Asian woman wearing a witch costume

Let’s be honest: styling wreaks havoc on the hair. As much as we love the results of a good blowout, it’s no secret that the softness and sheen are just temporary. You’ll have your real texture back tomorrow, and none the better at that. If you want to go all out with your hairdos this Halloween, follow these post-styling tips to prevent further hair damage.

Cleanse Thoroughly

Piling all your hair on top of your head can cause tangles and damage. When shampooing, focus on your scalp and roots.

Before you bother with next-level hair products and expensive treatments, get the basics down first. Hair cleansing is an often-neglected step in hair care, but it’s the most important. The main function of a shampoo, whatever its label says, is to cleanse the hair and scalp of debris. Dirt, styling products, sebum, and dead skin can accumulate on the scalp. According to an article in the International Journal of Trichology, beautifying hair is a secondary concern that is primarily addressed by conditioner.

Remove all traces of hairspray, hair wax, and oil after your Halloween soirée with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo. With natural ginger and green tea, this shampoo naturally detoxifies the scalp of impurities. It's exactly what you need after piling on hair product. When shampooing, concentrate on gently massaging your scalp and roots. After this, use TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner, focusing from the middle down to the ends.

Use a Deep Conditioner

It goes without saying: use conditioner after every shampoo as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatologists (AAD). As mentioned above, it’s mainly responsible for beautifying your hair. So, if you’ve been skipping it wondering, “Why is my hair not soft and shiny?”, there’s your answer. If you want to take hair care up a notch, you can add a deep conditioner to your routine once a week.

Don’t be surprised if your hair feels brittle the day after Halloween. Styling tools and products can make hair dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage and split ends. If this condition persists, you can also get falling hair. Using Vitakeratin Expert Salon Treatment Deep Repair Tub as a deep conditioning treatment can help repair damaged locks. It has Vitamin E, which nourishes hair, keratin which reduces frizz, and argan oil which repairs damage.

Give Your Hair a Break

If you’d like to avoid the trouble, why not wear a wig like these guys from Riverdale?

Allow your hair to rest and reap the benefits of hair care without counteracting any progress with heat-styling, chemical treatments, and styling products. On top of this, avoid rubbing your wet hair with a towel and brushing it while wet. Instead, wrap your hair with a towel to absorb water and air-dry. 

Use a wide-tooth comb to separate wet strands without too much friction and tension. Avoid tight hairstyles, such as ponytails and buns, as well as products that offer long-lasting hold since these can also dry out your hair. 

Now, go on and enjoy Halloween without worrying about hair damage. If an intricate hairstyle is unavoidable, rest assured these post-styling methods can help revitalize your locks.