Quick Tips

Lifeless hair?
If you're using a body building gel or mousse, don't use it on wet hair. It will make your hair go limp. Water will dilute the active ingredients in most volumizers. Instead, towel dry hair, removing the excess moisture, then massage volumizer into hair and style as usual.
 
Fading hair color?
To lock in color, try using a shampoo that has a slightly acidic pH. All shampoos that are designed to clarify, volumize or control dandruff contain harsh, color-dimming ingredients.
 
Concerning Hair Breakage
Your hair is very fragile when wet, so comb it carefully. Always use a wide-tooth comb for detangling. Begin at ends and work through gently; then go back and comb through from scalp.
 
Summer Hair Hints
Summer weather can dry out your hair so make sure to condition the ends well after every shampoo. Use olive oil on the ends with a plastic bag covering the ends; tie it with a rubber band. Leave it on overnight, then shampoo in the morning.
 
Up With Hair!
Invest in a couple of hair clips or other holders that will keep your hair off of your face during the hot weather months. Keep one in your purse in case you need an instant hair-makeover.
 
Highlights
Go ahead and add a little gold to your hair. Summer is the perfect time to do it. Keep the bleach and chemicals off of your scalp and have a professional do it. It is worth the money. Stay away from the do-it yourself highlighter kits unless you really know what you're doing.
 
Brush Giving You Static?
Keep it clean. Wash it with a drop of shampoo and warm water and no more fly-aways! Spray a little anti-static spray on your hair brush. It works on hair the same way it works on clothes.
 
Dry or Oily Hair?
If you have dry hair and scalp, rinse in very warm water. Hot water stimulates oil production, so if your hair is oily, use cool water.
 
Cool Water - Hot Shine!
Always rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle and make your hair shine!
 
Oily Scalp?
Saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and dab all over your entire scalp.
 
Homemade Intensive Conditioner
Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 1 egg and apply it to your hair. Use more olive oil if your hair is long. Cover your head with aluminum foil, then with a towel that has been warmed in the dryer. Leave on for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo as usual.
 
Want Bouncy Hair?
Saturate freshly washed hair with Half & Half cream, concentrating on the scalp. Leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse.
 
Got Dandruff?
Use a mouthwash that's labeled "antiseptic." It kills the strain of yeast that's responsible for dandruff. Mix one part mouthwash with 9 parts water and pour over scalp; massage in, let set 5-10 minutes, then rinse well.
 
Terrible Tangles?
Detangle your hair before you wash it. Wet hair is very fragile so brush your hair thoroughly before getting into the shower.
 
For Greasy Hair
Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 1/3 cup of your regular shampoo. Wash as usual. This will also add highlights!