6 Simple Steps to Healthy, Beautiful Hair
Looking for the ultimate low-maintenance hair care routine? We show you 6 easy steps to keep your hair shiny, healthy and damage free!
Tired of spending hours on your hair?
Perhaps you skip extra days between washes, just to save time.
If you're looking for the ultimate low-maintenance hair care routine, look no further.
Whether you heat style or air dry, these 6 steps will help you achieve soft, shiny, healthy hair quickly and easily!
1: Learn How to Properly Detangle
This may seem counterintuitive, but using your favorite hair brush to gently remove knots and tangles before you shower will help to greatly reduce the chances of breakage afterwards.
Our Siena Nylon Bristle Paddle Brush is an excellent choice for styling, brushing, and detangling without breakage.
When wet, hair becomes much more fragile and damage prone at this time. It's imperative to use a gentle and flexible brush to avoid breakage and split ends. Our Siena Flexi Vented Brush was designed specifically for use on wet hair.
Start by gently brushing your ends and slowly working upwards. This method reduces tugging and any added stress on your follicles.
2: Cleanse and Condition
First, start by washing your hair with a quality shampoo and conditioner duo that gently cleanses and replenishes moisture.
Most people do not need to wash their hair daily. In fact, washing your hair too often can dry out your hair and scalp, causing your scalp to overcompensate and produce even more oil.
If you use a lot of styling products or have an oily scalp, you may want to use a clarifying shampoo 1- 2 times per month to help remove excess buildup.
Apply a deep treatment 1 - 2 times per week to nourish, hydrate and strengthen hair. This will result in softer, shinier, stronger and more manageable strands.
3: Turn Down the Heat
It may be tempting to take a scorching hot shower, but your skin (and hair) will thank you for not scalding them.
Similar to the pores on your face, hot water will open up the hair cuticle which can lead to moisture loss. To avoid this, make sure to rinse down at the end with a blast of cool (or chilly water, if you can handle it) to seal down the cuticle and leave your hair smooth and shiny.
4: Go Easy With Your Towel
When towel drying your hair, make sure to gently squeeze out any excess water first.
Never rub or agitate the hair, as this motion will rough up the cuticle, causing damage, breakage, and frizz.
A microfiber hair wrap is a softer, gentler version that absorbs more water than a traditional cotton towel. The specialized material is easier on your strands and ultimately saves you time styling.
5: Don’t Forget the Leave-In
This may seem like an extra step if you already use a rinse-out conditioner in the shower (it’s not!). If your hair is color-treated, exposed to hot tools, or worn in tightly pulled styles, then it will definitely benefit from a little extra TLC.
Try a nourishing leave-in like Dream Creme Intensive Reconditioning Treatment that softens, boosts shine and quickly detangles. (You’ll love how easily your brushes glide right through your hair!)
This multipurpose product is excellent because it can be used with other styling products to leave hair incredibly manageable, soft and lustrous, yet never weighed down. Use it to enhance curls and waves or to prep hair for a smooth, sleek blowout.
6: Cocktail Products for Maximum Benefits
Whether your hair is fine and thin or coarse and thick, you never want to feel weighed down by excess product.
This is why we recommend “cocktailing” or mixing your favorite products together in your palm (before applying them) to create your own perfect blend.
For example, try mixing Satin Néctar Nourishing Gloss with Sorbet Botanical Smoothing Balm which will give you amazing results whether you heat style to sleek perfection or let your hair air-dry naturally to enhance your texture.
Satin Néctar Nourishing Gloss - This lightweight glossing serum is enriched with nourishing coconut and sunflower seed oils, plus vitamins A, C and E. The multitasking styler may be used on damp or dry strands and instantly boosts hair's manageability, softness and shine.
Sorbet Botanical Smoothing Balm - This leave-in conditioner meets smoothing balm hybrid contains biotin and coconut oil for added strength and shine. Use it to help straighten hair or to help define your hair's natural texture. The unique gel-cream controls frizz and also offers UV color protection.
Combine the two and you get amazing results! Enjoy hair that is soft, smooth and lustrous without being weighed down—whether your rock curls, waves or sleek styles! Try this perfect pairing today or mix your favorite L'ange products and discover your signature hair "cocktail".
What are your some of your favorite healthy hair tips or product cocktail recipes? We want to hear!
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2- Jessica Chia, “The Best Hair-Care Routine, According to Your Hair Concern”, July 27, 2017, https://www.allure.com/story/best-hair-care-tips-for-every-concern
3- Greatist Staff, “13 Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Damaging Your Hair”, https://greatist.com/live/healthy-hair-tips.
4- Eden Univer, “How To Take A Shower The Right Way”, February 2, 2018, https://www.teenvogue.com/story/best-showering-skincare-tips.
5- Renee Loux, “The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes”, September 24, 2013, https://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/a19949642/hair-care/.
6- Erica Smith, “The Best Leave-in Conditioners for Hair That Just Can’t Anymore”, July 17 2019, https://www.thecut.com/article/best-leave-in-conditioner.html.