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Winter Hair Color Care

In winter months, hair requires extra loving care. Probably, you have heard it all before that: Winter equals dry, flimsy hair that lacks shine. Not only can you protect the overall health of your customers’ hair throughout the cold seasons, you can keep winter’s nibble from eating at hair color. Despite the fact that protection and moisture retention are desirable goals, usually we are busy out in the fundamentals, in which case it is all about replenishment. If you are not ready, hair damage and color loss is predictable. Therefore, here are some tips we advise to help customers’ to look after their hair when the temperatures plunge.

  1. Moisturize! It instigates with soap, use a moisture rich shampoo specially made for color-treated hair or even the preventive use of a dandruff shampoo to prevent flakes from cluttering your coif. Wash in warm or cold water, as it is less drying and increases the longevity for your color. One more consideration is frequency. Cutting down on the washes frequency is by and large good recommendation, but some of you just insist on washing daily. If it is the case, hydrate once a week through a deep conditioning treatment.
  2. Make sure to use thermal protection, when drying, curling or suing a flat iron. In addition, a conditioning color gloss will not only richen up your color, but also seals the cuticle, adding extra protection and shine.
  3. Hair should be trimmed regularly. More often than not, people get in the habit of thinking that less is more in the winter – you will be better off. That may truly work against you because of cold and windy open-air activities and dry conditions inside due to heaters, the probability of you getting breakage and split ends increase.
  4. Lastly, just cover up. You will be warmer, you hair will not flog you in the face, the color will be protected from the ultraviolet rays and the cold’s icy grip, additionally you will uphold the style that you had when you first walked out the door.

How to Choose a Wedding Hairstyle

Tousled by relatives, nuzzled by the groom, immortalized in family photo albums, the bride’s hairstyle plays a starring role in the nuptial festivities. Don’t know a French twist from French toast? Read on!

1. Make a Match
A bride’s hair should complement her gown, not compete with it. The formality of your outfit is key and should dictate the direction you go with your hair. For a chic, modern ensemble like a pant suit or a simply cut dress, either slick back your hair or wear it in a sleek blow-out. For country wedding-type looks — peasant dresses, high-waisted frocks, or any other period-influenced cut — either wear your hair in loose curls or tie it back. Big ball gown style dresses look best with dramatic updos.

2. Use Your Head
Be sure to find an effective way to attach your headpiece — if you have one — to your hair. Wide-toothed combs just aren’t going to cut it with straight and fine hair. If at all possible, have the store replace them with finer combs. Wavy and curly hair are more suited for headpiece staying power — use bobby pins, barrettes, or combs, whatever works for you. Unless you have the budget to have your hair styled twice, make sure the ‘do you choose goes well both with your headdress and without.

3. Shine On
The number one most important aspect of a bride’s hair is shine. Straight hair by nature tends to look glossier, but any flyaways will automatically ruin the effect. To combat this common dilemma — especially prevalent in the winter — rub a sheet of Bounce directly on your hair or simply spray it with anti-static spray. For wavy and curly hair, which are prone to brittleness and dullness, slather on a moisturizing conditioner before you begin styling, and then use a shining serum to add gloss.

4. Length Matters
Obviously you’re limited by the length of your hair, but then again, biology is there to be conquered.

If you have short locks: There are some seriously sexy and glam looks for short-haired brides. The mini barrette look is a sweet option for a twenty something bride; use gel to slick the front of your hair down, fastening one or two barrettes in strategic places. Tousle the hair on the back of your head for a wild contrast. An elasticized, fine-toothed headband is another simple-but-chic look. Just pull one through your hair and — voila – you’ve embraced the pixie look.

If you have long locks: If you decide to wear your hair up — a wise choice in the summer or if your hair is prone to frizz or mood swings — there are many wonderful ‘dos you can do. Scour fashion magazines, consult with your hairdresser, and ask friends for help with trying styles out.

Petals, barrettes, buns or wigs — whatever you decide, find something that suits you and the overall style of your dress and the wedding.