We all know slathering on sunscreen before a beach run is a no-brainer – but what about sun protection for your hair? If you’re not wearing a hat, then yep, your strands need UV protection says Sydney trichologist David Salinger.”UV light does two bad things. It breaks some of the bonds in the hair which can weaken it, and lead to breakage. Secondly it oxidises the pigment in the hair making it lighter in colour”.
Start your damage control now by using UV technology haircare, these products work by absorbing the UV rays and preventing them from penetrating your precious strands.
As the weather warms up, our hair becomes more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. It’s all about maintaining strong follicles from the inside out, with a good shampoo and conditioner and also I suggest using a treatment two to three times a week for extra hydration to maintain healthy hair. Use the treatment after shampooing, there’s no need to condition as well, and blondes, listen up – your crowning glory needs even more shielding in the hotter months as honey shades become brassy as the colour fades. I recommend a hair toner, products specifically for coloured hair like violet based shampoo and conditioner which enhances lightened hair and stops yellowness. You can get a toner treatment in the salon which lasts up to 24 washes.
Before Sun Exposure
CARE Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner : A gentle cleansing shampoo formulated to adjust to all hair types and conditions.
NAK Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner : Specifically formulated with Active Violet colour pigments that are deposited on the hair shaft to neutralise unwanted yellow tones. Added proteins assist in repair and provide internal strength promoting healthy manageable hair.
During Sun Exposure
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil : A mist for damp or dry hair with natural UV protectors and nourishing coconut oil.
SachaJuan Hair in the Sun : Waterproof styling cream for a touch of hold as well as UV protection.
After Sun Exposure
Oro Therapy Mask : Enriched with micro active Gold and Sweet Cyperus Oil it detangles softens and nourishes hair making it silky, shiny and vigorous. Eliminates frizz.
L’Oreal Advanced Replenishing Formula : Enriched with Lipidum. Hair instantly feels more resistant soft and looks more shiny and repaired.