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Say “bye” to dry

your hair that is.

I get asked all the time how to care for dry hair, here are some hot tips.

This crisp winter air is great for things like binge watching netflix in your jam-jams, but what about when you have to leave your nest? Staticky hair and brittle ends are not exactly flattering. Here’s how to fix dry hair.

A short guide for caring for dry hair.

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First, do this:

We bake cookies at 375 degrees, think about your hair! Turn that flat iron down!


Ok, lets touch on what may be causing this issue.

  • Air quality. With the heat constantly running, we are experiencing low humidity levels. This means low moisture in our air, creating dry skin, scratchy noses, and dry hair.
  • Washing your hair everyday. If you already go a couple days between washes- go you! If washing daily is a habit you’re not ready to break than there are other options, but you may want to reconsider it.
  • Heat damage. When you use heat on your hair, you could be doing major damage and not even know it.
  • Chemical damage. Maybe that box color was a terrible impulse decision for more reasons than turning your hair orange.
  • Hormones. Yea girl, that could be it. If your balance is out of whack it can cause all sorts of issues, parched hair being one of them.

What you can do to fix dry hair

  • Invest in a humidifier if you have not. They even make one small enough to fit in the cup holder of your car! It even has the ability to diffuse essential oils. I have one, and it’s pretty awesome.
  • Skip a wash, or two, or three!? Don’t be a grease-ball, but if your issue is flat hair on day 2, grab some dry shampoo and boost that volume up. Dry shampoo is a game changer, ask your stylist about it.
  • Invest in your styling products, heat protection is absolutely necessary to protect your hair. Think of this as a “base coat” protecting your strands from damage.
  • In moments of mental weakness- DO NOT pick that box color up from CVS and think your hair is going to look like Gwen Stefanis. It won’t.
  • If your problem is severe, and you’re experiencing other abnormal symptoms, then you should contact your doctor and see what’s really going on.

Hair products for dry hair

Talk to your stylist about what products are right for you. What will improve your friends hair, may deplete yours of moisture. Serums and oils are not for everybody.

You are basically gambling when you are in the shampoo aisle at the grocery store. While it’s possible you might end up with something you love, you may end up with old, diverted products that carry no guarantee.

Shampoo is important for maintaining integrity while preserving hair color.

Conditioner is vital too, many stylists offer in-salon deep conditioning treatments that are a great fix for dry hair, packing a major moisture punch.

There are at home treatments with mayonnaise or honey, olive oil and avocado. Try these if you have the extra time and cleaning supplies on hand.

A shower cap is a great budget-friendly investment for no-wash days. Keep your hair dry and frizz free by protecting it while in the shower.

Seek professional help! Your stylist will guide you based on your hair texture, condition, and budget.

We all experience bad hair days- rock a bun, wear a hat, or cancel all plans and binge-watch The Office.

Do you have any tips for caring for dry hair? Leave them in the comments below!

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A letter from your hairstylist

When you look good, you feel good.

And when you feel good, you do good.

I feel what I do is so much more than “just hair.” About 90% of my clientele are women who do all the things.

You are so, so bad ass.

You are wives, daughters, mothers and friends. Some of you care for elderly parents, some are raising children. Some of you have like, so many kids and still make it to every game, concert and match. Some are fur mamas who love their fur babies just the same. Some are newly engaged or married, gleeing with love and hope. Some are widowed. Some work and work and work with dedication and still do all the other crap life throws at you!

For the last decade I have had all of these beautiful women who have shared your stories with me, your heartbreaks and moments of happiness. You taught me to be confident and accept a compliment, and how to listen (except when the blow dryer is on, then I just smile and nod.)

You have shared personal stories about motherhood and partnership, how you keep a marriage going into year 56, recipes, books, and making a house a home.

I have been there to do your wedding hair, and then a couple years later cut it off because your kids have sticky fingers and won’t leave it alone.

You remind me, with my young children that these are the good old days.

You keep me creative and give me opportunities to challenge myself. Your hair is my canvas, I get to highlight your beautiful features and help cover that pesky baby hair that just doesn’t seem to grow.

You are the reason I do what I do. I connect with, and learn from you. We make big, life-altering decisions together (ya know, 3 inches or 4, big difference!) You are beautiful on the outside (especially with that blowout,) but more so on the inside. You inspire me to go home and love my family, and show the world compassion and grace.

Thank you you for trusting me with the crown you wear everyday.

XOXO

p.s. I promise to always be here to talk you out of bangs in the middle of summer.

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