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Transform your dull and damaged hair into locks with red carpet-worthy shine. Celebrity hair stylist, Harry Josh from John Frieda, has a few easy styling steps that will salvage your damaged hair and turn up the shine.The result, however, is more than just beautiful shiny locks -- your hair will leave you feeling great about yourself inside and out.
Be-You-tiful: From too Fine to ultimate shine
Lauren had one main goal going into her session with celeb stylist Harry Josh: "I'd love it if Harry could repair the look and feel of my hair." Her other big request was a common culprit of damaged strands: "I'd also love it if he could get rid of my flyaways to tame [my hair] and make it shine." We're with you lauren; Frizzy flyaways are the worst! In the end, Harry was able to give Lauren the effortless, chic hairstyle she was hoping for. Here's how to transform your dull hair with some easy style tips:
Wash with a repair shampoo and conditioner
The first thing Harry does for Lauren is shampoo her hair with John Frieda's Full repair haircare line. "It will give you the look and feel of really healthy repaired hair," says Harry. To get salon hair from your own home, start in the shower. Pick a shampoo that will provide some extra TLC to hair with damaged, split ends. Here are some more drugstore product picks with professional results.
KMS Moist repair shampoo: They only have salons in California but, luckily, you can purchase the goods online. Learn more about their haircare line from their website and purchase here.
Pureology's Essential repair system: The natural ingredients in this Pureology system (soymilk, biotin, chamomile and olive oil) help to reconstruct any damage and return your hair to a manageable state.
Dabble in some style products
Next, Harry sprays a Perfect Ends Sheer Mist by John Frieda on Lauren's split ends. All it takes are a few spritzes here and there. Then, use your fingers to run the product through your ends. "It helps by sealing the ends that already are a little frayed."
Fekkai also makes a great glossing mist. Don't spray this on damp hair like the John Frieda line because this product is more geared towards finished hairstyles. Its olive oil infusion is the root of the healthy shine it'll lend your locks.
Tame those darned flyaways
Even after all this, Harry says, "It's really hard to get them to sit flat." For Lauren's photo shoot, he had her try the John Frieda Full Repair Flyaway Tamer. "It feels like a high-end salon product," she reports. Easy and to use, it will have you wishing you get flyaways just so you can beat them down.
Also to help tame frizzy hair, Ulta sells a Phytolisse serum. The lighweight serum is non-greasy and a great quick fix for the strands that get away.
Master basic style tips
After you've parted your hair in the place it flatters your facial features most and you've applied a sheer mist to your damaged ends, use a brush to pull your hair dry. The real key comes next, Harry says -- the flat iron.
"People with straight hair wouldn't typically think that using a flat iron would benefit them." It seems logical to us, given they already have straight hair, but Harry Josh says no. "Really the magic is the shine. When you're compressing that much heat against hair strands, you're getting a glossy finish and that's key to any red carpet."