Tips For Salon-Ready Hair At Home

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If we could all wake up with salon-done hair, there would never be a reason to go to a hairdresser. While we can’t avoid our haircuts, there isn’t a constant need to get treatments and spend tons of money just to keep your hair healthy. There are plenty of products and daily routines that can be easily adopted at home, making it more convenient to have the hair you want for the price you can afford.

Five Affordable Products And Treatments To Try
  1. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Repairing Treatment for damaged hair. It is not conditioner, however, a treatment that is meant for strengthening and repair your hair. The product is available for $28 on Amazon.
  2. Garnier’s Whole Blend collection receives rave reviews for a store-bought product. From regular to leave-in conditioners, honey treatment for damaged hair, coconut oil and cocoa butter extracts, there is really a treatment or product for whatever need you might have. These products are readily available at local stores like Walmart, Target and CVS.
  3. Redken Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Colored Hair is an affordable option for those who want to best maintain their hair color. The treatment is available at Ulta or online.
  4. Dry shampoo is almost a must for keeping hair looking refreshed, but there is no need to buy the priciest one on the market. Dove’s Beauty Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo is not only affordable, but easy to keep in a bag when you are on the go. Plus, it is available at Target for $4.89, making it even easier to access. 
  5. A good keratin treatment does not need to clean out your pockets. For $19.96 at Walmart, you can pick up It’s A 10 leave-in keratin treatment. Keratin is safe for colored hair as well, and daily use should leave you with strong, shiny, frizz-free volume.
Five Straightening and Maintenance Tips

Hair maintenance is important to hair health. While using the right products is important, it is also critical to know the dangers of constant use of heated tools. You can certainly use a straightener or curling iron without damaging your hair, and by following these tips avoiding heat damage to your hair is possible:

  1. Make sure you fully shampoo and condition your hair so that it is strong and reacts easily to the heating tools.
  2. Do NOT use a straightening or curling iron with wet hair.
  3. Be careful of the temperature set on your iron. It does not need to be the highest setting!
  4. Try using a heat protecting product before starting to straighten or curl your hair.
  5. Do not straighten or curl your hair every day because it increases the chances of heat damage by not allowing your hair any recovery time.


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