Comb­ing Through

“I woke up like this”? Not al­ways. Here’s what it takes to be on top of the mane game.

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The long and short of must- do hair­care

The strug­gle is real to find ago-to styling that’ ll tame your ma ne. You know the deal: some­times you wake up and your hair looks like it was touched by Bey­oncé, and other days it looks like the Wicked Witch from the West mis­took it for her broom­stick. The trick to solv­ing your bad hair days is by sim­ply tweak­ing your daily rou­tine. It’s time to mix up your sham­poo­ing habits, ditch the heat and maybe, just maybe, con­sider a new crop to suit your f ace shape.

tame the mane

When it comes to curly hair, it’s a case of what not to do. “Use a mois­tur­is­ing sham­poo to en­hance your gor­geous curls and al­low your hair to dry nat­u­rally,” says Vic­tor Ng, Salon Di­rec­tor of Toni& Guy a.k.aourg o-to mane mae­stro. Also, avoid brush­ing as it dam­ages your hair while mak­ing it harder to tame the frizz. Tip: In­stead of a towel, use an old tee to dry your locks (hair cu­ti­cles stay in­tact !) and fin­ger­comb to bring out your curls.

ditch the straight­ener

Hit­ting t he snooze and skip­ping your morn­ing straight­en­ing ses­sion might be some­thing t hat you should con­sider; your hair de­serves to loosen up a lit­tle. Do­ing so has its perks, too: Less heat = heal­ing f rom cur­rent dam­age. “Treat your hair with a smooth­ing serum to re­vive it from the harm­ful stresses of heat­styling ,” sug­gests Vic­tor. If you can’t bear to be apart from your styling tools, at least give your hair the pro­tec­tion it needs. Al­ways ap­ply heat pro­tec­tant, which act as a shield, be­fore ex­pos­ing your hair to heat.

go get that cut

Whether you’re “Miss Mov­ing On” or just dream­ing of rock­ing a new look, there’ s al­ways a rea­son to give your­self a makeover. Let­ting go of t he hair you’ve been grow­ing for­ever can be dif­fi­cult, so don’t go f rom long to short in one swift chop. “Go ahead and ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent lengths so that you can get a feel of the way your hair falls around your face. Con­sult your hair­styl­ist first be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion to cut,” says Vic­tor. Take your time with the de­ci­sion, and even cre­ate a Pin­ter­est board with hair­styles you like and dis­like, so your hair­styl­ist has a feel for what he or she should be go­ing f or, and what to avoid at all cost.

I nn­is­free My Hair Recipe Mois­tur­is­ing Con­di­tioner, RM48

I nn­is­free My Hair Recipe Mois­tur­is­ing Sham­poo, RM48

Percy & Reed The Per­fect Blow Dry Makeover Spray, RM74

Orig­i­nal & Min­eral Atonic Thick­en­ing Spritz (50ml), RM43

At the Rok­sanda F/ W 2017, the mod­els’ manes were styled with GHD tools

Melvita Ar­gan Oil , RM145

Flor De Man Won­der Salon Hair Essence, RM129

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