We all want that holy grail of hair, right? You know, the stuff of red carpets and billboards. The perfect balance of volume, shine, and bounce. The salon-fresh look where you feel utterly ah-mazing and walk down the street smiling like a celeb on the red carpet every time you catch sight of yourself in a shop window. That’s right, we know you do it too.
Want to know the secret? Well, it all starts with the way you wash your hair. You can invest in as many pre- and post-blow dry styling products as you like – if you don’t give your hair the time and attention it needs in the shower, you won’t get the results.
In this blog post, we’ll let you in on our three essential steps for in-shower hair care.
1. Invest in a high-quality shampoo and conditioner
As our very own Adam Reed says: “You would never build a house on bad foundations. If you want healthy, glossy hair it’s essential to use a great shampoo and conditioner.”
Now, call us biased, but we’re completely in love with all our Percy & Reed shampoo and conditioners – mainly because they’re designed to give your hair the care it deserves. So, the love is mutual.
When you invest in a shampoo that’s been specially developed by experts, you’ll notice the difference. After all, if you’ve splashed out on a fabulous new hair style or colour you want to make it last as long as possible – that’s where salon-formulated shampoos and conditioners made with quality ingredients really come into their own.
2. Choose the right shampoo & conditioner for your hair
As Paul (aka Percy) is always telling us, choosing the correct shampoo and conditioner for your hair type makes it a lot easier to achieve the beautiful-looking hair you want.
That’s why we’ve got three different types of shampoo and conditioner:
If your hair is lacking in body and general va-va-voom, then a volume-amplifying shampoo is what you need. Our Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo is infused with blackcurrant extract which leaves your hair feeling full of life, and the conditioner is designed to add strength and detangle locks so you’re ready to pump up the volume.
Think about how you feel when you’re really thirsty, now imagine how parched your dry hair feels. Signs of dry hair to look out for include split ends, tangles, and brittleness. Honestly, it makes us sad just thinking about it. Be kind to your locks and use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner designed to rehydrate and nourish. Our Splendidly Silky Moisturising Conditioner contains shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E, and wheat protein for glossy goodness you won’t be able to stop swishing.
Want your hair to shine like an A-lister at The Oscars? Don’t we all!? Our shine-boosting shampoo promises to leave your hair, well, looking really rather radiant. Percy & Reed Really Rather Radiant Divine Shine Shampoo is enriched with raspberry oil for shimmery locks, while the conditioner’s intensely hydrating aloe vera gel will leave your hair gloriously gorgeous.
3. Take your time, and luxuriate!
There’s one big reason why your hair feels so incredible after a salon visit… ask yourself how often you spend the same amount of time shampooing and conditioning as your stylist does?
In our Percy & Reed salons, we always shampoo hair twice. The first shampoo is like pressing the reset button on your hair: it removes daily dirt build-up and any styling product residue. It’s the second round that delivers the shampoo’s caring benefits to your hair.
Next time you’re in the shower, take a little more time than usual to massage your shampoo into your roots using your fingertips – this stimulates blood flow to your scalp, encouraging healthier hair growth.
After applying conditioner to your hair, leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing to give your hair a mini treatment. Want our biggest professional tip? When you wash your conditioner out, give your hair a final rinse with cold water to close the cuticles – this will give your hair a gorgeous shine!
We should probably also mention that all our Percy & Reed shampoo & conditioners smell utterly divine. You definitely won’t be rushing your shower time with these in your beauty regime.
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