When you live in a city as hot and humid as Manila, managing unruly hair can be just as tough as beating the rush hour traffic. Our advice? Start a simple hair care routine that’ll help repair follicle damage, strengthen your strands, and hydrate your scalp. Believe it or not, walking out with smooth, shiny strands can give you the self-confidence you need to power through any busy day—and getting it isn’t as hard as you may think.
Curious? Here are 2 easy hair hacks that’ll have you on the fast lane to a frizz-free mane in no time.
USE A HAIR MASK AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
TRY: Palmolive Expertique Intensive Hair Mask, P195
When your strands are dry as hay, sometimes you need something a little more intensive than just your daily conditioner. That’s where hair masks come in. Loaded with hydrating and fortifying ingredients, hair masks give brittle strands the deep conditioning they need to remain soft and damage-free. It’s the equivalent of boosting your skincare routine with the occasional sheet mask. This particular formula is infused with activated Kera-Ceramide Serum, which is chockfull of lipid molecules that restore hair elasticity and restructure damaged cells. Simply massage the mask into damp hair and let it soak for 2 to 5 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly. Make sure to use it at least once a week for lasting results!
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APPLY A SMOOTHENING TREATMENT AFTER EVERY SHOWER
TRY: Palmolive Expertique Beautifying Hair Oil, P195
Your in-shower hair routine has a huge influence on the state of your strands, but what you do after washing is half the battle. One way to guarantee less frizz? Treat your strands with a nourishing hair oil. Jam-packed with strand-strengthening nutrients, oils help smoothen down damaged strands, add a protective layer of hydration, and boost shine in an instant. Take this vitamin-rich hair oil, for example. It contains hefty amounts of Argan oil, which is known to fight dandruff and repair split ends. Rich in phenols and Vitamin E, it also stimulates hair growth and promotes longer, lusher locks. To use it, dispense 1 to 2 pumps of oil and rub it between your palms. Then, apply the oil by running your fingers and palms through your strands. Focus the application on the surface of your hair (where flyaways usually occur) and make sure to avoid your roots to prevent greasiness.
Now, if you have particularly thinning or fragile strands, a hair oil might be to heavy. In that case, opt for the lighter option instead: TRY: Palmolive Expertique Anti-Frizz Serum, P250
Usually formulated with a lighter consistency, hair serums are often best suited for thinner strands. They provide the same nourishment without the heaviness of a hair oil. Unlike oils, they won’t penetrate through your strands (effectively weighing them down). Instead, they coat your hair in a featherlight layer of moisture. This allows it to smoothen down damaged hair cuticles, boost shine, and keep out frizz. As its name suggests, this high-performance serum is guaranteed to rein in any frizz and flyaways. Blended with castor oil and keratin, it doubles as a strengthening agent to protect your hair against heat and pollution. Simple spray it onto the bottom half of your hair. Then, run your fingers through your strands to even distribute product. The weather may be unpredictable, but your hair doesn’t have to be!
The Palmolive Expertique hair care line is now available on BeautyMNL, starting at P130. Shop it right here.
Photos by Kathy Austria.
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