Spring is finally here! And when the weather changes, it’s time to take a look at your hair care routine to make sure you’re keeping your hair as soft and healthy-looking as possible. With the warmer months ahead, you’ll want to follow these tips from the master stylists at Martino Cartier Salon.
Protection from heat. Most damage to hair is caused by heat. This happens because each hair strand is protected by an outer layer called the cuticle, which is made of overlapping cells that form a seal. Heat can break that seal, causing hair to appear dry and frizzy and damaging the core of each strand, called the cortex. It’s important to avoid excess heat as much as possible from the:
- Blow dryer. Our mornings are busy, and most people need to blow dry their hair. But you can cut down the time under the heat with a quick-drying spray like Martino® Turbo Quick Dry Spray. Also, be sure to air-dry your hair whenever possible.
- Heated styling tools. Most styles need upkeep each morning, either from a curling or flat iron. The best solution is to ask your expert Martino Cartier stylist to help you find a style that requires less time with heated styling tools. Otherwise, try applying a professional heat protectant before styling.
- Shower. Hot water also adds heat, so whenever you rinse your hair, turn down the heat a notch so you’re rinsing in warm rather than hot water.
- Sun. Outdoor exercise is healthy, but too much sun can dry out your hair. Wear a hat when you can as well as a sunscreen designed for hair to help prevent damage.
Haircare habits. Hydration is the first line of defense against damage, so try shampooing less often, since shampoo can strip away moisture. Between shampoos, you can use a professional dry shampoo product. Conditioner is a must, so ask your Martino Cartier pro stylist about the best conditioning regimen for your hair type and texture.
Healthy-looking hair is easy to maintain by following just a few easy tips. Due for a new spring haircut or color? Make an appointment at Martino Cartier Salon and our expert stylists and colorists will help you get the look you want. By appointment, you can even have your new hair color or style created by celebrity stylist Martino Cartier! You can find us at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ to make an appointment, call us at 856.582.6600, or book your appointment right from your mobile device with our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play.