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How to wash, condition, dry and style curly hair well

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More fashionable than ever, learn all the keys to perfect curly hair

Curly hair is experiencing a true revival. Models and actresses have decided to embrace its real texture and wear the ideal cuts to enhance the curl, making naturalness triumph over so much straight set.

To have good curls, curly girls know it well, you have to find the right cut and also know-how and with what to wash it, comb it, dry it, and treat it.

Curly hair and its own method

Curly hair is drier than straight hair because, as it is not in direct contact with the scalp, the sebaceous glands of the scalp have little effect on it.

Its cuticle is less smooth and more sensitive to aggressions such as wind, heat, pollution, etc. It needs a lot of nutrition and it must also be known well – whether it is thick or fine curl – because one and the other are washed, dried, and conditioned differently (even opposite).

 

“All curls tend to dry out, but they don’t get along well with humidity either, which makes it difficult to style your hair and gives it too much volume “

This is stated by the Llongueras team of stylists. Due to this difficulty that curly girls always find, they propose these ten tips to show off hydrated, shiny, elastic, and soft curls, without frizz and with waves under control. Take note of the keys they propose to achieve it:

Ten keys to take good care of curly hair

1. When to wash: The fine curl, more or less every two days, to avoid that the wave loses its elasticity. The bulk is recommended to wash once a week or when it feels dirty.

2. What to wash with: If the curl is thick and dry, better with specific products for curly hair, as this help to control and define the curl. And avoiding any product that greatly dries the hair, such as aggressive sulfates. Attention! These specific products for curls, sink the fine and oily curl and straighten it. The ideal, then, in this case, is to use a neutral pH shampoo and preferably apply a foam conditioner.

3. How to rinse: With plenty of hot water, which helps define the curl. Curly hair should avoid cold water for the final rinse, as this type of water fills in the cuticle and hardens it, and the hair tends to straighten.

4. How to detangle: Always in the shower and with the softening cream or mask on. Start at the ends to finish in the root zone. Avoid combing the curl back until the next shower.

5. What to detangle with: With a wide-tooth comb.

6. How to blow dry: Head down first (and still in the shower), press the ends together and move the hair down to the root zone. This way the curl will stay defined. Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel, as the curl loses its shape and becomes tangled. Do not wrap the hair in the towel as this will cause the hair to frizz. If you want to remove more moisture, gently wipe a microfiber towel or cotton T-shirt.

7. Diffuser yes or no? With hair completely damp, dry it face down with a diffuser, so that the curl takes on weight. The dryer should be on low power, but with the heat on maximum, so that the hair does not frizz. Make the least number of frictions possible with the diffuser, but prolong them as long as possible, until the hair is dry. During drying, try not to touch the hair with your hands or with the comb.

8. Expert Tip: Once the hair is dry, apply a shine spray through the middle and ends, to give the hair extra light.

9. When sleeping: make sure your hair is completely dry or the curls will flatten out. Use a very soft pillowcase. Of natural silk, if possible, so that the curl does not frizz.

10. Do not touch! Try not to touch your hair after you’ve finished your grooming routine. Playing with it destroys the shape of your curls. In addition, fingers can remove the natural moisturizing oils that the hair itself has or, conversely, add more, making it look greasy or too dry.


Curly, but not dull

Shine is one of the main concerns on curly hair. “To achieve this, we have played with babylights in a coppery apricot tone and a gloss that provides an extra shine and texture to the hair, perfect to prevent curly hair from looking matte”, explains María Baras, artistic director of Cheska.

 

What happens if you drink lemon water every day?

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Some defend their benefits, others their harmlessness and some … their damages! Find out everything

Those who defend the anti-inflammatory diet in the style of Dr. Perricone (to gain health by fighting internal inflammation and, in some cases, lose weight) recommend drinking the well-known lemon water.

“As soon as you get up, have a glass of half a lemon juice dissolved in a glass of seasonal or lukewarm water -with a little bicarbonate, if necessary, to remove the acidity-“, recommends Elena Pérez, Biochemist Molecular Biologist, a specialist in food and applied nutrition, creator of the Futurlife21 system.

This current of health workers maintains that the gesture of drinking water with lemon on an empty stomach contributes to alkalizing the blood and cleaning the cellular environment of waste products and other altered cellular contents.

Other nutrition experts reduce its benefits to “hydration and vitamin C”, without much success. That they are not bad if it is the first thing you do, as soon as you get up.

Whether for one thing, for another, for both, or neither, what does seem clear is that this habit of drinking lemon water can have great collateral damage: the teeth.

In one of the live shows “I stay at home with Beautiful” that we did on Instagram during the confinement, Dr. Bruno Baracco, doctor of dentistry director of his own dental clinic in Madrid, alerted us to the possible consequences of this widespread custom.

” It is proven that the acidity of lemon can cause erosion of the enamel and, in more serious cases, of the dentin.

According to Dr. Baracco, some of the direct consequences of this attack on the enamel are:

-Sensitivity. Possible stabbing pain with hot, cold, or sweet food or drink. The greater the wear of the enamel, the greater the sensitivity.

-Discoloration Teeth may become increasingly yellow due to exposure of the underlying dentin.

-Rounded teeth. The teeth can take on a rounded or polished appearance.

-Transparency. The anterior teeth may become translucent near the edges.

-Cracks Small cracks and rough sections may appear on the edges of the teeth.

-Gaps. Small depressions may appear on the chewing surface of the teeth and the fillings appear to lift out of the mouth.
Having said all this, it gives a series of recommendations to avoid dental damage.

How to drink lemon water without eroding tooth enamel


-Use a straw because you drink faster, which reduces the exposure time, and above all, there is less direct contact with the teeth.

-Drinking water after the acidic drink helps to rinse the mouth, reducing the amount of acid left in the mouth.

-Do not brush your teeth right after drinking these drinks, as if you do, all you will do is rub acid on your teeth, aggravating the impact of acid erosion.

The secret to frizz-free hair

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How and with what you detangle it is the key to rid your hair of frizz

We were talking a few days ago about the drama of hair dominated by frizz. While we know that there are many things that can be done to avoid it, there is one that is hardly talked about.

Attention: There is an unappealable rule so that the hair does not buff and goes through untangling it correctly. If you do it right after you shower, it is best to do it with a wide and flexible comb to avoid breakage.

(If it is dry, with a nylon or boar bristle brush, of course, starting at the ends and ending at the roots).

The wide-tooth comb is the crux of the matter. So long talking about frizz and not knowing that there was the secret. Or one of the secrets.

Anti-frizz detangling protocol


The stylist María Baras, artistic director of the Cheska salon and author of the book You can also have beauty hair (Zenith, 2020), explains it wonderfully well:

” If your hair tends to frizz, apply a little straightening cream with a disciplining effect, as it will give it some weight and help you control the problem while also adding a lot of shine ”.

Now, this smoothing cream application has two keys: how much cream and with what it is applied.

As for the quantity… always very small. “I speak of grains of rice and lentils, at most,” says Baras, who specifies: “If you have a lot of hair, chickpeas. And, if it is a spray, two or three sprays is more than enough “.

But the most important thing about this type of cream is: spread them well. With a comb of the ones we mentioned.

“You have to be delicate, apply the product and then pass the detangling comb, which should have wide and separate bristles, like fingers ”, concludes the stylist.

The ideal comb for detangling


They always tell us that the detangling comb with wide teeth, better if it is made of an antistatic material, titanium or wood since plastic and metal can electrify.

So, to recap, having said that having a wide-toothed comb is vital for detangling damp hair and for evenly distributing styling products, it’s time you got one.

We have made a selection of wide-bristled combs to detangle wet hair and alleviate frizz.

Choose yours:

Of wood


THE BODY SHOP Detangling hair (€ 4.50) For all hair types.

Luxurious


MARLIES MÖLLER Alround Comb (€ 27.95) Allows easy detangling of wet or dry hair and shaping or combing curls.

Respectful


ghd Detangling comb (€ 10.95) With antistatic properties, heat resistant, it is perfect for detangling wet hair while respecting the hair fiber.

The most!


TERMIX Titanium 802 Comb (€ 11.19) Flexible and highly resistant to high temperatures. Its design makes it ideal for detangling and distributing products.

Do I have to hydrate my hair as I do with my skin?

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There are two tricks to know if your hair is dry … and several strategies to rehydrate it

Hair, to be beautiful and shiny, has to be hydrated (among other things). Schwarzkopf experts tell us that, to know how to identify dry hair, look at yours:

In general, dry hair parts very easily is difficult to detangle and has a total lack of shine. When touched, its touch reminds us of straw.

The reason? It is no longer protected by the hair grease that normally covers it and becomes dry, fine, and permeable. Without the coverage provided by hair oil, the normally smooth and even cuticle becomes rough and porous.

Therefore, the water contained in the hair fiber escapes through the small fissures in the fiber and, in the end, the hair ends up dehydrating. If you want to have hydrated, shiny, and healthy hair, you must first identify if your hair is really dehydrated.

How can you do it? From Termix they teach us two tricks. First of all, clarify that the main indicator of dehydrated hair is porosity. And to know the degree of porosity you can do two things:

1. Touch the hair – completely dry – from the tip to the root. If the cuticle is rough, the hair will be crying out for extra hydration.

2. And the other test, our favorite, is the one with the glass: Put a hair in a glass full of water and leave it like that for 3 minutes. If it sinks, it means it has absorbed more water and is therefore thirsty for hydration.

The good news is that it can be fixed.

Humidity is key

We said that it is important that the hair is hydrated. And it is that, as much as we hate it on occasions when we arrive at the office with our heads like endive, humidity is the basis for healthy hair.

The explanation is simple: 70% of the hair is made up of water. Its composition is followed by 28% proteins, where keratin stands out, and 2% lipids. As most of the hair is water, this same will be the basis for maintaining healthy hair.

Hair also dries

It dries, yes. And maybe not for the reasons you’re thinking.

Like skin, hair can become dry. “And although we do not notice that feeling of tightness through which the skin informs us that we should apply our cream, the hair has its own way of transmitting an SOS to us,” they explain from Termix.

” Dehydrated hair returns a less shiny, duller image and is rough to the touch. Also, they are frizzy. “

Reasons for capillary dehydration:

1. Excess of chemical alterations: Dyes, highlights, discolorations. The cuticle, after dyeing, suffers and the hair ends up being rougher, matte, and electrified very easily. This, as we have already seen, results in the loss of the hair’s natural moisture.

2. External agents: Chlorinated water from swimming pools, wind, sea salt, or cold in winter …

3. Bad grooming and styling habits: Brushing our hair is a gesture that we often do, but if we don’t do it right we can leave hair dull and dull. It is important to have a brush for wet hair and another for dry hair.

4. Dry heat: It is one of the main sources of hair dehydration. The daily use of dryers, hair straighteners, curlers … It is very important to regulate the temperature of our hair type. And it is highly recommended to use a thermal protector.

Keys to hydrating hair:

-If your hair is dry, do not wash it daily if it is not necessary: you risk subjecting the scalp to stress, irritating it, and damaging its pH. In any case, if your hair is very dry, use the shampoo that provides the most nutrients.

-The way you wash it is also important. We must focus on removing dirt from the scalp and never rub the hair on itself so as not to open the cuticle.

-Once a week, intensive mask.

-Eye when drying: First, remove moisture with a microfiber towel when you get out of the shower. To do this, we will use the towel with light touches without rubbing, to avoid producing the “fish scale” effect.

-With the dryer, always thermal protector, to avoid the direct impact of high temperatures on the hair.

-If you are going to blow dry, make sure the hair is 80% dry so as not to oversaturate it. Choose the brush that best suits your hair type.

-Use products with extra hydration, nutrients. For example, hair oil.

-Finally, the porosity of the hair can be limited by sealing the cuticle. There are hair serums that are applied medium to ends to limit frizz and avoid the dreaded split ends.

Exfoliate your head with your favorite product

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The best hair scrubs to peel the scalp

All hair care experts and trichologists agree: without a healthy and elastic scalp, you cannot have good hair.

The benefits of caring for the skin that covers the skull, where the hair comes from, are many and are not given due importance.

We have already talked on other occasions about what a hair scrub for the scalp is and how to use it. Today we bring here those that we consider best for different needs.

Although it could be thought that it is a product designed especially for oily hair with a tendency to dandruff, the truth is that any hair can benefit from an exfoliated scalp. Because, as with the skin of the face and body, a hair peel removes dead cells, activates microcirculation, and carries away particles of contamination or remains of coloring or styling products, which usually contain silicones.

How and what to use a scalp scrub


With a renewed scalp, hair grows shinier, healthier. It is an extra, invigorating cleaning that keeps the pores of the follicles clear, which influences their good nutrition and, therefore, prevents a greater loss of hair to a certain extent.

From Kérastase they explain to us: Exfoliating the scalp is simple, easy, and feels great. Take it out once a week.

“With wet hair, take a comb and divide the hair into sections. Apply the product and massage it in circles with the tips of your fingers. If you need it, add more water so that the process is not aggressive. Depending on the instructions of each manufacturer, it is left exposed for a few minutes or it is rinsed directly.

 

Now that you know everything about deep cleaning the scalp, choose a hair scrub from the selection we have made for you:

Best Seller on Amazon

NATURA SIBERICA Oblepikha (€ 7.99) Scalp scrub with calendula, Siberian wild mint, and Yakutian hallelujah to revitalize and soften the scalp.

A luxury

CHRISTOPHE ROBIN Purifying scrub with sea salt (€ 39.45) Purifies and rebalances oily scalp, relaxes the irritated scalp, and helps remove residues.

Ideal for oily hair

KÉRASTASE Energizing Scrub (€ 38.95) With sea salt and salicylic acid, it effectively oxygenates the scalp and greasy hair, while fighting dandruff.

 

Very natural

AVEDA Invati Advanced Exfoliating Shampoo (€ 32.99) Gently exfoliates, cleanses, and renews the scalp with salicylic acid that removes all impurities that clog pores.

For heads with dandruff

RENE FURTERER Rene Furterer Melaleuca (€ 15) Anti-dandruff exfoliating gel with micronized apricot extracts that remove residue and refreshing mint.

Vegan

MARLIES MÖLLER Vegan Pure Scalp Scrub (€ 32) Removes styling product residues, dead cells, and environmental deposits, bringing out the natural shine of the hair

Professional peeling

WELLA SYSTEM Clear Scalp Shampeeling (€ 16) Use as a substitute for anti-dandruff shampoo several times a week and remove all flakes of dandruff, itchiness, and irritation.

We love

THE BODY SHOP Fuji Green Tea ™ Exfoliating Shampoo (€ 18) Helps to stimulate blood flow and remove impurities such as dust, smoke, sweat, and styling product residues.

Good value for money

SEPHORA COLLECTION Exfoliating shampoo for hair and scalp (€ 6.99) With gently purifying peppermint extract and sea salt to exfoliate.

The best price

YVES ROCHER Oxygenating Scrub with Moringa Seeds (€ 5.95) Anti-pollution oxygenating scrub that detoxifies the hair, eliminating contaminating particles.

 

 

They also straighten their hair

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And it comes to them from the movies to know that there are hairdressing treatments with straightening that last months

Although it’s something that magazines don’t talk about much, men are also more comfortable with straight hair. And being with the iron all day, especially if you are not very good at it, is slavery.

Today we have good news: Hair taninoplasty is also a men’s thing. And, you may be wondering, what is taninoplasty? Well, it is a straightening system that seeks to tame the hair and remove frizz so that, just by washing and drying it, the hair no longer looks like endive and is easier to comb.

There are salons that are already offering the treatment as “Tanino Hair Men”. For example, the SAHB (Sonia Atanes Hair Beauty) center in Madrid, which explains in detail what it consists of:

“Taninoplasty involves a drastic change in the hair, both internally and externally, thanks to the sealing power of tannins, which penetrate through the cuticles, acting directly on the micro and macro fibers ”.

Or, in other words, the treatment acts through tannins, which work as protein binders, promoting greater adhesion and absorption of any treatment to the hair fiber.

“I recommend it to anyone with curly, frizzy, or non-moving hair, as it makes it soft and manageable. We are not talking about smoothing, rather a change of texture. It also helps with disciplined growth. The bangs take on fall and the impossible toupees become polished and clean ”, argues Sonia Atanes, the salon director.

If you want to know exactly what the treatment consists of, step by step, read this post:

Practical data:

1. It takes about two hours.

2. It is done in the living room.

3. It lasts about three or four months.

4. The products with which it is made, from the Brazilian brand Salvartore, are organic, do not contain chemical preservatives, and are dermatologically tested and approved.

Jennifer Lopez wore the best ‘antiaging’ hairstyle of the 2020 AMAs

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Last night the diva from the Bronx showed a hair style that takes years off, ten by ten

Nobody coughs Jennifer Lopez. Whatever you wear. Although she has a parrot on her head, at fifty years old she is still very much alive in the stylistic dreams (and others) of a large part of the world’s population.

 

Leaving aside his way of dancing (and how he danced last night!), It is his makeup, his muscular form, just the body, the skin… The hair. Last night, for example, at the 2020 AMAs awards gala, she wore a hairstyle of those that take ten years off. A super cool example of hair antiaging.

 

The antiaging capillary

The antiaging capillary manes go stockings, strategically placed layers, light reflections here and there … Among the haircuts able to give back the clock of your image are both: bob and bob.

 

These are two classic cuts that provide a fresh hairstyle while maturing. Jennifer Lopez has opted for the bob in her wavy bob version.

 

If you dare, these are the keys to the bob: The length is above the clavicle, the volume is distributed by invisible layers to generate movement and, if you want, you can make a slightly paraded outline (although JLo this point is Has jumped).

 

We said that JLo has chosen the wob or wavy bob because really the classic bob is ultra smooth. In the case of the Bronx diva, it is the classic easy way with the parting in the middle and a natural look for an ultra feminine and sensual image.

 

The characteristics of the wob are these:

 

1. Defined tips

2. Side stripe (JLo has put it in the center)

3. Lots of texture

4. Best on naturally wavy hair, although it can be wavy


The tone that rejuvenates


As for color, we already know that nothing rejuvenates more than light. And that nothing brings more light to a face, like lightening the tone of the hair a little.

The best way, instead of dyeing all the hair, is through highlights and highlights.

Wicks baby-lights and micro-veils are two techniques that provide more light. Balayage highlights in caramel tone also add warmth, and on faces with very marked features, they can help soften them.

Saoirse Ronan knows how to tie a bun

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The New York actress is a catalog of the best collections to wear on holidays (even via Zoom)

Before we know it, Christmas will be here. By then, although we already have our cut and color retouched (thanks to the expected opening of the hairdressers ), not every day will be a party.

As we are not going to spend it with a simple ponytail and this year the thing promises to be, at least, peculiar (due to the need to see us through a screen), it is time to learn original collections that you can do quickly and not require a lot of preparation.

Bun Master


Let’s get a good set of ideas that inspire different collections. And let’s look at a woman who has taken the bow theme to goddess levels.

We are talking about Saoirse Ronan, the New York actress who has given life to the most recent Jo March in Little Women ( Greta Gerwig, 2019). An elegant actress who says goodbye to the clone photocall look embracing the thousand and one ways to dominate the updo.

Romantic, minimalist, geometric, and even with a rock point. Saoirse has all the bows you are going to do this winter.

In this album of her appearances on the red carpet, you will find inspiration to wear her hair up in every style imaginable. You will have one for every occasion.

 

What is maskcne?

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A new skin alteration arises due to the use of protective masks

You’ll be wanting to know what dermatologists and skincare experts mean when they talk about maskne . What will this new term that monopolizes the conversations of beauty fans mean ?

It has suddenly appeared, like a mushroom, when we had already controlled the maskie , which is the selfie that you take with the mask and surely, soon, the authentic maskureo begins or, what is the same, the typical instagrammer posts , mask through.

“The maskie is the new selfie , a self-portrait already present on social networks, which requires paying special attention to the gaze ”.

But let’s get back to the maskcne .

What is mascné

Let’s define it and, above all, let’s know how to prevent it if it can be done. We said that it is one of the most common conditions caused by the use of masks since it appears or is accentuated due to friction and lack of oxygenation.

From Natura Bissé, Verónica Fisas (her CEO, always up to date on cosmetic innovations), explains:

“When we wear the face covered with a mask, moisture, and steam, as well as any secretion of saliva or mucus, accumulates in the area of ​​the mouth and nose, blocking the outlet for sebaceous secretion. The pressure and the lack of oxygenation cause the pores to become clogged –as we commonly say–, which promotes the appearance of comedones and pimples ”.

How to prevent maskne

The experts of this Spanish firm propose rules to minimize your symptoms and prevent their appearance:

1. Clean your skin with a mild soap. Cleaning is essential, before and after using the mask but also choosing appropriate products that respect the skin’s lipids.

2. Hydrates with a light texture. And leave for later oils and unctuous creams that are too heavy for the skin. EXPERT TIP: Apply moisturizer 30 minutes before putting on the mask so it has time to absorb.

3. Purify the skin with a line that favors its oxygenation, such as Oxygen Line that provides a dose of freshness that is more than necessary.

Are you prone to maskne?

It is known that there are factors that aggravate the appearance and proliferation of acne due to the use of a mask. These are oily skin, sensitivity, and stress.

“If the skin is prone to oil, the excess sebum it normally produces clogs the pores even more. This fact, added to the humidity that is generated under the mask, facilitates the appearance of certain pathogenic bacteria, such as Cutibacterium acnes. The balance of your skin microbiota is altered and acne appears “, explains Fisas, who recommends:” In these cases, dermatologists recommend using products with salicylic acid, an effective antibacterial agent. It is important that it is smooth ”.

Speaking of acne and skin disorders … With stress, we have run into. Now and always. It is one of the agents that most affect the skin. It causes inflammation that worsens symptoms of acne, rosacea, or dermatitis.

The sensitive skin under the mask

These vulnerable skin types, which are frequently altered, also tend to inflammation, which makes them especially susceptible to suffering from maskne. “If the skin is particularly delicate, it needs to be strengthened and its tolerance threshold raised to skin discomforts”, points out the CEO of Natura Bissé.

If you use cosmetics that relieve sensitized skin and increase its resistance, the constant use of masks will not affect them as much.

6 expert tricks to get the most out of your hair masks

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How, when and what ingredients to use them, key to getting the hair of your dreams

Haircare experts maintain that masks should not be a one-time pampering but, rather, an important part of the regular care routine.

Above all, those hair dyed or subjected to chemical treatments, as well as anyone subjected to extreme hot or cold climates, appreciate these nutrition and repair shots.

“We must apply a mask according to the needs of each hair, which can vary between once a week or every two ”(Mª José Llata, from Llata ​​Carrera Hair Salon in Santa Cruz de Bezana, Cantabria).

Today we are going to learn how to use them correctly so that our hair begins to consider them essential:

1. Always clean hair: The basis of any care is cleanliness, so when you work with hair, you must keep it clean. “Grease, dirt, and residue from styling products can reduce the effectiveness of the mask. In clean hair, the hair follicle is ready to fully absorb the nutrients and active ingredients that you provide. Not doing it this way makes it difficult to improve the condition of the hair, ”says Llata.

2. How about at night? Applying the mask to the hair so that it works while we sleep saves time and, in this way, also allows us to ensure that the product has had time to act. “This system supposes more repairing care for the hair, since it allows all the ingredients to be absorbed and that they last longer. Of course, you have to sleep with a shower cap. The next morning, remove the mask with a wash and enjoy the result ”, advises Charo García, from Salón Ilitia in Valmaseda, Vizcaya.

3. Adapt it to your needs: Not all manes start from the same conditions or have the same characteristics, so it is important to choose the right one. “A wonderful mask may not work for you if it is not designed for what you need. Let yourself be advised by a professional and not only to choose the one that suits you but to know how to use it. Not all hair fibers are the same, some are fine and others are thick. Make the time you leave the mask on more flexible so that it can act deeply, ”says Raquel Saiz, from Salón Blue in Torrelavega, Cantabria.

4. Learn the protocol well: In order for it to perform its function, it must be present in a homogeneous way throughout the hair, so distribute it well. “To do this, use a wide-tooth comb, better if it is made of wood. If you don’t have one, use your fingers, emphasizing the tips (the area that is usually most damaged). Take the opportunity to massage and allow it to penetrate better. One trick to get it absorbed is to apply heat with a blow dryer, as it opens the cuticle and gives way to the mask. When you wash your hair to remove it, I advise doing it with warm or cold water so that it is sealed and protected, ”recommends Rafael Bueno, from Rafael Bueno Peluqueros in Malaga.

5. Also in extra moments. When your hair is dull, replace the conditioner with a mask. “Of course, rinse it well to remove it, since being denser there may be traces that will leave a somewhat ugly appearance on the hair”, recommends Alexander Kiryliuk, from SK Style Barcelona.