Friday, November 23, 2012

Keep Your Strands Shiny This Season Without Giving Up Beauty Products (or Your Hair Dryer!)

So you don’t want to put away your hair dryer even if you’re told that can help keep your hair shiny and moisturized during the winter; you’re definitely not the only one. Most professional stylists recommend staying away from styling products and heat during the winter to keep hair healthy, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. Sure, washing your hair every-other-day sounds nice, but sometimes you just feel unclean and can’t stand the way your hair looks. Giving up your hair dryer on the other hand may sound near impossible. You’re not leaving the house for work in the morning with wet hair- especially if you have hair extensions! Long hair can take forever to dry. Besides, can’t you get sick that way? Luckily Allure Magazine has tried and tested some beauty products, and given their seal of approval so you can continue to look beautiful and keep your hair and hair extensions healthy all winter.
Products That Make Your Hair Healthier:
The thought of skipping a day shampooing may make many women shudder, but luckily you don’t have too. Allure recommends a “restorative” shampoo that won’t strip away hair’s natural oils that keep it shiny; they recommend “L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Reconstruct Shampoo” but note to look for products with labels that say "anti-breakage," "strengthening," "restorative," or "renewal".
Instead of conditioning every time you shower, use a deep conditioner (Allure recommends “Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment for Dry Hair”) once a week. The film left behind from the conditioner treats dryness and damage and keeps hair shiny and tangle-free.

Use an ionic blow-dryer like the “T3 Featherweight Professional Hair Dryer”. Good ionic dryers emit charged particles that can cut your hair drying time in half and ensure your hair cuticles lay flat. Give your hair a spritz of “Tresemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray” before using any heat products to keep your strands protected. Another heating tool many women have a hard time parting with is a straightener or flatiron. Allure recommends a silicone-emitting flatiron like the “Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy Flatiron”. The plates of this flatiron actually emit a silicone-based conditioner that eliminates frizz.
Most stylists recommend that you avoid dying your hair during the colder months because most hair dyes contain ammonia and peroxide which can dry your hair out. L'Oréal Professionnel's has released a new salon dye, however, called “INOA” that contains neither ingredient. This new dye is also more resistant to fading. 
Perfect Locks is a web site that offers a variety of Indian hair extensions and more! Learn more about Perfect Locks by stopping by their About Me section on the site and don’t forget to check out their Facebook and Twitter page as well. Plus, browse the huge hairstyle picture galleries and read up on the latest fashion, beauty trends and tips on their blog.

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