If ever there was a season to designate "hair season", it's now! High school seniors are preparing for prom, young brides are preparing for their wedding day, and the rest of us are gearing up for heat, humidity, and the challenges that summer brings to our hair.
Over the last few months, I have connected with a salon of fantastic hair gurus at Gwendolynn's Salon & Spa, ladies that know their stuff when it comes to up-dos, healthy hair, and gorgeous style. So I thought I'd call in one of my favorite ladies, Rebecca, to share with us some tips on how to look our best for "hair season".
I shot a few questions her way, and this is what she had to share:
Q. Is it true that a cold rinse at the end of a shower or hair washing is good for your hair? If so, why?
A. Yes, it's true. The cold water closes down the cuticle of the hair shaft, allowing your hair to be smoother and shinier. It also helps to hold in your color longer.
Q. Is there anything we ladies can do to speed up hair growth (my daughter would LOVE to know this one!)?
A. Regular trims will not make your hair grow faster, but it will make it grow healthier and will prevent split ends from breaking off. Thus the hair will get longer faster.
Q. What is the best way to keep split ends away?
A. The best way to keep split ends away is to get a trim on a regular basis.
Q. Are there any fun new up-dos in style this prom season?
A. Braids are huge this prom season, incorporated with your up-do. Loose soft up-dos are in.
Q. Any cute ways to pull off pony-tails for these hot summer months? Something outside the normal "pull back and go" routine?
A. Pull your hair back in a regular ponytail. Fasten with a ponytail holder. Above the ponytail holder, separate the hair in the middle and loop the tail end of the ponytail through the separation, going over the top. Side ponytails are really in also.
Thanks, Rebecca, for these great tips!
I had a whole bunch more, but I thought I'd let you jump in, so here's your chance! We want you to comment here with your own questions, and Rebecca will write in her answers! Find out how to get your best hair this "hair season"!
And let us know if this helped! Perhaps we'll come up with another handful of questions for a Q&A Part 2!
Now, go rinse that hair in cold water... BBBRRRRR!!!!!