We caught up with celeb hair guru Harry Josh for his tips on taming tresses and learning to love your locks, whatever the texture
Celeb hair guru Harry Josh on embracing your texture
BEST SUMMER TIP! If you’re heading to the beach, don’t waste time on a hair mask. Just slick your hair back with cream or put it in a pony. “The heat from the sun opens up the cuticle, and the conditioner is really penetrating,” says Josh. Try: John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner, $11
REASON TO EMBRACE IT If you have curly or frizzy hair, you can go six days without having to wash or wet your hair because it never gets oily or flat. With each new day, you can rework your hair without having to start from scratch. TRESS TACTICS
1. Fight your battles in the shower: Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair needs.
2. When drying hair, don’t rough it up; just blot or put it up in a 45-second turban to get rid of drips.
3. Divide hair into four and apply your favourite serum or mousse. You can diffuse it if you want or just let it air-dry.
As the week unfolds, you’ve got options: Use a curling iron to define flattened curls, sleep in braids, wrap your hair in a bun to stretch out the wave or use a headband. “Work with your God-given hair texture rather than fight it,” says Josh.
REASON TO EMBRACE IT The advantage to this hair type is that you have the ability to style it faster than anyone else. With the right products and a few drying tips, you’ll be able to get the volume you crave – and quickly. TRESS TACTICS
1. Work in a bit of volumizer straight out of the shower. Lift up the roots with your fingertips and aim the blowdryer at them – the goal is to get your hair standing up from your scalp.
2. The minute your hair feels dry, press the cold shot and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the next section. It’s best to work in long rows, from front to back.
3. Once your roots are set, style the rest as usual. If it flattens in the day’s heat, simply spritz your hair with dry shampoo. “It’s really about mastering those few extra minutes in the morning so that they’re useful and you understand the purpose of why you’re doing it,” says Josh. “It will give you a lot more volume than you’ve ever had.” b