Since Queer Eye appeared on our screens three long seasons ago, the world is addicted to the stars of the show, the Fab Five. And one of the five that has really received some admiration is Jonathan Van Ness, also known as the & # 39; grooming guy & # 39 ;. Besides being a ray of damn sunshine, JVN and its Beyoncé moons have become the dictionary definition of hair goals. Do you want to know how he keeps his hair so ridiculously shiny and sharp? He is here to explain where most of us go wrong.
1. You are washing too much
Do you think your hair will quickly get greasy and the ends won't look their best? You could flood it, says Jonathan. "I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, most days I use a co-wash or cleaning conditioner such as New Wash from Hair Story, or the cleaning oil from Shu Uemura.
These contain no cleaning agents at all and remove dirt and slurry, but leave the right balance of natural oils. "As a result, your scalp will remain less fat over time and your ends will be healthier.
2. And you are washing at the wrong time
You might think that after a sweaty workout it's the best time to wash your hair, but Jonathan says you can't be wrong anymore. "People think because they sweat, their hair is dirty, FALSE, it's just salt and your natural oil. By using dry shampoo and blowing the sweat into the hair, it creates a beautiful texture and shine and avoids too much heat damage by blow dry.
"Think about what your jeans would look like if you washed and dried them every day. That's like our hair, and you can't change your hair as often as your pants, so wash less, causing long-term damage. can do. "
3. You do not use a primer or prep spray
The use of a priming product on wet hair means it will look smoother and shinier once it dries, says Johnathan. "On days that I was, I use a wet brush in the shower to remove tangles," he says. "I love the use of a primer called Wonder Worker by Shu Uemura, or Bumble and Bumble Prep Spray and let the air dry."
4. You use products that contain sulphates
Many products contain sulfates that strip the hair of its natural oils. Not at all, says Jonathan. "Once a month I will replace it with a classic shampoo if I want a clean feeling, and I use Ouai, Kevin Murphy or Oribe for that. But there are many good things out there – just try to avoid sulfates."
5. Your nocturnal routine is completely wrong
Do you want your hair to look beautiful and long while you still look to the point? What you do before going to sleep can thwart your plan. Jonathan says: "To keep my hair long and healthy, I use silk pillowcases, hold less heat and hold your ends less frayed. I also sleep with my hair in a very loose top ball to keep my ends away from my body heat This also prevents your hair from becoming tangled in the neck of your neck. "And this ultimately means less breakage.
6. You will be misled by labels on products
In addition to annoying sulfates, there are a few other ingredients to watch out for in your products. Jonathan says: "Ingredients are listed in the order of how much the product contains." If the first ingredient is alcohol, or some kind of word you can't pronounce, it doesn't look right. "Parabens are another ingredient that has been shown to be unpleasant for us, so I stay away from it."