How to combine shampoos, conditioners and masks? What mistakes can spoil the effect of leaving? Alex Contier, owner of Kontier Paris Coiffure salons and creator of Kontier Professional, a hair care brand.
Owner of a network of French beauty salons in Moscow Kontier Paris Coiffure, guru of blonde dyeing, author of the Kiss of the Sun technique, creator of the Kontier Professional hair care brand
Mastering hairdressing skills at the Milan school Aldo Coppola, Parisian Dessange and Jean Louis David. The list of clients includes the most beautiful blondes in Moscow.
I recommend creating your own personalized care package. Funds can be combined on a problem-solving basis. Decide on the goals you want to achieve.
For example, you have dyed, dry, wavy hair, damaged ends. One home care option: sulfate-free mild shampoo, color-maintaining conditioner, nourishing or revitalizing mask, tip remedy, scalp mask. Please note that this should be a mask specifically for the scalp - it will cope with dryness, flaking and itching after staining.
Consult with your master about your hair type, ask his opinion - what products are right for you?
Hair can be dry for a variety of reasons: naturally porous, damaged by styling, or dry from the sun or swimming in the pool. For such hair care, I recommend moisturizing and nourishing masks.
Regardless of the specific cause of dry hair, the Luxe, Kontier Professional mask will suit you. It contains the lightest oils and amino acids that thicken the hair, but at the same time do not weigh it down. Cucumber herb oil regenerates the hair cuticle, which protects it from moisture loss.
Another favorite of mine is the Moisture Kick BC Bonacure, Schwarzkopf Professional hyaluronic acid mask. Balances the moisture level of hair and scalp.
Masks should be applied to well-dried hair with a towel to the middle of the length and in no case on the roots (and not even close to the roots). You don't need to lose volume - just pay attention to the driest area, especially the tips. Take your time and massage the mask into the hair structure, leave it on for at least 20 minutes.
Let's not hide the fact that staining is not a healing procedure. But with the right actions of the colorist, all negative consequences are reduced to almost zero.
For colored (and not severely damaged) hair, I recommend using sulfate-free shampoo - this is the main rule!
If you are blonde, pay attention to BlondMe, Schwarzkopf Professional products. They can be chosen according to the type of blonde (cold or warm) - they maintain the shade and at the same time restore the hair structure.
In my salons you can buy the Luxe Color conditioner, Kontier, which is created right on the spot for your individual hair shade.
Curly hair is most often prone to dryness, so care should be taken for dry hair. In addition to this, oils are suitable that are applied lengthwise, retreating from the root zone.
When choosing an oil, pay attention to the structure of your hair - is it thick or thin? The denser the hair, the richer the oils, the thinner the lighter (spray oils are ideal).
Owners of curly hair often stretch their hair with a hairdryer or irons, so I recommend not to forget about protective equipment. These can be both care products and styling products with a protective function.
To keep volume:
- Rinse off shampoo, conditioner and mask thoroughly;
- Never apply conditioner or mask to hair roots;
- Use products for root volume - these can be styling sprays or texturizing powders;
- Start drying hair at the roots and head down;
- Apply glosses and oils either to the tips or to the length, as far as possible from the root zone;
- Do not use strong hold sprays - they weigh hair down and spoil volume.
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Interview and text: Olga Kulygina