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The Best Hair Routines For Every Hair Type

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Your hair is a reflection of you, so why not treat it well? Aside from your annual trim and regular color touch up, your at-home hair routine also needs to be on point if you want flawless hair everyday. In order to create the perfect routine for your mane, however, you’ll need to identify which hair products are right for your hair type and concerns. Do your strands need hydration, repair, a volume boost, or color care?

If you’re unsure where to begin, we’re here to help! Below, we’ve gathered the tips and top formulas from the L'Oréal portfolio of products you need to curate the perfect hair care routine for you.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Fine Hair

When you have fine hair, your voluminous blowout likely falls flat the minute you step foot outside—no matter how much hairspray you use. For you, we recommend stocking up on volumizing hair products that will ensure your mane doesn’t fall flat. Prep your strands for styling with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like Matrix Total Results High Amplify Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. This system cleanses and conditions to help boost the structure of fine, limp hair.

Whether you’re prepping for a blowout or looking to amp up your air-dried waves, use a volumizing hair mousse like Matrix Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer Mousse. This product provides full-bodied lift and support to give hair touchable thickness and all-over volume.

Fine hair tends to get oily by day two, so invest in a dry shampoo like Biolage Waterless Clean & Full Dry Shampoo to give your strands a second-day refresher.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Thick Hair

If you’re blessed with thick, luscious locks, you know that managing all of that hair can sometimes be a struggle. Thick hair often has a coarse texture, so begin your routine with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner system. We recommend Shu Uemura Art Of Hair’s Shusu Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner. This paraben and silicone-free system for coarse hair deeply nourishes from mid-lengths to ends and tames frizz for a lightweight, satin-smooth texture.

When you have thick hair, your daily blowout can be pretty time-consuming. Use a blowdry primer like Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray to help cut blowdry time, prevent breakage, and protect against heat from up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

After washing and conditioning, you’ll want to ensure your strands maintain moisture throughout the day. Apply a nourishing hair oil like Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Hair Oil. Formulated with camellia oil, it provides intense nourishment and UV protection to rebalance the hair’s moisture levels from mid-lengths to ends.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Frizzy Hair

Dealing with frizz? Without the proper products, those unruly strands can turn into a nightmare. If you want to tame your frizz for good, let’s start with the basics. Begin your routine with an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner like Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Conditioner. This system tames frizzy hair, increases smoothness, and enhances shine.

The number one cause of frizz? Dryness. After you shampoo and condition, be sure to complete your shower routine with a hair mask like Redken’s Frizz Dismiss Mask treatment for frizzy hair nourishes, softens, and hydrates unruly strands.

If you notice flyaway strands popping up throughout the day, apply a few spritzes of Redken Frizz Dismiss Anti-Static Oil Mist throughout your hair to instantly smooth flyaways without weighing it down.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Curly Hair

Certain hair types, like curly hair, could use a little extra TLC. Since ringlets are more prone to dryness than any other hair type, use a moisturizing shampoo specifically formulated for curls like Mizani Moisture Fusion Moisture Rich Shampoo.

Aside from how your curls feel, you’ll want to ensure that your styling products help to maintain their gorgeous shape and bounce. While your hair is still wet, apply a dime-size amount of Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel to help define and shape your curls and coils until your next wash day.

If you’re dealing with very dry curls, we recommend adding a weekly hair mask like Mizani Moisture Fusion Intense Moisture Mask to your routine. This mask helps restore essential hydration and vibrancy to dry, brittle, and lifeless hair.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Color-Treated Hair

Begin with a shampoo and conditioner system formulated for color-treated hair like Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. Featuring the brand’s exclusive AntiFade Complex, this system adds moisture and shine while protecting color-treated hair.

If you sat through a few bleach sessions to achieve your salon hue, your strands might be drier than usual. Opt for a leave-in conditioner formulated for color-treated strands like Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment. This lightweight mist primes, protects, and perfects while delivering 21 essential benefits for color-treated hair.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Dry Hair

Whether your strands are parched due to the changing weather, heat damage, or taking steaming hot showers, everyone has experienced dry hair for one reason or another. Combatting dry hair starts in the shower with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner system. The Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo and Conditioner helps optimize moisture balance for healthier-looking hair.

If you’re not already using a leave-in conditioner, add a formula for dry hair like Biolage Hydrasource Daily Leave-In Tonic to your routine. This moisturizing hair treatment instantly renews shine and helps protect hair from environmental aggressors.

When your strands are dry, heat styling will only dehydrate them more. Instead, try air-drying your hair and use an air-dry product like Biolage Styling Air Dry Glotion to protect against frizz, boost shine, and enhance shape.

The Best Hair Care Routine For Damaged Hair

If you have damaged hair, your hair routine should focus on repairing and strengthening your fragile locks. Begin with a shampoo and conditioner system like Redken Extreme Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner. This system restores and repairs while protecting hair’s natural shine.

If you’re noticing signs of breakage, use a leave-in treatment like Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Split Ends Leave-In Treatment. This treatment for damaged hair and split ends fortifies hair to reduce breakage and split ends, strengthens, and protects hair shine.

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