Summer, UVA/UVB rays, chlorine, salt water and daily styling can have a disastrous effect on our hair. The moisture is sucked out of your hair when you go for a dip in the ocean or a pool.
Dry hair in general, and long hair in particular, can turn into a Barbie doll straw-like mess. Blondes can become a dull shade of khaki, and brunettes can become brassy. Restoring natural proteins is essential to return your locks to optimum health, so it’s time to give a little back.
In the summer months, I usually suggest hair masques rather than conditioner, because they are much thicker in their consistency, more nourishing, and they penetrate deeper into the hair.
Another great way to add extra condition to your hair is to apply a masque to your hair, comb it through with a wide tooth comb and pin it up under a hat or cap. This will give your hair a terrific at-home treatment, and offer your hair a protective barrier when you go swimming.
Always rinse salt water and chlorine from your hair as soon as possible.
Use a purple or blonde conditioner, to help keep your blonde colour clean and pure.
Always use a heat protector before using a straightening iron — it will protect you hair.

Fend off the fade

The key to coloured hair is longevity. The best way to resist fading hair colour in the summer months is to wear a hat when you’re outdoors. The next best thing is to use a sulphate free shampoo for coloured hair. Trust your hairdresser when they tell you there’s a massive difference between a supermarket brand and a professional brand — one works, one doesn’t.

New to the World

With over seven years of research, L’Oréal’s Pro Fiber has just arrived in Australia. The Pro Fiber program starts exclusively in-salon with a hairdresser’s consultation, and the maintenance take home products will ensure that the feel of that very first treatment is maintained. This is a conditioning treatment like no other.

For the guys

Be good to your beards! Remember that your whiskers need just as much attention as your hair when out in the sun. While all year round shampooing, conditioning and oiling your beard is important, it’s paramount in summer. ☐