You and your hair work well together. Whether you have been
maintaining the same style for some time or enjoy updating your hair
with seasonal trends, you are on target with your cutting schedule. Your
color plan is fine-you know to get your roots touched up every four to
six weeks, or when your highlights need attention.
"Add a few easy
elements to your regime," suggests Joelle, senior stylist at Avon Salon
and Spa. Try altering your shade with a gloss or glaze, which will
change the tone of your single-process treatment or highlights. To
determine your styling products du jour, consider the weather forecast,
the condition of your hair before you shampoo it and your plans for the
day and evening. Try defrizzing serum on humid or rainy days or a
leave-in conditioner when your hair seems thirsty, and take along a root
lifter for office-to-evening plans. Blow your hair just until dry,
typically 5 to 10 minutes for short hair, 10 to 20 for medium, and 15 to
40 for long hair.
Keep your brush working for you by cleaning it
weekly. Shampoo every other week in a sink of lukewarm water, rinse with
cool water, shake out, and dry. Keep using protective hair products in
the sun, and reapply after swimming. Also, wet hair with clean water
before you jump in the pool or ocean to reduce the amount of chlorinated
or salt water that your hair absorbs.