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Shampoo, conditioner and the occasional mask have been the haircare protocol for as long as we can remember, but it might be time to rethink these three basics. With an increased focus on the scalp and the role it plays in healthy hair growth, a pre-shampoo product movement is upon us. From scrubs to protein-rich treatments, what you do before you shampoo may just be the key to strong, shiny strands.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment ($32)
This fortifying and strengthening mask may seem similar to the products you’ve been using for deep conditioning after washing your hair, but, alas, it’s not. Packed with protein that penetrates th
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We’re not sure when detoxing became such a thing, but it doesn’t look like this “trend” is going anywhere. From fasting and cleansing to soaking and masking, there are a variety of ways to help purge toxins from the skin, body and beyond. Taking a break from chemicals and eliminating any lingering remnants are never a bad idea, and here are the products that can help you do it.
Face: Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Mask ($47)
Packed with Hawaiian sea water and Amazonian white clay that draws out impurities, this nourishing yet effective treatment helps stimulate the skin as it reduces the appearance of pores. Apply it all over or just in congested areas depending on your skin’s deman
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If you’ve ever colored, highlighted, straightened, heat-styled or had a day of (unprotected) fun in the sun, odds are your hair is at least a little bit damaged. Throw in towels and pillowcases made of unfriendly fabrics, and you have all the ingredients for dry, brittle, breakage-prone strands.
Fret not, because according to Teresa Probst, Color Director at New York City’s Varin Salon, a major haircut isn’t the only way to eliminate hair damage. “Prevention goes a long way for preserving the health of your hair, even if you subject it to chemical processing or thrice-weekly blowouts,” she says. “The keys are to replenish lost moisture and shield your hair from the environment
There is definitely a nip in the air. When I walk outside, I can’t get enough of the gorgeous caramel-colored leaves that keep on piling up, practically begging someone to jump in them. I’ve also started collecting wood and can hardly wait to give my new fireplace a go.
Can you tell that Fall is definitely my favorite season (with winter not far behind)? But, the one thing I can do without is the dry outdoor air and even drier indoor heat combo that more often than not leaves me with thirsty, dull, lackluster, fried-looking locks. This year, instead of doing major damage control post-damage, I plan on being proactive and switch out my usual conditioner with a moisturizing hair mask ever
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