The Battle for Better Summer Hair – Salon Eva MichelleWhen it’s hazy, hot and humid, you may not expect your hair to feel dry or brittle. However, in the summer you often abuse your hair more than any other season by swimming in chlorine, more frequent showers and pulling your hair back with harsh elastics. In this month’s blog, we address some proven HairResQ strategies to overcome these two common summer hair emergencies.
Dry, Brittle Hair Broken or Split Ends
Here are a few quick tips on how you can win the battle for better hair this summer:
Rehydrate Dry, Brittle Hair – Summer can make even the heathiest hair feel course, dry and brittle. When you are exercising (and sweating) in the hot sun, swimming in salt water or chlorine your hair takes a great deal of abuse. You should get in the habit of giving yourself a home conditioning treatment weekly with Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Restore Mask. This mask will help improve texture and keep your hair soft. One of our favorite tips is something super easy: when you condition your hair after shampooing leave a little conditioner in it. Rather than rinsing it squeaky clean, your hair should feel a bit slippery when you towel dry. A conditioner is made to condition your hair. If you wash it all away, you are also washing away the benefits. And if you need a little extra you can use the lightweight leave-in, Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir.
Mend Broken or Split Ends – The best tip we can give you for split ends is a regular haircut. Keeping the dead ends trimmed will help eliminate the split ends. We also suggest using the invisibobble™ hair ring when you want to pull your hair back into a quick ponytail. Harsh rubber elastics can put pressure, on not only on your scalp, but also on your hair. Due to its smooth surface, the invisibobble™ doesn’t rub against the hair surface. Instead, it nestles up to the hair preventing it from breakage. There are also many up-styles you can create with just an invisibobble™. We also suggest….ORIBE Split End Sealant. This product, if used regularly, reduces hair breakage by 65% and repairs 94% of split ends. Another benefit of this product is it fights color fading with UV protectants. This is a super product that we cannot live without!
Next time you are in the salon, ask your designer how your hair is fairing this summer. If you hear the words dry, brittle, broken or split, use the prescribed methods above to gain the edge over your personal hair battle.