Between the sun, sea and sand, our hair in the summer gets a pretty rough deal.
Here are some top tips for keeping your hair looking preen!
Use A Hair Mask
Most experts agree that a nourishing mask applied once a week at home is enough to coax hair into good condition (although very dry, thick hair will drink up a lot more).
For healthy hair post-vacation, nourishment and recovery are key. Use a pre-shampoo treatment and a nourishing mask for a few weeks after your trip.
Give Your Hair The Salon Treatment
With more and more salons offering high-tech conditioning treatments, it’s the easiest way to sort your hair’s condition out whilst getting you roots done.
The best bit? Generally, the worse the condition of your hair, the better the results, huzzah!
Top Tip: If you’re off to the salon to get your colour topped up, ask your colourist to use Olaplex. It’s the hair-saving miracle every celeb swears by and will help keep your hair silky soft even under the ravages of hair dye.
Protect Your Hair From The Sun, Sea And Sand
When you’re on holiday, hair damage can occur from all angles. Start by washing your hair under cold water before you take a dip in the pool. Your hair can only absorb so much water so by washing it with fresh water first you’re limiting the amount of damaging chlorine it can absorb.
Next, smother your hair in a moisturising mask that protects against chlorinated and salt water.
Leave The Straighteners Alone
Between humidity and sun damage, your hair in the summer is already parched enough without adding heated tools into the mix.
Opt for natural styling techniques that add texture without needed curling tongs or hair straighteners.
Top Tip: After washing hair, rough dry before brushing through a smoothing or styling hair cream. Weave hair into one plait for loose waves, or pigtails for a more defined finish. Leave to air dry then take out and run your hands through to loosen up. A spritz of texture spray and you’ve got heat-free beachy waves for days.
Have regular trims
Not because cutting your hair makes it grow faster – sadly that’s a myth, BUT when hair is freshly snipped the ends will appear coarser without their damaged, tapered points. Plus by trimming it regularly and managing damage you’ll have to cut off less hair in the long run, so indirectly you’re speeding things up!
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