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Undone Salon Hairstyling Tips: Blow Drying Women’s Hair!

You don’t need a Boise hair salon appointment to get beautiful, bouncy hair between visits. While we all feel confident after visiting our Undone salon stylist, it can be another story after we wash our hair at home, and we can’t quite recreate our favorite Boise hair salon effect.

Next time you blow dry your hair at home, follow the tips below for a professional blow out at home:

Towel-dry First. After washing your hair, squeeze the remaining water from your hair before wrapping it with a towel. Soaked hair is hard to blow-dry and takes twice as long. Excess water can also dilute your favorite styling Rusk products, making them less effective when it comes to the look you want.

Apply Leave-in Conditioner. A leave-in conditioner is great for preventing frizz, breakage and flyaways caused by blow drying. For those with thick, curly women’s hair a heavier cream is recommended while those with fine, thin hair a light spray is recommended that won’t weigh down your locks. Apply mid-length to the strands, then use a wide-tooth comb to thoroughly distribute the conditioner while smoothing tangles.

Boost Your Roots. Always dry your roots first (unless you have bangs). You want to get the roots up off your head as fast as you can before they dry. Rusk products like the Rusk blofoam texture and root lifter is a great root-lifting spray. Keep in mind though that your Boise hair salon stylist applies it everywhere in order to add volume, body, support, and curl separation. The best at home technique is to spritz in layers, and massage it into the roots.

Flip Your Hair Upside Down. If you’re running short on time and can’t dry separate sections, flip your hair over and dry it upside down. Use your fingers to gently pull the roots away from your scalp and continue until all your roots are dry. Finish with a cool shot of air.

Grab a Round Brush. With a round boar-bristle brush, brush through the bottom layers of your hair while it is flipped over, from the nape of your neck to the ends as you blow-dry. This helps lift the roots away from the scalp while creating the same fullness and body as you would get from your Boise hair salon stylist by clipping it up and blow-drying individual sections. The bristles of the brush also polish and smooth the outer layer of your hair while fighting frizz.

Smooth and Finish Hair. Lock in your blow dry style by blasting your hair with cool air from the blow dryer. Cool air helps to seal the cuticles and set your style. while adding shine and manageability. Finish the blowout with an appropriate hair serum to boost overall shine while weighing down frizzy strands.

 

Undone Salon Tips for Maintaining Long Healthy Hair

According to many historical beliefs, the hair on your head is meant for more than just looking good. Since the biblical story of Sampson and Delilah, hair has been equated with magical powers. From a yogic perspective, hair is an amazing gift of nature that can actually help raise the Kundalini energy – creative life force, which increases vitality, intuition, and tranquility.

Of course there are also the cultural aspects of hair. Think about it. How we choose to wear our hair is an expression of our individuality. Flappers in the 1920’s cut their women’s hair short to proclaim equality. Hippies of the 1960’s grew their hair out for peace. In fact, the hair on our heads is often used to make political statements. Whether you have long, natural hair, hair extensions, or a permanent, isn’t it amazing that something as simple as a hairstyle can speak for generational and cultural movements?

No matter the reason, long hair requires maintenance. If you have long women’s hair, you probably want to take care of it in the healthiest possible way in order to preserve your luxurious locks.  Below are some helpful Boise hair salon tips and tricks that will help transform your tresses from drab to fab in no time:

Don’t flip

Flipping your hair or vigorously drying it with a towel can be a hard habit to break. Often these drying habits can damage your hair which causes split ends. Rejuvenating oils can help replenish and strengthen your hair. We like Rusk products like Rusk Deepshine® Protective Oil Treatment. With its marine mineral-enriched argan oil treatment, it helps to eliminate frizz, improves elasticity, and leaves hair soft and manageable.

Never use a comb on wet hair

Your Boise hair salon stylist will explain that when hair is wet, it has the extra weight of water in it. Therefore, it stretches more and breaks easier. Wait for hair to dry or use a detangling brush because it holds less tension and safety untangles wet hair compared to combing through wet locks with a regular brush or comb.

Make sure to schedule regular trims with your Boise hair salon stylist

If you have long women’s hair, you probably don’t like cutting off any of your luscious locks but scheduling a regular trim every six to eight weeks with your Boise hair salon stylist is vital. Cutting of damaged ends helps hair from developing split ends.

Choose the right products

Choosing the right shampoo & conditioner that suits your hair is important. Often times, people tend to choose the wrong products depending on their hair type. If you have dull, dry hair, use a product that specifically caters to strengthening and moisturizing your long, women’s hair. Talk to your Boise hair salon stylist to see what products would work best for your hair type.

Don’t shampoo as often

Its important not to shampoo your hair every day. Hot water and over-shampooing strips your hair of its natural oils contributing to further moisture loss of your long locks.

Get your daily dose of vitamin E

Whether you take it orally as a supplement or rub it into your hair, vitamin E is proven to help maintain healthy hair and skin. Not only does it help to strengthen your long hair, it helps with split ends as well.