Even though we’ve spent our whole lives with our strands, 24/7, sometimes we don’t know them best. We recently turned to three celeb hair stylists and snagged some of their secrets to help us deal with everything from static cling to growing Rapunzel-worthy tresses. Read through for 27 (!!!) hair tidbits from the pros!
1. Use a deep conditioning masque (something other than your daily conditioner) 1-2 times a week to keep hair extra nourished and healthy. I love Pureology’s Hydracure ($37.99 on Sleekhair.com).
2. No need to blow dry to get gorgeous hair. Wash the night before. Sleep on wet hair with a shine product like Redken’s All Soft Argan-6 Oil ($22.39 on Sleekhair.com) in it. The next morning, take big sections and curl with an extra-large barrel curling iron (1 to 1/2-inches or bigger). For straight hair, use a flat iron!
3. Want to grow your hair? Skip the cut every other month and book a deep conditioning in-salon treatment to keep ends healthy and strong.
4. For finer-textured gals, part your hair from the center of your crown to just past your right or left eyebrow to get fuller-looking fringe and extra fullness in the crown.
5. For thicker hair textures, blow dry your hair at night. Sleeping on it will help it to fall more naturally the next day.
6. Always bend the ends when blow-drying hair straight. Too-straight ends look dry and unnatural.
7. Baby powder or dry shampoo at the roots on day two or three of your blow dry will keep you looking fresh and even add some bounce.
8. Have tons of costly gray to hide? Skip the full touch-up and opt for a part-only touch-up every other salon visit.
9. For one-length lovers, add some invisible layers in the crown at your next cut. This will give you volume without the maintenance!
Tips by: Natasha Sunshine of Byu-Ti Salon, Los Angeles, CA.
ABOUT NATASHA SUNSHINE: As Founder of Santa Monica’s premier hair boutique, Byu-Ti Salon, Natasha has run her fingers through some of Hollywood’s most notable manes, including that of Ivanka Trump, Molly Sims and Eva Herzigova. Known in the Los Angeles and New York City fashion circles for her keen sense of style and unique approach to hair therapy, Natasha not only created a six-step consulting system for helping her staff identify and meet her client’s needs, she has also developed her own seven different hair care products, to supplement the line of top-notch goodies already in use at her salon. When Natasha is not helping people feel fabulous from the inside out, or making herself camera-ready for a television appearance (most recently, The Rachael Ray Show), she is working as an industry leader and educator for L’Oreal’s exclusive hair care line, Pureology.