"Should auld hair maintenance be forgot and never brought to mind." - A saying NOT to go by in 2013!
Looking for a good resolution this year? Hair care is a great place to start! We've put together a list of vital tips to keep your hair healthy throughout '13.
1. Use protective hair products and tools.
Most heated hair tools can fry your hair and strip it of moisture and life. If you're in the market for a new hair straightener, curling iron, or blow-dryer - look for key words such as "Ionic" "Tourmaline" or "Thermal protectant" on the box or item description. These tools help repair your strands and maintain shine and softness.
2. Take preventative steps in hair color care.
Going blonde for summer or auburn for fall? To keep those freshly-colored locks as colorful as possible, we have 3 preventative tips you should swear by:
3. Choose the right product ingredients for your hair.
Did you know that the key ingredients in your hair products are designed to work with certain hair types? Ingredients such as coconut oil, green tea, mint, aloe vera, and shea butter all help achieve great hair and eliminate problematic strands. Read on for more info!
4. Routine Hair Trims
Keeping up with hair trims is extremely important in healthy hair care maintenance. When your ends start splitting, your hair is telling you something: "I'm DAMAGED, damaged. I thought that I should let you know." Read on to find out where the damage comes from and why you need to make the cut:
5. Don't Overwash Your Hair
Hair Care 101: DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY. Doing so strips it of the natural oils it so desperately needs - especially during the winter months. Worried about greasy strands? Worry not and learn why here:
6. Seek out the best products for your hair type.
Using the right product for your hair type is very important to your hair's health. However, the research and selection process can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Not any more! Our Product Matchmaker makes finding your product soulmate(s) quick and easy. Learn how, here:
7. Protect your hair from cold weather.
Cold weather can be the culprit for a handful of hair problems: Breakage, static, and brittle strands - to name a few. To prevent the wrath that frigid temps can have on your locks, we've got you covered with these tips:
8. Learn how to correct hair breakage.
Hair breakage is one of the most common hair problems. A lot of factors can cause it, and it can leave your strands looking limp and dull. Preventing and correcting breakage can improve your hair's health and save its life!
9. Eat the right foods.
This might be on your New Years Resolution list already, but why not factor your hair into that new diet! A healthy diet equals healthy hair. The best foods to nourish it? Find out here:
10. Tone down alcohol intake.
It's common knowledge that frequent consumption of alcohol is bad for your health, but did you know it's bad for your hair's health, too? Just like your body, alcohol robs your hair of hydration - leaving it looking lifeless and flat. Read on for more shocking effects:
11. Choosing the best cut for your face shape.
Now it's time to "treat yo'self" to a great haircut! But before you make the cut, consider the shape of your face. Certain cuts compliment specific face shapes better than others. Get the scoop here:
Who said you can only have one resolution this year?! Make a resolution (or eleven!) this year to step up your haircare game for fabulous results! Your hair will thank you.
'Sheers' to a safe and HAPPY New Year,
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