Strawberry Mask for glossy hair: Mash 1/2 cup fresh strawberries and mix with 1 tbsp of mayonnaise. Massage onto clean, damp hair and cover with shower cap. Leave on hair for 10 minutes and rinse. Follow with mild shampoo and conditioner.
Honey Rinse for shine: Mix 1 tsp honey with 4 cups of warm water - use as final rinse after shampoo and conditioner.
After blowing hair dry - give it a final blast using the cool button on your hair dryer. This will seal the cuticle and leave it smooth.
Rinsing hair in cool water will also help seal the cuticle and enhance shine.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse for brunettes and redheads: Add a few tbsp raw Apple Cider Vinegar to your final rinse for added shine.
Best Products for glossy locks: MoraccanOil,Pureology SuperSmoothing Elixir, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil
Healthy Hair Secrets
Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatments will keep your hair soft and prevent damage. Ingredients are key, so check the label!
For Dry Hair, use a moisturizing conditioner which includes “fatty alcohols” such as cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Also look for humectants and emollients: glycerin, shea butter, macadamia nut oil and olive oil - which nourish and bind moisture to the hair. Ingredients to avoid are petroleum or mineral oil, which coat hair and clog follicles. Great products to try: Nexxus Hydra-Sleek Conditioner, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, Goldwell Kerasilk, Redken All Soft Heavy Cream and Clairol Herbal Essences Replenishing Conditioner.
Color Treated Hair requires special care in order to preserve the color and/or highlights and prevent fading. Use products specifically formulated for color treated hair. Avoid any which contain Sulfates, as it can dry hair and fade color. Use gentle, moisture intensive conditioner to keep color and shine vibrant. It is crucial to shield color treated hair from the sun’s harmful rays, which will degrade hair color very quickly - pomegranate is a natural sunscreen. Other ingredients to look for are aloe, avocado oil, sunflower oil, Another trick is to use color enhancing conditioners - made specifically for blonde, brunette or red hair-colors. Top rated conditioners for color treated tresses: Kerastase Reflection, Pureology Anti-Fade Complex Conditioner, Fredric Fekkai Technician Conditioner, Burt’s Bees Pomegranate & Soy Conditioner and Enjoy Sulfate Free Hydrating Conditioner.
Extremely Damaged Hairshould ideally be trimmed - but for those who find it difficult to part with even an inch - Once a week deep conditioning treatment using a hair reconstructor is imperative. Reconstructing conditioner work by re-building weak, brittle hair by delivering necessary keratin protein to the hair shaft. Key ingredients include: hydrolized keratin, soy protein, wheat protein, amino acids. Products to try: Joico K-Pack Reconstructing Treatment, Aphogee 2 Minute Hair Keratin Reconstructor, Enjoy Hair Mask, Bumble & Bumble Deeep Conditioner.