Hair Care

By Kathryn Holl

Clarify

Ever notice how your hair’s texture and appearance changes when you shower away from home? According to New York City hair colorist Robert Craig, water can dramatically affect the results you achieve from shampoo. Hard water contains minerals that cling to hair and make it difficult for shampoo to clean properly. Soft water makes rinsing a challenge and can leave hair limp and dry. The Robert Craig No More Bad Hairdays Kit includes shampoos for soft, hard and extremely hard water and test strips that allow you to determine what kind of water you’ll be washing your hair with. Just run the test strip under water adjusted to the temperature you prefer, wait 15 seconds and match the color of the strip to the colors on the shampoos in the kit. Finish with Robert Craig’s Conditioning Spray (included in the kit) and no matter where your travels take you, your hair won’t let you down.

Fortify

Now you can enhance your color while deeply conditioning your hair. Clairol nice’n easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss is a weekly treatment made specifically for color-treated hair. Just replace your daily conditioner with the treatment once a week. Apply a quarter-sized amount to hair; leave in for two minutes and hair will be soft, shiny and looking healthy between cuts. And we’re sure you won’t mind keeping your color from fading while you’re at it.

Amplify

A hairspray that provides instant shine and smooth texture sounds too good to be true but CHI™ Infra Texture Dual Action Hair Spray does just that. Its dual styling options allow you to curl or iron hair without sticking or flaking providing longer lasting curls and smoother hair day into night. This finishing spray can create volume while providing control against humidity. When curling spray directly onto each strand for hold and height and when straightening spray on hair, brush through and begin to straighten for a sleek look with high shine.

Stylize

Gals with thick kinky curls search no longer for styling products. While this product may be too heavy for those with wavy hair, Ouidad Styling Mist is perfect for those with kinky curly hair. Designed to hold curls in place once styling is completed, the mist can also be used as a setting spray. It can secure curls as they dry to insure the exact hold and style you’re looking for. Ouidad’s Styling Mist also includes a sunscreen and protects against humidity – a perfect styling tool for the summer months ahead.

Originally published April 2007
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