Some people have naturally luxurious locks – others have to work a little harder. Instead of giving in to your inner frizzerella, follow our 7 Dos and Don’ts for a magnificent mane.
1 – Keep it Simple: Opting for less is usually more, so skip the trendy crimped hair look and style a chic chignon or ponytail instead.
2 – Add Bling: If you want to accessorize your hair, use a sparkly hair clip for an ode to old Hollywood glamour. Our fave is a vintage inspired glam crystal headband from Bando.
3 – Skip a Day: Skipping a hair wash? Be sure to use 7Seconds Dry ($28.75: Unitehair.com) that is made with fine clay and can instantly remove excess oil, increase volume and refresh hair without the use of water or a trace of visible powder.
4 – Undone Waves: Embrace your waves for an undone effortless style.
5 – Go for Natural Color: If you’re a natural brunette or a blonde, do enhance your color with highlights that are within 2 levels of your natural hue.
6 – Deep Treat: Once a week, apply a deep treatment to maintain healthy and shiny tresses.
7 –Bring a Photo: If you are trying to find a new style, bring along a photo to your stylist for inspiration.
1 –Smother Your Strands: Don't tie your hair back too tightly and never when it is wet. This stretches the hair shaft, causing it to break and split.
2 – Apply Too Much Product: Letting hair air dry before applying product will allow you to see where your hair really needs product, without overdoing it. Sometimes less is more!
3 – Breakout the Iron: Intense heat on your hair can damage the follicle. Popular styles usually call for some bouncy body, so don't flatten your flair.
4 – Forget to Protect: Going to be in the sun? Use a heat styling tool more than once a week? Spray 7Seconds Condition ($26.25: Unitehair.com) onto hair - this leave-in conditioner locks in color, detangles in 7 seconds, and offers both UV and thermal protection for all hair textures.
5 – Overdo Braids: Keep your braid simple - opt for one loose fishtail braid or incorporate a loose side braid.
6 – Damage your Hair: Visit your stylist every 4-8 weeks (depending on your hair texture – curlier locks can wait longer) to get a trim. Your hair style will look healthier and last longer.
7 – Follow Every Trend: Work with your stylist to find a style that works just for you.