, and work it into your hair with your fingers for a tousled, pumped-up look.
2) Think thermal.
Be sure to use a heat protectant before using curling irons, blow-dryers, or straighteners. Effective thermal protectants will hydrate your hair and shield it from the damaging effects of high heat.
3) Choose your part.
Go with how your hair falls naturally, because it makes for the easiest styling. “Just make sure that the part you create doesn’t fight with a cowlick,” adds Orlando Pita. For a more modern vibe: “I would say keep your part off-center and just slightly to one side.”
4) Hydrate for health.
Avoid sulfate-laden shampoos that strip hair, and reduce the frequency of your hair washes. When you shampoo your hair too often, it strips it of its natural oils. You can also use a leave-in conditioner to help hydrate your hair.
5) Sleep on silks (seriously!).
“Using a silk pillowcase or a satin hair bonnet is a great way to keep your hair moisturized at night,” explains Lacy Redway.
6) Get hands-on.
Try detangling your hair with your fingers first. Then, if you still need some more help, try using a wide-tooth comb.
7) Care for your color.
Step one: moisture. “Grab Aussie 3 Minute Miracle and deep-condition your hair once or twice a week,” says Sarah Potempa. “Doing so will lock in the moisture and leave your hair silky smooth.” Step two: maintenance. “Talk to your colorist about doing an at-home clear gloss between color appointments,” she advises.
8) Learn some shortcuts.
“With a good haircut, you can add mousse to enhance the natural wave pattern in seconds,” explains Sarah Potempa. “You do this simply by scrunching the hair up and twisting it away from the face.” For quick fixes throughout the day, try the Beachwaver Co. Mini Touch Up.
9) Try these smooth moves.
For smooth hair, conditioning your ends is a good start. Sarah recommends putting your hair in a braid or bun overnight to get a jump-start on smooth strands in the morning.
10) Think long term.
“Spend the extra 15 minutes on the first day, and your hair will continue to look incredible with minor touch-ups,” says Sarah. With the Beachwaver, you can create your foundation of curls on day one, which will become looser, relaxed waves on day two. For days three and four, you can use that existing texture and create a braid or texturized ponytail.
Full article here.