Even Jessica Simpson looks miserable with greasy, lifeless hair! Photo Courtesy of Bitten And Bound
We’re already in the depths of summer and with that comes humidity and plenty of bad hair days! So, instead of putting your hair up in a bun, or pinning it back to avoid any further aggravation, we asked Matrix Artistic Director Ammon Carver, who has worked on the hair of Kate Beckinsale and Molly Sims, to give us some no-sweat summer hair secrets to keep our tresses grease-free and ready to take on any weather forecast. Read on as we explore ways how to use dry shampoo and texturizer properly (that doesn’t leave us looking like Marie Antoinette), so our warm weather hairstyles always look good!
Suck It Up With Dry Shampoo
When temperatures rise, oil glands get busy leading to strands that may be greasier than normal. Add to that your own perspiration from your active summer lifestyle and…yuk. Hair becomes oily and dirty way too soon after shampooing! If you prefer to spend the summer celebrating life rather than washing your hair, soak up grease in a flash with a dry shampoo like Matrix Design Pulse Clean Remix Dry Shampoo ($15.00). It lifts oil from the scalp, absorbs dirt and product build-up and leaves hair looking and feeling revived. Step away from the shower. Here’s the best way to shampoo — no water required:
1. Comb or brush through your hair to distribute oils evenly
2. Start at the top of your head, create a center part and spray lightly along the part, holding the dry shampoo an inch or two from your head
3. Make another part about a few inches away and repeat
4. Continue creating parts and spraying on each side of the original part until you reach your ears on each side
5. In the back, start at the crown of your head, create a horizontal part and spray. Continue parting and spraying to the bottom of your head
6. Gently massage the powder into your scalp, as if you were lathering up your shampoo
7. Wait a few minutes to allow the powder to absorb the excess oil and dirt
8. Brush through to remove all of the powder. Flip your hair upside down and brush through once more
9. Style and get going!
Pump It Up With Powder Volumizer
Steamy temperatures can cause hairstyles to droop prematurely. After exposure to heat and humidity, that perky hairdo you created in the a.m. can appear limp and lifeless by lunchtime. The perfect summer pick-me-up? Try a powder volumizer like Matrix Design Pulse Mega Dust Volume Texturizer (about $11.50).
Apply it directly to roots for lift, or rake it through dry hair for extra texture and separation where needed. The “magic dust” won’t build-up, flake or weigh hairstyles down; hair never feels stiff or sticky.
“Spray Clean Remix Dry Shampoo on the roots, then sprinkle on a little Mega Dust and rake it through to the ends,” advises Ammon. “You’ll get amazing lift, volume and matte separation; hair will be easier to style, and it won’t look or feel oily or dirty.”
More About Ammon Carver – Matrix Artistic Director
In a departure from the predictable, Ammon was raised in Utah, with a background in horse training. Model manes are now his focus, as his work as a top stylist and the new Matrix Artistic Director has taken him around the country and overseas. Ammon arrived on the scene in New York in 2006 and joined the renowned Warren Tricomi Salon where he specializes in cutting, styling and finishing.
For Matrix, Ammon leads all educational activities, identifies trends in hair styling and helps drive inspiration, innovation and new product ideas for the brand. Ammon’s work has been seen on Molly Sims, Ivanka Trump, Lisa Kudrow, Tori Spelling, Leighton Meester, Andrea Bowen, Alicia Witt and Bruce Springsteen. And his cuts and color have been featured in magazines including In Style, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen, among others. Ammon has also had the exciting opportunity to style hair at prestigious shows during New York Fashion Week, including Michon Schur and Vlassis.
And there you have it! Clean, volumized hair that can withhold any type of heat and/or humidity summer may throw our way. So, tell us… What are some of your favorite ways to get rid of that extra sweat and grease in your hair? Will you be trying any of these tips? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can discover other beauty related discussions! Have fun!
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