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4 Professional hair hacks that every girl should know
In between salon visits, it can prove challenging to maintain the perfect mane at home without the right expertise and products by your side, as an array of unfavorable hair conditions set in. But don’t fret: from detangling and de-greasing to volumizing and curling, we’re here to let you in on our top hair tips (that still boast a professional edge) for a myriad of hair headaches for at-home and on-the-go - note, however, that these techniques should by no means replace personalized advice of your hair stylist!
Hair Hack n°1: Detangle without damaging
Ever get so frustrated with knots and tangles that you end up - literally - pulling your hair out? While combing your hair when wet is not generally recommended, sometimes it's the only course of action for really tangled locks. To minimize damage (and reduce further knots), try using a wide-toothed comb and brush your hair starting from the tips instead of the roots.
Detangling top tip: Detangling spray can also help you sidestep many a tricky situation if you have curly or naturally fine hair that tends to tie itself in knots.
Spray Mizani 25 Miracle Milk to the lengths and tips, and use a soft bristle brush to gently smooth your strands, holding the midsection of the hair with your hand to prevent tugging on the scalp. It will hydrate and detangle your locks, as well as protecting them against UV rays and adding shine.
Hair Hack n°2: Greasy hair, no time to wash?
It’s 8:30am, you’ve just woken up you have to leave for work in 15 minutes – but you were supposed to wash your hair! Dry shampoo can undoubtedly help you weasel out of this hair predicament, simply by spraying over roots and brushing out until invisible.
Degreasing top tip: L’Oréal Professionnel expert stylist Delphine Courteille in France recommends using Morning After Dust by Techni.Art from L'Oréal Professionnel for injecting style as well as a freshly-washed look. “This dry shampoo is ideal to boost shine without spoiling the color and brings as a bonus an urban finish that I adore” divulges Delphine.
Hair Hack n°3: Instant volume, wherever you are!
Hair looking a little lackluster? If you're at home, use your blow-dryer and give your hair a quick burst of air while holding your head upside down. Flick your head back and voilà! Instant volume. You can even take this technique with you to hand-dryers in public restrooms, although we're not sure we'd recommend it…
Volumizing top tip: If you're not at home, use the same head-flicking technique, but use your fingers to tousle your hair and spray some Matrix Finishing Spritz Non-Aerosol Hairspray while your head is upside down. Humidity-resistant, you’ll boast a bounce in your locks all day long.
Hair Hack n°4: Get curls without a curling iron
We all know the unfavorable effects that intense heat can have on our strands. However, laying off the iron doesn’t mean you have to abstain from curls. You can still enjoy natural-looking waves by tying wet hair into a loose braid before going to bed. In the morning, run your fingers through your hair and witness the curly-haired goddess you have become!
Curly top tip: For more defined curls, smooth on Kérastase Mousse Curl Idéal onto your strands and blow dry, "cupping" sections of the hair to encourage a gentle curl. Or, if you crave waves ready for Hollywood, wrap 5cm sections of your hair around the handle of a brush and blow dry.
Swiftly resolve your pesky hair predicaments by following these quick tips. Practice these techniques alongside personalized advice from your stylist and you’ll never have to trudge through a bad hair day again!
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