Extend the life of your next salon style with these expert tips and tricks, courtesy of celebrity stylist Sebastian Scolarici of Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in NYC:
Whether you're having your hair done or styling at home, avoid using too many products, as the buildup will cause your tresses to fall flat at a faster rate.
A boar-bristle brush may be an investment, but it's one worth making. The densely packed, natural fibers are gentler on hair, help to seal each strand and also add ample shine.
Wrap It Up
If you're in a humid climate, be sure to protect your style with a plastic shower cap or hair wrap when possible.
To wake up with your style intact, pull your locks back (gently) into a loose bun or ponytail. Just be sure not to deflate the top of your crown if you crave volume, and opt for a satin pillowcase if available.
Lift Your Roots
Refresh your style by spraying a dry shampoo — like Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract ($18, Sephora.com) — at the root each morning. (A light-hold hairspray is also effective at adding volume to unwashed tresses, but may dehydrate dry, coarse or color-treated hair.)
The Right Stuff
If you're creating your hairstyle at home, professional tools can make all the difference. High-quality heated styling tools are a must, and if in doubt, opt for a round brush when styling. It's versatile, easy-to-use and (for the most part) inexpensive.