When date night is coming up, you want to make sure you look and feel your very best. But nothing can ruin a great date faster than a hair disaster - so what can you do to ensure that your date night hair is perfect and your hairstyle shines just as brightly as your fantastic personality?
Whether it’s your first date or a special occasion with longtime love, we have a list of 10 tips for hair that’s everything you’re hoping for and more. Choose one tip or use them all; either way, we promise that you’ll be bringing plenty of confidence and style to the big night out.
10 Tips on How to Have Perfect Date Night Hair
You don’t have to be a professional hairstylist to make your hair look the very best for date night - although if it’s an extra-special occasion, scheduling an appointment at your favorite salon is never a bad idea. But for the evenings when you’re getting ready at home, you can create salon-worthy styles with a few easy tips and some top-quality products.
Here are our top 10 tips for hair that’s sure to make an incredible impression on your date.
1. Start with a solid hair care regimen.
Hopefully, the first time you’re thinking about taking care of your hair isn’t when you’re getting ready for the date. Ideally, you have a routine already in place for making sure that your hair is as healthy and happy as possible. That way, by the time date night, rolls around, you’re already working with a foundation of luscious locks.
- Here are a few key elements that any good hair care routine should have:
- Professional-grade shampoo and conditioner that’s specifically suited to your hair type and concerns
- Treatment masques to seal in moisture and repair damage
- Leave-in treatments and conditioners for extra hydration
2.Touch up your color for a salon-fresh look.
Grown-out roots are a normal part of having color-treated hair, but that doesn’t mean it’s a look that you want to be rocking on a first (or fiftieth) date. If you’re someone who regularly colors their hair and has a date planned when you’re in between appointments, use a root concealer to hide pesky regrowth. There are great options for user-friendly, spray-on products that can disguise your roots in seconds, saving you the hassle of trying to snag a last-minute color appointment.
3. Clean up with a good shampoo.
There’s nothing that can boost your confidence quite like freshly-washed hair, so hop in the shower and lather up with a premium shampoo. There are so many different types of shampoo to choose from, so make sure that you’re working with one that’s formulated for your hair type and concerns:
- If you have color-treated hair, protect your hair from fading with a color-safe shampoo.
- For hair that tends to fall flat, pump up the volume with a volumizing formula.
- When dryness and frizz are your issues, hydrate hair with a moisturizing shampoo.
- If your hair has undergone major damage, use a repairing shampoo to get it back to its former fabulous self.
- For blondes, a purple shampoo will tone down brassiness while it cleans.
4. Treat yourself to a deep conditioning masque to prep your hair.
Regular deep conditioning might already be a part of your regular regimen. But even if it’s not, there’s no better time to try a salon-quality, at-home treatment than when you’re about to get ready for a date.
After you shampoo your hair, apply the deep conditioning masque from roots to ends. Gently comb it through, then let it work its magic for a few minutes (the perfect amount of time for getting silky-smooth with a fresh shave!). If you have extra time, put on a plastic shower cap and let the masque soak in for up to 30 minutes before rinsing. The result? Gorgeously smooth, soft, and shiny hair that your date will barely be able to stop staring at.
5. If you’re short on time, freshen up your hair with dry shampoo.
For those spontaneous, last-minute date night plants, an excellent dry shampoo can be a serious lifesaver. Banish grease and product build-up while restoring volume, plus add a light, fresh scent with just a few quick sprays. Even if you washed your hair in the morning, a little bit of dry shampoo could work wonders for reviving any style.
6. Stick with salon-quality tools for best results.
Even though it might be tempting to cut corners with a cheap flat iron or brush from your local big-box store, it’s just not worth it in the long run. Not only can lower-quality tools deliver disappointing results, but they can even damage your hair.
But when you have a great line-up of hair styling tools at the ready, it becomes much easier to create date night looks that will make you feel fierce. Try a professional-grade titanium flat iron for sleek straight styles, perfect for taming frizz and adding shine. Or, if a blowout is more your style, pick a good thermal brush for easier styling and full volume.
7. Keep seasonal hair concerns in mind.
We all know that certain times of the year can bring very specific struggles when it comes to hairstyling. For example, the humidity of summer might leave your hair feeling frizzy, while the indoor heating of winter can drastically dry it out. It’s important to adjust both your basic hair care and your styling routines according to the seasons. You might want to add in argan oil for extra moisture during the colder months, while a smoothing cream could be ideal for eradicating summertime frizz.
8. Don’t forget to use a heat protectant product for styling.
Before you turn up the temperature with a blow dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, it’s critical that you use the right product to safeguard against heat damage. Although many protectant products weigh down your hair and leave it feeling greasy, the right styling solutions will hydrate, protect, and preserve volume all at once.
9. Bid dullness and dryness adieu with a fast-acting styling aid.
Once your hair is dry and ready for the next stage of styling, you might realize that it lacks softness and shine. But don’t panic, because that’s something you can easily fix. With a keratin-infused styling product, you can infuse your hair’s natural fibers with the nourishment it needs.
10. Make your stunning style last all night with an excellent hair spray.
After all the work you put into your hairstyle, you definitely don’t want it to fall flat in the middle of your date. Use a few light sprays of high-quality hairspray to hold every strand in place, so you can focus on enjoying time with others - not worrying about your hair.
Trust Your Tresses to Keratherapy
No matter what the occasion is, your hair deserves the very best, from a first date to a casual weekend at home. Keratherapy has created a professional-quality series of hair care products for a perfect hair day, every day.
Infused with keratin and made using our signature Kerabond TechnologyⓇ, Keratherapy hair products make it easy to achieve soft, smooth, healthy hair. Whether your hair is color-treated, dry, frizzy, or starting to go gray, we have the salon-level solutions you need for a total transformation.
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