Ever wonder how some people never get dry brittle hair that breaks off in the summer? Well here are some summer hair survival tips from our cover girl Phee!
1. Get yourself a great at home conditioning treatment. This should be done 1 to 3 times a weeks and left on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing. I really like to put my deep conditioner in when I’m at the beach, by the pool, or tubing down a river.
This lets the treatment sit in for hours and the sun will bake all of the vitamins and protein in your hair! Don’t know how to do an at home treatment? It’s easy! Shampoo your hair, then towel dry it and put the deep conditioner in. Don’t feel like doing it at home? Your salon should have great conditioning treatments and glosses for you to choose from when you’re in getting a cut or color that won’t keep you there all day and won’t break your wallet either. http://www.eskandalohair.com/products/
2. For swimmers: Get a really good cleansing shampoo to get chlorine or sea salt out of your hair. Pairing this with your conditioning treatment is great because it will help to open your hair cuticle and really let your treatment penetrate in! Keep in mind though; a strong cleansing shampoo should not be used with every wash. You can potentially strip out all the good stuff and dry your hair out. I wash my hair just about every day and use a good cleansing shampoo once a week, switching between volume, smoothing and hydrating shampoos depending on what look I’m going for, for the condition of my hair.
3. After you’ve gotten out of the shower and towel dried your hair use a leave-in conditioner. I’ve been using Taming Elixir by Sebastian. This leave-in dream not only conditions your hair, but controls frizz, smooths hair and is a thermal protectant! Talk about product multi-tasking!
4. Getting a good trim every 6-8 weeks will help as well. Your hair dies from the ends up, which is why it’s so important to get your hair trimmed. Once the ends start splitting they keep splitting all the way up the hair shaft. I question I’m frequently asked is “I know my hair is growing because my roots are coming in, but why doesn’t it seem like it’s getting any longer?” Sounds familiar? If your hair is breaking at the ends at the same rate it’s growing it’s going to give the illusion that it’s not growing.
It’s really important that you start treating your hair for summer weather before it gets damaged. If it gets dried out and brittle beyond repair, not even a great treatment may be able to fix it and the only solution will be cutting the dead ends off!
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