Spring Cleaning Your Product Stash
As the seasons and climate change, so should your product collection. What better time to take inventory of the products you’ve been squirreling away over the winter than in the spring?
Depending on where you live, winter haircare needs address dryness, static, fly-aways, or rough and brittle hair. As spring arrives, the weather is different and so are the needs of your hair. Cleaning out your stash of products will make room for the items that address different needs through the coming months and weather changes.
Lighten Up and Fight Frizz
Either donating, tossing, or storing heavier moisturizing shampoos and conditioners necessary for winter will allow you to invest in lighter-weight moisturizing goods to keep sun-kissed hair soft and healthy. If you have fine hair, volumizing selections like Biolage Volumebloom Shampoo and Conditioner keep hair full of life. If you live in a humid climate, anti-humidity products (we love Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Frizz-Fighting Shampoo) will fight frizz and unruliness.
Stay Clean and Clear
Warmer months also bring increased outdoor activity. Clarifying shampoos like DESIGNLINE Clarify Shampoo used once a week can rid the hair of salt deposits left behind by perspiration, swimming pool chemicals, and general product build-up. Partnering a lightweight conditioner (DESIGNLINE Weightless Conditioner is a good choice) after a clarifying cleanse will restore moisture balance and softness.
The change of seasons may require new products. Don't forget to ask your stylist for some recommendations.
Try Tea Tree
An invigorating option for warmer months is a Tea Tree-based shampoo and conditioner, such as Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner. The tingling, stimulating feel of Tea Tree has been used for its energizing and cooling properties for centuries, making it ideal for active individuals and warmer temps.
Guard Against the Sun
Reassessing your color care shampoo and conditioner allows an update for more appropriate selections. If you’ve recently added highlights or new color, a change in specific color-retention ingredients can help keep your highlights or color looking fresh and prevent fading. Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner is a popular pick. Many color care products contain ingredients that can also help protect hair exposed to the sun by providing UV filters and additional strength protection. Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner are good examples.
The more casual looks brought on by warmer weather also require an update to your styling product portfolio. Humidity-blocking primers and serums (you'll love Biolage Smoothproof Serum) help keep your look in place and give your hold products longevity. Hair needing a texture boost to show off beach waves can use a spray texturizer like DESIGNLINE Ultimate Radiance Wave Catcher Texture Spray. Curls demanding control need the smoothing help of cream based products like DESIGNLINE Curl Lock Styling Cream.
Being certain you have the right product combination to suit your lifestyle will prepare your hair for all the seasonal changes coming your way.