You get a blowout every other week, and you shampoo, condition, and mask religiously-yet your hair, defiant as it is, never seems to reach bombshell status, Г la Blake or Gisele. It's enough to make any woman want to tear her strands out at the injustice of it all (or worse, go for the emotional chop, and wallow in a pile of regret afterward). But before you reach for the shears, allow us to interject-a few simple changes are all it takes to help yourВ hair reach its full potential. Keep scrolling to find out what they are!
Reason #1: You're Using SulfatesKГ©rastase Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate Free Shampoo $33Shop
If your strands stay dry and frizzy no matter what you do, the sulfates hiding in your shampoo could be to blame. Sulfates give you that satisfying lather and squeaky-clean feel, but they can be extremely drying. Curly-haired girls especially should consider sulfate-free shampoos.
Reason #2: You're Still Using a Shower CapTurbie Twist Cotton Hair Towel $10Shop
A shower cap seems harmless enough-but it could be the secret cause for your limp strands.В вЂњShower caps are great, but I feel they tend to flatten your hair and cause your head to sweat,вЂќ Blo Blow Out Bar partner David Babaii says (the other partner happens to be the always well-tressed Gwyneth Paltrow). вЂњA cotton towel allows your head to breathe,вЂќ he adds. Babaii suggests wrapping your hair in a small, cotton towel before showering to keep any moisture and humidity from seeping into your 'do between blowouts.В
Reason #3: You Haven't Been Acquainted With Clarifying ShampooKlorane Shampoo with Citrus Pulp $20Shop
In case you haven't heard, the silicones that make your hair so smooth and shiny post-shampoo and conditioning can also build up over time. Enter: residue city. To restore your hair to its natural state and remove buildup, incorporate a clarifying shampoo (like Klorane's much-loved formula)В into your hair routine. (Ouidad makes a creamy clarifying version for curly-haired girls as well!)
Reason #4: You're Not Utilizing Your Fourth-Grade ScrunchieEmi Jay Tie Dye Scrunchie $24Shop
Think scrunchies are passГ©? Your hair doesn't agree. вЂњAs we all know, your hair can become a tangled mess while you're sleeping,вЂќ hairstylist Mario Russo of Salon Mario Russo says. вЂњSince rubber hair elastics break your hair and leave unwanted creases on your locks, what's a girl to do? Putting your hair up in a fabric, cloth scrunchie is the perfect way to keep your locks in line.вЂќ He suggests wrapping your hair up in a high bun at the crown of yourВ head and using a scrunchie to secure it to make your blowout last longer and keep your strands kink-free.
Reason #5: You Haven't Cleaned Your Hair DryerHarry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 $250Shop
In case you didn't know, hair dryers need to be cleaned. If they aren't, then dust and lint builds up in the vent and causes them to overheat-bad news for your already damaged strands. Follow the instruction manual for directions on how to clean your dryer-though we think a toothbrush always does the trick.
Now that you know what mistakes to avoid, learn how to air-dry your hair like a total pro.