10 Beauty Tricks To Keep You Flawless Looking ‘Till Spring
How to keep that glow going, no matter what the weather will be like.
Let’s be real with each other. This part of winter sucks. Hair, skin and nails tend to flake out faster than a Real Housewife- thanks to frigid temperatures and dryer air. The mood sinks- cab drivers are no longer humming holiday tunes- but gladly dropping us off into puddles of slush. We go through just as much hand lotion- as our uncle Vinny goes through vino- and it’s only February.
I sat down with beauty expert, and owner of the Southern Roots Salon, Lindsey Mills, of Sarasota, Florida, who gave me some helpful and inexpensive tips on how to shine like the middle of May, in the dead center of winter.
1. Get low
“One thing I tell my clients” says Mills “is to trade highlights in for lowlights. Lowlights automatically give a softer, more natural look in the winter- a time when uncolored hair would be at its darkest, because of the lack of sun exposure.”
2. Combat static
“Gloss treatments add a layer of shine to the hair- which helps keep static away,” claims Mills. This clear treatment not only adds a silky sheen- but volume too!
3. Leave it in
According to Mills “hair gets so dry because the air around us dries out. After every shampoo, use a leave in conditioner.” Here’s one that she recommends, “Versatility by Mantra ($16.50, hairoptionsalon.com). It’s light-weight, non-greasy and also acts as a de-tangler.”
4. Curled gurl
“For curly girls,” Mills suggests to “use a serum to combat the extra frizz.” One that we like- Garnier Fructis Haircare weightless leave-in anti-frizz serum, sleek & shine ($5.03, drugstore.com).
5. Play dirty
“Go a day between shampoos. This gives a chance for the scalps natural oils to coat the hair providing moisture and shine.”
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