How are you today? More to the point how's your hair?! mine has certainly been suffering form the lovely sunshine we have been having. I turn into Monica Geller in Barbados which to be fair isn't my best look!
Today's blog is all about keeping those locks of ours glossy and not flossy. Don't worry you don't to go through any so called "hair rituals" or anything. Its more about choosing the right products for the job and being savvy about looking after your mane!!
1. We know to slather ourselves in UV protection to save our skin but how often do we remember that our hair also needs UV protection? Ever burnt your parting line? You may have found out it can burn quickly and be rather painful. Now clearly we cant go to Aldi or the cinema, or wherever, with our hair greased up with suntan lotion. Fear not though, there are plenty of products on the market that can help.
Try: Solait Head and Hair Protect SPF30. Its really affordable and quite brilliant!
2. So now that we have protected against future damage we need to think about putting moisture back into the hair.Like skin, as we age and spend time in the heat, our hair becomes dehydrated. Dehydrated hair breaks easily and isn't a great look. It is also hard to style and stay looking good! Make sure you drink plenty of water, use a weekly hair mask and leave it overnight if you can. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner designed for dry hair.
Try: Body Shop Grapeseed Serum (use on damp or dry hair)
Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo (SLS free)
Sukin Hydrating Conditioner
Superdrug Coconut oil with argan oil (great for a mask and taming fly aways)
3. Styling can be quite uncomfortable in the heat, and to be honest, if you don't need to use lotsof hot tools, don't. If you can wear your hair up as often as poss andprotect it from the extra damaging heat of tools. If you do need touse a dryer and straighteners etc make sure that you use a quality heat protection serum and a squirt of argan oil. Mix the serum and oil in your palms then drag through your hair using your fingertips so that is it evenly distributed. Comb through with either a wide toothed comb or a tangle teaser.
4. When you have been swimming on your hols sea water or a chlorinated pool can trash your hair. Always rinse your hair through when exiting the water and pop a hat on on a wrap a pretty towel around your head.
5. When you are out and about, if possible wear a hat. A good wide brimmjed hat will be cool and also protect your face as well your hair. I usually buy a cheap on ei n Primark to see me through the season. I don't have to worry about it getting damaged by my wet holiday hair because they are so affordable.
6. Save getting your hair coloured until ater your holiday. Chlorine and sun can absolutely ruin your new colour. Blonde hair is often seen getting a green ting from the pool! Apparently, using a mask made of tomatio ketchup rectifies the problem!