We say banish bad hair days in the new year and treat yourself to gorgeous hair all year long with these expert tips.
“Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself,” said fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy in 1985. Could this be the reason bad hair days have the power to make everything else going on in our lives that day seem off-kilter and out of sorts—that it’s a feeling of not knowing or being ourselves?
Regardless of this theory holding true or not, here is the silver lining to your bad hair days: whether you left the house with a hair style that just wouldn’t behave, or it is the elements that have made good hair go wrong, there are tactics to help ensure your good hair days outnumber the bad, along with a few tricks to help fix those flyaways and frizziness.
If the weather has turned your hair style into a frizzy mess, there is little you can do that day. You can try spritzing some silicone-based shine spray into the palms of your hands and smoothing your hands over your hair, says Susana Hong, a hair stylist with Page One Management in Toronto. What is key is starting with a good routine at home to help prevent the frizz before it happens. “It’s important to use a heavier shampoo and conditioner to coat the hair,” she says. Hong recommends Tresemmé Smooth and Silky for its silk proteins, which till tame kinkiness without weighing hair down.
Hong recommends using mousse hair products if you tend to have a problem with static as it will coat the hair quickly and help provide the protection your hair style needs against the climate. And as with frizziness, you will want to ensure you’re using the right shampoo and conditioner. She suggests looking for hair products with ingredients such as keratin and olive oil—“ingredients that will coat the hair shaft and help defend against the outdoor elements.”
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