Changing your hairstyle, whether with curls, waves, or straightening, may be time-consuming and even pricey, so you'll want it to last as long as possible. There are a few actions you may take in your hair routine to achieve this.
We have compiled a checklist to help you make your new haircut last throughout the day.
1. Use less heat to style your hair.
Heat can damage your hair, leaving it brittle and dry, causing any hairdo to last shorter than it should. As a result, strengthening or curling your hair naturally with mousse-type or hair rollers products is recommended.
2. If you're going to curl or wave your hair, don't wash it first.
When you wash your hair, you're not just removing debris from your scalp, but also natural oils. These will help your hairstyle last longer, which is why waving or curling your hair two or three days after washing it will give it a decent look without the need for supplementary cosmetics.
3. Use your conditioner sparingly.
Conditioners, especially if you have fine hair, can make it thicker and greasier. As a result, it's best to use only a small amount of product, add it to your hair, and avoid the roots. Subsequently, towel-dry your hair and begin styling it with a hairdryer.
4. After styling, blow with cold air.
When styling your hair with a blow-dryer, lower the temperature to prevent thermal damage. Then, once you've finished arranging your hair, use a cool blast of air to blow it out. This will aid in the closure of the cuticles, extending the life of your style. To make this easier, certain blow dryers have a specific button built-in.
5. Use a sulfate-free or dry shampoo.
Use dry shampoo on days before and after a workout, or when you're sweaty, for a longer-lasting hairstyle. Apply it to the roots of your hair to absorb excess oil and give it a fresher appearance.
Sulfate-free shampoos are also recommended if you've had keratin straightening done. This is because foaming agents and traditional products' chemicals can counteract the shaping, allowing your hair to revert to its natural structure much faster.
6. Keep your hair covered at night.
Wrap your hair in a satin or silk scarf before retiring to bed. Dryness will be avoided, and your hairstyle will be protected from friction. If sleeping with your hair wrapped is too uncomfortable, a pillowcase composed of these fabrics is an excellent alternative.
7. Don't play with your hair.
Avoid touching your hair after you made it done. When doing this, you're not only transferring oil and dirt, but you're also undoing any hairstyle you've had done and causing frizz.
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