Winter weather can do quite a number on our hair. The cold, dry air can suck the moisture right out of our hair, leaving us with a dry scalp, split ends, and dull, lifeless hair. Don’t go and chop all your hair off just yet! We’ve got 4 tips for healthier hair, just in time for spring!
1. Mix Things Up
When you walk down the shampoo and conditioner isle, you’ll always find the shampoo and matching conditioner are sitting on the shelf right next to each other. Don’t feel obligated to buy them both though! While some people might get great results this way, not everybody will. If you have split ends, you might want to give them some extra moisture, but if you use a moisturizing conditioner on your whole head, you’ll have a hard time getting volume!
VO5 recently released 4 new formulas of shampoos and conditioners that are paraben-free and infused with vitamins and ingredients that you find in premium products. These 4 new formulas are exactly what you need to whip your hair back into shape!
- Dry Scalp: plus Almond Oil helps soothe, relieve and moisturize the scalp
- Volumizer: plus Biotin boost and amplify limp locks for fuller -looking hair
- Split Ends: plus Panthenol helps reduce damage to delicate hair, adding moisturize and a smoother look
- Anti-Frizz: plus Argan Oil helps tame and smooth unruly locks for sleek-looking hair
Need a little lift for your lifeless hair? Grab the Volumizing shampoo and conditioner for the top of your head, then follow up with the Split Ends conditioner just on the ends. Is your dry, itchy scalp got you down? Heal your scalp with the Dry Scalp shampoo and conditioner at the roots and then use the Anti-Frizz Conditioner on the ends of your hair. Don’t be afraid to mix things up for a truly customized hair care routine that is tailored just for you!
2. Don’t Cut Corners
Don’t cut corners and still expect to have an amazing hair day. That’s just setting yourself up for disappointment! Take time to test out new styling products to find what works best for you and your hair. Once you find the right routine, it will simplify your life and you’ll have the secret to having a good hair day, every day.
Want a little extra volume for your do? Try ALTERNA Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist. Spritz this onto clean, towel dried hair and then blow dry as usual. You’ll find that it gives you long lasting, root-to-tip volume and flexible hold that is still soft to the touch.
Want to get perfect beachy hair? Try using ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Tousled Texture Spray. Spray it on damp hair from roots to ends, then diffuse or air dry. Alternatively you can spray on dry hair from roots to ends and scrunch it while it dries. I love how this one gives you lightweight texture that makes you look like you just got back from the beach, without making hair look dull and dirty.
Need a little boost for your blowout? Try ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse. Dispense a dollop (about the size of a lime) into the palm of your hand and distribute the product evenly through damp hair, mainly on the roots. Style as usual and be amazed at the fullness, thickness, and lift you get! The phyto-rich formula slams hair with sexy volume and that lasts all day. Best of all, it isn’t stiff or crunchy like some products are. This one is a huge winner!
3. Buy A New Brush
Have you been using the same, cheap, drugstore hair brush for the last 5 years? C’mon girl! Throw that thing in the trash and buy a grown-up hair brush like this one from Sephora. It works great on damp hair and dry hair. If you want blow dry your hair, use this smoothing ceramic brush. If you have trouble fighting static, grab the Braun Satin Iontec Hair Brush that will tame your frizz while making hair super shiny with its active ion jets.
4. Use The Proper Tools
While it would be nice if we could just take a shower, shake our head like a dog and have our hair just magically look fabulous. Sadly, that isn’t going to happen. (Most likely!) Meanwhile, for the rest of us, we at least need a few styling products and the right styling tools to make our hair behave. I’m loving the John Frieda Full Volume Hair Dryer right now. It dries hair quickly and is easy to hold. Depending on which style you want to achieve, use the concentrator attachment for straight styles or use the diffuser for beachy, wavy hairstyles. If you want super straight hair, use this flat iron on hair after blow drying straight.