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While letting your hair live its best life requires more than a lather and rinse, putting the extra time and effort into your mane is well worth it. To help you better understand how to care for your hair, we consulted L'Oréal Professionnel Artist, DJ McGinley, for the five best hair care tips of all time. Ready to revel at how healthy and gorgeous your hair can look? Commit the five tips below to memory and you'll be well on your way.
Hair Care Tip #1: Never Leave the Salon without a Gloss
"Think of it as lip gloss for the hair," McGinley says. To enhance your natural color, you can try using the Dia Richesse Tone-on-Tone Hair Color. Designed to create a super soft, extra shiny finish, your hair is guaranteed to look its best. What's more, when applied every eight weeks, you'll be able to stretch your hair color.
Hair Care Tip #2: Get an In-Salon Treatment Every Month
Whether your hair is colored or au naturale, a once-a-month in-salon treatment can make a world of difference to the health of your hair. McGinley recommends getting a L'Oréal Professionnel Powermix prescription after each salon visit. In other words, ask your stylist which treatment will be best for your hair and proceed accordingly. Depending on which treatment you schedule an appointment for, you can detangle unruly hair, refresh dull locks, promote shine, protect color and more. As the weeks and months pass after starting a Powermix regimen, you'll notice that your prescription changes over time.
Hair Care Tip #3: Use a Specific Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Hair Type
The same way you head to the salon and get a hair diagnosis that leads to a specific in-salon treatment prescription, McGinley suggests consulting your colorist to point you in the right direction of a shampoo and conditioner, too. Depending on your hair type, your stylist will prescribe products that will make your locks look their best.
Hair Care Tip #4: Cool It on the Hot Tools
As much as you might love super-straight strands or voluminous curls, applying high temperatures to hair on a regular basis can be extremely damaging. For that reason, McGinley recommends blow drying every few days, as opposed to every day.
Hair Care Tip #5: Trim Your Ends
Okay, so you've probably heard this one before, but it's worth noting. McGinley points out that hair grows from the root, so the idea of snipping ends stunting growth isn't worth worrying about. In fact, by snipping your ends regularly, you'll be able to prevent split ends from extending up the shaft of the hair, potentially leading to an unavoidable cut.
There you have it: 5 simple steps to your best hair yet. Want more? Book your first appointment of the year to visit your hairdresser for personalized tips!