As summer winds down and our focus shifts to the new school year, Sally Hershberger hairstylist Chris Rios has some professional advice for what products and tools every mom should have on hand and how to pamper your hair year-round. A mom of two boys herself, she knows exactly how hectic it is to get out the door in the morning! Check out Chris’ quick-and-easy updo tutorial. I might actually be able to pull this one off:
Click through for my Q&A with Chris and her practical advice for moms, including how often you should wash your hair, what type of brush you should be using, which beauty tools are worth investing in, and more:
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Click through for Chris Rios' practical advice for moms, including how often you should wash your hair, what type of brush you should be using, which beauty tools are worth investing in, and more!
Q: Summer elements can be rough on hair. What’s your best advice for preventing sun/chlorine/salt damage to start the new school year off right? 2 of 8
A: Covering your hair with a hat or scarf to protect against the elements and keeping your brunette hair from getting brassy and your blond from getting bleached out is a must, but if you're a mom you'll have to be in the pool/ocean more often than not. Rinse hair with water as often as you can to get any residual chlorine or salt out. I like to carry a water bottle with a mix of water and conditioner in my beach bag to mist in my hair after I'm in and out of the pool with my kids. It rinses my hair out and conditions at the same time. You could even go a step further and keep conditioner in your bag as well. Slather it on and put your hair in a bun or braid, and you're giving yourself a conditioning treatment while beaching it with your kids. Try Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray and conditioner.
Q: Which hair accessories are most useful for busy moms? 3 of 8
Q: Is there a hard-and-fast rule moms should follow for how often to wash/condition? 4 of 8
A: Most women think they have to wash their hair every day because they think their hair looks flat or dirty. A dry shampoo will not only absorb the oil, but it will give you volume and lift. Now for women with curly hair, they don't have to wash everyday but they should mist their hair with water to reconstitute the hair product that's in their hair and tame frizz. Sally Hershberger Glam Waves Texture Spray or her Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray are perfect for this.
Q: Is there a specific type of brush we should be using? 5 of 8
Q: What hair care products should a mom always pack? 6 of 8A: Dry shampoo, volumizing hairspray (like Sally Hershberger Major Body Spray), and a styling finishing cream.
Q: Which styling tools should moms invest in? 7 of 8
A: 1.5-2-inch curling iron and a ceramic flat iron for styling slept-on hair and/or restyling at the end of the day — if you're lucky to have a babysitter for a girls night out!
Q: How can moms pamper their locks year-round WITHOUT going to the salon? 8 of 8
A: Invest in a good deep-conditioning mask to use at home once a month, such as Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Conditioner. Wash hair, towel dry, slather conditioning mask on roots through ends, put on a plastic shower cap, wrap a towel from the dryer into a turban on top of that, and voila! Your home is a spa! Rinse the mask out 20-30 minutes later.
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