If you have long hair, the ends are dryer than the roots of the new-grown hair. Look for a shampoo that is self-targeting and delivers a moisturizing wash that can differentiate what various sections of your hair need.
Every conditioner delivers different results, depending on the basic condition of your hair. Check to see if the conditioner has oils that repair damaged, weakened or dehydrated hair.
You don’t have to go to a salon to get a salon-type glaze. A drugstore version can take only three to five minutes but leaves your hair glossy and silky.
Of course, there will be times that you can’t shampoo your hair and it’s looking limp or oily. Check the label of a dry shampoo to ensure that it absorbs excess oil and even odour so your hair becomes voluminous for one more day.
If you use hot rollers or irons, protect your hair with a heat protectant that will guard against damaging your hair with super-hot tools.
Hair spray and mousse
If you use hair spray, choose one that combines hold and workability, can handle heat and brushing but never flakes. Choose a mousse that is light, protects hair from damage, provides volume and has all-day holding power.
And then there’s colour!
If you’re experimenting with colour for the first time:
Use a rinse or gloss, sometimes called demi-permanent, that will give you greater shine for about four weeks.
If you’re satisfied with your own colour but want to hide any grey hair:
Use a semi-permanent colour that will hide grey for about four to six weeks.
If you want your hair to be substantially darker or lighter:
Use a permanent hair colour. It will do the job for four weeks.
If you want streaks that blend with your own colour:
Use a product that gives lowlights and highlights that will blend with your own colour for about six to eight weeks.