A lot of drugstore shampoos contain detergents that can wreak havoc on hair texture. Ditch the stripping suds for a cleansing cream instead. This gentler alternative saves time by doing two jobs–cleansing and conditioning–in one step, while keeping your hairs’ natural oils intact says Anessa Kivinski, owner and head stylist at Headdress Hair Salon in New York City.
Not even those with the most perfect hair woke up like that. Ladies with shiny locks still likely use serums or oils (on fine hair) or richer creams (for thick or curly strands). Make sure to apply from the ears down to ward off mid-day grease and smooth it on while hair is still wet so it doubles as heat protectant.
By letting their hair air-dry most of the way before blasting it with a blow dryer (on a cool setting) until all of the moisture is gone. Keep the nozzle pointing downwards to ensure the smoothest finish.
With an anti-humidity or finishing spray that will lock in sleek styles and create a barrier against the elements. Rest assured, these newer formulas are nothing like the sticky, crunchy sprays your mom used to cover you in before dance recitals.
Like a weekly mask. If you have extra-dry hair, keep it properly hydrated to tame frizz. Fine-haired ladies should reach for hot-oil or pre-shampoo treatments that nourish strands without weighing them down. Medium- to thick-haired gals can use creamier masks. Regardless of your hair type, make sure you let the mask absorb for a few minutes (this might be a good time to finally shave your legs) before rinsing it out.And swap them for microfiber ones instead, which are softer and produce far less friction than terry-cloth or cotton. Then be sure to blot–not rub–hair. (The latter physically roughs up the cuticle and causes fuzz.)