While we all love the sun, and wait not so patiently for it all year long, it can present us with dilemmas when it comes to our hair. So, I hope I can shed some “light” on some products that can turn hair care nightmares into sweet dreams. So how does one revive damaged hair après a run-in with summer sun? A few suggestions are in order here!
Feeling tan and relaxed is great for you, but I’ll bet your hair is screaming another story. While you’re frolicking in the waves, tanning on the beach and half-heartedly trying to tame the summer sun damage with your trusty shampoo, conditioner and blow dryer, your previously silky mane is taking a real beating from sun, salt, chlorine. The added heat from your styling tools can really wreak havoc on your locks too. So, listen up while you still have the chance to get back on the right track–there’s still sunshine in your horizon if you start now!!! Get started on the road to reviving your hair by following these tips.
Check out this Malibu C Superior Swimmers Kit--it’s packed with all the tools you’ll need to nourish, strengthen, protect and, yes, even prevent damage caused by the pool, spa, or ocean water. You can all but wave goodbye to green hair as damaging mineral deposits and other toxins are removed naturally while shine and luster is revived and restored.
Rene Furterer of Paris has this amazing Sun Care after sun moisturizing spray. Since hair that’s been exposed to sun and whipped around by the sea and pool water may be difficult to comb out, you need to be super careful not to break the hair as you force through the tangles! So, you’ll want to grab this magic formula instead; it detangles, adds moisture and shine, and protects from heat and styling. Just spray it on and then use a wide tooth comb to work your way through from the ends, moving up to your roots. Voila! Smooth, fresh, silky locks are once again yours!
Because a summer of sun may also cause your hair color to lose its hue and shine, you’ll want to brighten things up with a glaze that carries a surprisingly affordable price tag along with its true salon effects. This gel crane formula, while temporary, repairs sun-damaged hair by returning its texture (don’t ask me how, but it works!). It also conditions for smoothness and shine, it’s easy to maintain, it can be done at home, it will reduce frizz, and it’s totally on trend for fall–so get glossy with John Frieda’s Luminous Glaze!
A bit pricier, but well worth it in the long run, is Soleil Sun Protection Regime from Kerastase. Protect, repair and beautify your hair with this formula trio of after sun/anti damage shampoo, UV defense mask, and micro voile protecting spray to bring the ultimate in solar reversal to anyone’s hair. Turn the light on faded lackluster hair so it glows with newfound vibrancy and shine anytime hair needs a puck-me-up. An added plus–it’s formulated for all shades of natural, color treated or highlighted hair.
When in doubt, go for a simple old-fashioned remedy that really works!! HONEY! DIY honey treatments are a boon to busy ladies on the go, and you probably don’t have to go any further than your own kitchen pantry for this one. Hydration is the name of the game to restore hair after summer heat and dryness. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts moisture and is buzzing with antioxidants and nutrients to nourish hair follicles and stimulate growth. Try this simple recipe — mix 1/4 cup of organic raw honey with just enough fresh water to thin the mixture enough so you can spread it evenly throughout your hair; apply as you would shampoo to damp hair and let it sit and do its magic for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and finish off with your regular beauty routine –or better yet, just let it dry naturally!