Whether you stick to your trimming schedule — every six weeks or have not had your hair cut in a year, dry, damaged hair often requires a trip to the salon chair to remedy the situation.
But while a quality haircut can go a long way for healthy curls, you can also do a few things yourself to help give your hair new life (no salon agreement required). Before reaching for your nearest pair of scissors, however, check the latest section of What Wellnesswhere host Ella Dove learns from the experts how products and styling tools can help reduce hair damage and protect its natural shine.
First on her journey to refresh her own mane, Dove sent a sample of her hair to Dyson experts (which is why they are called the gold standard in hair care) so they could investigate the extent of the damage. She then reviewed the results of her hair scan with beauty chemist Ni’Kita Wilson, who spoke to her through the scientific analysis and explained exactly how hair gets damaged – so Dove could learn how to avoid it.
“As you walk down the thread, you can see it getting older and older and more weathered,” Wilson says of Dove’s hair sample. “So when you see your tip, your tip has seen it, it’s been through it.” (* Quick moment of silence for all our split ends. *)
There is a convenient three-step method to rejuvenate limp, straight hair while reducing the reliance on extreme heat styling. It sounds like magic, but it’s actually simple.
Armed with her new information, Dove sat down with Matthew Collins, celebrity hairdresser and Dyson ambassador, who showed her a practical three-step method of rejuvenating limp, straight hair, while reducing her reliance on extreme heat styling. It sounds like magic, but it’s actually simple.
Step one: Hold a dry shampoo bottle six to eight inches from your head and spray a generous amount on your roots. Step two: Use your fingers to give yourself a scalp massage that helps the product soak up more oils. Step three: Add the power from your hair dryer to really work the dry shampoo into your hair strands (and break up any whitish residue).
Collins uses Dyson Supersonic ™ hair dryer and magnetic smoothing accessories that make Dove’s hair look extra voluminous thanks to intelligent heat control that measures the temperature over 40 times per second to ensure that the hair is never exposed to extreme heat – which is the key if you want to reduce extreme heat damage and protect the hair’s natural shine.
For the sake of good order, Collins used Dyson Corrale ™ straightener to give her hair some movement. The flexible plates form to gather the hair, giving more control and the ability to style with less heat compared to conventional solid plates. (Do you feel that less heat is the name of the game here?)
In addition to these tool tips, Collins shared a few tips on how to damage your hair without even noticing it – like pulling it in a tight bun for a workout. To hear all of his expert wisdom – and to see the end result of Dove’s hair refreshment – watch the video above.