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The Dry Haircut: All you Need To Know

If you thought hair has to be wet to get a trim, think again. Read all about the dry cutting technique and why it’s become so popular.


What are the benefits of a dry cut?

It’s great for wavy, curly, and coily hair textures

When curly hair is wet, it’s more difficult to see how each individual curl will lay when it’s dry. This is where the dry cut comes in – since you’re cutting the hair when it’s dry, you’ll see exactly how your curls will lay at the end of the cut and your stylist will be able to pick and choose where to cut so that your curls fall neatly and just how you want them.

For curly-haired clients, this technique is recommended only if you regularly wear your hair curly as opposed to blown-out or styled with a flat-iron. Additionally, you should arrive at the salon with your curls styled how you would wear them everyday, again instead of flat-ironed or otherwise straightened.

There will be fewer surprises at the end of your appointment

Because hair is stretchy when it’s wet, it appears longer – which is why you’re often shocked at the end of a haircut when your hair looks much shorter than you were expecting. This is especially true for those with curly or wavy hair. When you cut dry hair, what you see is what you get, eliminating any shock you might be feeling at the end of the cut.

It can be more precise

Split ends are more visible on dry hair, so dry-cutting allows your stylist to see how much really needs to be cut off, as well as visualize how your hair moves when it’s dry.

Your haircut will be 100% personalized for YOU

When cutting wet hair, your stylist may be following a formula or techniques they were taught in school, however if they’re cutting dry hair, they’re creating a completely individualized haircut just for you. Cutting your hair to create movement, working with your natural texture, and making sure every hair is laying just right.


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13 Common Hair Mistakes You May Be Making

Hair not looking its best? You may be committing some damaging hair mistakes without realizing it.


1. Skipping Heat Protectant

If you regularly style your hair with hot tools, you’re leaving your strands vulnerable to heat damage. Heat protectants smooth your hair cuticle and help hair appear healthier and shinier. They provide a protective barrier between your strands and your hot tools, as well as add extra moisture to hair to help replace any lost during heat styling.

2. Using The Wrong Hairbrush

Something as simple as a hairbrush can make or break your hair – literally. Whether you’re detangling your locks after a shower, or blowing out sleek tresses for a night out, the brush you’re using can make all the difference. Make sure you are choosing the correct hairbrush for both your hair type and for the style you are aiming to achieve.

3. Not Prepping Your Hair For Bed

If you shower at night, make sure your hair is dry before climbing into bed. If you don’t want to dry your hair completely, try a loose braid or a heatless style. Hair is more fragile when wet so if you sleep with loose, wet hair it can cause friction, frizz, tangles, and breakage.

4. Turning The Heat All The Way Up

Do you curl or flat-iron your hair often? Make sure your hot tools are set to the appropriate heat setting for your hair type – coarse hair requires a little extra heat – to prevent severely burning your strands. Your hair won’t curl better just because your iron is set to the hottest setting, but it could break off from too much heat.

5. Using Too Much Product

Using too much product can cause your hair to feel greasy and limp. Experiment with different amounts of product until you find a balance that works for both you and your hair.

6. Applying Product At The Root

With the exception of volumizing sprays and dry shampoo which are meant to be applied at the root, heavier products like creams, oils, and serums should be kept to your mid-shafts and ends only. Applying these products directly to the scalp will cause build up and won’t do your hair any favors.

7. Wearing A Ponytail or Top-Knot Everyday

Wearing the same hairstyle for days at a time can cause serious damage to your hair. Hair ties place stress on your strands resulting in breakage around where the tie is placed. This can be especially damaging if you wear your hair pulled back very tight. Additionally, it can strain the follicles around your hairline eventually pulling out strands.

8. Washing Your Hair Too Much, Or Not Enough

Over-washing your hair can cause it to dry out resulting in dull strands, breakage and dry scalp. On the other hand, not washing your hair enough can lead to a buildup of oils, dirt, and product that can leave your tresses hanging limp and feeling greasy. It is important to work with your hair type to find a balance that works for both your hair and your scalp to keep your moisture levels balanced.

9. Not Using Color-Safe Shampoo

Color-safe shampoo has been formulated to be both gentle and protective. It is important to use a color safe shampoo to make your color last and not fade out quickly.

10. Neglecting Your Scalp

Caring for your scalp is just as important as caring for your hair, if not more so. Hair grows from follicles in the scalp so it only makes sense that healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp. Overuse of heavy products can lead to a buildup on the scalp resulting in clogged follicles. Washing hair everyday can cause the scalp to dry out resulting in irritation and flaking, whereas not washing enough allows products, dirt, and natural oils to buildup on the scalp. Try to find a washing routine that works with your scalp to keep moisture levels balanced.

A moisturizing shampoo can help with a dry scalp whereas a clarifying shampoo can aid with dirt, oil, or product buildup.

11. Using Hot Tools On Wet Hair

You know the sound of sizzling oil in a frying pan? That’s what’s happening to your hair if you try to use hot tools on wet strands. Make sure your hair is completely dry before even thinking about picking up your curling wand.

12. Brushing or Putting Your Hair Up When It’s Wet

Wet hair is more susceptible to damage than dry hair. The strands can stretch and break easily so putting up your freshly shampooed hair up into a bun or brushing out the resulting knots afterwards can cause some serious breakage. If you want to get your hair out of your face after a shower, try a loose braid or small clips.

13. Not Trimming Your Ends Frequently Enough

Trying to grow your hair out but not seeing any progress? Regular trims are important for keeping on top of split ends slowing your hair from growing long and healthy.


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New Year, New Hair!

We’ve drafted 8 healthy hair resolutions to ring in the New Year!


Indulge In Weekly Hair Treatments

Deep conditioning treatments and hair masks are a luxury most of us don’t have time for in our schedules, but for the new year, resolve to add some relaxing self-care into your week. Just an extra 10-15 minutes after shampooing your hair to let the treatment soak into your strands to promote strength, hydration and the overall health of your hair.

Take a Break From The Heat

Do you curl or flat-iron your hair everyday? Try out some heatless styles to let your hair relax and to reduce frizz, dryness, and breakage. Try one day a week, or even a full 7 days – you might find a new favorite style! If you do heat-style, make sure to use a heat protectant.

Don’t Wash Everyday

Over-washing your hair can strip your strands of natural oils and cause them to dry out creating frizz and breakage. Try taking breaks between wash days and pick up some dry shampoo to get you through oil-free.

Call your Hairstylist

Regular trims can keep your hair looking lush and full while preventing split ends and breakage. Schedule regular hair appointments for the year to make sure you’re rocking your best hair ever in 2020.

Don’t Ignore Your Scalp

Caring for your scalp is just as important as caring for your hair, if not more so. Hair grows from follicles in the scalp so it only makes sense that healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp. Overuse of heavy products can lead to a buildup on the scalp resulting in clogged follicles. Washing hair everyday can cause the scalp to dry out resulting in irritation and flaking, whereas not washing enough allows products, dirt, and natural oils to buildup on the scalp. Try to find a washing routine that works with your scalp to keep moisture levels balanced.

A moisturizing shampoo can help with a dry scalp whereas a clarifying shampoo can aid with dirt, oil, or product buildup.

Try A New Style

Wearing the same ponytail or top-knot everyday can cause breakage. Try switching it up to relieve some tension on your strands and promote regrowth.

Have you been thinking about bangs for a while but aren’t sure? Considering layers? Pink hair on the brain? Embrace the phrase “New Year, New You” and try out a new ‘do!

Commit to A Haircare Routine

Keeping your hair healthy is the first line of defense against bad hair days. Committing to a regular haircare routine will help improve the health of your hair and have you loving your locks in no time.

Embrace Your Natural Texture

Good styling tools and products will get you pretty far, but determining and working with your hair type and texture is the real answer to your hair’s woes. Learning to embrace your natural texture instead of fighting it can help streamline your morning routine resulting in gorgeous hair and a happier you!


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Holiday Hairstyles We Love!


Bows

Add a velvet bow or ribbon to a half-up-half-down style or a low pony for an adorable yet chic flair.

Add Some Sparkle

A sparkly headband or accessory can instantly glam up your look.

Statement Earrings

Pair classic Hollywood waves with bold statement earrings for subtle glamor.

Crown Braids

Add twists or braids around your crown for a boho chic look.


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