When the weekend finally rolls around, it probably takes everything in you to not squeal loudly with joy. You can finally unwind, relax, and do the laundry list of chores that have piled up during the week. It’s important to take the time to pamper yourself—especially if you’ve had a long week. And with the number of hair care products and heat styling tools you probably use Monday through Friday, your mane could most likely use some TLC, too. After all, your hair plays a vital role in your overall beauty look. Want to show your strands some love this weekend? Below, find the ultimate weekend hair care routine.
THE ULTIMATE WEEKEND HAIR CARE ROUTINE
Ready to indulge yourself this weekend? Here are a few of our favorite ways to pamper our manes, so you can pamper yours too!
1. ADD CLAY TO YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE
Does your hair tend to be on the oily side? Take time over the weekend to care for your strands and learn how to make your hair look less greasy. Follow this simple three-step routine:
Step #1: Pre-shampoo mask
Before getting your hair wet in the shower, use the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask for oily roots. Apply the mask to dry roots section by section, making sure to cover your entire head. Leave it on for three to five minutes, gently massaging your scalp when you rinse.
Step #2: Shampoo
Step #3: Condition
Thought you could skip conditioner because your hair gets oily? Think again! You still should use conditioner, only you’ll want to use it exclusively on the ends of your hair. After shampooing, apply the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner, leave it on for about three minutes, then rinse out.
2. GIVE HEAT TOOLS A BREAK
If you’re the kind of person who blow-dries, curls, or straightens your hair every day during the work week, it’s time to give your hair a break! Excessive use of heat tools can lead to damaged hair, so let your hair air dry over the weekend. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on styling—there are plenty of ways you can embrace your natural hair texture and still look absolutely stunning. Need some inspo? Try one of the three options below.
Option #1. Texture mist
Want to add some serious volume to your mane? Of course you do! Grab the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist and spritz it throughout towel-dried hair. You’ll get instant texture and volume for a full-bodied, blown-out look.
Option #2. Wave spray
Who says you need to be anywhere near the ocean to get beachy waves? Spritz towel-dried hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. Then, weave your damp strands into a braid—one braid if you want looser braids and a few separate braids if you prefer tighter waves. When your hair is about 95 percent of the way dry, undo your braid(s) and say hello to beachy hair.
Option #3. Styling cream
Undone hairstyles are so on-trend, and they definitely don’t require heat! For a messy chic look, apply the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste to dry hair to add texture and body. Start with a little bit of product and add more as you go to build thickness.
3. DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR
No hair care routine would be complete without deep conditioning your locks! This is the ultimate way to pamper dry, damaged hair—especially during the cold winter months. Take your pick from the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, or the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner. Apply your deep conditioner of choice to the lengths of your hair, leave it on for one minute, then rinse! For more ways to deep condition your locks, head over to our article, How to Deep Condition Your Hair.
Next up, pamper your skin! Check out our article, The Ultimate Weekend Skin Care Guide.