21 Mar THE BEST SPRING LOOK? HEALTHY HAIR.
Can you believe it?! Spring is finally here! At Socias we can’t wait to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather.
Winter takes a toll on us in more ways than one: hair included. After months of cold outside air, heated homes and vehicles, hot showers, and wearing turtlenecks and scarves, all factors contributing to sucking the moisture from our hair, our locks can feel dry, damaged, and dull. By March your hair can probably use a little love.
We’ve put together some healthful tips + products that will help to add shine and nourish your locks. After all, in Spring everything comes back to life.
Your hair should too.
RINSE + REPEAT
Your shower routine could be drying out your hair more than you realize. Sulfate, an ingredient found in most shampoos, is a harsh cleanser, leaving your hair dry and stripping the color from your hair.
Our recommendation? Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner. Sulfate-free & color-safe, it keeps colored hair vibrant, adding shine and moisture. And if your thin or fine hair is easily weighed down, we’ve got you covered: Pureology’s Hydrate Sheer Shampoo & Conditioner delivers a lighter-weight hydration.
Investing in a higher quality shampoo & conditioner will give your color & cuts more mileage, and your hair will thank you. You can find our fave Hydrate products on Socias’ retail shelves at your next visit!
We love a do-it-yourself beauty trick as much as the next girl on Pinterest, and this at-home hair mask is as simple as it gets: organic coconut oil. If you can’t find it in your cabinet already, grab some from any supermarket or drugstore. Warm up the oil by running the closed jar under hot water, then pour some in a bowl and use your hands to apply it to your hair, starting at your ends and working your way up. Normally you can avoid your scalp, but if winter’s left it feeling tight or itchy, apply it there, too. Secure your hair in a bun & you’re good! The longer you leave it on the better; ideally, let it work its magic all night while you sleep (use a shower cap to protect your pillowcase!) Shampoo twice to remove, and repeat this mask as often as once a week. We promise you’ll notice the difference if you do.
At Socias we’re happy to offer the game-changing Olaplex treatment, an in-salon service that puts the health back in your hair. Unlike a conditioner or mask that coats the hair’s surface with moisture, this powerful treatment penetrates the hair shaft and works to repair the bonds broken from heat or chemical services. After your stylist applies the Olaplex to dry hair, it processes for 15 minutes and is completed with a wash and blowout. Healthy hair and some pampering? Yes please.
CUT IT OUT
So maybe you’ve tried every trick in the book, and your ends are still tangling, dry, or split. It may be time to face the music, or in this case, the shears. A haircut is the only surefire way to get rid of dead ends, and even a small trim can make your hair significantly healthier. Check out Socias February blogpost to get some haircut inspiration:
After a fresh cut, you’ll be feeling ready for the new season.
Keeping the health and integrity of your hair will ensure that it not only looks good, but it feels good, too. If you’re curious about any of the services or products mentioned in this blog, feel free to give Socias a call. One of our stylist’s will be happy to help you find what’s best for you and your hair.
So whether these tips have helped you decide to simply switch shampoos or motivated you to go for a big cut, either way, you can kiss winter – and your dry hair- goodbye.