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The golden rules of glossy hair
What’s the secret to soft, flowing locks that are made for sunny weather? Gloss - and lots of it! After the dulling winter winds, now is the time to treat your hair with a little TLC to put back in the nourishment your dry and damaged strands so desperately crave. Here are two ways to get your glossiest mane yet!
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REPAIR WITH CARE
When the weather changes, so does our hair and its needs. And now that we're well into the warmer months, our hair is going to see a lot of UV exposure, chlorine and salt water: all the things that contribute to dehydrated, dull and damaged hair. Nothing feels fresher than nourished lengths, so after a day in the sun don’t neglect your strands. Restore your hair and lock in hydration with regular hair masks. These little guys will work to penetrate the shaft and repair from the inside, and are the key to happy, healthy locks.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO GET A LIL' GREASY
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so if you haven't already starting prepping your locks for summer, now is the time to start! Just like our skin, our hair looks better when it’s shiny, and while these hotter days are great for air-drying our locks and creating naturally beachy waves, all that time outdoors leaves the ends of our hair especially damaged. To protect your locks for more hotter days ahead, take five to add a third step to your haircare regime and treat your tresses to a little oil. Far from making your locks look greasy, it will put back in the moisture to your mid-lengths and ends for soft, glossy strands. Just remember not to overdo it on the portions.
Ever notice how straight hair always looks extra glossy? No, it’s not an illusion. Straighteners eliminate ruffled strands, and smooth out your hair to lie flat, which create more surface area for light to reflect from. Just be sure to not fry your locks: only use your tool on dry hair, using a continuous gliding motion and opt for a straightener with ceramic plates to protect against excess heat. Oh, and always use a heat protectant.
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