Especially in autumn and winter, hair can get both frizzy and dry very easily. Everybody starts turning on the heating: The air gets dryer inside while heavy rains outside give your hair a special treatment which makes it look frizzy all the time. Very fashionable, right? In autumn, my hair routine is very simple, but effective. I've put together some of my favorite tips to share with you:
1. Don't comb your hair too much.
A few years ago, I had the tendency to brush through my hair quite often, about a dozen times a day or more and with a bad brush made out of plastic (the very little ones which you can carry in your purse). I remember that I wasn't satisfied with the quality of my (relatively short) hair and I always asked my hairdresser about her knowledge so that I can improve the overall look of it. One of the things she told me is to stop combing through my hair too much. Twice a day (in the morning and the evening before going to bed) should be enough.
2. Stick to your favorite products.
I really take care of my hair, for me it's one of my most precious parts of my body. As a kid, I always had very short hair and never wanted to let it grow. A few people on the street even thought that I was a boy when I was around 4 years old, at least my mom told me so. In the past years, I started to let it grow and I tried a lot of different products to find a fitting one for me. Feel free to experiment and try out everything you find appealing, but if you have the feeling that you are satisfied with the outcome, stick to these products. My everytime favorite is a hair mask by Kiehl's without any sulfates, parabens or silicones in it. I generally only use products without silicones because I figured out that it's better for me to do so.
3. It's all about glossing!
Last year in Paris I got a job for a big hair product company (Garnier). Two days before the job, my booker informed me about an upcoming glossing on the next day to prepare my hair. I didn't know exactly what glossing was and it just started to become more popular. So for all who don't know, glossing is probably a way to add shine to your hair. My appointment took place at the renowned L'Atelier Blanc in Paris where celebrities like Kim Kardashian let her hair get blonde and many supermodels go for touch ups and colorations. It's insanely expensive, but I was so lucky to get the treatment for free because my client paid for it. Since then I can recommend hair glossing to everyone, my hair looked so fly after the treatment. They also added a bit of color to the shine, but everything on a natural basis so it wasn't something permanent.
4. Wash your hair thoroughly.
If you have long hair and use a lot of hair products, you probably leave a little rest of it in without knowing it. Hairspray or special hair waxes are so sticky that they are very hard to remove, even after washing the hair. If they stay in your hair for a longer time, they dry it out and make it less bouncy. In private, I never use any additional hair products beside my shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, but when I'm working I can't avoid super strong hairsprays from time to time, that's why I prepared a special routine for this case as well. I bought a cleansing shampoo called Rehab by Lush. It's not even the strongest one they have, but I'm satisfied with it. I wash my hair from its root to the tip of it until I have the feeling that there's no rest of product left in it. Sometimes I repeat the process twice or even three times. To nurture my hair, I apply a hair mask after. Normally I don't really wash my whole hair, I wash my scalp and the upper part of my hair, but never the ends of my hair because the amount of shampoo during rinsing the shampoo out is enough to cleanse it anyway. I've read this in an interview with a hair dresser a while ago and I still stick to this advice.
5. Get rid of too many layers.
Different layers in the hair can look beautiful, but since I started to have only two of them, it is so much more dense and healthy. The advantage of wearing your hair all at the same length is that they strengthen each other. You get less split ends due to the lack of rubbing, less trimming and less complicated haircuts so you can easily shorten your hair at home (which I do).
And, most importantly: If you have a bad hair day, don't take it too seriously and just embrace the frizziness if you can't avoid it. Make a hair bun and nobody will even see that you weren't satisfied with your look before.
Do you have any hair tips you want to share?