You know that feeling you get when you walk out of the salon: Your hair is full of volume and smells amazing. So why can’t you get that effect every time you lather up at home? Because you’re missing 5 very important tricks of the trade. Here, Tyler Colton, stylist at the Serge Normant Salon, shares his tips for a straight-from-the-salon vibe every time, without a pro behind the sink.
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Use A Scalp Exfoliator
"Exfoliators are great for removing dry skin and product buildup. The scalp should be an extension of our skin, but it's often overlooked. Exfoliating can stimulate the scalp and unclog hair follicles, which promotes new hair growth."
Load Up On The Products
"The trick to getting your hair to smell like your favorite shampoo? Use the conditioner and styling products from the same line, with the same scent. This seals in the fragrance until the next washing. Another option is hair perfume—many brands have created these using their signature fragrance. It'll keep your hair smelling fresh all day."
Massage Your Scalp
"Be sure to really work the conditioner into your scalp to keep it healthy and moisturized. It'll revive your hair during dry winter months."
Drench With Conditioner
"There are two types of conditioners: daily and deep-repair. Deep-repair versions need to be left on the hair for a few minutes so the keratin can help build strength. Regardless of which one you choose, the key is to make sure your hair is completely saturated. In this case, more is more."
Don't Be Fooled By Flakes
"In most cases, white flakes on your clothes aren't dandruff, they simply mean you have a dry scalp. Use a conditioning mask to moisturize, and refrain from using a dandruff shampoo. It can irritate and make your dry scalp worse!"