Do you ever wake up in the morning motivated to begin another productive day only to be greeted by drab locks? Dry, depleted and frustratingly unmanageable — these are the last words we should use to describe our hair, yet dehydrated texture seems to be an issue that affects us all. So, what causes the damage and how can we rehydrate thirsty strands while maintaining that “right out of the salon” look? The experts at The Collective, Pepper Place’s resident boutique salon, give us the inside scoop on the causes of damaged hair and the best ways to treat the problem. With their insider tips, salon-fresh styles are at your fingertips, and “bad hair days” will be a thing of the past!
In order to obtain a sleek and shiny texture, we’ve first got to identify the problem. Owner Beth Doyle and stylist Taylor Givens of The Collective tell us, “The main culprit of damaged hair is from heat, caused by the over-use of our hot tools.” This includes flat irons, curling irons and, yes, even our blow-dryers. In addition, chemically treated services like an overall dye or specified balayage can strip hair of much-needed moisture and oils.
Even so, it is unrealistic to forego our heat-necessary styling and color upkeep. So, how can we continue to color, curl, blow-dry and style our hair without continual, permanent damage? Enter Balm D’or by Oribe. This ultra-lightweight protectant shields strands from thermal damage with heat-activated polymer technology and healing cassis, sandalwood and Maracuja oils. These all work together to nourish fragile hair, seal in sleekness and leave a radiant shine that will last through styling and beyond. For best results, make sure to keep the temperature of your tools at a medium or low heat while limiting the amount of time the tool comes in contact with your hair.
Additionally, The Collective offers customized power-dose treatments that will replenish thirsty strands while adding shine and control back into the hair. Conveniently, these can be added to any cut or style session for routine maintenance as a preventative approach to hair health is always more beneficial than repairing dehydrated, split and damaged hair.
But, if you feel your strands are too dry to save, we’ve got good news! Beth and Taylor’s favorite product for treating damaged locks is Oribe’s Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment. This is a “transformative balm-to-oil product that helps prevent the good oils from rinsing out of hair when shampooing.” Follow up with Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream, a miracle product containing amino acids to maintain moisture, keratin to protect dry, damaged hair from heat and best of all, crushed pearls to add shine and radiance to the hair.
We couldn’t speak with The Collective’s expert stylists without asking the age-old question: How can we maintain “right out of the salon” texture once styling at home. The answer? Salon-quality products.
“Products purchased outside salons may be cheaper and appear to be the same, but are far from the real deal,” says Beth. Taylor agrees, adding, “Most times these products are watered down, expired or filled with bacteria. You invest your time and money into your hair — it’s your most-worn accessory! So trust your stylist, and spend the extra dollars to keep hair looking fresh out of the salon all month long.”
The Collective says it best: The only way to maintain salon-fresh styles is by investing in quality products that will nourish, not damage, that perfect color or cut. After all, you spent your hard-earned time and money to get that swoon-worthy salon look — don’t let it go to waste!
Now, go forth with replenished strands and sleek, shiny locks, and take on the world one hair flip at a time!
Find all of these repairing products along with show-stopping cut and color services at The Collective in Pepper Place.
Thank you to Beth Doyle and Taylor Givens for providing their insights and expertise on repairing damaged hair.
And thank you to Kizzie Warren of Kizzie Klaire Photography for providing these beautiful images.
This article is sponsored by The Collective.