Achieve lustrous, healthy-looking locks with these foolproof tips from Antoinette Beenders, Aveda's Global Creative Director:
Try a Slicked-Back Style
To amplify shine, experiment with a tight, sleek ponytail. Instead of hair spray, work a few drops of a glossing serum, like Aveda Smooth Infusion, into your palms and slide it over the top of your hair for a glossy finish and to tame flyaways. Then, pull your hair back tight into a ponytail and it will stay lustrous all day.
Create a Shield
After blow-drying your hair, take a small amount of of a smoothing fluid (for fine hair) or pomade (for thick, course hair), such as Aveda Light Elements or Brilliant, and stroke over the top layer of your hair on top of your head. This will prevent moisture from entering your hair in humid climates, and will prolong your blow-out— plus it adds incredible shine.
For curly hair, take a small amount of a prep/styling lotion, like Aveda Smooth Infusion, and apply it on wet hair prior to air drying/defusing your hair. This should help gaurd against humidity, and give you the luminous finish you seek.
For extremely frizzy hair, apply a small amount of a smoothing straightener, such as Aveda Smooth Infusion, to damp hair, and then add a small amount of retexturizing gel over the top. Comb this combination thoroughly through the hair and slick back into an updo, and allow to dry naturally. This potent combination will keep your hair frizz-free in the most humid climates, and adds amazing shine.
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