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The Instacart Buying Guide to Hair Care

Save time and money stocking up on your favorite hair care products when you order via Instacart. You'll find quality items to take your everyday routine to the next level. Getting ready for a special occasion? You'll discover hair care products to elevate your look when you shop at your favorite stores through Instacart. Use the Instacart app to fill your cart, and then order your go-to products or treat yourself to that hair serum or hair color you've been eager to try out. With delivery available in as little as two hours, Instacart makes shopping for hair care products easier than ever.

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Buy your favorite hair care online with Instacart. Order hair accessories, styling tools, hair treatments, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Hair Care

While you theoretically can straighten hair when it's wet, whether you should straighten wet hair is a better question. Hair is most fragile when it's wet. As a result, straightening those wet strands can lead to serious damage.

Wait, but what about blow dryers? You blow dry wet hair, no? There's actually a big difference between blow-drying hair and taking a flat iron to wet locks. Hot air blows onto wet hair from a distance when you blow-dry. When you use a flat iron, you're sandwiching fragile wet hair between scorching plates that dry and shape hair in seconds.

If you've tried straightening wet hair, you probably cringed hearing your hair sizzle when it came in contact with the hot plates. So, straightening wet hair simply isn't a good idea when you consider the damage it can cause.

Coloring your hair comes with major choices that go beyond the just-right shade you pick. You'll also need to decide between semi-permanent and permanent hair color.

Semi-permanent hair color offers a lower-maintenance option that calls for less of a commitment. Because semi-permanent hair color doesn't have chemicals such as ammonia or peroxide, it doesn't penetrate your hair cuticle. As a result, semi-permanent hair color wears off in around three weeks. Semi-permanent hair colors such as glosses and glazes can boost your hair's shine, but they're not suited to major lightening or darkening projects.

When you want to make an extensive change, you'll need to go with permanent hair color. Permanent hair color involves oxidation, or chemical processing, thanks to ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. Permanent hair color lasts around six to eight weeks, and it can darken, lighten, or change the tone of your hair.

If you condition your hair too much, your hair can appear greasy. If you condition your hair too little, you might find your hair getting tangled and feeling dry. Finding the right balance comes down to your hair type and the type of conditioner you use. Conditioner options include:
  • Rinse-out conditioner: You can use a standard conditioner every time you wash your hair, typically a few times each week. People with fine or oily hair may want to condition less often, while those with coarse, curly, dry, or color-treated hair may condition more frequently.
  • Leave-in conditioner: This type stays in your hair until the next wash. You can apply it once a week, but you'll want to use it more often if you have curly, damaged, or dry hair.
  • Deep conditioner: This heavier conditioner helps with damaged or dehydrated hair and should be used once every month.

Just like face masks hydrate and nourish your skin, hair masks boost the health of your hair. You might also find hair masks called intensive conditioners or deep conditioning treatments, but regardless of name, these products can add moisture, reduce frizz, and reduce hair breakage and damage.

Hair masks are different from regular leave-in conditioners that stay in your hair for a few minutes before you wash them out. You'll leave hair masks on for at least 20 minutes, with some even staying on for a few hours.

Hair masks can offer benefits for anyone, particularly if you have damaged, dry, or frizzy hair. Hair masks can even improve scalp health and improve hair strength.

Whether you need to quickly stock up on everyday essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, or ponytail holders or you're searching for tools and products to create a dressier look for a special event, shopping via Instacart makes your day a little easier. Connect with quality stores and shop for hair care products through Instacart today!
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