End of summer is on its way... When ice lattes get turned into spice chai lattes.
Do you change your hair routine?!? like you change your coffee to suit the weather, throughout summer your Routine should be all about protecting your locks. (As fun as it is to hit up the beach or pool all of that sunshine salt and chlorine can wreck major havoc on your hair).
leaving it feeling frizzy dry and even brassy. In the winter months your routine should be all about repair, so we have put together a regime to help your hair heal and repair from the negative effects from the summer.
Sun exposure, wind, salt, sand and chlorine water really damage and dehydrate your hair, as a result to the exposure to these conditions the smooth overlapping scales of the outer layer ( the cuticle) are raised becoming rough allowing moisture to escape.
To fight these effects you need to replenish the moisture that your hair has lost. The best way to do this is to find a moisture treatment/mask and incorporate it into your weekly hair regime. We find that 1/2 times a week using 10 to 20 c piece on just the ends and mid lengths. You will start seeing smoother shinier strands.
one of the biggest issues for our blondes coming out of summer is the effect the sun and chlorine have on colouring. Any blonde know the dread of those unwanted yellow/orange tones that start to blend throughout. This is because the sun oxidizes the hair and chlorine not only strips away natural hair oils and pushes up the cuticle. It can also cause a reaction making the hair brassy. We find that a lot of blondes in winter want a “break” from the blonde, but going darker isn’t always giving your hair a break, In fact 1 to 2 shades darker will give you the break and the change your looking for. Without the hassle of trying to go back to blonde for the summer days, to really maintain and guarantee you flawless results, you might want to try a salon colour called a gloss or even toning treatment. This will not only rid your hair of any brassiness, but it will brighten up your over all colour. If your rather handle it on your own at home try using a toning shampoo and conditioner, we recommend Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel shampoo and conditioner or Schwarzkopf blonde me shampoo or conditioner. Substitute this for your regular shampoo and conditioner at least once or twice a week.
Frizzy textured hair So what can textured hair girls do to replenish? "You want a rich, silicone-free formula with protective ingredients like Shea butter which has antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids). Make sure you are using good quality hair products that contain moisture, drink lots of water and use a heat protective product when styling.
Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Overly tight hairstyles—ponytails, braids, buns, and the like—can pull on our strands and cause breakage. During the summer months when our hair is extra fragile from the heat, take care to style your hair into loose knots and braids and steer clear of plastic elastics which can do further damage, opting instead for soft hair ties or bobby pins.
Get a Haircut When hair is weakened by these harsh conditions, split ends are basically a given.
The clearest most effective way to get rid of those awful split ends is to give them a cut.
Good news there a a lot of funky shorter hairstyles for winter, if you are opposed to getting a trim, try grabbing some GHD split end mender, to help clean up and seal split ends.
Whatever you chose to do your hair will be looking fresh and stunning for all the crisp coming months.
Now you know all the secrets to get your hair back to its prime.