Many of us forget that our skin needs just as much moisture replacement and hydration boosting in the summer months as our skin. World renowned hair expert and trichologist Philip Kingsley talks us through the best ways to protect your hair in the sun and get maximum shine in return.
Summer is the time to use an intensive moisturising and conditioning product regularly. John Frieda FRIZZ-EASE® Rehydrate Intensive Deep Conditioner ($16.99) is perfect.
Follow the old adage, prevention is better that cure. Aim to go on holiday with your hair in the best possible condition. For this you need to use a deep re-moisturising pre-shampoo conditioner, like Clairol Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner ($6.49) in the run up to your trip. Apply it twice a week before you go on holiday and throughout summer.
Keep reading . . .Sun breaks down the protein structure of the hair (disulphide bonds) and also draws moisture from the hair cells. The combination of these roughens the hair’s cuticle (outer layer) and gives the impression of drier, coarser hair. Use a hair product with UV protection to avoid this and help to increase shine. Kérastase Paris Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur ($39.50) is amazing.
The best protection for hair is to cover-up with a head scarf or hat when in the midday sun. Then treat your hair to a deep-condition post-beach for an extra boost. Try KMS California Silksheen Silk Treatment ($27.50)
Stockists: Clairol Herbal Essences (1800 028 280), John Frieda (1800 468 318), Kérastase Paris (1300 365 552), KMS California (1800 506 060).