HOW TO GET VOLUMINOUS HAIR
We all want bouncy, lustrous locks, but what happens when our hair falls short? When hair is dull, lacks volume, shape and shine, it's natural to feel disheartened. Many women resort to trying product-after-product only to be disappointed by a lack of results. If only every day could be a good hair day. Fortunately, you don't have to wait for salon days to fall in love with your hair again. Instead, daily care and the right solutions can reintroduce body, volume and shine to your lovely locks.
Lackluster hair often results from beauty routines reliant on heating tools, coloring, tight hairstyles, and abrasive products or chemicals. Beauty habits aren't the only factor to shape your hair: diet, stress, hormones and medical history can take a toll on your tresses. Hair may look dry, rough, flat, dull or lifeless. You may feel like you've tried every product on the shelf and every trick in the book. Sure, dry ends and flat hair benefit from regular trims and deep conditioning treatments. But does it last? Sustainable hair health requires a comprehensive care plan rooted in a healthy diet, regular exercise, and cosmetic solutions that are proven to work.
UNDERSTANDING HAIR HEALTH & BEAUTY
Why do some women seem to have a bouncy mane while others are in a constant battle with unruly strands? To answer that, we have to look at the interplay between hair anatomy, health and beauty.
The outer layer of the hair shaft is called the cuticle, and it protects the inner layer of hair, called the cortex. The cortex is responsible for giving hair strength, vitality and shape. Healthy hair depends on a healthy cuticle, which is made of keratin protein scales that overlap and lock in vital moisture. A healthy cuticle creates softness, shape, moisture, health and shine. In other words, the beauty of your hair depends on strong, healthy cuticles.
When hair cuticles become damaged, they contain cracks and holes that have trouble retaining moisture. The result is dry, dull, and highly porous hair. Hair looks weathered, lacks shine and softness, and altogether appears unhealthy. The good news is that a little moisture goes a long way to replenish hair and restore body and shine. First, the cuticle must heal.
HOW TO GET MORE VOLUME
One of the most common issues women face with their hair is a lack of volume. It's easy to see why: depictions of gorgeous hair orbit around voluminous, shiny locks. Fullness, bounce, body and thickness all go hand in hand with hair-flipping, head-twirling, va-va-voom volume. Unfortunately, many women struggle to meet that mark and resort to layering, curling, blow-drying, and backcombing hair to achieve temporary volume. At what cost?
When these short-term solutions fail, women naturally grab products boasting big promises with little delivery. All too often, an adverse effect occurs. Products that contain polymers, talc, silicones and blends of ingredients create buildup that weighs hair down. There has to be a better solution, right?
HOW TO GET HEALTHIER HAIR
Moisture and hair beauty weave together to produce either dry hair or moisturized, voluminous, shiny hair. To obtain healthy-looking hair requires protecting the cuticle and achieving optimal moisture balance. Hair craves adequate and ongoing hydration without toxic mystery ingredients.
An effective moisturizer will contain either or a mixture of the following:
- Humectants to attract moisture to the hair
- Occlusives to lock in hydration
- Emollients to smooth the hair cuticle and repel excess moisture that can weigh hair down
INGREDIENT TO AVOID
Products marketed as moisturizers may contain ingredients that compromise the volume, body and shine of your natural hair. In the short term, you may notice improvement, but over time you'll find yourself trapped in a frustrating cycle that lacks longevity. Certain ingredients disrupt the natural moisture balance of your hair and strip the outer lipid layer.
To retain moisture, avoid products that contain:
A REAL SOLUTION FOR BODY, VOLUME & SHINE
Daniel Alain's Anti Hair Shedding Treatment, INTACT, has revolutionized the way we treat dull, flat hair. INTACT contains moisture-balancing emollients and humectants that support the cuticle's natural ability to retain moisture without over absorbing water.
Coconut fatty acids (your hair's favorite treat) lay the cuticle in a flat position to reflect light and enhance shine. The result is hair that's deeply nourished, moisturized, and full of the body, bounce and shine women crave. Most importantly, INTACT is free of damaging ingredients like sulfates, phthalates, silicones, oils, gluten, SD-alcohol and artificial dyes.
Every time you plan to wash your hair, grab INTACT first. Adding INTACT to your beauty routine can dramatically improve the quality, shine and health of your hair. Before you plan to wash and condition, apply INTACT to your dry scalp in even sections across the scalp. Massage your scalp for 2-3 minutes. If you have medium to long hair, apply INTACT from the roots to ends. Leave the product in for 30 minutes, then rinse, shampoo, condition and style as usual. The final step?
Say Hello to Body, Volume & Shine
It's time to get the body, volume, shine and softness you've always dreamed of with the best volumizing product on the market. Ready for healthy, beautiful hair? Then it's time to grab INTACT.