5 Easy HairStyles You Can Do During Quarantine

Even with some states starting to reopen, for many people social distancing is still in full effect due to COVID-19. As a result of this, women are having to find creative ways to maintain healthy hair during quarantine. If you are in need of some easy hair styles to wear during quarantine, we have created a list of 5 Easy Hairstyles you can do during quarantine.

#1 Wand Curls

Curls are a girl’s best friend and an easy hairstyle to do! You can create some beautiful hairstyles with wand curls, including tightly defined curls and loose curls.  Wand curls is a  easy way to maintain your hair and even freshen up an old silk press.

#2 Head Wrap

If you are looking for a quick and easy hair style, then you are going to love doing head wraps.  Head wraps are great for protecting  your hair and keeping a simple look for a quick run to the store. If you don’t know how to tie a head wrap, it is no problem. Here are 8 head wrap cheat sheets if you do not know how to tie one.

#3 Perm Rods

The perm rod set is a simple yet versatile protective style for all hair types. This style can be worn on almost any hair lengths, from tapered cuts to bra strap lengths. Here is an 8-step guide on how to use the perm rod on your hair. Regardless of your hair length, this is an easy hair style you can do during quarantine.

#4 Ponytail

Ponytails are a classic and easy hair style that you can always wear. I know for so many women that ponytails are the best go-to style. Ponytails are very easy to do during quarantine or even taking a cute Instagram selfie.

#5 Flat Twist

Flat twists are a super-versatile look that can be customized to fit anyone. You can wear flat twists as a super-chic updo, back into a bundle of curls, or even around your whole head. I love that flat twist are easy enough for you to do that pretty much anyone can do this style. If you do not know how to do a flat twist, here are some steps.

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10 Ways To Take Care Of Your Hair

Our hair has seen us through our best days, and our worst. From when we first learned how to straighten it, curl it (and then curl it with a straightener), crimp it, braid it…this list goes go on and on. Through the years, the heat-damage has almost always outweighed the TLC we attempted to give our hair, but with all the extra time at home, there’s never been a better opportunity to show your hair some love. If you’re wondering where to start, try out one of the following ten ways to nourish your hair back to its healthiest best.

1. Try DIY

This is one of the easiest, most pocket-friendly ways to nourish your hair. These DIY hair masks use ingredients that you can purchase at your local grocery store and are all-natural. Take some time out of your day and give your hair the much needed care that it needs with these DIY hair masks.

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2. Focus on your scalp

Do you feel like your scalp is drying out too much? Before you do anything else, make sure to check on how much water you’re drinking. Staying hydrated is an extremely important way to keep your scalp and skin nourished.

When it comes to taking care of your itchy or dry scalp, you have to understand the causes and symptoms before you begin treating it. Read the article below for a deep-dive into how you can properly take care of your scalp.

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3. Tame the frizz

I love frizzy hair!” said no one ever. Whether we’re stepping out to get groceries, or prepping for a Zoom meeting, the frizz wants in no matter what. So how do you take care of frizz when it just won’t go away? Lucky for you, we explored the causes and remedies for various kinds of frizz and how to deal with it. Check it out below:

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4. Undo the damage

Heat, pollution, toxic products—there are so many factors that damage our hair on a day-to-day basis. Now that we’re staying indoors, this gives us a great chance to undo all that damage. Whether your hair is dry, oily—or you’re just looking for some extra nourishment, we got you, boo!

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5. Oil it up

Oils are all the hype right now for skin and hair care, and if you haven’t jumped on to that bandwagon yet, now is the time to! They’re nourishing, great for a self-care sesh and will leave you feeling amazing. Find five of the best types of oils for your hair below.

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6. Space out the wash days

Did you know over-washing your hair can cause damage to your scalp and hair follicles? Read on to find out how often you should wash your hair based on your hair colour, and hair type.

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7. Develop a night time hair care routine

We all focus on our night time skin care routine but what about our hair? Your hair and scalp deserves just as much love and attention, so make sure you brush your hair, apply a mask and use a silk pillowcase for the best results. Read more about how to create a hair care routine for yourself.

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8. Focus on the growth

Having long, shiny hair is never a bad idea—getting there is the struggle. We’ll guide you through nine simple steps in which you can achieve the hair of your dreams! These simple steps are easy to do and will give you the results you’re looking for.

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9. How to keep it long

We’ve all felt the struggle of growing your hair beyond a certain length. While some blame it on genetics, or external factors like the weather, why not explore other reasons why this might happen to you. We’ve got you the lowdown on why your hair might not be growing and how to switch that up.

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10. Untangle it

If you struggle with unmanageable tangles in your hair, we are here for you, girl! You are not alone in this struggle. We understand how annoying tangled hair can be, but don’t worry! With these easy steps you too can prevent your hair from tangling.

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#OLAPLEXJourney Check In

As much of the world begins slowly re-opening, we over here at OLAPLEX continue our OLAPLEX Journey. Healthy hair is a way of life whether you’re outside or spending most of your time indoors. Oddly enough, many people have been busier than ever fixing up their ‘dos for Zoom and FaceTime calls. This means thermal and mechanical styling for many, which means we need a major hair check. Have you been keeping tabs on your #OLAPLEXJourney? We have a little checklist below to get you on the right track!

OLAPLEX No.3 once a week

No.3 Hair Perfector is a game changer for any hair type or hair texture. OLAPLEX is beneficial for healthy hair to highly compromised hair and every hair in between! Following a healthy hair routine with No.3 by treating the hair a minimum of once a week will put your locks in the best shape they can be. The great part about stay at home is you can use this time to multitask while treating your hair. You’ll come out of quarantine ready to rock your healthy hair or even have your hair super prepped for a future salon transformation!

Cleansing, Hydrating, and Bond Building every hair wash

Hair washing is truly subjective to each individual; some people wash daily, some just once a week. However often you’re washing, it’s important to maximize your experience by doing everything you can to ensure your hairs integrity. By using OLAPLEX No.4 and No.5 Shampoo and Conditioner you not only cleanse and hydrate, you also rebuild bonds while you’re doing it. This complete upgrade to your hair washing routine ensures even on those weeks you missed a treatment, that you’re treating your hair simultaneously by doing something you already need to do!

Bond Building Styling

Giving your hair a break from thermal styling is another way you can help your hair thrive. Lucky for your mane, we’ve got you covered there too. Our two styling products both moisturize, add shine, eliminate frizz for up to 72 hours and rebuild bonds using OLAPLEX’s patented non-toxic technology. Why is styling a part of your OLAPLEX journey? Every single one of OLAPLEX’s products contain our patented formula to rebuild har internally. Having healthier hair with the use of any one of our products is reason enough to completely transform your hair. Use No.6 Bond Smoother as a leave-in, a little goes a very long way to keep your hair hydrated and healthy. No.7 Bonding Oil can be used as a heat protectant up to 450 degrees and it also rebuilds bonds in the hair for those days where you need to freshen your Zoom look. Did we mention mega watt shine?

If you’re on an OLAPLEX Journey or ready to start, we’re here for you! Take before photos and videos of your hair to document your progress. Doing this once a week can really show you how healthy your hair can continue to be. Remember, OLAPLEX rebuilds bonds until you break them again with thermal, mechanical, and chemical styling. This means, you always need healthier hair and we’re here to help! Show us your #OLAPLEXJourney on Instagram by using the hashtag and tagging @olaplex.

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How to cut your hair at home

It’s when you can’t go out to get your haircut that you really begin to appreciate your hairstylist. Let’s be honest—even once we are able to leave our homes after quarantine is over, chances are that it will be pretty difficult to get a coveted appointment at hair or nail salons. 

The good news is that, just like you can bring the nail salon home with you, you can bring your hair salon home too. If you think your hair is getting a little rough around the edges, consider trying your hand at a home haircut.

We’ve consulted with our resident hair stylist specialist Dee Lewis to figure out the best way to cut different styles of hair in the comfort of our own homes. And guess what? If you mess up, there’s hair extensions for that.

How to cut your own hair

Before cutting your own hair, ask yourself the following:

Is it time to cut your hair, or can you wait? 

If you can wait to cut your hair, you may be better off waiting for a salon to open— but how do you know if you can wait or not? Here are some tell tale signs that you may be overdue for a haircut.

If the ends of your hairs are splitting in a million directions ( or even just 2) or you see little white bits at the ends, it needs a clean up,” Dee says. “When the hair starts to break or split it will keep travelling further and further up the hair shaft creating breakage higher up in the hair, or causing you to get a bigger “trim” than you expected!”

How to cut your own hair

Dee also suggests avoiding any major hairstyle changes because “you will most likely end up worse than you started.”

If you are going to give yourself a home hair cut, stick to simple trims of anything 1 inch or less of the length of your hair. This kind of subtle cut won’t make a drastic difference, so if you mess up, you won’t notice it as much. It’ll also be easier to salvage down the road.

Maybe try a hair mask instead

If your hair is pretty healthy, or just slightly dry on the ends, try a hair mask at home first before committing to a home haircut.

Use salon quality hair masks, or masks with keratin, fatty acids, or vinegar. Because vinegar is acidic, it can be used to help lower the pH of the hair. This will tighten the cuticle, which “makes hair look shiny, and seals split ends,” says Dee. 

How to cut your own hair

How to cut your own hair

Tools you will need

Here’s what you will need:

  • Sharp scissors – be sure to use the sharpest scissors you can find. Better yet, hair dressing scissors. Your kitchen shears will not be acceptable for this!
  • A long comb that is not too fine
  • Broom/ dust pan
  • A blowdryer
  • 2 hair clips

Step 1: find an open space

Clear a space to cut your hair where it’s not falling onto a counter or into the sink or shower drain. It’s much easier to just sweep up off the floor than trying to get it out of the sink and off the counter.

Step 2: dry your hair completely 

How to cut your own hair

Before you cut your hair, it’s important to dry your hair completely.

“When the hair is dry, it has slightly more volume,” Dee explains. This way, when you cut, you will see exactly where the hair will sit. If you cut your hair wet, however, once it dries and bounces up, you may find that you ended up cutting off more than expected. This especially rings true for bangs!

Dee explains that the best way to dry your hair if you have straight or wavy hair is to blow dry your locks smooth. For curly hair, however, she suggests to let your hair air dry naturally, or however you usually style it. She advises that once it is totally dry and you determine how much hair you are going to cut, to cut half of that.

“It will spring up more than you want, and you will end up with a 2 inch haircut when you were only trying to cut 1 inch,” she explains.

Step 3: the basics of hair cutting

How to cut your own hair

When deciding on how much to cut, always cut less than what you think you need to cut off. Dee suggests trying to cut a small piece first to see if the length is as you like. Then, use that as a guide when cutting the rest of your hair. Go slowly, adding small sections to the guide until all your hair is cut.

How to cut your own hair in layers

If you are going to layer your hair, proceed with caution. Dee suggests not trying to cut your layers yourself, and only making subtle tweaks.

1. Overdirecting

At most, if you notice splits in your layers, part your hair normally, then split the hair in half down the back bringing it forward over your shoulders. This is called over directing.

“When your hair is brought forward and you cut the ends, you will naturally create that slight U shape when it falls back,” Dee explains. “The hair is wrapping forward leaving length when put back into place. That should help create a softer feel through the perimeter.”

How to cut your own hair

2. The horseshoe part

If you do decide to cut your layers though, a general rule of thumb is the higher the lift, the softer the feel. To do this, start by creating a horseshoe section from temple to temple and around the back of your crown, at the widest part of your head. 

The area closest to the back of the head/horseshoe should be where the longest length stays and nearer to your face is where it can be slightly shorter.

Brush all the hair straight up (if some falls away leave it) and angle the hair up so it creates a straight line from your face to the tips of your hair. Slide your fingers to the very tips where you see the breakage bits and or where you can see right through the hair.

“If this is a lot of hair, don’t cut it—it should only be about 1 inch or less,” advises Dee.

3. Point cutting

Once it’s safe to cut, point your scissors at your hair to create a point cutting effect.

When point cutting, open your scissors as you place them in your hair ends, and only close them as you are sliding away. “This is the best way to avoid cutting your fingers or creating a hole in the hair,” says Dee. Point cutting is also an easy way to hide any mistakes and soften the finish. 

You can apply the point cutting technique to the lengths/perimeter of your hair and to soften a blunt cut.

How to cut your own hair

Getting rid of split ends

You may find that your length is just fine, and that you just want to get rid of split ends. Fortunately, this is pretty easy!  Before you even cut your ends however, try a vinegar treatment to help seal them first. 

When cutting, bring your hair forward, and part where you usually do. Then, bring your hair forward over your shoulders, and cut slightly less than you think you need to. Make sure to check that the length is the same on both sides. This is also a good strategy to use to make sure you cut your locks all one length when you are giving yourself a trim. 

When you are cutting your split ends, Dee says to make sure you keep your chin up. “Look in the mirror and do not look down. You will angle your hair down and end up taking off too much length by accident!”

How to cut your own hair

How to cut face framing layers

To cut trendy face framing layers, first start with your regular part, then a vertical section down to the front of your ears.

Dee suggests to comb this section inch by inch over directing forward at about 40 degrees. “The bottom of your first inch section shouldn’t lift higher than the corner of your eye or cheekbone.

Next, slide your fingers down keeping your fingers straight, not angled, as the hair sticking out should now be at a slight angle. Point cut a little at a time. For guidance, follow the shape originally created by your hairstylist.

How to cut your own hair

How to cut the back of your hair

Cutting the back of your hair may seem like a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. Dee suggests that to cut the back of your hair, always angle the hair forward. “It is a more natural look to have the hair slightly shorter in the front than the back and the over direction will create this. This will also help you to see the front and what you are cutting so that you can ensure that you have an even and balanced cut.

How to cut curly & wavy hair

The reality is that everyone has a different hair type, so take this into consideration before you start cutting.

Curly hair is a unique (and fabulous) texture that cuts slightly differently. Fortunately, our specialist Dee has taught us how to cut our curly locks without having to leave the house (at least for the time being.)

For curly hair, first air dry your hair. Then, style to your desired shape and cut only what seems to be out of place. According to Dee, if you have curly hair, always cut half of what you planned to cut.

“1 inch will look like 2 inches, because with curls and waves, the shorter that hair the stronger the curl.”

How to cut your own bangs

Now, this may not be the best time to start experimenting if you don’t already have bangs. That said, if you are just going to do it anyways, or have bangs to maintain, Dee does have some helpful tips. 

If you do not have bangs, this may not be the best time to try to give yourself some. Instead, experiment with with clip in bangs and decide if you want to make the style permanent once you can see a professional hair stylist.

If you already have bangs and want to maintain them during this time—or are feeling daring and want to cut your own bangs—here’s how to cut your own bangs at home. 

Disclaimer: proceed with caution! 

How to cut your own hair

Step 1:  Blow dry your bangs

Blow dry your bangs and style them as you usually would. Part your hair down the centre, and then create a triangle that is 1 ½ inches back from the hairline with the sides angled to meet at your pupils/centre of your eye.

“This may seem like a small section, but it will fan out fuller once cut and styled and you can always add more later,” Dee explains.

Step 2: Clip your hair back

Clip all the rest of your hair away so you can focus on your bangs.

Step 3:  Start in the centre of your triangle

Start with a 1/4 inch section in the centre of your triangle. Comb this down using a wide tooth comb with very little tension and find where you want the length to hit. This is going to be your guide.

“Cut less than you think, because you can always cut more,” Dee warns.

Step 4: Keep your chin up

If you’re looking down, you are more likely to cut too much length. If you cut too much, add a tiny bit of hair from each side off the centre and cut slightly longer where you want it. You can “curtain” your bangs to hide the mistake in the middle.

Step 5: Split hair in the centre

Split your hair in the centre once you have found the desired length and have moved to the next side. Add another 1/4 inch section to the “guide” from either side.

“Keeping the hair you have already cut straight down in the centre and over direct the new section to meet the guide,” Dee says. Then, cut the new section to the length of your guide.

Step 6: Cut straight down in the centre

“If you are trying to create a more curtain or angled fringe,” Dee says, “work side to side, over directing from your centre part. Have your guide pointing at the opposite pupil or centre of eye and bringing each added section over to meet your guide. Then, cut the added sections to the length of your guide.

Step 7: Adjust

Once all hair is cut, you should have your desired fringe. “If it feels too narrow,” Dee suggests, “make your triangle slightly bigger and add more hair 1/4 inch at a time!”

How to cut your own hair

Dos and don’ts of cutting your own hair at home

  • Use the sharpest scissors you own.

  • Use a comb that is not a super fine tooth. A slightly wider helps to give less tension so you don’t end up with an uneven cut.

  • Do not try to use clippers like the pros do to cut your length, it cuts fast and a lot of hair at once.

  • Don’t cut over a carpet, or in an area you do not want little bits of hair flying around, hair tends to get everywhere!

  • Always cut half of what you plan to cut, and go shorter in increments if need be.

  • Although we have provided instructions, it is best to leave layers and bangs cutting to the pros.

Have any more questions on how to cut your own hair? Drop them in the comments below, and we’ll be happy to help.

Written by: Brittany Rodriguez

Mother’s Day Bonding!

Today we celebrate all things her. Upon celebrating, we can’t help but think of motherly advice, family hangs, and ways to spoil the special woman in our lives. From ways we learned about taking care of ourselves to lessons in confidence and strength. It’s clear, daily celebrations are in order, however this Mother’s Day, we relish the many ways she’s taught us and enthusiastic ways to show our love from close up or afar. Here at OLAPLEX we remember the advice our moms gave us about our hair, some of our social butterfly hairdresser moms, and everything in between. We look forward to a day of bonding with our queens be it in person, in remembrance, or video calls!

We thought of some of our favorite motherly hair advice and ways to bond this Mother’s Day:

MAMA SAID

Healthy hair is beautiful hair.

Don’t cut your own hair.

Get trims so your hair grows.

Embrace your natural texture!

Don’t go to sleep with your hair wet.

Avoid shampooing everyday.

Your natural hair color is beautiful, don’t change it!

BONDING

Now that you’ve treated her to OLAPLEX, take her advice and keep your beautiful hair healthy––together!

Movies and OLAPLEX

It’s time for a binge watching sesh, ala OLAPLEX with her. Quarantined with mom? Pop on OLAPLEX No.3 and watch some of our favorite mommy movies, like Because I Said So while you build your maternal bond and the bonds in your hair! Extra credit: Use OLAPLEX No.5 afterwards for a conditioning treatment for the next film!

Zoom Spa & Salon Day

That’s right. When you can’t take her to the spa, bring the spa to her! Take time to video face to face and spend hours luxuriating in healthy hair, face masks, and hair styling! Start with OLAPLEX No.3 Hair Perfector and leave it on as long as you’d like, the longer the better until the product dries out and deactivates. Multi task with a face mask of your choosing and some refreshing cucumbers for the eyes! You can each set up a comfortable spot in the house where you can lay with your devices and just chat side by side as you give yourself the ultimate treat (after all, she loves you to be happy too!). Once your treatment and facials are done set up by your vanities and give mom the ultimate bond rebuilding styling demo with OLAPLEX No.6 Bond Smoother and OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil. She will love feeling spa and salon fresh ready with you while keeping safe at home!

TREAT YOURSELF

We cannot forget about all the fur baby moms out there! Your animals are busing being the cutest and giving you love 24/7, and haven’t quite mastered online shopping (yet). So today, give yourself a treat, cuddle, and play day with your little angels! Treat yourself all day with OLAPLEX No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6, and No.7 while enjoying cuddles and playtime with your animal children. You hair will feel healthier, hydrated, refreshed, and styled to enhance your gorgeous natural texture. All this while playing fetch with the doggo or cuddles with your kitty, sounds like the best day every in our option and you deserve it!

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Spring Cleaning: 10 Ways to Clean up Your Hair and Beauty Routine

Spring is coming, even if it may not feel like it in your current climate. Before we know it temperatures and the humidity will rise, and our hair and skin will probably get pissed off and act out. And to think, we just overcame all of our winter hair problems.

To protect your hair and skin from these environmental factors, it’s important to clean up your beauty routine and ensure that you are only using products and engaging in habits that are good for you. Take this time to do some spring cleaning and create a clean beauty routine.

Clean Hair Products

Clean beauty routines can maintain your skin and hair’s health by protecting it from nasty environmental factors and harsh chemicals often found in mainstream products. To establish a clean beauty routine, you’ll need to do some spring cleaning and get rid of the products and habits that may very well be wreaking havoc on your hair and skin. 

At Luxy Hair, we believe in treating your hair and hair extensions with clean products that will maintain their natural shine. We’ve put together a clean beauty guide to help you spring clean your routine and make better product choices.

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What You Need to Know About Clean Beauty

What is clean beauty?

Clean beauty refers to the beauty practices of utilizing clean beauty products that are free of dangerous ingredients (natural or synthetic) that can be damaging to the hair or skin. Clean beauty is often associated with natural, organic, and sustainable products. 

The question, however, is if organic hair products are really worth it and if they make a difference. Clean beauty is essential to maintaining a sustainable and healthy beauty and hair routine.

According to a Harper’s Bazaar poll of 1,000 women, more than 60 percent of women would be willing to pay a higher price tag for clean beauty products, and almost 50 percent are currently splurging on clean beauty products.

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Why is it beneficial? 

Clean beauty is beneficial because it makes consumers more conscious of what they are putting in their hair and on their bodies. This awareness makes consumers a lot more educated on what they are buying, and also encourages them to read labels and pay attention to what is put in the products that they buy and how they are made. 

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Why should you make the switch?

Consider making the switch to clean beauty products — your skin will thank you. There are many benefits to making this change:

  • Clean beauty products are easier on your skin
  • Clean, natural ingredients boast nourishing and restorative properties
  • The ingredients & production practices are more environmentally friendly
  • They are non-toxic and free of harmful ingredients
  • They are made sustainably and with sustainable ingredients
  • Because the ingredients are so high quality, they go a long way and help you save money in the long run as you use less of the product 
  • They are good for your health
  • Some products are even good for hair extensions

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How to identify what products are not “clean”

Check the Ingredients

Clean beauty products contain mostly natural ingredients that are nourishing and all-around good for your hair and skin. To identify what products are not clean, consult the ingredients list. Avoid any items with these harmful ingredients that are commonly found in mainstream beauty and hair products: 

  • Phthalates
  • Toluene
  • Propylene Glycol
  • BHA & BHT
  • Fragrance

Check the Packaging

Excessively packaged products aren’t considered clean beauty products as they utilize a lot of material that doesn’t break down effectively. The packaging of these products is wasteful and sits on landfills for a long time, sometimes even releasing harmful compounds. 

The reality is that products that are not clean are often made with harmful chemicals that can release harmful compounds into the soil and air at landfills. 

Understand the labels

Products are often labeled with buzz terms like “natural” and “organic” that actually don’t have any meaning (or truth) behind them. Do your research and consult a clean beauty glossary to understand the definition of these different buzz terms and what to look for to ensure that there is some truth behind these words. 

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10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Hair & Beauty Routine

1. Get to Know Your Skin

It is important to get to know your skin and hair type to understand the clean beauty products that will have the best results for you. If you have sensitive skin or damaged frizzy hair, it is important to buy clean products that are specially formulated to suit your specific needs. For example, it’s important to use the right shampoo for your hair type to prevent dry or, conversely, greasy hair.

2. Read the Labels

Read the labels of all of your products, or, at least the products you use every day (your shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, foundation, concealer, etc.). If you spot any of the harmful ingredients we’ve mentioned, consider tossing the product and replacing it with a clean beauty product.

3. Declutter

Reading the labels of your products will definitely help you to declutter your collection as you will be able to identify the products that you should be tossing out. While your at it, get rid of any empties and consolidate similar products that are both half full (we’ve all been there.)

After you’ve gotten rid of the products with harmful ingredients or excess packaging (double-check if you can return them back as part of a recycling program), it will be a lot easier to declutter and organize your products. This will help you to see what you have and what you’re lacking. 

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4. Experiment with New Products

Now that you are getting rid of products with harmful ingredients, take the time to find good replacement products! Start experimenting with new clean products to see which work best for you and are most worth your money.

A good way to experiment with products before you even use them is to do a spot check; apply a hair product to the bottom of your locks to see how your hair responds before you apply it to your whole head of hair. The same goes for skin care products as you need to test it on a spot of your hand to see if your skin will react to it.

This experimenting is a fun process and an easy way to get to know different products, including product types you’ve never tried before. Most of us shampoo and condition our hair, but this is a good chance to also experiment with hair sprays, gels, creams, mousses, natural hair oils, and other products.

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5. Buy Less Packaging

Make a conscious effort to buy products with less packaging. Elaborate packaging is beautiful and intricate, but can also be extremely wasteful. Packaging materials rarely break down well in landfills and don’t contribute to the product itself. Put money towards products themselves, not their packaging

6. Do Your Research

Research for clean beauty products isn’t only about reading the labels for buzz words and ingredients, it’s also about reading reviews. By reading reviews online you can identify the products that are really clean, and will actually make a difference for your hair and skin. 

Doing research will also help you to better identify brands’ production processes. The reality is that with so many social media brands online, it is easy to see their processes from their stories and other information they release on the feed.

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7. Trial & Error

Experimenting is about trial and error; see what products work for you, and which don’t. This doesn’t only go for finding new products, as it is important to also try out all the products you’ve already purchased (even the ones you’ve been loyal too) to see if they still do the trick they way they used to. The reality is that your skin and hair go through a lot of changes over time, so what may have worked before may not work quite the same anymore. 

8. Give Your Hair & Skin a Break

By spring cleaning your hair and beauty products, you can give your hair and skin a much-deserved break. Start removing harmful products from your routine, and incorporate cleaner products and practices while you are at it. 

The spring cleaning process may even include using no products at all for a day or two a week to give yourself a break. Let your hair get rid of the built-up products like styling gel and spray to help it regain its natural glow. Give yourself a blank slate of sorts.

9. DIY Products

Spring clean your hair products and protect your wallet by trying out some DIY at-home hair products like DIY Dry Shampoo. By making these products yourself you can see exactly what goes into them, and feel at peace using household items that you already know are natural and ethically sourced.

10. Revive Your Hair

Take the right steps to restore your hair of any existing damage. Invest in clean beauty products, toss harmful products, and incorporate some good hair health habits into your day-to-day. Use less heat, eat the right foods, avoid overwashing, and start treating your hair and skin better.

Written by: Brittany Rodriguez

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