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Hair Talk

6 Ways To Avoid Damage During Hair Styling-L'ange Hair

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. 

 

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 Sorbet Botanical Smoothing Balm with Glazé Hair Lotion which will give you amazing results whether you heat style to sleek perfection or let your hair air-dry to enhance your natural texture. 

 

Sorbet Botanical Smoothing Balm - Our leave-in conditioner and smoothing balm hybrid that contains biotin and coconut oil for added strength and shine. It helps straighten hair and control frizz and also contains UV filters to help protect against color fade. 

 

Glazé Hair Lotion - This light lotion styler moisturizes and smooths hair while adding volume and texture. Use it to enhance curl pattern or prep your blowout while reducing frizz for a radiant, touchable finish. 

 

Combine the two and you get the best of both worlds—smooth, sleek, voluminous and defined—whether your rock curls, waves or straight styles! Try this with 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! 

 

Make sure to tag us on Instagram @langehair and Facebook @getlange, using hashtag #langelocks.

 


Citations: 

1- Karen Iorio Adelson, “How to Detangle Knotty Hair, According to Stylists”, www.nymag.com, March 18, 2019,

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/how-to-detangle-hair-best-products-for-detangling.html.

 

2- Jessica Chia, “The Best Hair-Care Routine, According to Your Hair Concern”, www.allure.com, 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”, www.greatist.comhttps://greatist.com/live/healthy-hair-tips.

 

4- Eden Univer, “How To Take A Shower The Right Way”, www.teenvogue.com, February 2, 2018, https://www.teenvogue.com/story/best-showering-skincare-tips.

 

5- Renee Loux, “The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes”, www.womenshealthmag.com, 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”, www.thecut.com,  July 17 2019,https://www.thecut.com/article/best-leave-in-conditioner.html.