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Diwali 2018: Here are a few festive hair care tips and hairstyles

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Nov 6, 2018, 1:08 pm IST
Updated : Nov 6, 2018, 1:08 pm IST

Damaged hair not only lacks moisture and lustre but also elasticity, making it more prone to breakage, split ends and ultimately hair fall.

Try and limit the use of heated tools like hair dryers, hot rollers, flat irons or curling tongs to prevent split ends and hair breakage.
 Try and limit the use of heated tools like hair dryers, hot rollers, flat irons or curling tongs to prevent split ends and hair breakage.

Winter heralds in the festivities and the party season and with that comes the need to resort to extreme hair styling with all the dressing and decking up. This could mean styling your hair without using any styling product before and succumbing to the frequent use of heated tools like straighteners, curlers and tongs. The continuous use of heated tools will damage the hair if it isn’t protected. This equates out to putting your skin in the sun without sunblock.

Damaged hair not only lacks moisture and lustre but also elasticity, making it more prone to breakage, split ends and ultimately hair fall. The thing about damage is that it is a gradual process. You may not see it at once, but over a period of time the quality of the hair will deteriorate. 

So try and limit the use of heated tools like hair dryers, hot rollers, flat irons or curling tongs to prevent split ends and hair breakage. However, should you have to succumb to heat styling, the new Repair Remedy Leave in Cream is your best bet. Prepping your hair with it not only tames frizz and readies the hair for styling but it also forms a protective layer against any possible heat damage.

We also recommend that you wash your hair less often in the winter months, as over-cleansing can scrub away the protective layer of natural oils that hold in moisture. But remember to always condition. A great, easy-to-do solution which you can try at home is to first cleanse your scalp and hair with the Repair Remedy Shampoo, then gently towel dry it and apply the Repair Remedy conditioner. Work the product up from the ends to the mid-lengths of your hair. Massage the product thoroughly through the hair and wrap it in a hot towel for 10 mins for a quick fix deep conditioning. The Argan oil in these products has moisturising and nourishing properties that dry and damage hair need.

At BBLUNT we prefer to suggest prevention rather than cure. So whether you’re looking to colour your hair, take to heat styling too frequently or even consider putting your hair through chemical treatments, it is important to prepare your hair with a range of products developed to tackle any resulting damage. The newest addition to our range of products is the Repair Remedy range – a special concoction of Keratin and Argan Oil which is the ideal fix to repair your hair and help dry, damaged hair come back to life.

You can pick from a variety of hair styles like messy up dos to braid variations to go with your festive finery.  Here’s a quick decode for a trendy braided ponytail to try out this festive season!

Braided Mohawk:

Prep towel dried hair with a dollop sized amount of BBLUNT’s new Repair Remedy Leave in Cream which tames frizz and readies the hair for all the styling that follows. It also shields against environmental pollution.

Step 1

Make a side part, and then section out good portion of your bangs at the front to form a mohawk later. Now take a section on front left side of your part to your left temple. Split this into three and weave together to make the braids on the side of your head.

Step 2

Braid the right over the centre, then the left over the right and continue to braid that section. Stretch out the braid to make it look thicker. Secure the end with a pin or small elastic.

Step 3

Now gather all your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. Take the pin or elastic off the first braid such that it is now included as part of the ponytail. Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around your hair elastic to camouflage it.

Now moving to add volume and texture to the bangs at the top, use the floral variant of our Dry Shampoo Spring Fling. And style it to create light curls and set in place to form the mohawk.

Let the festivities get to your hair, go all out and accessorise with flowers which are definitely the most trending go-to accessory at the moment. They will lend a fresh, summery look to any festive ensemble. Floral options that work best are Orchids, full bloom Roses, even Daisies, but the smaller, more delicate flowers like Gypsophila, more commonly known as baby’s breath are quite the rage globally.

The article has been authored by Adhuna Bhabani, Founder and Creative Director, BBLUNT.

 

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