When you live in the North East like I do you become accustom to the weather constantly changing. On Wednesday it's supposed to almost 90 degrees outside and it's ironically the start of my favorite season of all, FALL! The weather changes temperatures so much in New England that it starts play a huge toll on not only your allergies, your skin, but your hair as well. Your poor hair takes such a beating between the sun and heat from those endless days outside on the beach in the summer, to the what seems even longer days of the cold blustery winter season. Your hair care should become just as much of a routine for you as you skin care is. Here are a few tips to keeping your hair soft and shiny all year round.
1. Shampoo. Did you ever notice how some shampoos lather up on your so quickly, and then when you rinse it out your hair almost squeaks from being so clean. Well that's actually a bad noise. The lather from the soap is actually drying out your hair strand leaving it with faded color, flat, and dry. The best shampoo's for dry hair are ones that don't lather. Phyto Intense Hydrating Shampoo $24 & WEN Hair Care System $37 are my two favorites.
2. Use a hydrating shampoo, those are the best shampoo's to use during the cold seasons. Try to stay away from the strong clarifying shampoo's that strip the oils from your hair. Try Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo $9-59, Frederick Fekkai Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo $23-35, Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Herbal Shampoo $12.50, Oscar Blondi Alla Crema Shampoo $20
3. Protect your hair from the heat of the hair dyer, flat/smoothing iron, and curling iron. It doesn't have to be a specific heat protecting product although those work great for your hair but as long as you have so kind of product to act as a barrier between hair strand and heat.
4. Use a hair repair treatment mask or deep conditioner. Almost every salon will have some sort of hair repair treatment for you to try. You can also purchase those same mask for in home use as well. Kerastase has really great mask for deep condition to put back the moisture that was stripped from your hair. You can find great ones from your local Sephora or hair specialty store.
I hope this bit of information will your luscious locks stay shiny and healthy all year round.