Let Down Your Hair: Go Natural
As the temperature starts to rise, it marks the time for the always-anticipated spring cleaning. Just as our wardrobes transition from winter to spring, so should our beauty routine. This means packing up your beloved straightener, blow-dryer and much-loved curling iron, and letting your tousles go au natural! Every day women spend hours tugging, pulling and frying their strands. But why do we put our hair through so much damage simply for a “good hair day”? Thanks to Hollywood trendsetters like Diane Kruger, Rachel Bilson and Blake Lively, natural locks has become the most wanted hair trend this season. With the 70s inspired looks hitting the runway, women are taking a stroll down memory lane with their bright ensembles, chunky platforms and untouched manes!
We tend to turn a blind eye to the sizzling truth about heat styling, however using hot surfaces do in fact lead to breakage, split ends, dull hair, and early hair loss. So kick up your feet, embrace your inner beauty and give your styling products the season off!
If your hair is:
To control fizz, add a nickel size dollop of hair serum into your hands, rub it between your fingers and run your hands through your hair. The hair serum will not only reduce frizz but add shine to your hair. To add more shape, twist the hair by your face pin it back, add some hairspray and let it loose.
Grape Seed Glossing Serum from the Body Shop, $14; www.thebodyshop.ca
To enhance your wavy hair, twist your curls into tight rounds, bobby pin it to your head and spray with hairspray. Remove the bobby pins, and to have tight curls. To create soft waves, run your fingers through your hair very thoroughly. Add some hair serum to add shine and reduce fizz.
Joimist Firm by Joico, $ 24; www.joica.com
Try to avoid washing your hair everyday, this kind of hair needs the natural oils from your scalp. Also avoid using towels to dry your hair. Pick a good leave in conditioner and add some curl-defining mousse or gel. To add more shape to your hair try scrunching it and twirling pieces around with your fingers.
Dry Shampoo by Tresemme, $6; drugstores
Spray Conditioner by BC Bonacure, $18; www.schwarzkopf-professional.com
Curly Boosting Mousse by Herbal Essences, $7; drugstores
Still not convinced? More reasons why to go natural
- Exposing your scalp to chemicals on a regular basis is not only damaging for your hair but it can damage for your health.
- Natural hairs styles are coming back in a big way.
- Less damage to your hair can save the cost of the many salon visits per year. Instead of going to get your hair cut once a month for $100, with healthy hair means less hair appointments. You could save approx $900 per year.
- You have more time to enjoy your day. If you usually put 30 minutes a day towards your hair, you could use your time more productively.
- You will learn to appreciate yourself and your natural beauty.
- It takes less energy to embrace what you have than to fight against it.