Kyan Douglas's Winter Hair Cures
Since the temperatures have started to dip, have you noticed your tresses losing their luster? Rach's style buddy Kyan Douglas is here with all the tips you need to keep your style in tact regardless of the weather!
Static. Putting on and off scarves and hats can take a toll on your 'do and leave you with static hair. "Quick fix is to take a little bit of leave-in conditioner and put that in your hair," Kyan suggests. "It helps it immediately de-frizz your hair. What I like to do is to add a little bit of gel to that, like half and half, mix that together and then you work that through the hair [from your] root-to-end - while it's wet." Next, twist the hair in small sections and let it air dry. "It does two things," Kyan adds, "it helps to maintain the curl, if you have curly hair, but also you're putting in that conditioner so it eliminates that frizz."
Dry Scalp. If you're suffering from a dry scalp, Kyan suggests picking up a scalp treatment at the drug store. "The thing that a lot of people do when they do a scalp treatment is they start rubbing their scalp, which just irritates it, so the way you move product on your scalp is you just gently massage it," he explains. "Another great treatment for the scalp is just olive oil!" You can also help your scalp by brushing your hair 100 strokes before you go to bed. "It really does work, and the reason it works is because it moves the oil that's naturally on your scalp to the ends of your hair." And, he suggests using a paddle brush for this process. "It doesn't pull the hair, it won't pull out the hair, but it's enough to move the oil down."
Dull hair. For a mid-winter pick-me-up, consider a gloss treatment at the salon. It's less expensive than getting color done, Kyan says, and will add some shine to your 'do. "It's similar to having a single process done, but you don't add color, so it uses just enough of an activator to open up the cuticle of the hair and it puts shine right in and you get a really amazing result!" You can also have your stylist mix in a bit of your natural color. "It bumps it up!" For a more temporary spruce-up without a trip to the salon, try a shine spray.
Hat Hair. "The thing that causes hat head is static and static is caused by cold, dry air and friction, so that's why you get such static when you wear a hat," Kyan says. You can avoid that by wrapping your hair in a silk scarf beneath your hat. Kyan says another option are the new hats by HatSoMe. "They've created these cool hats that have silk and satin on the inside and they help prevent static!" It's also helpful to switch to a fine mist, light-hold hairspray, as a strong-hold hairspray can get matted down when you wear a hat.
Razor burn on guys' beards. Kyan says the guys in your life can protect their beards from razor burn in the winter by applying a pre-shave oil to their skin before they put on shaving cream. "And then shave as you normally would. The oil moisturizes your skin and it reduces the friction of the blade, and it also puts a lipid barrier between your skin and the elements, so it really protects your skin!"
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