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Tips and Tricks for Fresh Spring Strands


By guest blogger Kristina Kawas for

We're glad this dreadful winter is finally coming to an end! Not surprisingly, it’s wreaked havoc on our hair, leaving us with drab, brittle and unmanageable locks. Take heed of our easy tips and tricks care of Alma Qeraxhiu of the eponymous Alma Salon in New York City to whip your hair (taking a cue from Willow Smith now!) into shape, for a brighter, flirtier mane.

Alma suggests laying off the blow-dryer and other hot tools, and embracing your natural texture by letting your hair air dry instead. Work a glossing cream through damp strands for smoothness and shine. Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream works wonders.

If you're bored with your current cut, forgo asking your stylist for a super-short new 'do (it worked for Sienna Miller post-Jude, but be warned that it doesn't work for everyone), for something a little more subtle. Alma advises to update your look by adding layers or face-framing bangs to your mane for added body and character.

Lighten your hair—but not all of it, just bits and pieces. To give the impression that you've been spending some quality time at the beach (lucky you!), Alma suggests opting for dark roots with highlights around the face and below the chin. Alma also let us know that highlighting only the ends won't damage the hair as much as highlighting the roots would.

Get lowlights. Darker streaks will add depth to your hair without drowning your delicate tresses in damaging dyes, says Alma. Since the dry winter already stripped your hair of its moisture, there's no point in abusing it further. Lowlights will get the job done by enhancing your complexion and accentuating your eyes.

Alma also encourages you to revive dull strands with hot oil treatments twice per week (or as often as your schedule and wallet will allow). You can scout out treatments at local salons or give yourself the treatment at home. If you prefer the latter, we recommend using L'Oreal Natures Therapy Hot Oil Botanical Treatment for Dry, Brittle, or Chemically Treated Hair.

- By guest blogger Kristina Kawas of lets you share your man's mystifying moments, get easy tips for the healthiest and happiest you, discover our Girls Night Out events and more, all while earning OMG Points toward free goodies!

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