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Remember when stylists would advise us to get a trim once a month (twice a month if you have short hair, like a pixie)? Times sure have changed. Lately, going to the beauty salon feels like playing a game of dodgeball, only you can’t exactly see what it is you’re trying to dodge.

If you do get a chance to have a haircut or treatment at the beauty salon, the idea is to keep it looking as good for as long as possible. Here are some easy ways to maintain your ‘do at home.

Touch Up Your Roots at Home

Is your natural hair color peeking out? Dyed hair requires some maintenance to avoid brassiness (if you opted for lighter colors) or to hide those sneaky roots. If you can’t commit to a few hours at the beauty salon, there are some things you can do at home. For example, using shampoo with a purple formula, like TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo, can keep the color last. It has jojoba oil to nourish the hair while preserving its golden tones.

You can also hit refresh on your roots with TRESemmé Root Touch-up Spray. It comes in three shades (Black, Dark Brown, and Light Brown). Hold the can about six inches away from the target area and just spray. It may be temporary, but it’s great for an emergency Zoom call or a sudden important errand. 

Shampoo Your Scalp Regularly

Some experts would say, shampoo your hair less, while others would tell you to shampoo it “regularly,” which can be confusing. To clear this up, remember that it’s all about your hair’s condition and how you use your shampoo.

First, consider what your hair needs. Has it recently been ? If you just had a chemical treatment, shampooing your hair less than you normally can help maintain moisture in otherwise dry hair.

Second, remember that shampoo is also for your scalp. Focus on massaging your scalp when you shampoo to get rid of dirt, bacteria, and oil that can cause dandruff and other problems, like hair fall. This way, you don’t strip your strands of protective natural oils.

Your third option is to use a shampoo that won’t dry out your strands and instead, will replenish them with nutrients and oils. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo is a product that delivers benefits to your strands. It contains KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates the hair up to 10 layers deep, making it smoother, shinier, stronger, softer, and frizz-free.

Start Appreciating Your Conditioner

You hear it all the time: condition, condition, condition. Yet, many people still don’t see it as a necessary step. The truth is, it is one, especially if you want hair that looks like you just stepped out of a beauty salon.

Think of conditioner not only as a product that delivers beyond the superficial. Yes, it does make the hair softer, shinier, and more manageable (conditioned!), but it also . Conditioners coat the hair shaft, protecting hair from friction and heat — two major culprits behind dry, brittle hair.

Treat Yourself to a Hair Mask Weekly

You can recreate the pampering experience of getting a salon treatment by applying a hair mask once or twice a week. Hair masks are formulated to address specific hair problems. Masks penetrate the hair cortex to repair dryness or damage, whereas conditioners act on the surface or the hair cuticle. While conditioners are good for everyday use, treating yourself to a hair mask is the next best thing to a salon treatment.

For a pampering mask experience, schedule it on a really light day, ideally when your entire morning is free. This way, there’s almost no chance of you having to wash it off prematurely, which is a waste and a bummer. For really dehydrated hair, you might want to leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. While waiting, water your plants or fold the laundry. Do something undemanding. When it’s time, rinse the mask thoroughly and allow your hair to air dry before styling.

Style Your Hair at Home

It’s hard to appreciate your hair when you only ever see it in a bun or looking frizzy. This can make you anxious and think, “I need a new style” or “I need a haircut” even though you don’t. Styling your hair even if you’re just going to be staying at home is a great reminder of its current value and potential. You also get to enjoy it more instead of seeing it as something that needs constant care and attention.

Styling doesn’t have to be complicated, so you can put away your heat tools. Wear a or wash your hair at night for smooth, messy waves in the morning. Stock up on TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, too. It has keratin and marula oil to fight frizz, untangle knots, tame flyaways, and boost shine.

Begin with one pump of serum, spread it on your hands, and pat it on your hair. Work from the middle section to the end. Add more product if needed. Its non-greasy formula results in smoother, more polished hair that maintains a natural bounce. 

If you do not have time to go to the beauty salon, practice these hair habits to keep your ‘do fresh and healthy.

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