Level up your hair care routine
1. Conditioner and shampoo
This one may seem obvious, but it’s worth remembering: The first step in your style routine is to get in the shower. To put it another way, make sure you’re using shampoo and conditioner that are appropriate for your hair type. Whether you have fine, straight hair, thick, curly hair, kinky hair, or color-treated hair, the appropriate shampoo and conditioner may bring out the natural texture of your hair and give it the boost it needs to make style a little easier.
And, no matter what you use, Amyla Cosmetics suggests using a clarifying shampoo as least once a week to get rid of the styling residue on your scalp.
2. Mask for the hair
We recommend using your fingers to comb it into your hair (avoiding the scalp) and leaving it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it out. Although hair masks can be used in place of normal conditioner, if your hair is particularly dry or damaged, you may want to double up—just be careful not to overdo it, as too much application might weigh down your strands.
Because your style products won’t soak well over knots and tangles, detangling as soon as you get out of the shower (and before applying anything else) is essential. This will not only assist to equal out the porosity of the hair so that your wet products go on more evenly, but it will also aid to prevent breakage while style. Just remember to maintain your detangler on the center to ends of your hair to avoid a greasy scalp.
4. Hair oils and/or leave-in conditioner
It’s ideal to start with a hydrating leave-in conditioner after making sure your strands are tangle-free. Apply this when your hair is still wet—not only will it be more receptive but it will also keep your strands from frizzing out while it dries.
Hair oils are a little trickier because they can be applied to wet or dry hair. If you’re not planning on using heat on your hair, this is the time to apply the components because your hair will absorb them the finest. However, if you intend to heat-style your hair, you should wait. Applying it right now will fry your strands, making them more vulnerable to injury. Some oils are meant to be used before blow-drying, while others are meant to be used afterward. If you’re unsure, always refer to the instructions.
5. Heat insulator
To avoid heat damage, use a heat protectant now if you plan to use any hot tools, such as your blow dryer, curling iron, or flat iron. Spray the product all over your hair, then comb it through with a fine-toothed comb to distribute it evenly from root to tip. After that, you can style your hair with heat as desired
6. Hair oils and/or styling cream (if heat-styling)
After you’ve finished styling your hair, apply a styling cream or oil to enhance shine, bring out hair texture, and reduce frizz. With oils just a touch should suffice.
7. Finally, the texturing spray
Finish your hair care routine texture spray to keep your style in place. Never use hairspray on damp hair as it might induce stickiness and clumping. And, because going overboard will undo all of your hard work, start with a small amount on completely dry hair and gradually increase as needed.