Rescue Me! Holiday Beauty Survival Tips
Bah! Fried, Staticky Hair
Cause: Overstyling for special events. All that pre-party blow-drying, teasing, twisting, and spraying can take a toll on hair,
and the dry heat in your home and office can send it skyward.
Aah! “Use a deep-conditioning treatment once a week to keep hair moisturized,” says Carmine Minardi, co-owner and design director of the Minardi Salon, in New York City. If you don’t have color-treated hair, you can first remove buildup from styling products with a clarifying shampoo. Use the right brush: “Avoid nylon, which can aggravate static electricity, and switch to boar bristle, which doesn’t,” says Minardi. “Use a silicone product to reduce flyaways and static in dry hair,” says Paul Brown, a hairstylist and the president of Paul Brown Hawaii Salons and Day Spas. “In a pinch, remove static by drawing an antistatic dryer sheet across your hair or running a brush spritzed with a little hair spray through it, ” says Brown.
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