Award-winning stories aren't written overnight. They are slowly crafted and honed after plenty of research, writing, and editing. Then, what comes out the other side is a thrilling tale that excites everyone who comes across it and is talked about for years to come. In many ways, taking care of and styling your hair is a lot like writing a story. You need the right amount of preparation, a plan, and the perfect mixture of creativity and effort. Of course, high-performance products make quite an impact.
This summer, you can get ready to write a hair story that people will be talking about for many seasons to come. From setting up your adventurous tale with a once-a-week toning purple shampoo for blondes to finding the right products to help your hair overcome any challenge, here are five steps to crafting story-worthy locks this summer.
The Setup: Use a High-Quality Shampoo and Conditioner
Every good story has the perfect setup. Like carefully placed dominoes, the setup of a story is essential in creating a successful tale. The beginning is just as necessary as the end. Now, imagine your hair’s journey is the story. How are you going to set your hair up for success? To start, all it takes is finding the best shampoo and conditioner combo for your hair type and needs.
The best cleansing and conditioning products set your locks up for your story later on. Your blonde locks will be ready for styling, looking beautiful and bright for wherever the warm summer nights lead. Or your curly style will have the moisture and definition it needs to stun during trips to the beach. If you have natural or color-treated blonde hair, look for a non-toning purple shampoo and conditioner that you can use daily to protect your blonde locks and highlights. That way, when you're in the thick of your hair story, you’ll have your brilliant blonde locks ready for what comes next. If you've got fine hair, look for shampoos and conditioners containing ingredients that encourage weightless volume, like pro-vitamin B. Either way, setting up your hair like this makes for a story you’ll be telling all your friends all summer—if not all year.
The Rising Action: Turn Up the Volume
Now things are starting to heat up. As summer gets into full swing, so does the story of your hair. At this point in the journey, there are typically challenges to overcome. And it’s time for your locks to rise to the occasion.
For so many hairstyles and looks this summer, there’s no better way to get your hair to rise up to the challenge than with a volumizing spray. A high-performance volumizing spray can help boost your hairstyle every time you get ready to go out this summer. Apply it to damp towel dried hair and brush it all the way through. Then, as you dry and style, your hair will have the boost it needs to rise and master the look that comes next.
The Adventure: Apply Styling Products to Make Your Look Happen
Now, we are at the climax of the story. This is where the adventure is in full swing. For your hair, this is when you need to solidify your style and get the 10-out-of-10 look you’re after for the best of your summer adventures. The fair, a date with your significant other, a vacation—these are all scenes where your hair needs to be the main character you want to root for.
This part of the story can be written in many different ways, but it must be specific to your style and goals. If you’ve been noticing your long locks have been getting tangled more often, for instance, then find a hair detangler that can help remove tangles and protect your hair at the same time. If you want a beachy look for your next trip to the ocean, look for a texturizing sea salt spray. If you want to control frizz and get a big look for a party, get a blowout crème that leaves your hair shining and styled. However you style your locks for your most exciting adventures, make sure you have the products and tools you need for your hair to succeed.
The Falling Action: Keep Your Hair Looking Brilliant and Healthy All Summer
Now that the most exciting parts of the story are over and the climax has passed, it’s time to wrap up your hairstyle and address any loose ends. There may still be a few flyaways that need to be dealt with using an argan oil or hairspray. It’s also time to take action to keep your hair and hairstyles going strong for the entirety of the summer. Instead of just a couple of days, you want a great story for the entire season. If you have natural or color-treated blonde hair, you need weekly toning purple shampoo for this part of the journey.
As summer fades into fall, you want to have blonde hair that doesn’t, and instead is as bright and vibrant as day one. That's where a weekly-use toning purple shampoo is a necessary part of your journey. With a high-performance toning purple shampoo as part of your weekly routine, your blonde tones can keep their luster all summer—especially when you pair it with a non-toning daily purple shampoo and conditioner on the days in between. As the journey comes to a close, you get to keep showing off the bright blonde hair that you love. The story can wind down just as well for curly or fine hair by utilizing formulas specially formulated to provide definition and weightless volume. Color-safe products help color-treated hair of any shade look brilliant and healthy all summer long.
The End: Solidify Your Perfect Routine to Get You to Next Summer
Finally, you get to the end of your story. All the loose ends and split ends have been addressed. Now you get to look back and see everything you have accomplished. Appreciate your hair and everywhere it's been. Make sure to take plenty of pictures of your hairstyles so you can enjoy looking back on the stories and adventures that filled your summer. It‘s also time for you to solidify your routine. Keep using your targeted shampoo and conditioner, and continue utilizing high-quality finishing and styling products. Your hair story might be over for the summer, but it is never too early to prepare for the sequel.
About UNITE Hair
UNITE Hair is a professional hair care brand with a thoughtful lineup of essentials to help you achieve your healthiest-looking hair and most desired styles. With over 45 high-performing products to choose from, you can upgrade your routine this summer and treat your hair to some of the brand’s best sellers, such as TEXTURIZA™ Spray, 7SECONDS™ Detangler, and BLONDA™ Toning Shampoo for blonde hair. All hair types and textures are welcome; simply choose the high-performing and easy-to-use products that best suit your needs. From premium shampoos and conditioners to versatile styling and finishing products like hair texturizer, there’s something for everyone. UNITE Hair products are loved by hairstylists and carried in many high-profile salons worldwide. Bring UNITE Hair home to you.
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