The cold winter air lacks moisture making your scalp sensitive and hair dehydrated which can add to the chance of breakage. That’s why it’s important to wash your hair less (every few days) to prevent irritation and keep it from drying out. But how do you pull off lived-in hair? At unDONE Salon, our Boise hair salon stylists have put together the following tips to successfully skip the shampoo.
When You Wash…
When you wash, always use a high-quality, salon shampoo recommended by your Boise hair salon stylist. Typical drugstore shampoos are not able to give you the same clean without stripping your hair of essential oils which can lead to the over-production of bad oils. Not only that but quality, salon products last longer and have concentrated ingredients specific for your hair type.
Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a fast-drying powder spray that provides a water-free option for cleansing your hair between washes. Dry shampoo works by absorbing excess sebum and other oils from your roots while refreshing your hair and making it smell great. Once you apply dry shampoo you can then blow dry your hair to give it the “just-styled” look you, love.
Use Hair Products Wisely
Most people over-use hair products. Instead of using a pea-sized amount, they end up using a palmful. The problem here, however, is that hair products can contribute to unwanted greasiness. If you’re trying to prolong a hair wash, you may want to skip greasy hair serums altogether and be careful with the amount of straightening balms, volumizing mousses and curl-defining sprays you use.
If You Need To, You Can Rinse Your Hair
If you can’t imagine not washing your hair after a hard workout, you can always rinse without shampooing. A cool, water-only rinse helps to remove salt and sweat without stripping your hair of its natural oils. Keep in mind, however, it’s also a good idea to invest in a good shower cap.
Don’t Skip The Styling
Washing less doesn’t mean you get a free pass when it comes to styling your hair. You don’t want to go to work every day with the imprint of the previous nights sleep over. This is especially true since you only have to invest half the time you would normally spend washing, drying, and styling your hair. So plug in that curling iron or flat iron! You can, however, always pull off a messy half-up do, braid or bun for a quick style option.
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Contact us at (208) 287-2010 today!