What is it about long and lustrous locks that seem to literally bounce as the supermodels walk the runways that get us thinking, “I want that hair?”
Astonishingly, the secret to bounce and shine apply to all women, regardless of what type of hair they were born with: the less you mess with your hair, the shinier, healthier and longer it will become. However, this does not mean to ignore the locks completely .
Let’s see if we can find a balance between doing and overdoing hair for extra bounce and shine…
Take care of the scalp …
Remember grandma telling us to brush our hair one hundred strokes each night? Well, there is some truth to this old adage–stimulating the scalp increases blood flow, which can boost hair growth. Here, the solution is to choose a brush with natural bristles (no hair-damaging steel or synthetic types) because what you want is to touch more of the scalp and less of the hair. A natural brush-bristle will prevent your locks from splitting and breaking before the length arrives.
Apply cold air…
Cool air seals the hair at the cuticle, assisting in embracing that shape, style and texture you’ve worked so hard to form. This is why most hair dryers own a cool setting–applying cold air to the tresses will give them more natural movement, which adds a good amount of fluffiness when walking outdoors. After applying a proper cool air treatment, your hairstyle will also in set in place instead of falling flat from length-heaviness or from harsh weather conditions.
Cold water works too…
For an instant shine boost, go for a cold-water splash before leaving the shower. This extra-shiny hair trick will shock the hair and seal the cuticle for a healthier look.
Don’t overdo the product apps…
Mousses, leave-in conditioners and silicone drops can magically boost length, volume and shine, but only when used properly and when applying the right amount. Just remember, less is better and never spray product directly onto your scalp. What you don’t want after an application is a soft and oily scalp with dry and frizzy ends.
Shampoo less and condition more…
Daily shampoos dry out the tresses by stripping away the oils that perform as inherent conditioners. Hence, shampooing only once a week (twice maximum) and focusing only on hydration, keeps the knots from forming and avoids hair breakage and frizzy split-ends.
Hair thickeners are ok but…
Overload is a bounce killer when using thickener products. As stated earlier, the more you use, the flatter your style will look the next day. Instead, ask your stylist for a layer cut without sacrificing length. The extra movement will flaunt a facade of thicker and bouncier hair.
For a great haircut or hairstyle in Oklahoma City, call me (Anastasia) for an appointment.
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