Now that we’re moving on from textured, beachy waves and embracing an altogether sleeker look, the million-dollar question is this: how to rescue hair that’s been doused with enough dry shampoo to effect the O-zone layer?
If your tresses are looking dull and dry instead of glossy and gorgeous, read on: we sought out two of Australia’s top hairdressers for their expert strand-saving tips.
1. Rethink your shower situation
Don’t worry – we’re not about to tell you to shower in sub-zero temperatures (although as an fyi, a blast of cold water before you turn the taps off is said to help with hair’s shine). “Always have two shampoos and two conditioners in your shower going at the same time and alternate them every time you use,” recommends stylist Anthony Nader of RAW salon in Sydney. “This just peps up the scalp and hair follicles, which is key for healthy strands.”
2. Brush, brush and brush (again)
Channel your inner Marcia Brady by making friends with your hairbrush again – it’s key to developing a natural shine. “Don’t forget to brush your hair!” insists stylist Kevin Murphy. “Stimulate your scalp often and get the blood to the surface. This invigorates your scalp and wakens up the follicle, so hair grows stronger and healthier.”
3. Get regular cuts
Even if you’re growing your hair. “That good old tradition of having a trim every six weeks is my number one golden rule and even if you’re growing your length, you still need a dusting of those ends so they stay sharp,” says Nader. Read up on hair dusting here.