Springtime Hair Renewal 101
It’s the season of renewal, when the world comes back to life after winter’s wrath. Birds sing, flowers bloom and we all have a little more spring—literally—in our step. And that goes for our hair too! After months of wearing hats, hoods and scarves, not to mention enduring split ends, frizz and flyaways, a spring hair reboot is definitely in order. Whether it’s getting back to a proper hair regimen or trying out a refreshing new hue, we’ll share our recommendations for the best springtime hair.
Where do I start?
The cold, dry air of autumn and winter has likely resulted in dry, lackluster hair in need of a refresher, namely a trim or a cut. No matter your length, have your stylist snip split ends for instantly fresher, healthier-looking hair.
Springtime can also be the inspiration for a lighter, breezier hairstyle!
What about color? Spring days are brighter, so why shouldn’t your hair be? Highlights will give you a instant lift, with auburn, caramel or golden shades adding oomph to blondes and brunettes alike, without a dramatic color overhaul. You’ll see added depth and richness with plumped-up texture, resulting in denser, thicker-looking hair.
Highlights illuminate your face, making skin look healthier and brighter too!
A stern word of advice: leave coloring to the experts!
What’s the proper way to wash hair? Proper technique makes a world of difference when it comes to overall hair health and appearance.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to proper hair washing:
Step 1: Detangle Brush your hair prior to showering to eliminate tangles and make cleansing easier. Then gently comb with a wide-toothed comb to lessen hair loss as you shower.
Step 2: Rinse Thoroughly rinse your hair with warm water prior to shampoo application. This opens the cuticle—very important for dirt, oil and product removal.
Step 3: Shampoo x 2 Gently wash with a quarter-size amount of product, starting at the scalp and lathering from roots to ends using vertical strokes, never circular, which can tangle. Also, never scrub your hair. It will damage the cuticle, resulting in breakage and in some cases hair loss. Then repeat this step!
Step 4: Condition Squeeze excess water from you hair after shampoo is rinsed out. Then apply conditioner from the middle section to the ends of your hair, leaving the roots alone because natural scalp oils reside there. Leave on until just before you finish showering—the longer it stays on, the more absorbent and beneficial to your hair. Rinse with cold water, which closes the cuticle and safely seals the hair shaft. Locking in all the wonderful benefits of your conditioner!
Want to learn more about the specifics for you hair? We’ve got you covered. Contact us to schedule you 1-on-1 hair lesson or reach out to us to schedule consult or a deeper hair analyzes.