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Halloween Hair Recovery 101: How to Save Your Strands

Halloween night can be wild and full of glam, and after spending hours on your hair and makeup it better be one for the books. The day after may not be so fun. Waking up with temporary hair color or an over teased mane can be a little overwhelming. So we’re here to help you figure out how to get your normal gorgeous self back. Where do you even start? Don’t worry, we got you. Scroll below for your step-by-step guide to Halloween hair recovery!

Removing Temporary Hair Color

Whether it’s a colored hair spray or a temporary dye, it’s not as hard as you may think to get back to your everyday color. 

What you’ll need:

How to:

  1. Wash your hair once with your everyday shampoo (preferably a moisturizing one). 
  2. Lather up a second time with a cleansing shampoo for removing color buildup. 
  3. Condition as usual.

Optional: Because a clarifying shampoo can leave the hair feeling a little dry, we recommend finishing your style with a leave-in treatment to restore moisture.

Restoring Crimped and Over-Teased Hair

If you rocked an over-teased mane, it may take a little bit of patience to get back to your natural texture. 

What you’ll need:

How to: 

  1. Start with dry hair and a wide-tooth comb. Begin brushing your hair starting at the ends. With each section, slowly start brushing out the tangles going higher up the hair until you reach the scalp. 
  2. Continue this until you can get the comb to run smoothly from roots to ends.
  3. Shampoo and condition as usual. 
  4. Gently towel dry your hair and spray in a detangling product before brushing through.
  5. Once dry, your hair should be back to it’s healthy, natural texture.

Pro tip: Wet hair can be very fragile and prone to breakage. When you brush through your hair after the shower, we recommend using a Wet hair detangling brush which is designed to smooth strands with ease and minimize breakage. 

Combating Heat Damage

In order to get the perfect hair to complement your costume, you probably used at least one hot tool (if not a few different ones). We all know they can do some serious harm to your locks, but when there’s damage there’s a way to repair it.

What you’ll need:

How to:

  1. Start off by giving your hair a break from heat styling for at least the next few days (or a week if you can).
  2. Let your hair air dry, and try some no heat hairstyles in the mean time. 
  3. Use a weekly deep conditioning treatment to help bring back moisture and shine to the hair. 
  4. After washing, always remember to spray in a heat protectant, even if you aren’t using any hot tools that day.

Need some specific product recommendations for what you should use during this process? HERE are eight products that will revitalize your post-Halloween hair in no time!

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