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10 August 2017
Summer Hair Perfection

Now that summer is in full swing most people are jetting off on holiday or hitting the beach. Either way, you wouldn’t dream of going off on a sun filled holiday or heading to the beach without taking a bottle of sun cream to protect your skin, so why forget about your hair?

Sunshine and swimming in the sea or a chlorine pool can play havoc with your hair, leaving the healthiest, glossiest hair in a bit of a frazzled mess when left at the mercy of the elements.

With that in mind here are some of our top tips to help keep your mane looking gorgeous and photo ready for all those holiday snaps!

LIGHTEN UP!

The sun will naturally lift your hair colour, meaning it’ll lighten up a couple of shades more, so ask your hairdresser to make your highlights a couple of shades darker during your pre-holiday appointment.

MAKE THE CUT

Book in for a trim, to remove any dry or split ends as they are especially prone to damage.

PREP IS KEY

You should always make sure your hair is in peak condition by treating it to regular deep conditioning treatments, this is especially important in the few weeks leading up to your holiday as well as ensuring to continue the treatments every couple of days while you are away to maintain the hair’s moisture levels. Morrocanoil has some fabulous treatments which are available in the salon, they also come in travel size.

LEAVE YOUR HAT ON 

The sun’s UV rays can damage your hair as well as your skin, especially if it is highlighted or coloured. Covering up with a hat or scarf when out in the sun is the best way to protect it from damage.

PROTECT YOUR CROWN

Sunscreen isn’t just for the skin, there are many hair care products out there that can protect your hair against damage. We have a fabulous sun range in the salon from System Professional which come in handy travel sizes, perfect for your holiday.

REPEAT RINSE

Salt water and chlorine can dry out your hair, so give it a quick rinse once you’ve stepped out the water. If there are no shower facilities around, you could always use bottled water. When you do have the chance to wash your hair properly use a cleansing shampoo, we have a couple of great ones in our System Professional and Morrocanoil ranges.

STYLE IT OUT

If your hair is prone to frizziness in a humid climate, don’t attempt to straighten it into submission as this will just damage it more. Embrace the waves and curls by applying a good water-soluble styling wax or cream.

BRAID IT UP

This season's trend of plaits are a perfect for keeping your hair under control and out the way when you're sitting on the beach or relaxing by the pool, see last month's blog for braiding inspiration.

‘Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.’ - Emerson

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