Monday, February 14, 2011

HYDRATE your dry, dehydrated, Winter hair!!!

It sure has been a dry winter this year! With sun right around the corner, it is time to replenish and prepare your hair not only from our moisture lacking wintertime but for our seasons to come. Here are three of my FAVORITE deep conditioners to assist with hydrating.  
Remember that drinking at least two liters of water a day is a KEY element in great hair appearance as well as topical solutions.

1~ It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask $21
Detangles, restores moisture, smoothes, softens and doesn’t leave your hair feeling weighed down. Great for ALL hair types especially dry, damaged and over-processed. I always use this one right after my highlights and it restores my hair to that super soft and silky feeling.

2~ Origins Rich Rewards $18.50
Scrumptious! Your hair will eat this up. Rich Rewards is moisturizing and leaves the hair with a total silky feeling but not great for ultra fine hair. It tends to be a bit weighty. I am not usually one for products that are not Professional Beauty products but I let this one slip in under the radar. I received it as a sample and had to have more. The scent is so yummy I just wanted to eat it!

3~ Redken Smooth Down Butter Treatment $18
Ultra-rich cream treatment will leave your hair feeling softer, shinier and more hydrated.  Butter treatment is awesome for thick, wavy and frizzy/unruly hair types.

Deep conditioner can be used once a week as a general treatment. Depending on your hair type and or condition, more or less may be necessary. Remember to always gently clarify first. Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three or Kenra both have great clarifiers. This will remove any product build-up or minerals that may have accumulated on the hair, making your hair more readily available for the conditioner. Your hair will feel a bit straw like and dry, which is normal, then apply your deep conditioner and follow directions.

A deep conditioning treatment is always awesome to do right after a color service as well. Ask your stylist next time you are in the salon and this will help moisturize your processed hair while locking in your color!  

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
Love, PG
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