Fredericksburg Hair Salon Tips

Is your hair dry and dull?  With a little care and the right products, you can restore your hair back to a healthy, vibrant shine!  Follow these tips from our  Fredericksburg VA hair salon for hair that is visibly soft and silky.  

Your hair is made up of tiny overlapping cells that look like shingles.   The key to having gorgeous shiny hair is all about keeping the cuticle smooth, or keeping these cells lying flat.   Heat styling, friction, frequent coloring and chemical treatments can cause your hair cuticle to become rough, and instead of staying flat and smooth.  When this happens, the hair loses its shine and light reflective quality.    The key to getting the shine back is to get your hair cuticle smooth again.  


  • Use a super, nutrient dense moisturizing conditioner after every shampoo, especially if your hair is dry.   A good conditioning product will contain a hydrating formula as well as ingredients that will fill in tiny cracks in damaged hair strands.  Try Redken All Soft for an excellent moisture rich option.   It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Conditioner is also a fabulous product that lives up to its name.   You'll see dramatic results after just one application -- greater shine and excellent conditioning as well as a formula that helps to strength damage hair.   


  • How you dry your hair can have an impact on its luster.  After shampooing, use a soft towel  or T-shirt type fabric to gently dry your hair.  Instead of vigorously scrubbing your hair with the towel, blot it gently.  Friction will make your hair strands become rough.    Use the coolest setting on your dryer, hold the dryer over your head with the nozzle pointed to direct the airstream downward.  This will help make your hair smoother as well as prevent tangling.   For best results, air dry your hair instead of using a blow dryer for the best shine.  This works particularly well for curly hair types.


  • If you love styling products and use an arsenal of  gels, mousses, and hairsprays every day,  then take a break each month for a clarifying treatment from our  Fredericksburg VA hair salon.     A clarifying treatment will help to removed excess product buildup on your hair, which is a guaranteed shine squelcher.   A weekly clarifying shampoo will also help.


  • Use a good quality hair brush.  A cheap hair brush can cause damage to your hair, especially plastic brushes that do not have much flexibility.  For excellent conditioning and shine, invest in a hair brush made of boar bristle.  This is a natural fiber brush that is superior for smoothing hair and distributing natural oils.


  • Use a heat protector on your hair before drying or heat styling with a flat iron or curling iron.  A heat-resistant product will seal in shine and prevent damage from super high temperatures.


  • Try a gloss treatment.   A serum such as Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Serum is an excellent product which adds high shine to hair while smoothing away frizz and fly-away strands.  It is lightweight, oil-free, and will not build up on hair.  It also repels moisture to protect against humidity.  Another great product for adding shine is to try a Shades EQ clear gloss.    This product can be applied to your hair similar to a color service to provide luminous healthy shine.



Visit New U Hair Salon in Fredericksburg VA for more styling tips and professional salon products such as Redken, TIGI Bedhead, and It's a 10!

600 Caroline Street | Fredericksburg, VA
(540) 899-6398 | connect on
HOURS: Monday: closed | Tuesday thru Friday: 10am - 7pm | Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 10am - 4pm