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April Showers: Wash Day Tips

03 of April, 2024
April Showers: Wash Day Tips

April Showers (and baths, and spa day, and wash day…)

Who doesn’t love the idea of April showers? All that lovely rain watering the daffodils and irises and crocuses (crocii?) and helping produce the most beautiful springtime flowers ever! Only April Showers might not be as great for your hair.

Whether the damp weather causes your hair to frizz or flop, it can really put a damper on your mood (see what we did there?). At Not Your Mother’s, we create products to help you achieve the most healthy hair no matter where you are in your wash cycle. We also help you understand how to use NYM products for the best possible results every single time.

NYM’s commitment to the environment and your hair

It’s not bragging for us to remind you that we create the latest in hair technology that’s always color-safe and dye-free (did we mention our products are all Made in the USA?), but NYM products are proudly cruelty free as well. And in case you’re wondering, all Not Your Mother’s products are sulfate surfactant free, paraben free, silicone free, and totally vegan.

Now about those wash day tips.

Make this the best wash day yet

Some people don’t plan their wash day. They wait til they spot some greasy roots and then it’s time for shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and more. Then again, some folks have their hair wash day down to a science, with a careful ritual for how to achieve the perfect balance between moisturizing or refreshing their hair.

Prep for wash day:

Life can take some unexpected turns, but whenever possible we highly recommend taking some time to prepare for your wash day. That includes giving your hair a deep treatment the night before (or even the day before!)

Related: Perfecting and Protecting Your Hair While You Sleep

Sleep on It

There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep. While you’re blissfully slumbering, your skin has a chance to recharge and repair. News alert – so does your hair! It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Not Your Mother’s Sleep On It Overnight Serum which despite the name can be used during the day as well.

When prepping your hair for wash day, we highly recommend applying a layer of Sleep On It Overnight Serum to dry hair and allow it to fully penetrate. This gives you an edge since it will repair your hair, so you’ll already be waking up to more hydrated, soft, and shiny hair.

Pro tip: Apply a very thin layer before air travel to protect your hair from that cabin air.

Wash Day:

When you’re ready to really commit to washing your hair, we like to mix things up every now and again.

For a lighter clean

We’re extremely proud of our new Plump For Joy foam shampoo and conditioner. The products are light and frothy, and the innovative delivery system means hair is cleaned deeply without stripping. This is a great duo to try on flat hair or hair prone to the greasies.

Plump For Joy Foam Shampoo: You’ll love the way this volumizing foam almost magically transforms into a creamy lather. It’s also fun to note the way every single hair is coated instead of struggling for even coverage.

How to use: Shake the can well and unlock the cap. Keeping the can upright when dispensing, apply foam shampoo directly to wet hair from root to tip. Lather up and then rinse.

Plump for Joy Foam Conditioner: Get ready for big hair, something not often achievable after conditioning hair.

How to use: Shake the can well and unlock the cap. Keeping the can upright when dispensing, apply foam conditioner directly to wet hair from about a half inch from root through to tip. Leave in hair for up to three minutes before rinsing.

For damaged hair:

If your hair is damaged from too much color or styling, we highly recommend Tough Love Bonding Shampoo and Tough Love Bonding Conditioner. Both products contain active tech ingredients that penetrate to protect bonds from breakage while repairing existing damage.

A natural approach:

Sometimes you want a wash day that feels effortless and natural. For times like that, we love Not Your Mother’s Natural Collection which feature exotic ingredients like Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter, Coconut Milk and Agave and a host of incredible smelling hard working ingredients that smell heavenly and pamper your hair.

Check out all the products in the Naturals line here.

A deeper commitment:

If you have some extra time, or if your hair needs a bit of deeper conditioning, we suggest a hair mask. To keep curls shiny and bouncy, Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk Bond Building Mask repairs the look of damaged curls. And if your straight hair needs a bit more smooth, treat yourself to the intense conditioning of Smooth Moves Hair Mask.

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