Date Hair
  • Posted May 15, 2014
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Weeknight first dates are the best, because you don’t have to waste a valuable Friday or Saturday with someone you only might like. Since it’s usually after work, the only trouble is getting ready… again.

At the end of the day, hair just doesn’t have the stamina it did midmorning. What was once a voluminous mane falls flat come 5pm. Having date ready hair starts with how you care for it, and this blog has a list of tips straight from the pros.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Before I started going to an upscale salon, I thought washing your hair every day was part of good hygiene. Au contraire. Washing should take place once every other day. Natural oils are the best treatment for your hair, over-shampooing can dry it out. If you have oily hair, opt for shampooing twice, like the ancient proverb: lather, rinse, repeat.

This is the End

Long hair, don’t care… but women with long hair should care about their ends. Growing it out is all the rage, leaving girls with split ends galore. An occasional trim is healthy, and will help your hair stay strong and resist breakage. When you go in for a cut, ask the stylist to dust your hair. That implies cutting off the dead ends, without losing too much length.

Cut the Grease

Now that you’re washing only when necessary, it may look a little greasy sometimes. Fortunately for us ladies on the go, dry shampoo is a staple for eliminating the dirty hair look. In a pinch, you can use baby powder. Rub it in your palms, and then pat on the visible greasy hair at the root.  And vuala! You practically showered.

Curl Intentions

Date night often calls for curls as an alternative to a ponytail or straight hair. Using such high heat will leave your hair crispier than kettle chips. First off, make sure your hair is completely, dry before even thinking about applying an iron. Heating tools are the number one way to dry out your locks. When curling with a wand, wrap the top half of your section and wait for a few seconds before wrapping the ends. They don’t need as much heat, and this will reduce frying.

Scented Pleasure

A signature scent will linger, and keep him wanting more. Spray a few spritzes of perfume in your hair, and use argan oil to lock in the fragrance. He won’t be able to resist your charms when he catches a whiff of your hair flip.

Don’t Play With Me

One of my worst habits is hair twirling. I’m pretty sure I spend more time with hair in my hands than sans. While working or watching tv, this is perfectly acceptable, and rather adorable as far as I know. But during dinner or a date with a guy, it can look like boredom, or even worse – arrogance.

Power Brow

A pair of well shaped brows can make or break a face, proven by these celebrity before and afters. Make sure to pluck or wax the day before to avoid pre date irritation. Grooming is not enough. Maximize wow factor by shading them. This requires a little patience and a precision brush. YouTube is full of tutorials to help you master this art.


From root to tip, your hair will be the first thing he notices, mainly if it’s bad. Having good hair alters your confidence, and you can proceed to whip it back and forth like Willow Smith.

What’s your best hair tip?

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