Whenever I go to my stylist for a haircut, I often find myself asking her a question or two about haircare or styling products and she always has some wonderful tips to share with me. So, for today’s post I thought of putting together a list of common hair woes and requested my lovely stylist Sheril to answer these queries for my readers.
Sheril has been a licensed cosmetologist for about 6 years now. Although she is licensed to practice in nails and facial, she chose to focus more on hairstyling and color. Sheril works only on weekends and takes care of her two little boys ages 2 and 4 during the week. A creative person by nature, she loves her job and that shows in her work!
Hello Sheril! Since you are a hair color specialist, I would like to start off by asking you about tips on protecting hair color from fading too soon.
Washing your hair is what makes hair color fade. If you can, try to wash only every other day. If your hair tends to get greasy if you don’t wash every day, you can use a dry shampoo in-between washes. It is very important to use a professional shampoo and conditioner that is specifically for colored hair. Some of my favorite brands are Bed Head, Redken and Paul Mitchell.
Could you please recommend specific types of hair products that will help dry, color-treated hair to avoid that strawlike texture?
Use a leave-in conditioner (my favorite is by Kenra ) after washing hair. You can also use a deep conditioner (like Serious by Tigi S factor) once or twice a week. For best results, wash hair, towel dry, spread conditioner evenly through hair, cover with shower cap, heat a little with dryer, leave for about 15 minutes, and rinse.
I have to try this little trick! Do you have an instant pick-me-up trick for not-so-fresh hair that makes you look put together without having to spend a lot of time on styling?
Being a mother of 2, I hardly ever have time to spend on my own hair or looks. I always style my bangs, or at least the front part of my hair. It only takes a few minutes and that is the part that people notice most. Put on a little lip gloss and mascara and it looks effortless, yet not too overdone.
Great tip! We would also love to know about some of your favorite hair styling products to tame frizz and add shine.
I have wavy/curly hair and my “go to” tool is GHD styling iron. It can straighten or curl and eliminate frizz. One of my favorite products is Proclaim Spray-on Glosser. Can apply directly on wet hair, brush through and either use hair dryer or let dry naturally. It can also be applied on dry hair, spray above hair and let it fall on top.
What would you recommend to add volume and bounce to fine, limp hair?
Do not condition at your roots. Conditioners can weigh your hair down. Use a Root Boost (TIGI Catwalk) on damp hair and dry hair upside down or use a roller brush to pull roots upward.
Is there a way to prevent split ends? Do you have a quick fix for dealing with them?
You cannot mend split ends; the only way to get rid of them is to have them snipped off above the split. If you are trying to grow your hair long, ask your stylist to trim just the split ends every four weeks. For an instant fix, rub in a little bit of non-greasy leave-in conditioner just over the split ends to hold them together temporarily.
Thank you so much Sheril for helping me out with this post. Hope you guys find it useful!
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