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Blake Lively’s hairstylist reveals the secret to maintaining perfect hair all year round

It's easier than you think

By Angelique Thompson  December 15th, 2017

Blake Lively has always had enviable hair, and ever since she popped up on our TV screens, we’ve been quietly obsessing over how to get her shiny blonde locks. Now, the actress’s hairstylist, Rod Ortega, might have finally given us the answer we’ve been looking for. Meaning, you too can have luscious Serena van der Woodsen hair.

Although it may seem like celebrities go to great measures to maintain healthy hair, Ortega’s hack is way simpler than you think. In an interview with W Magazine, the hairstylist revealed he encourages his celebrity clients is to change their shampoo based on the season.

So, opting for a moisturising shampoo in the summer will combat sun damage and ensure your locks are healthy and hydrated. As for the colder months, Ortega recommends using a volumizing shampoo, as people are more likely to wear warm hats like beanies that essentially flatten hair.

“It’s always good to switch off shampoos every once in a while,” Ortega said. “You could do a volumizing shampoo in the winter because you might be wearing a lot of hats, or a nice moisturising, hydrating shampoo during the summer because there’s more sun.”

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Ortega also discussed how frequently he thinks people should wash their hair, stressing that it really depends on each individual’s body chemistry. For some, every other day is best, whereas others can afford to wash it every third day. His best tip though? Second-day hair is the best for your tresses.

“I would say every other day but it depends on your body chemistry,” he said. “If you produce a lot of oil, then it would be more frequent. But second-day hair is always the best. You could also go three days and put dry shampoo at the roots.”

Who knew it was that easy?


Best products for shiny red-carpet hair

Moroccanoil Treatment, Rs 2,880

This non-sticky oil nourishes and repairs your tresses if you’re a frequent user of the flat iron. She recommends this as a leave-in for all types of hair. 

Schwarzkopf BC Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner, Rs 800

This mist is the super product that Borkar relies on. You can spray it into towel dried hair to give it a boost of moisture so it doesn’t look dry or unruly. 

TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream, Rs 831

The humid weather is probably making your hair puff to the heavens. If you want to keep things down to earth, work in this leave-in conditioner and scrunch your hair to cut frizz.

Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder, Rs 1,750 approx.

When you need to lend a quick boost of volume or cure flat, greasy hair, simply work this powder into dry shampoo into your roots. It smells great and makes bad hair days a thing of the past.

Bleach London Rosé Hair Colour, Rs 510 approx

Rosé is not just our choice of wine, but something we’d gladly wear on our hair this season. If you want to dye your hair in trending pastel hues, Borkar recommends you do it only with this trusty colour.