Beauty experts weigh in on products to keep that coif looking its best.
The dry, frigid air of a Minnesota winter takes a toll on just about everything, including hair. We asked the experts for their advice on how to keep your locks looking (and feeling) great, even in the middle of January. We enlisted Erin Zosel, stylist and owner of Sloane’s Beauty Bar, plus Roz and Alex Safdari, master stylists from Juut, for their input.
Find shampoos, conditioners and masque sets. Zosel recommends several of the Oribe lines, particularly Moisture & Control for medium to thick hair and Signature for fine hair. If your hair is already dry and you’d like it to rise from the dead, try R+Co De Luxe line.
Experiment with leave-in conditioners, oils and serums. Zosel recommends Oribe Supershine to soften, straighten and condition hair. “This high gloss, fizz-taming, leave-on provides heat protection while satisfying even the thirstiest of hair,” she says. Another option is R+Co High Dive & Waterfall. “Use on towel-dried hair and air dry or blow dry,” she says.
Kerastase is another brand with various options for oils and serums. Elixir Ultime L’Huile Originale is an iconic multi use hair oil. “This oil serum is hydrating and strengthening that works wonders on any hair type,” she says. “Use it as a leave-in conditioner, dry finishing gloss, blow dry serum, masque booster or even hair perfume.” She also sings the praises of the 8H Magic Night Serum. “This overnight leave-in will reduce tangles, soften and fights frizz,” she says. The third product in the Kerastase arsenal is its Serum Universel. “Focusing on scalp and hair, this anti-aging wonder product uses abyssine and hyaluronic acid to provide intense shine, softness and hydration delivered through biometric pearls that protect and preserve the active ingredients,” she says.
Try a silk pillowcase. “I just switched to one!” Roz says. “I’m telling all of my clients.” Hair and skin both benefit from the gentle slip of a silk pillowcase, without getting snagged.
Use a new-tech hair dryer. Yes, says Roz, the much-lauded Dyson Supersonic hair dryer really does live up to the hype. “It’s light to use at home, and really keeps your hair not as dry,” she says. (A similar dryer by Shark is also great.)
Detangle with a high-quality brush. Both Roz and Alex prefer YS Park hair brushes, which combine synthetic and boar bristles for luxurious, smooth strands.
Sloane’s Beauty Bar, 4388 France Ave. S.; 612.920.3341; sloanesbeautybar.com
Juut Salonspa, 7505 France Ave. S.; 952.925.4343; juut.com