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