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Keep your hair looking awesome with these maintenance tips

June 11, 2014 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Hair, Inspiration, Stylists Picks

Most of us have a pretty typical routine for washing, drying and styling our hair, especially if you’ve had the same style for a while. You may not be keeping your hair as healthy and vibrant as you can. Below are some basic maintenance tips to help you keep your hair looking and feeling its best.

A cold rinse at the end of your shower

Right before you get out of the shower, give your hair a quick rinse with cold water. It will help to seal the cuticle and will give your hair a sleek finish.

When drying, let it cool

If you dry your hair in sections using a round brush, start at the root and move out to the ends. Once you’ve finished a section, let your hair cool down for a few seconds before starting on another section. Giving your hair a chance to cool down will help to set your style and gives your hair more body.

Nix the post-shower hair towel

If you have a habit of wrapping your hair in a towel while you do your make up or finish your morning routine, you might want to stop. The towel’s cotton opens your hair cuticles and causes frizz. If possible, squeeze out excess water then let your hair air dry for a few minutes before you blow-dry.

Clamp no more

You don’t have to fasten your hair to your curling iron. If you’re looking for softer curls, simply wrap your locks around the barrel and hold in place for 10 seconds.

Spray bottles

If you wake up on a lazy day and your hair is all over the place, hit the top layer with a spray bottle until it’s damp. Then blow it out using a 2 inch round brush for high volume on the top layer.

Let products work for 10 minutes before you style

When applying products, let them absorb in your hair for 10 minutes before you style. You’ll get the most out of them.

Source: Cosmopolitan

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One Response to “Keep your hair looking awesome with these maintenance tips”

  1. Tessa Rossi says:

    100 grams!