10 Hair Care Tips Your Tresses Deserve

Healthy-looking hair FTW.

Hair care is life for us. So, we compiled the top 10 healthy hair care tips we rely on for effortlessly good hair days — all day, every day.

HAIR CARE TIP #1: CONDITIONS FOR CONDITIONER

Oil naturally occurs at the roots, right? Because conditioner tends to be thicker, it could weigh hair down and make your roots look oilier. Reduce the chances of an oil slick by only applying conditioner on your hair’s mid-section to ends. Tangled up? Take a wide-tooth comb into the shower and use it to run conditioner through your strands.

OGX Hydrating + Tea Tree Mint, Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen and Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioners for your different hair care needs

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HAIR CARE TIP #2: TRY A TEE INSTEAD OF A TOWEL

One of our favorite top-secret curly hair tips is to squeeze excess water from wet tresses before stepping out of the shower. Skip the towel and enlist the service of an old cotton t-shirt to soak up the rest. P.S. This trick also works for all hair types.

Woman with long brown wet hair after shower

HAIR CARE TIP #3: DRY SHAMPOO TO THE RESCUE

Give your hair a refresh with dry shampoo in between washes. It’ll smell divine and help add a boost of volume. We recommend shaking the can first, spraying it 8-12 inches away from your roots and massaging it in to absorb excess oil. Then, blast it with a hairdryer. This last step is key.

OGX Biotin & Collagen, Extra Strength Argan Oil of Morocco and Extra Strength Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoos to refresh dirty hair

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HAIR CARE TIP #4: PROTECTION MATTERS

Hot tools and hairdryers can wreak havoc on your mane. Protect those strands with a heat-shielding product before you style. It’s one of our go-to healthy hair tips we simply can’t live without. (And neither should you!)

OGX Silk Blowout Quick Drying Thermal Spray, Silk Blowout Thermal Primer Cream and Shea Sleek Smooth Style Spray heat protection & hair styling products

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HAIR CARE TIP #5: DO THE DETANGLE

When it comes to the age-old question of how to take care of curly hair, we always say, it starts with proper combing after using your shampoo and conditioner of choice. The trick? Start at the bottom and work your way up. This may seem counterintuitive, but hear us out. Detangling at the bottom allows you to gently work out the kinks and knots first instead of forcing all of the tangles to the bottom, which can be painful to work through. You’ll thank us later.

Smiling woman with shoulder length curly hair

HAIR CARE TIP #6: HAIR CARE ANYWHERE

Treat tresses right while you’re traveling. Toss tiny versions of your favorite hair care products in your carry-on or gym bag. You never know when you’re going to need a quick hairdo redo.

OGXpert Franchelli Rodriguez showcasing travel-size versions of OGX hair products

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HAIR CARE TIP #7: PONY UP

We love a good ponytail, especially on a lazy day or rainy day. The thing is, pulling your hair back all of the time can put extra strain on it, which could lead to future damage like breakage, hair thinning and a weaker hair shaft. Give your scalp and strands a breather every now and then.

Woman with long dark hair and high sleek ponytail hairstyle

HAIR CARE TIP #8: COLOR YOUR HAIR PRETTY

You spend big bucks coloring your hair. Keep it looking salon-quality perf with a shampoo made specifically for color-treated hair. These formulas are designed to help keep color vibrant, treat damage, add shine and more. You’d be doing your hair a disservice if you didn’t.

OGX Hydrate & Color Reviving + Lavender Luminescent Platinum Shampoo and Fade-Defying + Orchid Oil Shampoo with UVA/UVB sun-filters to preserve color-treated hair

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HAIR CARE TIP #9: SCRUNCH AND SHAKE

No, it’s not the latest viral dance sensation (although, we’re game to make it happen). When it comes down to how to take care of curly hair, we’re all in favor of a little scrunch and a little shake. Curly hair can be hard to manage, so cheat the system by running a lightweight mousse through freshly washed hair with a wide-toothed comb. Flip your hair over, scrunch at the roots and then shake. Done and done.

OGX Locking + Coconut Curls Collection including Air Dry Cream, Decadent Creamy Mousse and Finishing Mist for curly hair

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HAIR CARE TIP #10: TREAT AND REPEAT

There’s a good chance your skincare routine might include at least one tried-and-true facial serum. But what about your hair care routine? Much like your skin, your lush locks could benefit from a product that may add extra hydration, shine or softness. A little goes a long way, and all you need to do is apply it to damp hair before styling.

OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum and Smoothing Liquid Pearl Luminescent Hair Serum to hydrate and soften hair

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Author Name: Jana K. Hoffman

Author Bio: I’m a writer, rescue dog owner, tattoo collector and traveler who shamelessly has an 8-step skincare routine.

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