As I have repeated in the past, no one should have to or should be shampooing their hair every day. Who has time for that? Plus, it’s not good at all for the health of your hair or the longevity of your hair color.

There are better ways to preserve your style for at least a few days. Here are a few careful steps you can take.

  • You need to use a salon conditioner, but do not over-condition. Heavy moisturizers and cheap conditioner weigh the hair down, which is counterproductive to maintaining your style. Hair should feel clean but not slippery.
  • If you’re still battling fuzz and frizz, apply serum sparingly and only to the length of your hair – not to the root. Using mousse on the root – with heat – will ensure volume stays at the root.
  • Dry shampoo is a wonderful way to keep hair from feeling dirty, and also helps with your root volume as well.
  • Try to shower smart. Protect your hair by clipping it up into high bun (if long enough) and covering with a shower cap before getting near the shower. Blast with the blow dryer if it feels damp when you get out and take off the cap.
  • No matter your hair type, your style can withstand a trip to the gym. Again, secure with scrunchie (yep, they’re back in style) and wear terry cloth head band. After your workout, blow dry the roots and dry shampoo. (I know I’m being redundant. I’m sorry. Sometimes it takes repetition to sink in.)
  • The “cool shot” button on your blow dryer helps set the style once the hair is the way you want it. Our hair is like taffy. It’s pliable when warm, which allows it to bend or straighten.

Once it’s in place, it needs to be cool to “harden” in place so it stays. That cool button is an unused necessity.

  • Many people are against using products – especially hair spray -unfortunately. Product is a necessity, especially in this Lowcountry climate. The correct product and not overdoing are a must.

Very lightly spray your hair to keep it in place.

I hope these tips help keep your style in place and keep you out and about looking fabulous!

Joy Ross is owner of Style It Salon in Old Town Bluffton.