Achieving a salon-styled look every day takes work. It also takes a toll on your hair. Fortunately, it’s easy to renew and protect your hair from the moment you start your day, using the best salon products and styling your hair with care, even when you need to rely on heat tools to get the look you want.
1. Protection starts in the shower with salon products.
Protecting your hair starts in the shower. Keep the water temperature cool while washing. Extra hot water can strip the hair of its natural, protective oils, weakening the shaft and leading to breakage.
You don’t need to wash your hair every day, either. To protect your style between washings, don a shower cap.
2. Shampoo softly.
When you shampoo, massage it into your scalp gently and then let it flow down the length of your hair when you rinse. Emphasis on: Gently. Hair is at its weakest when wet so vigorous scrubbing can cause it to break.
Shampoo should wash out cleanly, without drying out your hair or leaving a residue.
3. Don’t skip the conditioner.
Conditioners add moisture and boost your hair’s elasticity, protecting and renewing from within the hair shaft. Allow the conditioner to sit on your hair, then rinse in luke-warm water, combing your fingers down its length.
4. Comb at the right time.
If you have straight hair, avoid combing until it’s dry and use a wide-toothed comb to prevent damage. If your hair is textured or has tight curls, comb gently when wet.
5. Dry for style.
Letting your hair air dry is the best option for overall hair health. But busy schedules may not allow time for that. Plus, there is nothing like the look of a well-done blowout.
Before drying, wrap your hair in a microfiber towel. Put on your make-up. Get dressed. Text your girlfriends. Basically, let the microfiber absorb as much moisture as it can, leaving less drying for you to do.
Use high heat on your blow dryer until your hair is 80 to 90 percent dry, keeping your dryer at least six inches from your hair. Then drop the temperature to complete your style. This is especially important for fine, damaged, or frizzy hair
6. Protect your hair with salon products.
Whether you’re blow drying, straightening, or curling, never use heat on your hair without protection like Karmin’s Heat Protection and Shining Spray. High heat can burn your hair, making it brittle, dry, and prone to breakage.
Protective products coat each strand to prevent your tools from stripping away the oils that protect your tresses. Bonus: They leave your hair bouncy and soft.
7. Choose the right hair tools.
Karmin’s 4 Step Hair Repair and Smoothing System is a collection of salon products that start protecting and renewing your hair from the very beginning.
The Moisture Restoring Shampoo and Strength Building Conditioner use a proprietary blend of Argan Oil, Vitamin E, antioxidants, and strength-boosting proteins.
For dramatically dry and brittle hair, an Intensive Recovery Hair Mask deeply penetrates your hair shaft to rebuild strength and elasticity from within.
The Heat Protection and Shining Spray adds shine and reduces frizz while protecting your hair from further damage. For a salon-worthy finish, Argan Hair Oil protects and nourishes your hair without feeling greasy or heavy, providing an amazing mirror-like shine.