While summer brings its load of never-ending fun, it also unfortunately comes with post-summer hair damage. After spending all that time between the sun, the wind, chlorine, salt water and air conditioning, you may notice your hair has become parched, dull, brassy, frizzy, and brittle.
However, there is no need to despair: there are ways to make your hair look healthy and gorgeous again, and fall is the best time to restore your hair to full health and shine before the harsh winter elements.
That being said, here are our top post-summer hair care tips:
REPLENISH THE LOST MOISTURE
Dry hair is the number one issue we face come the end of August. "Hair can't repair itself––we have to put back in what was taken out," explains Barry Reitman, hair specialist at the Kevin Josephson Salon in Beverly Hills. If your hair feels dry and “crunchy” to the touch, it is recommended to use a weekly, intense hydrating mask like the Phytokeratine Extreme Repairing Care Mask.
After shampooing your hair, apply the mask. Step out of the shower and blast hair with a blow dryer set on medium heat to help the hair expand, allowing the product to penetrate the hair shaft. Once your hair is lukewarm, let the mask set for another 10 minutes and rinse.
BABOR RENEWAL OVERNIGHT MASK - $42.95
TREAT YOURSELF TO A QUICK SALON VISIT
There is nothing better than a post-summer trim to get rid of split ends (that will continue to make their way up the hair shaft unless they are cut off, FYI!).
Not to mention the effects of salt, sun and chlorine that cause certain hair colours (mostly blondes, redheads, and even those who dye their hair dark) to turn brassy. In order to restore hair colour to its former healthy-looking state, we recommend treating yourself to a salon visit for a moisturizing gloss or toner treatment. And of course, it’s always a great idea to follow up with colour-protecting hair masks, such as this one below from Phytocolor!
PHYTOCOLOR COLOUR PROTECTING MASK - $30
A professional stylist will help you decide on a course of action and specific products to use at home in order to get your colour back where it started, especially since different hair colours react differently.
It is also recommended, however, to avoid chemical processing (such as bleaching) which can cause further damage to your weakened hair cuticles.
Looking for carefully-chosen products to help boost your hair health? Make sure to check out our Hair Care section where you can explore by brand, hair concern, and even price point!
Until next time, take care of those strands!
The BSE Team