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Holiday season hair prep
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Published Wednesday Dec 19, 2018 by Lydia Cardona

How to Prep Your Hair For Holiday Parties

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Whether you’re headed to an ugly sweater shindig or dressing up for a fancy night, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re achieving that coveted party-ready hair. 
Here are three top tips on how to prep your hair for the glamour and the glitz of the season.

 


Gorgeous hair starts from within
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It’s not always obvious, but our diet and lifestyle can have an impact on the shine, gloss, and length of our hair. We know that getting in your five a day and an early night isn’t exactly top priority during party season, but if you can maintain some of your healthy habits, your hair will thank you for it! 

For example, don’t skip your usual morning workout, as it can actually help your hair to grow! When you sweat from your scalp, it can unclog hair follicles—giving enough space for the new hair to come through. If you need a bit of *extra* motivation to workout whilst it’s hectic, download the MINDBODY app and filter workouts by time and location to make it more convenient for you. Bootcamp Pilates (based in a number of locations around London) has a 30-minute class that promises to give you a full workout, so there are no excuses. 

 
Mix up your hair regime.


Just like your fitness, sometimes you need to mix up your hair routine to get maximum results. Take stock of what products you are using on a regular basis—like shampoo and styling products—and ask yourself if you’re getting the results you want. You might be using a product for blonde hair when you’re actually more of a brunette or your conditioner might be leaving your hair feeling more dewy than nourished.



 
Create impactful volume.


Volume is a must for impressive party hair, so invest in products that can help take your hair to new heights! Firstly, choose a volumizing shampoo. Some formulas can weigh your hair down, so use one that is specifically designed to lift. Also, when you condition your hair, only apply it to the ends to prevent any residue at the roots. 

If you don’t have time to wash your hair, then products like dry shampoo and volumizing sprays are great for a quick fix (especially if you’re on the go and transitioning from the office to a party). You can also create some much-needed volume with just a brush! 

Top Tip - As you dry your hair, hold a rounded brush under your hair and push it upwards to lift your roots and give them the most volume. You can also use a nozzle attachment on your hairdryer, making it easier to focus the air on the brush.




From updos to braids and buns, utilize these three easy tips to make your holiday season all about being merry—and not fussing with your hair. 
 

Lydia Cardona
Written by
Lydia Cardona
PR and Content Specialist, EMEA Marketing
About the author
A self-confessed exercise and sports junkie, Lydia made the transition from fashion to wellness, handling media relations in the U.K. In her spare time, you'll most likely find her hitting up a MINDBODY studio, shopping for houseplants, or walking the family Pomchi.