Stock­ing your shower with the wrong prod­ucts can cause a bad hair day be­fore you even dry off. Check BAZAAR’s chart to find what suits you.

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BREAK BAD HABITS Stop dry­ing your hair with a cot­ton towel. “It’s the worst thing you can do,” says celebrity hair­styl­ist Mark Townsend. The rea­son? Cot­ton fi­bres and loops get caught on hair, rip­ping open the cu­ti­cles and ex­ac­er­bat­ing frizz. Use a mi­crofi­bre fab­ric in­stead, which pro­vides a smooth sur­face to ab­sorb wa­ter quickly. Truth: Hot wa­ter fades your colour and dries out your hair. Be mind­ful of the tem­per­a­ture (or wear a shower cap un­til you’re ready to sham­poo). At the very least, seal your cu­ti­cles with a 10-sec­ond cold-wa­ter rinse af­ter con­di­tion­ing. “When the cu­ti­cle is smooth and closed, it re­flects light, and that’s re­ally what shine is,” ex­plains Townsend. Who told you to skip con­di­tioner? “Women with fine hair seek­ing vol­ume need it the most and use it the least,” says hair­styl­ist Tim Rogers. Why? Be­cause they’re the ones do­ing the most styling with a blow-dryer to cre­ate body and who need pro­tec­tion from heat da­m­age. Keep roots from get­ting greasy by ap­ply­ing con­di­tioner from your ears down. If your hair is over-pro­cessed from one too many colour or chem­i­cal treat­ments, slather­ing on con­di­tioner is no longer go­ing to cut it. Re­pair se­vere dry­ness with a rich hair mask. “Use one on your ends ev­ery time you shower,” rec­om­mends hair­styl­ist Valery Joseph, even on days when you don’t sham­poo. For best re­sults, rinse it out af­ter five min­utes. THE BEST PROD­UCTS Kéras­tase Elixir Ul­time Ver­sa­tile Beau­ti­fy­ing Oil Percy & Reed Per­fectly Per­fect­ing Won­der Cleanse & Nour­ish, RM136 Aveda Dry Rem­edy Mois­tur­iz­ing Masque, RM200 PRO TIP Choose prod­ucts that con­tain mois­tur­is­ing oils and but­ters to smooth out your cu­ti­cles be­fore you step out of the shower. And don’t for­get about the power of your scalp’s nat­u­ral oils. “They’re an amaz­ing de-frizzer,” Townsend says. Reap their ben­e­fits by sham­poo­ing no more than three times a week.

Great hair that is soft and touch­able at Erin Fether­ston Spring/ Sum­mer ’16

Kéras­tase Dis­ci­pline Masker­a­tine, RM160

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