Salon treatments have made a comeback after their months-long break but you don’t need to splurge on a visit to the hairdressers to get one. (Although, we’d be the last one to stop you from indulging yourself—as long as you stay safe.) With 2020 being the year of DIY everything, why not try your hand at easy-to-master home treatments? Building a good haircare regimen might seem daunting at first but you’re pretty much all set once you get the basics down: knowing your hair type and the components of the regimen it needs.
If you’ve been ignoring your hair’s cries for help, it’s not too late to give in and make an effort to provide that much-needed, at-home TLC. If you’ve been reluctant because you’re not sure where to start, we’re here with a haircare cheat sheet that’s ideal for every hair type possible and one you can easily incorporate into your everyday routine.
Get shampoo that doesn’t strip it all off
Have you ever noticed your straight-out-of-the-bath hair feeling a bit too much like straw? If you’ve been led to believe that getting that level of dryness after shampooing is unavoidable, I’m sorry, but please chuck that idea out the window ASAP. Not all shampoos will strip your hair of its natural oils, so you should be on the lookout for ones that restore or revitalize. Your shampoo should clean and nourish your hair, not make you choose one over the other.
Check for ingredients that make it less prone to breakage. An example of which is activated Keratin and Ceramide Serum. A protein found in the thickest part of your hair, enriching your hair with Keratin can make strands stronger. On the other hand, Ceramides are oils found in your hair cuticle that glue hair cells together. They’re natural hair components that, when combined into a serum, can moisturize and enhance hair and scalp elasticity.
The Palmolive Expertique line of shampoos, conditioners, hair serums and oils contain these ingredients. And from its four shampoo variants, the Revitaliste shampoo is specially made for dry hair with a formula that focuses on deep nourishing to enhance vitality. In no time, you’ll be whipping your hair back and forth (like 2010 Willow Smith) with confidence.
Be gentle in managing your frizz
When your hair’s frizzy, it’s easy to mistake it as an indicator that you need harsher taming techniques. Forceful combing is a big no-no because frizzy hair simply means that your strands aren’t aligned and that they have little gaps in their structure. Certain ingredients can help address these.
Activated Keratin and Ceramide Serum is your new best friend if you have a lot of frizz since it fills in hair gaps and leaves a coating to shield your hair cuticle from humidity. If frizzy and flyaway hair is your main hair concern, choose options like the Palmolive Expertique Smoothique shampoo that can detangle strands. This helps prevent friction and even damage when brushing and washing.
We also recommend the brand’s Anti-Frizz Serum for bonus protection. Since we’re seguristas, it doesn’t hurt to have another product to calm your stressed-out strands. Here’s another tip: If you’re not confident with mixing and matching products yet, opt for one line from a brand you trust.
Hydration is the name of the game
Everything needs to be done in moderation. So if you’ve noticed yourself being too zealous with the hair dryer, the hair iron or your hair treatment, it’s time to step back. Overtreated hair is not cute, sis, so you need to find ingredients that can fortify your hair’s defenses. Let your head literally cool down and give your hair the chance to recover.
The activated Keratin and Ceramide Serum in Palmolive Expertique conditioners reconstructs hair with proteins that restore structural integrity. The Resilient variant’s formula is especially made to fortify your hair against damage, keep it healthy and stimulate its growth.
You can pair this with a hair mask, another goodie that instantly hydrates and restores hair strength. While conditioners can be part of your daily regimen, using a hair mask is a once-a-week affair. You can apply it to your damp hair and rinse it off after two to five minutes. Palmolive Expertique’s Intensive Hair Mask is a no-hassle instant booster for any gal with a busy schedule.
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Give your color-treated hair a detox
While it’s fun to experiment with your hair color, it’s important to remember that color-treated locks need extra protection from natural damage caused by factors like sun exposure. Apart from making your hair drier, coloring causes it to absorb and release moisture more easily. This leads to a decrease in color every time you wet your hair.
Adding products to your haircare regimen like the antioxidant-rich Palmolive Expertique’s Coloriste variant is also a good way to detoxify. You can also give your hair a break from washing since doing so constantly loosens the hair cuticle and makes it more vulnerable to natural elements.
Make it shine
Scalpcare is an essential but often forgotten factor in haircare. Give it some love with a good ol’ scalp massage. To hit two birds with one stone, why not use hair oil that can provide intense nutrition to your locks?
The gentle movement increases circulation by directing toxins away from the scalp and towards organs that flush them out of the body. Apply Palmolive Expertique’s Beautifying Hair Oil directly to towel-dried hair then use long strokes to make it extra relaxing. When absorbed, its formula enhances shine and silkiness. With your hair as your crown jewel, you won’t need to get all blinged up to catch anyone’s attention.
A complete regimen is a must-have
Building a complete haircare regimen is a good investment. It’s your best shot at getting your best hair yet, and a good head of hair breeds confidence. You deserve to feel your oats every day, not just after a salon trip.
Remember these words: cleanse, moisturize and elevate. With Palmolive Expertique’s full range of products, you won’t miss any necessary steps. With its activated Keratin and Ceramide Serum, it’s a definite level-up from your routine that ensures a luxe experience from home.
Find out which Palmolive Expertique variant is perfect for your hair type by visiting its website. You’ll notice a difference when you consider hair nutrition, protection, shine and silkiness as your haircare foundation.
Getting your dream hair isn’t so far-fetched and it isn’t out of your budget, too. The key to getting stunning hair is to make sure it’s strong and well-nourished. After all, healthy hair is happy hair.
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