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Hair Care Trends to Be Aware of in 2020

Hair. It has long been the focal point of many people’s beauty routines for good reason. It can attract a lot of attention and it can reflect so much about your personality and individual style. Switching up your hair can be a great way to begin a fresh start and offer a whole new lease on life. While hairstyles and colors come and go, hair health and hair care are always in style.

With new innovations in hair care trends in 2020, taking care of your tresses has never been so easy. But with a market inundated with new product after new product, it can be hard to wade through all the clutter to get to the trends that are worth trying. So, we did the dirty work for you. Here are the hair care trends for 2020 that offer the most bang for your buck. No matter what hairstyle or color you’re rocking, these tips will ensure that your precious locks are well maintained.

With new innovations in hair care trends in 2020, taking care of your tresses has never been so easy. But with a market inundated with new product after new product, it can be hard to wade through all the clutter to get to the trends that are worth trying. So, we did the dirty work for you. Here are the hair care trends for 2020 that offer the most bang for your buck. No matter what hairstyle or color you’re rocking, these tips will ensure that your precious locks are well maintained.

Waterless Hair Care

We’ve all heard of dry shampoo, which has been helping people avoid washing their hair with shampoo and water for years. That product is still a mainstay for many, but there’s a new water-free way to wash, condition and care for your hair. According to Allure, new products are hitting the store shelves that offer cleansing and styling products that are 100% dry and require no water. These aren’t just dry shampoo, which helps to soak up excess oil. These products help to clean the hair without leaving a residue or build-up. They also condition and style, without the use of any water. The result: Hair that is clean and soft, without having to add water.

Who is waterless hair care good for? It’s especially great for those who have thick or frizzy hair, which can take a lot of extra time to dry and is prone to extra frizz when wet. It’s also a good choice if you are on-the-go often, traveling here or there. When you can’t wash your hair with traditional shampoo and water, and you don’t want the product overload that can come with dry shampoo, water-free hair care products are a solid choice.

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Next-Level Dry Shampoo

While we’re on the subject of dry shampoo and water-free hair care products, let’s talk about a new innovation in dry shampoo that doesn’t add build-up and is uber-fast and easy to use. Dry shampoo wipes are a new product that’s putting the old, heavy dry shampoo of the past to shame.

What are they? These wipes are small, portable wipes that can be used to blot grease and oil at your part and all along your hairline. When you’re traveling or dashing from a sweaty workout to a hot date, these little wonders help to get you fresh and ready in no time. Simply pull them out, blot up excess oil, style hair as usual and go! If it sounds too good to be true – it’s not! These wipes are definitely the wave of the dry shampoo future.

Dryer Brushes

How much time on average would you say you spend drying and styling your mane? According to a study by The Huffington Post, women spend on average about 40 minutes per day on their hair. That’s washing and conditioning it, drying it, and then styling. 40 minutes per day adds up, taking up almost six hours per week. Plus, if your hair is extra thick, extra thin, or curly, you could spend even more time on these daily tasks.

With a lifestyle full of thousands of things to do and not enough hours in the day to do them, who even has the time to spend 40 minutes on something like their hair? According to Good Housekeeping, the 2020 solution is dryer brushes.

If you’re wondering what a dryer brush is, this really is a case of the name saying it all. It looks like a round brush that you use to smooth and create volume, but it has a hairdryer built into it! It’s a little different the first time you use it, as most of us are accustomed to wrestling with a round brush while blowdrying with the other hand, but you—and your hair—will be blown away once you get the hang of it.

Having the blow dryer built into the brush helps to kill two birds with one stone. You’re drying your hair quickly, while also styling it using the brush. You only have to have a tool in one hand, so you can use the other to help guide. Plus, these tools have been shown to help reduce unwanted frizz to lead to a smooth, sleek appearance.

If you’re interested in trying one of these tools, make sure you read the reviews! Not all dryer brushes are created equal. There is a wide range of options out there to choose from, but your best bet is a brand you trust. You can also read through the reviews online to see what other consumers thought of various models, so you can find the one that sounds the best for you.

Hair Health from the Inside Out

Haircare isn’t just about treating your hair from the outside, it’s also about treating your hair from the inside—your body, that is. Strong, beautiful hair starts inside of your body and requires a lot of health factors to maintain. These days, you can find that there is a wealth of vitamins on the shelves to address the hair on your head, but not all of this is as effective as others. Ultimately, if you’re going to take vitamins to improve your health, not just your hair, multivitamins and special “women’s formulas” can help to add any missing vitamins back into your body, so you can be sure your body is getting what it needs to grow strong hair.

Besides vitamins, it’s also vital that you eat healthy fats and plenty of vegetables and fruits daily to ensure optimal health. Fat is very important for strong hair, while vegetables and fruits pack a mean punch of flavor and health benefits. Eat a diet that is rich in these all-important nutrients and food groups, so that you can not only have gorgeous hair but also plenty of health and well-being to tackle every single day.

Another key to the inside-out approach is to reduce your stress level. Stress has a huge effect on your overall health, which trickles down to your hair. How many times have you heard of people losing their hair during times of stress? It’s real and it does happen. If you’re highly stressed, your body goes into fight-or-flight mode. During this phase, it will go into the survival-only mode and other body functions will get less attention. Plus, when you’re truly stressed to the max, you’re most likely also forgetting to eat healthily and exercise. Combat stress damage to your hair by taking plenty of time for self-care, relaxing, and indulging in “you” time on a regular basis. A more laid-back approach and attitude can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and lead to a reduction in adverse effects, like hair loss or thinning.

Cordless Hair Tools

Remember back when phones had cords? Maybe you’re not old enough to remember, but a long, long, long time ago, phones had to be plugged into a cord in order to be used. Revolutionary changes elevated the phone game, ditching the cords and leading to phones that could be taken anywhere.

How does this relate to hair care? Well, 2020 is ushering in a new phase in hair care and styling. Just like phones in the past said good-bye to the cords, styling tools of today are now jumping in on the cord-free trend. That’s right, the latest and greatest hair styling tools are going cord-free so that you can use them far from an electrical outlet if necessary. According to Allure, wireless styling tools run on batteries so that you can use them just about anywhere.

Of course, you’ll have to remember to change or charge your batteries, but that’s a small price to pay for the freedom that comes with saying sayonara to the cord. Hair needs a quick touch-up while you’re in the car? No problem, a wireless curling iron can have you glammed-up in no time. Power out? No worries, your styling tool that runs on batteries is a sure-bet, even when power is non-existent. These styling tools usher in a brave new future, where getting ready on-the-move is an even easier task than ever before.

Texture Sprays

Limp, dull, lifeless hair is the bane of many people’s hair existence. If you’re a sufferer, you’ve probably tried hundreds of products, scouring the shelves on the regular to find that perfect spray that will give you the volume and interest you crave.

Or, if you’re someone who has an edgy hair-cut, or you love a beachy, lived-in look, you’ve also probably spent countless dollars trying everything the beauty aisle has to offer to nail that not-trying look that’s so hard to achieve.

In either scenario, there’s a haircare 2020 trend that fits the bill and can solve both problems. It’s texture spray, and it’s growing in popularity by the second because the texture is hot and here to stay. Lackluster locks no more! Wave good-bye as they eat your dust when you spray some of the best hair texture sprays on the market onto your tresses. Texture sprays help to add in that tousled look that so many are going after, while also offering a touch of hold. Unlike mousses or hair sprays, texture spray is much lighter than heavy traditional styling products. It helps to perk your hair up, without adding a bunch of bulk and build-up over time. You get lighter, softer-to-the-touch tresses than ever before with the latest crop of texture sprays on the market.

How do you use texture spray? It can be used in a number of ways. If you have hair that is thin, spray texture spray on before you blow-dry and style. Make sure not to over-use. After curling hair, spray again to offer just enough hold and a beachy, relaxed look.

You can also lightly mist your hair with the product when you are fresh out of the shower, and then let your hair air dry for a bed-head look that’s pretty and natural.

However you use it, consider texture spray for your next hair look.

Scrunchies Reign Supreme

If you’re trying to grow your hair out or if you’re just trying to preserve the health of your beautiful mane, you probably think a lot about ways you can minimize damage. Using heat protectant sprays, limiting your use of hot tools and hair dryers, and reducing the amount of dye or bleach you’re exposing your hair to can help, too. But one way you can immediately make a change from ultra-damaging to very little is by tossing your old hair elastic bands and switching to soft, gentle scrunchies.

Scrunchies are hair ties that are covered in soft fabric, helping to reduce breakage and damage that tight elastics can cause. Scrunchies have a soft feel, and they ensure that your hair is kept back without all the drama. There’s no ripping out hairs when you take them out, unlike traditional hairbands that rip strand after strand out when you are done wearing them.

Scrunchies also offer a fun fashion statement, with new colors and patterns cropping up every day. You can find a wide variety from brands you love at any drug store, ensuring you have these gentle little wonders at your fingertips whenever you need them.

Even if you’re not into fads, these 2020 hair care trends are sure to offer strength and beauty to your hair for years and years to come.

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