Get perfect hair by shampooing, conditioning, drying, protecting, styling and setting your hair. A range of tools, techniques and products specially formulated for your hair type can help you achieve the look you want.Continue Reading
While you are in the shower, massage shampoo into your scalp. Spend approximately two minutes working shampoo through with your fingertips. Use a gentle, circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.
Apply a conditioner to your hair, and distribute it with a wide-tooth comb. Make sure to work the conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends of the hair. Allow the conditioner to penetrate for three to five minutes. Rinse with cool water to seal the hair shaft and reduce frizz.
Wrap a towel around your head for five minutes to absorb excess water. Avoid rubbing hair with a towel as this may promote tangles. Apply a leave-in conditioner, and allow the hair to air-dry until it is approximately 70 percent dry. If you are in a rush, blow-dry lightly for three to five minutes using your fingers to untangle the hair. When the hair is 70 percent dry, comb through it with a wide-tooth comb or brush designed for wet hair.
Apply a heat-styling protector, and continue blow-drying until hair is 100 percent dry. Switch the blow dryer to the cool setting, and continue blowing air on the hair for three to five minutes.
Begin styling using a flat iron, curling iron or hot rollers to achieve the desired look. Add shine with two drops of a smoothing serum applied from the mid-shaft to the ends. Complete by spraying the hair with a weightless, non-tacky hairspray to hold the style in place.