YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL HAIR GUIDE
Want to update your mane for back to school? From hair care to hair color, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Back to School Hair Tip #1: Treat Your Strands
If there’s one thing you should be changing in regards to your hair for fall, it’s your hair care routine. “Think of it as a wardrobe. As you change your wardrobe, change your hair routine—including the style,” Colombini says.
To keep things fresh, try a new shampoo and conditioner, such as one from the L’Oréal Paris EverPure line. “Within that line you have multiple choices from moisture to thickening to keratin caring,” Colombini explains.
Aside from trying a new shampoo and conditioner for the back to school season, you may want to give your strands an extra boost. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Treatment comes in. The leave-in treatment nourishes with each use to help increase strength, flexibility, and protect against everyday damage caused by heat and styling for incredibly soft, yet resilient hair.
Back to School Hair Tip #2: Stock Your Backpack or Purse
Last but not least, it’s important to stock your backpack or purse with a few back to school hair necessities. One we can’t live without? Dry shampoo! “Find a travel size and pop that in your purse,” says Colombini.
Another hair necessity for your bag? Hairspray! You wouldn’t want your perfectly styled strands to become disarrayed, would you? Grab the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold (Travel Size) for a look that stays put.
Back to School Hair Tip #3: Try a New Hairstyle
Speaking of heat styling, when it comes to putting your best mane forward for the first day of school, Colombini recommends turning to your blow-dryer. According to Colombini, “a good wash and blowout using very minimal products” are all you need.
In a rush and short on time to style your locks? On hectic school days when you’ve overslept, Colombini recommends a ponytail or top knot for your back to school hairstyle. “It’s quick and easy and will also hide dirty or wet hair,” he explains.
Back to School Hair Tip #4: Switch Up Your Haircut
Looking to make the chop? If you want to switch up your look with a trendy haircut, short hair may be the way to go. “Bobs and lobs are here for a while,” Colombini shares. Not sure you’re ready to lose a lot of length? No worries! Colombini recommends minimal layering—à la ‘70s hairstyles—for those sporting longer locks.
Back to School Hair Tip #5: And Your Color
For the ultimate back to school mane refresh, consider switching up your color. What’s in for fall? Subtle, natural sun-kissed color, according to Colombini. “Work with your natural color and add some high- and lowlights to complement your natural tones,” he explains.
If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and get permanent highlights or lowlights, consider giving yourself temporary highlights at home with a hair color spray or hair makeup. Give the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Gold or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in BronzeAuburn a try, using a shade that isn’t too far from your base color for a natural look. You can also use Colorista temporary hair color to show your school spirit, adding streaks of your school colors throughout your mane for game day. So fun!
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