Genius Haircare Tips From My Stylist!
Hi gorgeous! A couple weeks ago, I was getting balayage highlights with my stylist and girlfriend Abby. I have A LOT of hair so I’m always there for a while…we get to catch up and she gives me the best advice on how to keep my hair healthy. I said to her, “we need to share your genius tips with our girls in the community!” And then I started furiously typing everything in Notes on my phone so I remembered it for you!
Karena and I first met Abby about eight years ago. At the time, I was actually putting in my own foil highlights and I needed a color correction 🙈 Abby and I shared the same vision for a sunkissed, beachy look and we immediately clicked. And the rest is history!
I’m going to be sharing a few posts with Abby on different topics — from getting the perfect beach waves to the questions you should always ask your stylist. Today, I’m chatting with Abby about her tips on some of the biggest hair questions we have as women. We’re talkin’ how to add volume to your hair, how to repair damaged strands, and how to maintain your color.
Have more questions for Abby? Tell me in the comments and I can ask her at my next appointment ;)
Protect your strands
Abby: Katrina and I both highlight our hair, we LOVE our hot yoga, and we both have curly hair which is just naturally dry. So we have to make sure our hair stays nourished and healthy! I recommend using a hair masque EVERY time you shampoo your hair. Work from the bottom up for 5-10 minutes and concentrate the product on the ends, not the roots. Make sure to completely rinse out the treatment! Often we rush in the shower and we sometimes leave residue causing a greasy look by accident.
I love leaving my masque in overnight once a week. Towel dry your hair well, starting at the bottom and working up. Then apply a generous amount of the treatment and comb through. Wrap your hair in a bun on top of your head. Sleep on a hair towel to keep your sheets clean. Rinse and style in the morning and your hair will feel AMAZING!!
Some of my fave masques:
✓ L’Oréal Absolut Repair or Nature’s Therapy
Tips to protect your strands when you’re using a flat or curing iron ~
✓Always use a heat protecting creme or oil
✓Keep your hair constantly moving
✓ Take bigger sections of your hair
✓ Don’t use the hottest setting. I don’t recommend ever going over 400 degrees.
PUMP UP the volume
Abby: If you have finer strands, it’s super flattering to get a cut with framing layers around your face. That might mean layers starting below the chin or lower for movement. Stick to minimal layers in the back and crown area.
Dry shampoo and texturizing sprays will help add volume too. A supplement with Biotin can also help your hair grow stronger and thicker!
Keep your gorgeous color bright
Abby: If you get highlights or professional color, these are some of my best tips to maintain your color for longer ~
✓ It’s best to use a professional shampoo and conditioner if you can. I love Davines Love shampoo & conditioner 😉
✓ After any color service, try not to wash your hair for 24 to 48 hours.
✓ I know it’s hard but try to shampoo your hair with cooler water. Clip the hair up then warm the water to finish your routine.
What haircare topics do you want to talk about next? Tell us in the comments!