Love is in the Hair

Love is in the Hair

Valentine's Day is all about love, and whether you’re heading out on a date, celebrating Galentin’s or treating yourself to self-love day, you want to look and feel your best. Often, when getting ready for a big day, we focus on our make-up or our outfit, but one thing that can actually make or break your look is your hair.

So, that's why we’re here to help you make it perfect! In this blog, we’ve put together an easy step-by-step guide to help you learn the best way to get voluminous hair for Valentine's Day, regardless of your plans. Don't worry, it's easier than you think. So, let's get your hair ready to turn heads and win hearts this February 14th.

Planning the Perfect Wash

Washing your hair at the right time is very important for achieving bounce and volume. Ideally, you should wash your hair the day before your Valentine's Day date. This allows your hair to retain some natural oils, giving it a better texture and hold. Now, let's talk about the best products to prep your locks:

  • Shampoo: Choose a volumising shampoo that helps lift your hair, such as NINE YARDS Go Loud Volume Shampoo. This product has a lightweight formula that won't weigh your hair down.
  • Conditioner: Opt for a deeply moisturising conditioner, like O&M Hydrate & Conquer Conditioner, which will hydrate your hair and keep it soft and manageable.
  • Hair mask: Once a week, in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, treat your hair to a nourishing hair mask. We recommend O&M The Power Base for its ability to strengthen and repair damaged strands.

Protection First: Heat Protectants

Before you use any hot tools on your hair, it's important to protect it from the heat. Heat protectants act as a shield, preventing your hair from getting dry and damaged. The right heat protectant can keep your hair healthy, shiny, and full of volume. Here are our highly recommended products:

The Art of Blowdrying

Blowdrying your hair efficiently is all about technique and the right tools. When done correctly, a blowdry can give your hair great volume and make it look salon-fresh. To do this, you'll need to section off your hair, work from the roots towards the tips, and keep the blowdryer's nozzle aimed downwards to prevent frizz. When your hair is about 80% dry, use a round brush to add bounce and volume. We recommend the following tools for this stage:

  • R.U.S.H. 40mm Round Brush: Incorporated with keratin, argan oil, and macadamia oil, this round brush helps provide a shiny finish to your hair while reducing frizz. It also has a rubberised coating for better grip, making blowdrying easier even for beginners. Use this to add volume to your roots or create waves by wrapping sections of your hair around the brush from ends to roots.
  • R.U.S.H. 30mm Round Brush: Similar to its larger counterpart, this brush is also infused with keratin, argan oil, and macadamia oil for a shiny finish. The smaller size makes it perfect for working with shorter hair or for creating tight, defined waves.

Working in Sections

Dividing your hair into sections is crucial for achieving a well-balanced result when styling. This approach ensures that each part of your hair gets equal attention and helps avoid over-processing or neglecting certain areas. Here are some steps to follow when working with sections:

  1. Prepare your hair: Begin by detangling your hair using a wide-tooth comb or brush. This will make sectioning your hair easier and more manageable.
  2. Divide and conquer: Separate your hair into four primary sections. Use the tip of a comb to make a part from your forehead down to the nape of your neck. Then, create a second part across the top of your head, from ear to ear. This will result in four sections: left front, right front, left back, and right back.
  3. Secure the sections: Use clips or hair ties to keep each section in place while you work on other areas. Make sure the clips are secure to prevent hair from falling loose during the styling process.
  4. Style one section at a time: Start with one of the lower sections and work from the bottom upwards. This gives you more control and keeps the top layers from becoming a distraction. Apply your chosen styling product(s) evenly to each section and use the appropriate tools based on the style you want to achieve.
  5. Blend and finish: Once all sections of your hair have been styled, gently blend them together so that there are no visible seams. Use your fingers, brush, or any additional styling tools to finesse the overall look, and finish with your preferred hairspray or finishing product to hold everything in place.

The Finishing Touches

The final step in your hair styling routine should be applying the finishing touch - a layer of finishing spray or hairspray. These products are specifically designed to hold your look in place, adding shine, texture, and definition without making your hair feel heavy or sticky.

Here are a few noteworthy products to keep your hair in place on date night:

Salon Business Solutions is your one-stop shop for all your hair care needs. We take pride in offering a range of professional hair products that can help you maintain and enhance your hair's strength, health, and beauty.

So why wait? Sweep your date off their feet with your flawless, voluminous look this Valentine's Day. Explore our vast selection of hair care products and find the perfect fit for your hair care needs.

Love is in the hair, after all!