Sunday, 6 October 2013


As beauty addicts with an insatiable need to try
anything and everything for the best hair
possible , we spend a lot of time (and a pretty
penny) in our stylist's chair. While nothing
beats the luxury of hanging at the salon, letting
pros tend to your tresses, sometimes a
budget–conscious gal needs to extend the life
of her treatments for as long as possible. For
advice on how to make those salon results last
longer, we caught up with Nick Stenson ,
professional hair stylist and Artistic
Creative Director, JCP Salon Division for his
tips on at-home hair care to stretch your
treatment life (and your dollar).
When it comes to long-lasting hair color, “it’s
all about protection. Too many people discount
the effects of sun, bad hair care products and
their own heat tools!” Stenson says. To shield
your hair from all of the above, use “a good
color protecting shampoo and conditioner like
Matrix Total Results Color Care with Fade
Guard . Protect your hair
from temperature extremes by never using the
highest settings on your dryers and irons and
shield your hair from the elements when
you’re outdoors by wearing a stylish hat
or colorful scarf,” he suggests.
“To maintain the best cut, aim your hair
care focus on keeping the ends of your
hair healthy. Start by using a good quality
moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and
follow up with finishing products to seal those
delicate ends and give hair a polished look,”
Stenson advises.
MDC Recommends: Redken All Soft Shampoo
and Conditioner and Living Proof No Frizz
Nourishing Styling Cream.
Straightening Treatments and Perms
If you’ve had a salon treatment to alter the
texture of your hair, “don’t make the mistake
of washing your hair more than is necessary,”
Stenson says. “Treated hair can thrive
with products that contain Jojoba Oil and
wheat proteins. They calm the
cuticle, defrizz from root to tip and encourage
longevity of your in-salon treatment,” he
suggests. “A diffuser for curls, and a low heat
setting on a flat iron for straightened hair help
to give polished finishes.”

MDC Recommends: Sally Hershberger Pure
Jojoba Waves Wave Shaper Frizz-Free Shampoo
and Conditioner and Carol’s Daughter Black
Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner.

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