We are all aware of the need to protect our skin against the damaging rays from the sun, but few of us remember to extend this to our hair. Thing is, the sun’s UV rays are as damaging to our hair as they are to our skin and we should get into the habit of using products that protect our hair when we are in sunnier climates and the middle of the day. Holidays can wreck our hair with constant dips in chlorinated pools, swimming in the sea, laying out in the sun and also having to contend with the heat and humidity, these can all leave hair salt soaked, feeling stressed out, colour faded and gasping for moisture and repair. It is always better to prevent hair damage than to try and correct it so we have listed some of the top products that will keep your hair in tip top condition, no matter how hot it gets outside.
If your hair is screaming out for moisture and re-hydration then hair masks are a great solution and prevention all at the same time. Try the intensive types such as OSMO Intensive Deep Repair Mask which is specially formulated for chemically or heat-stressed hair. It is infused with extracts of jojoba, patchouli oil and ylang ylang, and has a vitamin-rich, hydrating formula that soothes and improves the health of the scalp, breathing new life into lacklustre locks, and leaving hair smooth to the touch and full of natural-looking vibrancy.
Hair that is prone to frizz can be uncontrollable at times, especially in hot and humid atmospheres, but L’Oréal Série Expert Liss Ultime Control Serum is designed to provide a lasting anti-humidity shield for maximum frizz control. This leave-in serum is infused with reflexium which envelopes the hair with a light, water-soluble film without weighing it down. It protects, controls and conditions without greasiness, counteracts frizziness and calms unruliness, this leave-in serum helps hair reflect light for intense shine. The quantity of serum needed is dependent on how much hair you have and how thick it is. Start with a small amount and add more as needed. Its 24-hour humidity protection and UV filter means it’s perfect for summer styling.
Colour Fade Hair
Thanks to long periods of sunbathing, dips in the pool or ocean and humid conditions, your coloured hair may take a hit and start to fade. You can protect your shade with the right shampoo. Infused with argan oils for maximum moisturisation and repair, Argan Secret Shada Luxury Sulphate Free Shampoo is a sulphate and paraben free daily shampoo that is extra kind on colour. For daily conditioning, compliment it with Argan Secret Shada Luxury Smoothing Conditioner – a rich, nourishing blend that soothes and strengthens damaged hair, while locking in its precious, scintillating summer colour.
Always assume the hottest and most humid conditions when you go away on holiday and pack your hair products accordingly. So take with you a moisturising shampoo and conditioner and an intensive hair mask as standard and as an extra precaution, always wet your hair in the shower or bath before going into the swimming pool so that it doesn’t absorb as much chlorinated or sea water.