As sunnier climes hit, it’s essential to protect the hair, whether it be from sun damage, salt water, or chlorine. And here to help is Omar El Gharbawy, of the International Education Team from Balmain Hair Couture, who has shared his top tips for looking after your hair as temperatures rise.
Tip 1: Sun protection spray
Like sunblock on your face when you go outside, it is essential to use a similar product for your hair during summertime. A sun protection spray helps nourish and condition sun, sea and chlorine-exposed hair and prevents hair color fading and keratin damage. The number one essential this summer!
Tip 2: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
After a long beach day, removing impurities from the hair is essential, and a trio of a moisturizing shampoo, hair mask and moisturizing conditioner will protect and give natural shine and elasticity to your hair. A unique summer routine of the bare essentials for manageable, soft, shiny, healthy-looking hair. How to use? Clean the hair with the Shampoo first. Rinse the hair and apply the mask. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Apply the conditioner to finish it off and rinse after three minutes.
Tip 3: Brush your hair
It’s not always necessary to wash your hair, but brushing it is. The natural sebum secreted by the scalp is the natural nutrition produced by our bodies. The act of brushing the hair often helps to distribute this substance from the roots and throughout the rest of the hair. An easy old trick inherited from our grandmothers. For best results, use a brush with fine bristles.
Tip 4: Use your hair mask with caution
Many people are under the impression that a hair mask should be worn throughout the day, but I am here to tell you: please don’t. A hair mask has a high PH to open the cuticles and penetrate inside the hair. This effect is beneficial to nourish the hair deeply during the first 10, 20 or 30 minutes. After that, we must worry about resealing the cuticles. That is why it is advisable to rinse off the mask and apply a conditioner or styling products with lower PH.
Tip 5: Overnight repair
The easiest tip of them all is to let your hair recover overnight. Apply three drops of the liquid (depending on the length and thickness of your hair) to the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and apply it gently to towel-dry hair. The hair will look stronger, with less frizz and split ends.
Remember to protect your pillow with a towel during the night!
Tip 6: Use a hair perfume
While swimming in the pool or river might be fun during summer days, it doesn’t help your hair smell fresh and luxurious. The perfect way to fix this is by using a hair perfume with silk protein and argan elixir infused. Not only does this make your hair smell good, but it also nourishes, repairs and protects the hair.
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