After a long winter, spring feels like a breath of fresh air. Long-dead trees begin sprouting new leaves, brightly-colored flowers emerge from the ground, and everyone starts spending their free time outdoors. It’s out with the old, in with the new—and if you ask us, it’s the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your routine. One way to embrace the spirit of spring is by trying a fresh new hairstyle. Here, we’ll introduce you to three must-try spring hair trends that can help update your signature style. You’ll also discover our favorite Kiehl’s products to help transform your tired tresses for the sunnier days ahead. Get ready to press the reset button, and read on to learn about the best spring hairstyles to try this season.
How To Care For and Style Hair This Spring
It’s best to start off with fresh hair before experimenting with a new hair routine. Here, learn how to help prep your tresses for your new spring hairstyle.
1. Clean and Condition Your Mane
Before starting the styling process, wash your hair with a mild shampoo, such as Amino Acid Shampoo. The gentle amino acid and coconut oil-infused formula cleanses and softens hair while adding volume to your strands. After working the creamy formula into a lather, rinse thoroughly and apply Amino Acid Conditioner to your lengths and ends. The daily conditioner with coconut and jojoba oil helps to maintain your hair’s natural moisture balance. It also strengthens the hair and helps improve manageability.
For those with dry or damaged hair, we suggest Nourishing Olive Fruit Oil Shampoo instead. The moisturizing shampoo with olive fruit oil and avocado oil gently cleanses and instantly hydrates the hair to help restore its healthy appearance. Once you’ve cleansed your scalp and strands, condition with Nourishing Olive Fruit Oil Conditioner. The lightweight formula moisturizes and helps detangle dry, under-nourished hair while helping to boost manageability. For the best results, try leaving your chosen conditioner on for around two minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
2. Moisturize Damaged Tresses
Between the cold weather outside and dry heat inside your house, your tresses go through a lot during the chillier months. As a result, both your hair and scalp can end up feeling dry and depleted by the time spring comes around. To help replenish your hair, we suggest adding Strengthening & Hydrating Hair Oil-In-Cream to your daily routine. The creamy treatment with olive fruit oil and avocado oil helps repair and strengthen very dry hair. When used regularly, it also helps protect the hair from future damage. You can use it daily: Simply apply a dime-sized amount of the nourishing leave-in to damp strands after showering, and dry your hair as usual.
3. Prepare To Style
Creme With Silk Groom
While your hair is still damp, apply Kiehl’s Creme With Silk Groom to help prep your strands for styling. The non-greasy cream moisturizes, conditions, and protects hair to help optimize your styling routine. It also smoothes hair’s texture and leaves your mane looking lustrous. Work a small amount of the classic cream formula through damp hair and dry as desired before proceeding with your styling routine.
3 Spring Hairstyles To Sport This Year
Unsure where to start when it comes to choosing a spring hair trend to try? Here, we’re highlighting three spring hairstyles that we think you’ll love.
Sleek Low Bun
The low bun is a versatile look that can work for anyone, as long as your hair has enough length. Achieve the polished look by combing your tresses to get rid of any knots, and part your hair in the middle. Next, gather your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Then twist your hair into a bun and secure it with an elastic. Finally, smooth flyaways and frizz with a lightweight hair gel or cream. For this sleek style, we suggest our Stylist Series Creative Cream Wax. Formulated with silk powders, the styling wax helps strengthen your hair while providing superior hold. Rub a small amount of the non-greasy formula between your hands before applying it to damp hair. You can also work a small amount through dry hair for added definition.
Pigtail braids aren’t just meant for kids on the playground—the playful style can be flattering for adults, too. Start by combing your hair to remove all knots, then split your hair into two equal sections separated by a perfectly straight middle part. Next, divide the right section into three equal bunches and braid until you reach the ends of your hair. Secure the plait with an elastic, then repeat the process on the other side of your head. Make your braids smooth and polished with a little lightweight hair gel or pull out a few face-framing tendrils for a more laid-back look.
Sleek and Straight
For the classic sleek and straight hairstyle, start by parting your hair however you desire (we always love a middle part) and comb out any knots. Allow your hair to dry fully, then break out your flat iron. Straighten your hair in one-inch sections, taking care not to pull or tug at your strands (we also suggest keeping the heat as low as possible to help prevent damage). Once you’re finished straightening your hair, add an accessory like a clip or hair scarf to make the finished look pop. Guys can add texture to their straight style with Grooming Solutions Texturizing Clay. The matte-finish clay adds body and offers a medium hold for a style that lasts.