Halloween is the best time of the year to dress up and make sure your hair looks the part too. With a vast array of Halloween hairstyle ideas out there, it’s easy for hair to quickly become overwhelmed by a multitude of hair sins – heat styling, pulling and product build-up, all of which lead to breakage and can damage hair beyond repair. So, whether you choose to be a witch, fairy or celebrity this Halloween, use our 7 genius tricks to help your hair survive hopping from party-to-party this Halloween.
- Nourish Hair with a Natural Oil
One of the best ways to hydrate hair and protect it from the ultra-high temperatures of hair straighteners, hairdryers and curling irons is to apply an all-natural oil before and after styling, such as the iStraight Pure Essence Oil. This special blend of omega-3 oils, melaleuca oil and argan oil tames frizz and flyaways, restoring hair from the visible signs of damage. This holy-grail Pure Essence Hair oil will be your hair’s saving grace this Halloween.
2. Keep Pins in Place
What could possibly be worse than spending an hour doing an elaborate Halloween updo at home only to find out it falls out of place once you get to the party? Prevent this mega-disaster by lining up pins on a paper towel and spritzing with a generous amount of hairspray before use, which will inevitably ensure maximum hold for your Halloween hairstyle. Disaster averted!
3. Limit Blowdrying
It’s quick, easy and gets your hair looking super-sleek, but did you know that having the hairdryer on too long is a major cause of all hair damage? Cut down on your pre-party blowdrying time by holding the hairdryer at a minimum of five inches away from hair and making sure that the hairdryer is switched off once all hair is dry. Blowdrying dry hair achieves nothing but over-dried, lacklustre locks!
4. Be Patient with Knots
When you come home after a night of Halloween havoc, partying and trick-or-treating, all you really feel like doing is going straight to sleep. Keeping hair pinned up and styled overnight can lead to massive tangles, so ease out knots the gentle way by brushing from the bottom and working your way upwards. The bigger the knot, the smaller sections you should brush at a time, but NEVER drag a brush straight through them!
5. Heal your Scalp
Heal your over-processed and frazzled scalp by making this simple and straightforward homemade concoction:
Mix 2 tablespoons of almond and olive oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Coat roots and leave to soak for 1 hour. After, wash hair thoroughly and enjoy the shine-boosting results of this organic remedy.
6. Use a Clarifying Shampoo
A clarifying shampoo, like the iStraight Clarifying Shampoo, is key for a post-party rinse, working to rid hair of residue, dirt and general product build up with a range of non-harsh, natural ingredients. It is important for a clarifying shampoo to completely cleanse hair without using overwhelmingly strong chemicals and sulfates, so rest assured that your hair will be treated with the gentlest of care using iStraight products.
If the Halloween season has completely ruined your hair, don’t despair. The iStraight Reaction Treatment is a deep-conditioning professional hair treatment used to completely restore hair and repair damaged cuticles using its formaldehyde-free formula. Wave goodbye to the remnants of over-processing, heat damage and UV over-exposure by receiving the iStraight Reaction Treatment at your local salon today.
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