Supercuts creative stylist, Stacy, answers your commonly asked hair & style questions from Supercuts salons across the land.
Q. I suffer with dry hair what can I put in it to stop it being so dry?
A. Don’t worry you’re not alone; this is a question we often get asked by our clients at Supercuts. If your hair is really frazzled apply a deep conditioner then get a towel that’s big enough to wrap around your head. Put the towel in a bowl of water and pop in the microwave for a minute and a half. Wring out the water and wrap around your head until it has cooled down. The heat from the towel will help the conditioning treatment penetrate your hair and give you really glossy locks and can be done while you spend some time pampering yourself!
Q. When I dry my hair after washing it will go really frizzy. Is there anything I can do to prevent it?
A. To combat the frizz, don’t use a hair dryer. Adding heat to hair only increases the problem. Instead, finger-comb hair, letting curls dry naturally. As curly hair tends to be dry you will only need to wash it a couple of times a week. If you must use a hair dryer, use a diffuser and never scrunch curls, you’ll invite frizz. Another tip is to never rub hair dry with a towel, instead squeeze moisture out with paper towels. I recommend you use a leave in conditioner to smooth roots to tips. Designline Olive Oil Leave In Conditioner RRP: £8.40.
Q. I’m worried I’ve been damaging my hair through too much blow-drying. Do you have any tips to minimize hair damage from blow-drying?
A. Using a hand-held hairdryer is taken for granted these days, but many people still do not realise the damage blow-drying can potentially cause to your hair. Here are a few handy tips and tricks on how to blow-dry your hair without damaging it:
1) Direct the stream of air at an angle towards the tips of your hair. This minimizes the risk of causing damage to the cuticle of the hair and creates a smoother look.
2) Keep the stream of air moving and hold the dryer at a sensible distance from your head. I�d suggest 6-8 inches away.
3) Always use protective conditioner before blow-drying your hair. This helps fortify the hair and gently smoothes the cuticle. Follow these three simple tips to keep your hair healthy and avoid the effects of blow-dry damage.