It’s winter. And my hair is freaking killing me. It’s currently half way down my back and is SO long and thick. JLO doesn’t have anything on my hair. I was about to go down to my local hair salon and chop all the darn stuff off until I got these awesome tips from Nicholas Penna, Jr., Owner and Lead Stylist of SalonCapri . I’ll still be getting a trim, but with these tips I can keep my hair semi-long at least! Check em out ladies!
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Get Rich Quick.Â No, not your walletâ€”yourÂ shampoo.Â Pick up a moisture rich shampoo and conditioner for the winter months, preferably one with vitamins and oils.Â Nick suggests Lâ€™Oreal Professionnelâ€™s Serie Expert Liss Ultime shampoo and conditioner.Â â€œItâ€™s good to change up the product you use every few months so your hair doesnâ€™t build up immunity to the ingredients,â€ Nick points out.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Be Exotic.Â Â â€œOne of the hottest new trends is incorporating Argan oil into your beauty routine,â€ reports Nick.Â Argan oil contains fatty acids, Vitamin E and antioxidants that restore your hairâ€™s natural luster without a greasy shine. Â Â Nick recommends using the oil like a serum.Â â€œUse about a dime sized amount and comb it evenly through damp hair,â€ says Nick. Or, look for a conditioning treatment that contains Argan oil like Shu Uemuraâ€™s Silk Bloom Restorative Treatment.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â DIY.Â If you want a more wallet friendly way to add some essential nutrients to your â€˜do, try adding a nickel sized amount of honey or olive oil to your daily conditioner.Â Nickâ€™s tips to creating your own spa night at home are to soak a hand towel in hot water and let it steam with you in the shower.Â Massage your strands with the conditioning olive oil treatment and let it rest.Â Wring out the hot towel and wrap it tightly around your head and relax for 30 minutes. Invite some friends over and youâ€™ve got yourself a spa night!
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Go All the Way.Â While blow drying and using hot tools definitely dries up your hair, it is somewhat unavoidable during the cold months.Â â€œIf youâ€™re going to blow dry, always use a thermal spray or serum that will protect your hair,â€ urges Nick. Â Try Lâ€™Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Cellular Thermo Spray.Â Â Moreover, Nick insists you go big or go home when blow drying. â€œBlow drying your hair half way will only create frizz and damage.Â If you spend the extra 5 minutes using a round brush to blow your hair out to a smooth finish, it makes all the difference,â€ he says.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Avoid the Freeze.Â â€œNever go outside with wet hair,â€ says Penna.Â Wet hair and even damp hair can easily freeze once temperatures drop into the 30s, and frozen strands mean split ends.Â â€œIf you have to run outside, be sure to work a quick squeeze of serum in your hair before tucking your hair beneath a hood or hat.â€Â Donâ€™t be discouraged by hat hairâ€”the serum will keep your hair smooth and moisturized, so you wonâ€™t have to worry about frizz or flatness.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Nourish from the Inside Out.Â Â Be sure to indulge in the seasonâ€™s offeringsâ€”proteins, fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and essential oils that help keep your hair healthy from the inside out.Â â€œBelieve it or not, eating balanced foods will improve your hairâ€™s natural shine, bounce and body!Â Many of winterâ€™s seasonal goods, like dark leafy vegetables, beans and carrots provide the exact nutrients to promote shiny, silky hair.â€