The summer is great for getting a bronzed glow, but not so great for your hair! Sun, salt water and chlorine can dry out locks — luckily, we have expert tips to repair your hair!
As much as we don’t want summer to end, the harsh conditions on our hair can definitely go! Here’s how to maintain gorgeous, shiny hair while still having fun in the sun!
Cutler/Redken stylist Micki Charles offers these tips for a DIY hot oil treatment:
“Step 1: Choose your favorite virgin, organic oil — coconut and almond are GREAT options.
Step 2: Add a few drops of rosemary or lavender oil to add more shine and boost the relaxation aspect of the treatment.
Step 3: Heat the oil on your stove slowly (do NOT simmer or boil, you only want it warmed up).
Step 4: Massage the warm oil into your hair and scalp. Cover with a plastic shower cap.
PRO TIP: Use only on your ends if you have finer hair.
Step 5: Leave this treatment on for at least 15 minutes and rinse with a gentle shampoo.”
Beachy Waves Without Heat — Get The Look
To get sexy, beachy waves without heat styling, turn to mousse or gel! Micki says:
“Choose the right mousse or gel for YOU. Newer formulations are lighter, better for your hair and don’t leave you with that “crunchy look”.
PRO TIP: I LOVE the Redken Stay High 18! This brand new product is a mousse to gel styler so you get the best of both worlds.
Towel dry hair and massage a dime-sized amount from roots to tip. Then, braid the lengths to add wave and movement. Once almost dry, take out the braid and shake loose!”
Does your hair need repair after this scorching hot summer?
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas