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3 Hair Styling Secrets

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Three strand secrets that will help you kick bad hair days.

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Three strand secrets that will help you kick bad hair days.

Use color cues.

In general, clear styling products such as gels beef up roots, while white or opaque products like lotions and creams smooth flyaways and frizz, says celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger, who is based in New York City. An exception: mousse, which actually does both.

Reach for tools.

Products with a "heat activated" label contain ingredients that work only with the help of a blow-dryer, flatiron, or curling iron, explains Adrian De Berardinis, a stylist in New York City. Spritzing without heating creates icky buildup that zaps shine and flattens hair.

Be slack with suds.

There's a reason pro colorists don't shampoo your mane before applying dye or bleach. "Natural oils and styling products prevent your hair from drying out, plus they help the color absorb better," De Berardinis says. Skip a wash before tinting at home or the salon.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, January 2010.


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not helpful at all

2/22/2010 07:59:52 AM Report Abuse
nik028 wrote:

not helpful

2/19/2010 04:56:28 PM Report Abuse
kadenza78 wrote:

To add to the first tip: A clear product that doesn't boost volume, but smooths & adds shine is serum.

2/19/2010 03:39:54 PM Report Abuse

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