Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Summer Damaged Your Hair - Now What?
It's August, in Oklahoma. What have you been doing this summer? I'm assuming not sitting inside in the A/C, and every single time you've gone outside you remembered your hat or UV sun protectant (both for face, skin, AND hair).
Next question - how does your hair FEEL? Swimming in a pool or in the lake leaves quite the residue to deal with, being out in the sun fades natural and salon hair color. Both leave the hair feeling dry and brittle; if you're like most people you want soft, touchable, and HEALTHY hair! (And I do too, because combing is SO much easier!)
So what now? Hopefully after swimming, every single time, you rinsed your hair out. Sometimes simply putting conditioner in your hair BEFORE you enter the water can help to protect your hair cuticle. To protect from the sun - wear a hat or make sure that one of the products you're using has a UV protectant in it (Prive's hairsprays and shine spray provide that). And everyone can always use a conditioning treatment to help add protein and moisture back into your hair.
I know that we all love the lighter colors that summer brings, from the sun or chemically, but you want to make sure that you're still thinking about the integrity of your hair.