Every gal dreads rainy days and humidity when it comes to their hair. Wet weather is usually the villain behind many of our “bad hair days,” causing our hair to be flat, limp, and frizzy. But not to fret my pretty’s – the Garnish Stylists have put together a full-proof secret weapon system to fight back, and keep your hair looking fabulous! Our 10-stage system will help you conquer the day and tame your mane!
STAGE ONE – START IN THE SHOWER
Wage your war on frizz in the shower first. Always shampoo and condition with products that are high quality and are paraben and sulphate free. Sulphates are commonly used as a lathering agent in shampoos but in fact, sulphates are extremely damaging to the health and integrity of your hair. Parabens on the other hand are used as preservatives, but studies have shown that they can cause cancer and other health issues. Therefore, we recommend steering clear of all beauty and hair care products that contain them. Luckily, all of the products at Garnish are sulphate and paraben free!
A great overall shampoo and conditioning duo to consider is O&M’s Maintain the Mane. The shampoo contains Rosemary and Sage to promote a healthy scalp and add moistures. The conditioner contains silk proteins to detangle and smooth hair. As always, ask your stylist which shampoo and conditioner is ideal for your hair type.
STAGE TWO – SOAK IT UP
Towel-dry your hair and soak up as much water as you can before applying any styling products. When you add your styling products don’t over do it. A little product goes a long way, and adding too much of a good thing can weigh your hair down.
STAGE THREE – USE PROTECTION
Pre-treat your hair against damage caused by heated styling tools that can cause breakage and split ends. Split ends means frizz, which means unruly hair! Use a heat protector while your hair’s still damp. Our stylists’ go-to heat protectant product is Kevin Murphy’s Damage.Manager. It creates a weightless barrier that protects hair at temperatures up to 428F. Now that’s a “hot” tip!
STAGE FOUR – ADD IN SMOOTHING FRIZZ FIGHTERS
Frizzy unmanageable hair on any day is just down right frustrating. So whether you want to control frizz everyday, or just on those humid and rainy days we recommend O&M’s Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Balm. This glorious balm delivers a smooth, glossy, and featherlike softness to the hair. Simply apply a fingertip scoop on clean, damp hair. Comb through and style with a blowdryer/flat iron. For more intense results, re-apply to dry hair. We also recommend adding in O&M’s Frizzy Logic Shine Serum for extra frizz defense. Squeeze a few drops into your palm and finger through your hair. It can be applied to damp hair pre blow-drying or to dry hair to finish.
STAGE FIVE – USE THE RIGHT KIND OF BRUSH
Using the right kind of brush for your hair is super important. Always use a natural boar’s hair brush. These brushes smooth hair while blow-drying, but they also prevent damage to hair. Kevin Murphy offers a Smoothing.Brush and a Roll.Brush, – both deliver soft and smooth results. Ask your stylist which type is right for your hair needs.
STAGE SIX – BLOW IT COMPLETELY DRY
Divide your hair into sections and dry each section separately. Before you put the hair dryer down, make sure your hair is completely dry! When your hair is completely dry you seal in the styling products you have applied while sealing out moisture.
STAGE SEVEN – LOCK AND LOAD
Once you’re happy with your look, lock it in with some anti-humidity hair spray. Our stylists swear by Kevin Murphy’s Session.Spray. This hair spray delivers a flexible finish and hold that will shine like a gloss product, holding hair in place without stiffness.
STAGE EIGHT – WAIT FOR IT
Now that you’ve finished drying, flattening, and spraying your hair, wait about five minutes to make sure your hair is completely cooled (sealing the cuticle to fight frizz) and dry from the product you’ve used.
STAGE NINE – NO TOUCHY!
As you head out the door, your first instinct may be to touch your tresses and see how they’re holding up. Don’t do it sister! The oils from your hands will encourage your hair to frizz, and that’s the LAST thing you want!
STAGE TEN – MAKE A QUICK AND CLEAN GET AWAY
No time for washing, drying and styling? Embrace the day and have some fun! Try a sexy beachy wave look with Davines’ Salt Spray. Not only does it give you that gorgeous beach-glam look but this salt spray smells delectable! It adds texture, extreme volume, light control resulting in a dry effect, that gives you an untidy and beach-like gook look.
An up-do, ponytail, or a braid, are other great options! Add in some O&M’s Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Balm on dry hair and finish it off with Kevin Murphy’s Session.Spray to smooth out the fly-aways and strays while giving you a light hold.
Now you are ready to embrace the day without having to worry about your hair. Go forth for with confidence knowing you are armed with the best defense against whatever kind of weather the day may bring, and that you are going to have a “great-hair day” after all!