If your bathroom is cluttered with lotions and potions, hair masks, and gadgets all promising (but not necessarily delivering) more beautiful hair, it might be time to simplify and de-stress your haircare routine. Really, three steps are all you need for the best hair of your life.
Skeptical? Don’t be. Simplification is about finding a few techniques coupled with the right advanced ingredients to restore and repair hair and scalp for better-looking locks in the smartest way ever. Less is more.
A HEALTHY SCALP CARE ROUTINE = HEALTHY-LOOKING HAIR
Your scalp is where strong, shiny hair begins. And yet, the scalp is so often overlooked.
When it comes to your scalp, less is more. Banish any shampoo containing parabens, sulfate detergents, or heavy oils that can “smother” your scalp. Shampoos containing natural exfoliants (willow bark, for example) help to gently wash away dead cells without dehydrating your scalp and strands.
Sure, you want a clean scalp; but that doesn’t mean shampooing every day. Overwashing can strip your scalp’s natural oils, which can leave your hair dry and your scalp flaky. That said, shampooing too infrequently or with the wrong products can lead to pore-clogging buildup. Aim to cleanse your scalp at least once or twice a week, depending on your hair type.
ADDING VOLUME AND LIFT TO THINNING HAIR IS EASY (IF YOU KNOW A TRICK OR TWO)
What’s more stressful than seeing your hair getting thinner and your scalp beginning to show?
If you’re at all worried about the cause of your thinning hair, see your doctor! Let her get to the root of the problem. In the meantime, there are steps you can take to help your hair look fuller and feel thicker.
First, to pump up the volume and improve the condition of thinning hair (which can also appear brittle), you need to hydrate. Opt for a lightweight shampoo and conditioner combo with hydrating benefits.
Stay away from any shampoo containing sulfate detergents, like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and ammonium laureth sulfate. These chemicals strip the natural oils required to keep hair healthy and hydrated. Simply put, don’t let the wrong shampoo wash away your hair’s lift potential!
As for conditioner, it should contain ingredients like biotin to support volume and strength, flax protein to protect from breakage, and panthenol to hydrate and improve shine.
Finally, a volumizing foam can give thinning hair instant lift while nourishing your strands and scalp with high-tech, vitality-boosting ingredients.
YOUR ROUTINE FOR THICKER-LOOKING HAIR
Shampoo, conditioner, volume-enhancing foam: three steps to beautiful hair, and all you need for the lift and fullness you want. Here’s how to use the Volumizing Hair Collection:
Shampoo: Focusing on the scalp, massage Thickening Shampoo in a circular motion and work through wet hair from root to tips. Allow to sit 1-2 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Condition: Focusing on the scalp, massage Thickening Conditioner in a circular motion and work through hair from root to tips. Allow to sit 1-2 minutes, then rinse.
Volumize: Use Volume Enhancing Foam once daily on wet or dry hair. For shorter hair, pump foam onto hands and massage into scalp and the roots of hair. For longer hair, separate hair into sections and apply nozzle directly onto head, pumping to release product as you go. Massage thoroughly into the scalp and the roots of the hair (don’t rinse out), and style your hair how you like.