Big sunglasses, check. Statement bag, check. Perfectly coifed do, check. First Lady Jackie O had it all, the latter thanks to Lamas. While Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visited him regularly to have her hair colored and styled, her home routine was key in keeping her tresses soft and healthy. "She once told me she often used a silk scarf to cover her hair when she went to bed," Lamas says. This extended the life of her ‘do (thereby reducing styling damage) and it protected her hair against damage from cotton sheets. "I suggested she use just a touch of a rich oil—she liked lavender oil—on her ends to help keep her hair hydrated, seal split-ends, and protect from further damage," Lamas adds. Try his other tips for supple locks of your own.
1. Use products free of sulfates (a lathering ingredient), as they can dry out locks and strip them of color.
2. Pick a shampoo and conditioner that contain rich, moisturizing ingredients such as avocado and olive oils to help hydrate your hair on a daily basis. Baobab oil, sourced from African trees, is high in vitamins A, D, E, and F and known for its ability to retain moisture and keep hair silky smooth all day long, so Lamas uses it in his Naturals Soy Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.
3. Skip the hair dryer and heat styling tools as much as possible to reduce breakage and keep your hair healthy.