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Prepare & Protect Your Hair for Summer

Prepare & Protect Your Hair for SummerThe holiday season is upon us and it is at this time most important to take care of your hair.

We cant always rely on the British weather with the rise and fall of temperatures and constant changes in climate but it can take its toll on your barnet, not to mention if you’re jetting off to sunnier parts the increase in heat and the chlorine in swimming pools and salt from the sea can have a dramatic effect on the condition of your hair and if you colour your hair the effects can be disastrous.

We often forget to protect our hair in the same way we protect our skin and this often results in haircare catastrophe.

So here are my three all important tips in protecting your hair, maintaining condition and avoiding that all important colour fade!

PREVENT – prior to going into the direct sun you should ensure hair is protected.
Barriers from the uv rays can come in many forms including leave in lotions and sprays. One of my favourites is the Neal & Wolf guard – from about 1 foot away from the head spray lightly and evenly throughout concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends and you’re ready to go.
This will put a barrier against those harmful rays and work wonders on your lovely locks.

POOLSIDE – if you are in direct sunlight for a period of time or in and out of the pool, it is so important to use a formidable barrier, I recommend to my clients sun recovery spray by Alterna.
Apply the nourishing leave in conditioner spray evenly onto the hair allowing it to infuse moisture, enhance shine and most importantly this will protect against future damage and colour fade. It is a perfect handbag size and has a lovely summer fragrance!

CLEANSE AND REPAIR – having been out in the sun all day when it comes to cleansing your hair it is important to use gentle products that are kind to your hair. They will eliminate any product build up or chlorine that may be on the hair.

Next opt for a treatment mask that will penetrate the hair with nourishing protein whilst strengthening the hairs structure. Apply to towel dried hair mainly on the mid lengths and ends.

There are many different options on the market, my favourite is Bamboo uv+ mask as it has colour hold technology and protects your hair using its organic ingredients bringing hair back to life. Leave on for minimum of ten minutes as a relaxing treat as you unwind from your day or even whilst you sunbathe on the beach.

Follow these 3 simple steps and I guarantee your hair will remain in the best possible condition during and after the summer period.

Garry Spencer, Creative Director