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5 Celebrity Stylists to Follow

Keeping up with celebrity stylists online is one of the best ways to get us motivated and inspired! Watching their careers play out on instagram and beyond is a great way to gain insight into trendsetters and trade secrets too, so check out some of our favorites worth following below…

  1. Adir Abergel — When he’s not following A-list actresses like Emilie Clarke or Bryce Dallas Howard around the globe on press tours to keep they’re hair looking gorgeous, celebrity stylist Adir Abergel can be found back home in Los Angeles working on awesome editorials. Also among his “besties” are Reese Witherspoon and Maria Sharapova, who you’ll also find plenty of behind the scenes posts of on Adir’s instagram. We love following Adir to see his glamorous jetset life, discovering far off places and taking notes on the looks he creates for the stars. Above all, his ultra positive attitude shines through all his posts and inspires his followers. You can find him on Instagram @hairbyadir. 
  2. Kristin Ess — Kristin made a name for herself as Lauren Conrad’s personal hairstylist, and since launching The Beauty Department has become a bonified hair guru. Her styling and color expertise are creating some serious hair envy across the internet. But she’s not stingy with her knowledge, sharing her how to’s to beautiful braids, impeccable updos, and superior haircare. She also shares here favorite finds on her frequent travels! Follow her at TheBeautyDepartment.com and @kristin_ess.
  3. Ted Gibson — New York based celebrity stylist, Ted Gibson, has adorably named his impressive entourage of clients “Gibson Girls.” Among them are Anne Hatheway, Brie Larson, Deborah Messing, Gugu Bathraw and more, with whom he shares snaps of himself hard at work behind the scenes of photoshoots and festival red carpets. But Ted treasures all his clients equally, often sharing transformational snaps of ordinary salon visitors. We also enjoy his snapshots from day-to-day life as a salon owner and style guru appearing regularly on TV. Follow him across the web @tedgibsonbeauty. 
  4. Rubi Jones — Rubi Jones quite literally wrote the book on good hair. The Art of Hair is her DIY guide to braids, buns, curls and more and is making making the world a more beautiful place one hairdo at a time. We love Rubi’s posts from New York fashion week, discovering her inspirations, and little snapshots from her life as a stylist and working mom. Follow her @rubi_jones on Instagram. 
  5. Mark Townsend — Mark Townsend never stops, living out of a suitcase to bring his hair magic to red carpets around the world. Chances are some of his recent red carpet looks on Dakota Johnson or Rachel McAdams are already on your pinterest boards. His goofy interludes and and regular Hepburn inspiration posts are also some highlights on his feed. Follow him at @marktownsend1 to keep up with his work. 

Day 2 Styles: How to Style Your Hair Between Washes

Day 2 Styles: How to Style Your Hair Between Washes

By Natalie Baker

Dirty hair? Don’t care! Skipping the shampoo suds isn’t a total disaster. In fact, overwashing your hair actually strips it of its natural oils, leading to a loss of shine and texture. That’s why every woman needs a go-to rotation of hairstyles that she can turn to in a pinch between washes. Turn oily, two-day-old strands into a good hair day with these quick and easy looks.

Side-Swept Fishtail Braid
For a style that will take you from your cubicle to cocktails in a flash, a fishtail braid is your go-to. Bay Area stylist Shelly Grover notes that it’s a clever way to look after your hair. “I love doing heatless hairstyles. Not only do they look cute, but it’s a great way to maintain the integrity of your hair, since you don’t need to shampoo or use heated styling tools.”

A fishtail braid is the perfect option for oily hair, as it’s easy to do but it still looks intricate and impressive. The natural oils will to help lock this look in place. Spritz a texturizing spray, such as One ‘n Only™ Speed Style™ Dry Texturizing Spray, onto the roots of your hair for a boost of volume, before pulling the hair over to one shoulder. Divide your hair into two equal sections, then take a small piece of hair from under the right section and cross it over to the left section. Repeat this step on the opposite side, taking a small piece of hair from underneath the left section and pulling it across to the right section. Secure with a clear elastic before manipulating the braid with your fingers to create a textured finish.

Boho Waves
Textured curls practically demand second-day-old hair to stay in place. Play up naturally tousled, bedhead texture and rock some Boho waves. Wrap two-inch sections of hair—selected at random—around a curling wand to create added definition. The aim of the game is for hair to look effortless. Seal in your style with a light spritz of One ‘n Only™ Speed Style™ Finishing Hairspray.

Sleek Ponytail
Your ponytail doesn’t have to be reserved for the gym. For a chic and sophisticated look, a sleek ponytail worn at the nape of the neck is a timeless option. Pull your hair into a center part before taming any flyaway strands with a bit of styling cream. Secure with a clear elastic for a fashion-approved, understated look.

Side-Swept Chignon
You may not have time to wash your hair, but you don’t need to give the game away with a sloppy style. A side-swept chignon may look like you’ve made some serious effort, but it can be created in a matter of minutes. Create an off-center parting before securing your hair into a ponytail behind your ear. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins. Wear your chignon neat and tidy, or pull out a couple of pieces from around the front to frame your face.

The next time you need a day off from shampooing—or just some extra shut-eye in the morning—look no further than one of these quick and easy styles.

How to Save Your Hairstyle While Working Out

How to Save Your Hairstyle While Working Out

By Natalie Baker

Working up a sweat in the gym is great for your body. Not only does it boost your heart rate and help keep you lean, but it also elevates your mood, thanks to the release of endorphins. Your cardio or strength training may come with a host of health benefits, however unfortunately it can leave your hair looking lifeless. The good news is you don’t need to ditch your daily workout in favor of your tresses. Follow our stylist-approved hacks to save your style during and after the gym.

Get Savvy With Accessories
Sure, you may use any old hair elastic to pull your hair into a bun or ponytail without a second thought, but you’re doing your locks a real disservice. There are a host of gentler hair ribbons and elastic-free hair ties that will keep your hair away from your face, while minimizing breakage and damage. For morning workouts where you don’t have time to wash your hair afterwards, opt for a headband in a moisture-wicking fabric to soak up sweat from around your forehead and the back of your neck—the two areas that tend to sweat the most.

Re-Think Your Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo has long been a gym bag essential, but you may be using it entirely the wrong way. London-based stylist Kimberley Jayne recommends a pre-application. “Apply dry shampoo before you begin your workout rather than afterwards. It will get to work while you work out,” she said. “Apply it afterwards and they’ll be too much moisture for your product to tackle.”

A lightweight product, such as One ‘n Only™ Speed Style™ Dry Shampoo, should be your go-to. The invisible formula absorbs excess oil without leaving telltale powdery white residue.

Rock A Cute Updo
When you’ve got an early morning gym session planned before heading to the office, a cute hairstyle that prevents the need for washing your hair afterwards is a must. For a look that’s both practical and on-trend, braid damp hair into two French braids the evening before. The braids will keep hair back from your face while you’re working out but will still look cute if you don’t have time for styling. For extra fashionista points, try a fishtail braid or dutch braid—a.k.a. an inverted French braid. Alternatively, unravel your braids and run a bit of hair oil through your strands for textured, effortless waves post-workout.

If braids aren’t your thing, try two twisted buns for a quick and easy option. Divide your hair into two sections, parting it in the center. Pull each section into a ponytail and twist into a low bun, before pinning into position. Not only will it keep hair back from your face as you workout, but it will look equally cute for lunch with friends afterwards.

Blow-Dry Your Scalp
Want to save your salon blowout? Then soak up the sweat, pronto. Moisture leads to frizz, so pat your scalp with a towel to mop up any sweat. Flip your hair upside down and blow-dry your hair on the cool setting to revive your hair. Finish with a spritz of dry shampoo to freshen up your strands.

Just because you’re having a sweat sesh, doesn’t mean your hair needs to suffer. With some preplanned styling tricks, your hair can look great no matter how grueling your workout.

Quick and Easy Hair Styles for Summer

Quick and Easy Hair Styles for Summer

The lazy days of summer are just around the corner and you probably need a few quick and easy hairstyles for the season. Try these styles on yourself or share them with your friends. They’ll keep you cool and won’t take up a ton of your time.

 

The Polished Braid

Meet your new BFF for summer—the polished braid. This style screams elegance, yet it only takes a few minutes to create. Wear this stylish hairdo during long days behind the chair or recommend it for people who want a style that holds up in the summer heat. 

To get this look, work with damp hair and brush  through a medium-hold gel. Next, pull hair into a tight, high pony and secure with an elastic. Braid hair in your favorite style—a classic summer go-to is the fishtail—and then secure the ends with another elastic.

 

The High Ponytail

Balmain models were spotted wearing the high ponytail on the catwalk, but this runway look is easily achievable at home, too. What makes the high ponytail different than your local high school cheerleader’s pony is the sleekness.

Create a sleek look by dampening the roots with a spray bottle and then pulling the hair into a tight, high pony.  Secure with an elastic, and then spritz any unruly strands with a high-hold hair spray. You can also use a BaBylissPRO curling iron to add a little flip to the end of the ponytail.

 

The Messy Bun

This laid-back, summer bun is perfect for the girl who’s on-the-go. Bottega Veneta models recently sported this look on the runway and the style couldn’t be any simpler to pull off.

Spray your favorite beach or salt spray in the hair, and blow-dry the locks upside down with your BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer.  Next, simply allow hair to fall in its natural part and pull it back into a ponytail. Use a clear elastic to secure it and then pull the pony halfway through to create a messy bun and leave as is—the messier the better.

 

The Wet Look

There is nothing easier than wash-and-go hairstyles. That’s why this summer, the wet look reigns. Award-winning hair stylist, Carol Carey of Carol Carey Couture Salon in California loves the wet look for both herself and anyone looking for a quick and easy ‘do.

“This style is ideal for summer, simply for the ease of going from being poolside to grabbing cocktails in no time flat,” Carey says. “Just rinse the chlorine from your strands and comb a medium-hold styling gel or lotion through the ends, and then secure your style with an elastic and go. This style is both chic and time-saving.”

It’s also the perfect look for days when you want to give your hair a break from heat tool styling.

 

No matter how crunched your are for time, or how hot it is outside, one of these styles is bound to fit the occasion.

 

Hair Tools Tricks

Hair Tools Tricks

Every day we rely on a host of tried and trusted tools that curl, straighten, wave, and dry our hair to salon perfection. But are you really getting the most from them? Your go-to tools should help you achieve beautiful results with minimal hassle. So whether you’re looking to invest in a shiny new kit, or you want to achieve more with your current arsenal, there are ways to get more from your tools.

London-based hairstylist Kimberly Jayne notes that when it comes to your kit, less is more. “As long as I have a curling wand, set of flat irons, and a good blow dryer, I can achieve tons of different looks with different hair types and textures,” she says. “It’s important to select tools that come with adjustable temperature settings so that you can retain ultimate control when working with different hair types. And using a heat protectant whenever applying heat goes without saying.”

Flat Iron

Flat irons have quickly become a stylist’s staple, thanks to their versatility. A model that comes with ceramic or tourmaline-coated plates, such as the BaBylissPRO PRIMA 3000 Flat Iron, should be your go-to, since it offers additional protection and creates a sleeker finish. As a general rule, the shorter your strands, the thinner the plates should be. If you have super-thick or long hair, wider plates will help to speed up the styling time.

While flat irons make creating smooth, sleek strands a cinch, they’re also great for boosting texture. Create some cool crimps by dividing your hair into four to six sections then plaiting into simple three-strand braids. Run your flat iron over your braids to apply heat, then allow to cool. Remove the braids to reveal effortlessly crimped texture.

It’s simple to create day-to-night bouncy waves with your flat iron, too. Take a 1-inch section of hair and wrap it around your flat iron plates as you simultaneously turn the iron away from your head. Pull the iron down towards the end of the section, then repeat throughout your hair. Break up the curls by raking your fingers through them to complete the look.

Curling Wand

Sure, you can wrap your hair around your curling wand and achieve effortless waves, but your favorite tool allows for even more control. Want tight curls? Wrap hair tightly around the thinner end of the wand to achieve the look. To add volume to the roots, hold your wand vertically with the largest part of the barrel closest to the roots and the thinnest part towards the ends. Don’t have time to do all of your hair? Wave the front sections away from your face to instantly create a more polished finish.

For the ultimate in long-lasting curls, try the pin curl technique. Rather than let the section fall off the end of your curling wand, catch it in your hand, roll it up, and secure with a bobby pin to allow the curl to set. Once completely cooled, remove the pins for longer lasting, Victoria’s Secret-esque curls.

Blow Dry

Don’t have time—or space when travelling—for your curling wand or flat irons? Create quick-and-easy, beachy waves using your blow dryer. Apply volumizing mousse to damp strands, before taking a section, twirling it around your finger, then blow drying a section at a time. Repeat all over for an effortlessly beachy look.

Air-dried hair doesn’t have to be a fast route to a bad hair day. Allow your strands to dry naturally by 70 percent before you reach for your blow dryer to help reduce frizz and promote shine. Lock in your style by blasting with the cold setting.

While you probably use your blow-dryer, flat irons, and curling wand without a second thought, re-thinking your method and techniques can transform your results.

Travel-Friendly Hairstyles

Travel-Friendly Hairstyles

As you pack your bag for your upcoming trip, you’re probably contemplating what hairstyles will suit the outfits you’re taking along. While it’s fun to dream up lounging on the sand with bouncy, bombshell waves or an intricately woven waterfall braid, remember that pulling off these looks could take a slew of styling tools and products you may not have space for in your luggage, as well as hours of style prep when you’d rather explore local hotspots.

“When traveling, I suggest doing hairstyles that don’t require much maintenance,” says New York-based celebrity stylist Kahh Spence. “You don’t want to have to think about dealing with it, or even doing much with your hair. I always tell my clients to do braids, messy buns and ponytails. These are simple in their own way and don’t require a lot of time to accomplish, which is great when traveling.”

Ready to explore your options? No matter what your hair type or length, these effortlessly chic hairstyles require minimal product and prep time.

On the Plane: Topknot

Sitting with your head against an airplane seat for more than a couple hours can cause flat hair. Prevent this by tying your hair into a loose topknot. Start by flipping your head forward and pulling all your hair upward. Secure the knot with a no-tug hair tie.

By the Pool: Undone Bun

Not only does this hairstyle look sexy with any style of swimsuit, it also protects your hair from heat and chlorine. For a more textured look, spritz some texturizing spray, like One ’n Only™ Speed Style™ Dry Texturizing Spray, on dry hair before gathering it into a loose ponytail. Twist your hair into a bun and secure. Make sure to leave some loose pieces around your face for a more dramatic finish.

On the Road: Fishtail Braid

For trips that include multiple destinations, you can never go wrong with a braid. It’s versatile, and you can even take it from day to night. For the most effortless look, start with a deep side part. Gather your hair in a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. Braid the entire tail onto one side and over your shoulders. Once you’ve reached the end, move the elastic band to the end of the braid to secure. Gently tug sections of the braid apart for a messy, tousled look.

In the City: Twisted Halo

If you want a more sophisticated look, this hairstyle requires minimal time and effort but promises a whole lot of wow—and it works whether you have short or long hair. For a simple yet stylish twist, smooth flyaway strands with an anti-frizz cream like One ’n Only™  Argan Oil Cream-to-Serum Styler. With your hair parted in the middle, grab a thin section from one side and twist several times towards the back. Secure it with a bobby pin then do the same on the other side.

Sunday Brunch: Side Pony

No time time to wash your hair? A side pony is great for second-day hair. To create volume, lift the hair at the crown and spray with a dry shampoo. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail and then pull the sides taut. This will give your hair a little bit of pouf at the crown. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie and pull the entire tail towards your shoulder.

When you don’t want to look like you just rolled out of bed, count on these easy-to-create hairstyles to do the trick. Just remember to bring a few essential hair care products with you to give your locks some TLC wherever you may be.

Best Hairstyles for Your Hair Texture

Best Hairstyles for Your Hair Texture

We’ve all walked into a salon clutching a picture of a model or celebrity and declared that we ‘want her hair’ but, when it comes to hairstyles, one size doesn’t fit all. Whether your hair is fine, coarse, curly, or straight, the key to having more good hair days is to work with what you’ve got. The right style will ensure hair is more manageable and easier to style in the mornings. Follow these foolproof tricks to ensure bad hair days are a thing of the past.

Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, but a lot of it, it can become heavy and lifeless, advises London-based stylist Kimberly Jayne. “Seamless layers will help to create the movement and shape that high-density fine hair needs. A layered pixie crop is an easy on-trend option for women with fine hair. If you’d prefer to wear your hair longer, a layered chin or shoulder length hairstyle will really work with your natural texture,” notes Jayne.

On the other hand, if your hair is fine, but you don’t have lots of it, skip the layers altogether and go for a blunt-cut bob or graduated bob instead. Blunt lines create the illusion of fuller, thicker strands.

Coarse Hair

Coarse hair can become too heavy and unruly when you adopt the wrong hairstyle. Steal back some styling time with a hairstyle that’s conducive to reducing bulk and weight. Ask your stylist for razor-cut layers to remove mass and create shape. Too much weight in the lengths and ends of the hair can cause it to fall flat. Similarly, avoid blunt cuts, which can emphasize excess weight.

If you have hair that’s coarse, but low in density, the goal is to add bluntness to your style for a flattering finish. Coarse, low-density hair tends to lay flat against the head, so incorporate root-lifting, texturizing products such as One ‘n Only™ Speed Style™ Dry Texturizing Spray into your routine to create added volume.

Curly Hair

Curly hair can be tricky to style, but the key to reducing frizz and increasing manageability is the right haircut. While layers can help reduce excess mass, they should be cut into select places to help create balance. Too much shearing can cause the ends to look too transparent and wispy, so keep some fullness towards the ends of the hair. While mid-length to longer styles work for high-density curls, if you have curly hair that’s less dense, then a shorter, cropped style is a carefree option for your natural texture.

Straight Hair

Add texture and definition to super-straight locks with piece-y layers. A long shag cut adds shape and interest to naturally straight hair. Long side-swept or blunt bangs can amp up the interest of this look. To prevent strands from falling flat, encourage movement and texture with a spritz of One ‘n Only™  Argan Oil Volumne Hair Spray.

While face shape, personal style and the amount of time you can dedicate to upkeep all play roles, working with your natural texture and density will ensure you score your best possible hairstyle.

Best Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Best Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Who knew finding your perfect hairstyle was so easy? While it’s always fun to look at the latest hair trends, letting your face shape guide the way will give you your most flattering tresses. Los Angeles-based hairstylist Cici Andersen explains, “the idea is to give the illusion of a balanced, proportional and symmetrical face. If you think about it, a circle, oval, square, or heart are already symmetrical. It’s about adding fullness in the right places to create the ‘ideal’ oblong shape.”

In other words, every woman can look effortless with the right style to frame her face.

Round Face

If you have medium-length or long hair and your face is roundish like Selena Gomez or Ginnifer Goodwin, consider layers in the front starting at your chin to distract attention from the cheeks. Light, bouncy waves or a sleek style will help to balance the roundness, especially with longer hair. Ideally, keep the volume of the hair around your face to a minimum. Beach waves are quick and easy to create if you want to flatter the face without all the fullness. If that’s not your style, brush through your locks and use a smoothing treatment like the One ‘n Only™ Argan Oil treatment for a visibly sleeker, frizz-free look.

If you have a shorter mane, opt for even more texture with different layers to help elongate the shape of the face. Pixie cuts with bangs swept to one side are flattering, and they give the same lengthening effect.

Oval Face

If your face is oval face like Jessica Alba’s, you can experiment with hairstyles a little more. While you’ll find just about any style looks great, a tousled ponytail with face-framing tendrils, for longer-haired beauties, is a great option for bringing more attention to the face. Should you have a preference on the texture of your gorgeous tresses, just be sure avoid too much volume on top, which will throw off the balance of your oval shape.

Rocking a shorter mane? Try directing the attention towards your favorite feature, such as bangs to highlight your eyes, or chin-length layers to have everyone staring at your lips. The choice is yours.

Heart-Shaped Face

If you have a sweetheart face shape like Reese Witherspoon, you are one of the lucky ones. Side-swept bangs or a deep side part can give the illusion of balancing out the face since this shape is typically wider by the forehead before slimming down at the chin. No matter what length your hair is, adding texture is the way to go.

Longer-haired women might appreciate that styling any curls near the shoulder area will soften the jawline. Finishing the ends of your mane off with a texturing spray, such as the One ‘n Only™ Speed Style™ Dry Texturizing Spray will add even more volume for balance. Hair on the shorter side? Simple waves flatter just as well. And if your hair is curly, embrace your tendrils for a more natural look, using a styling gel only at the crown of your head for less weight near the forehead.

Square Face

Using your hair to complement a square-shaped face, like Olivia Wilde and Jessica Simpson have done, is easy. Stay away from cuts with straight edges, and go for softer styles that cover one or two of the “corners” of your face, such as a center part or side-swept bangs. No matter the length, you can’t go wrong with layers and waves for this face shape.

For a chic style for longer hair, a loose chignon is a beautiful look. Parting your hair down the center, make two ponytails to tie into a loose knot. Wrap one side and pin down, then do the same to the other side. Before you finishing it off with hairspray, make sure to take some pieces out around the front to give a frame to your face.

In the end, no matter your face shape, it’s all about “finding a combination of length and layering that works for you,” says Andersen. And, don’t forget to have fun with your new look.

How to Preserve Your Professional Blowout

How to Preserve Your Professional Blowout

By Gracee Tolentino

Who doesn’t love strutting about town with that fresh-from-the-salon, perfectly blown-out hair? Unfortunately, not everyone has the time—or the money—to indulge in a professional blowout every day. But since it’s a service a lot of us invest in, shouldn’t the benefits last for more than just a couple of days? The good news is that’s totally doable. All you need are a few expert tips and some must-have hair-styling products to give you the longest-lasting bang for your buck.

Blowout Day
Whether you’re DIY-ing your blowout or having it done by a professional, what you do beforehand is just as important as the process itself. “Before your blowout, wash your hair with a lightweight shampoo and conditioner,” explains Janna Urman, Boston-based hairstylist at Bella Santé. “Any hair care product that says ‘rich’ or ‘moisturizing’ will make your hair look greasier or feel limp faster.”

At night, Urman suggests sleeping on a satin or silk pillowcase with your hair down on one side of your neck, or secured with a scrunchy in a very loose, on-top-of-your-head bun to minimize damage.

The Morning After
Your blowout should still look intact when you wake up, but even the least amount of moisture can turn your hair from fab to a frizzy fiasco. The solution? Use a high-quality shower cap to protect your hair when you shower. “Use a thick, heavy-duty shower cap with a sturdy rim—not the clear plastic you usually get for free from hotels, which can leave your hairline exposed to moisture,” says Urman.

Once out of the shower, try not to fully brush your hair; just touch up areas that need to be combed out. Another thing you need to keep away from? Sweat. “Try not to do strenuous activities to keep sweat from ruining your blowout,” advises Urman. “If you are one of those people who just can’t go a day without working out, consider strength-training exercises or a yoga class—you get the same, great workout but you won’t sweat as much.”

The Next Few Days
After a few days, your once sleek, shiny and voluminous tresses will begin to look limp and lifeless, thanks to excess oil and gravity. To revive lackluster hair, spray a quick-drying invisible dry shampoo, like One ‘n Only™ Argan Oil Dry Shampoo, on the roots of your hair to soak up excess oil and give hair a much-needed boost. Use your fingers to work the product into your scalp, and let it sit it for at least a minute or two. If needed, volumize certain sections with a large-barrel curling iron or a professional blow dryer.

You can also extend your blowout for another couple of days by getting creative with your hairstyles. Braids, buns, high ponies and even textured waves are great style options for days-old, unwashed hair. As most frizz-fighting products—like a hair oil or a leave-in conditioner—can weigh your hair down, Urman suggests applying them only to the bottom half of your hair, if needed.

The Final Stretch
Some hair types, like thick and curly hair, can hold hairstyles a little longer than others. If your hair type belongs to this group, lucky you—your blowout can probably last up to five or six days. Around day seven, your hair may look like it needs a wash. At that point, cleanse and repair your strands with a nutrient-rich shampoo and follow it up with a hydrating treatment mask.

That’s it! Follow these expert tips for preserving the look of your professional blowout and enjoy a “good hair day” every day.

Protecting Healthy Hair

Protecting Healthy Hair

By Michelle Phi

The secret to having healthy hair year-round is to protect it, no matter if you have chemically treated hair, or if you’re sporting an au naturale look. In some cases, this means a simple spritz of a product, but depending on what your locks are like, you may need to take a few extra precautions. These are some ways to keep your tresses in tip top shape, no matter the season or style.

Wash Your Hair Less Often
Washing your hair daily can cause it to dry out, look dull and lose its shine since you’re essentially stripping your strands of its essential oils. Instead, try washing your hair every other day and freshen your locks up by using a dry shampoo, preferably one that matches your color, so you can avoid leftover residue from these products. If neither dry shampoo nor baby powder is available, throwing your hair up into a simple pony or securing your bangs back—if you have them—with a bobby pin, will also do the trick.

Use A Mild Shampoo To Keep Hair From Drying Out
If you wash your hair every day, use a shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate-free, such as One ’n Only™ Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo to prevent dryness. Sulfate-free formulas don’t lather, but don’t worry, they still cleanse your hair and wash away buildup.

To keep your hair at peak health, be wary of using clarifying shampoos. It’s okay to use them every so often, but since they’re designed to remove product buildup, it can also strip the moisture from your hair, causing it to look dry and dull.

Rinse With Cool Water
Steamy showers may help you unwind after a long day, but hot water isn’t the best for hair health, especially when it comes to rinsing. However, you don’t have to shiver through an entirely cold shower, says Salma Bar, hairstylist and owner of Sexy Bold Looks in Studio City, California. “It’s not really bad to wash your hair with hot water,” Bar said. “As long as you rinse with cold water to close the hair cuticles, you’ll be fine.” By closing the hair cuticles, it keeps the moisture locked in your hair and prevents it from drying out and looking dull.

Protect the Color Before Using Heated Tools
Heat is a huge contributor to damaged hair. Whether you’re using a blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron, or any other heating tools, without protection these can cause your hair to dry out—and split ends are never in style.

Before using any type of heating tools, spray your hair with a heat-protecting product, like One ‘n Only™ Argan Oil Thermal Shine Spray. If you find yourself without any heat-protecting sprays or serums and in need of a little blow out, use the cool button on your BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer to achieve the same look—minus the heat. Or, if you want a no-fuss curly or wavy look, just towel dry and braid your damp hair; or use rollers and air-dry to create a more voluptuous style.

Changing your hairstyle gives you a fresh, beautiful look for any season. Include these simple strategies in your beauty routine for healthier and vibrant looking hair.