Get your hair summer ready!

The weather is changing and so should our hair care routine. With summer around the corner, now is the perfect time to examine the health of our hair and to make changes according to what our hair needs. Our sun-soaked Australian summers can leave your hair severely dry, dehydrated and brittle due to the lack of moisture in the air. By adjusting our hair regime during the season transition period, our hair can be ready just in time for summer.

Start Fresh
Split ends can never be repaired. There is only one way to get rid of them and that is to CUT them off. If you are growing your hair and want to keep your length, just ask for a baby trim. This prevents the split end from moving up the hair strand causing you to lose more length.

Wash Less
Have you noticed that your scalp and hair becomes greasier during summer? There is a logical reason for this. The hot dry weather sends our sebaceous glands into overdrive to produce more oil to nourish our dry dehydrated hair. While you may be tempted to run for the shower every time, there are ways to prolong time between wash days.  Frequent washing will only encourage faster oil production as you strip your scalp of its natural oils.

Tips:
  1. Use a wooden brush your to evenly distribute the oils on your scalp down to your hair. 
  2. Use natural dry shampoo.
  3. Dab a cotton ball in witch hazel along your scalp to dissolve excess scalp oils.
  4. Rinse with cool water to seal the hair follicles and cuticles.

 

Limit Heat
Your hair is already being scorched by the sun. Limit heating tools wherever possible. This is the perfect time to embrace your natural hair and to experiment with heatless styles. Braid, bun, or pony tail; pop online for inspiration.

Tips:
  1. Let your hair air dry, rock your natural hair texture and call it a day. When it comes to limiting heat, we are not only talking about styling tools. The sun is the worst skin offender. Meaning your scalp is just as prone to skin damage and aging as the rest of your skin.
  2. Wear a hat. Protects your scalp from sun damage and your ends from dryness and discolouration. 

 

Swim Smart
Salt water and chlorinated pools excessively dry out the hair making it brittle and unmanageable. A great tip is to soak your hair beforehand with clean water to ensure your hair doesn’t absorb as much salty beach water or pool chlorine.

Tips:
  1. Go a step further and drench your hair in leave in conditioner/ mask or blend of oils. Tie your hair back will also prevent unnecessary tangling. Even better wear a swim cap or hair turban.
  2. Always rinse your hair after swimming.  

 

Deep conditioning
Your hair needs hydration! A mask left in for a couple hours or overnight will deeply penetrate your stands and provide long lasting moisture. It will help repair split ends and damaged hair.

Tips:
  1. Try DIY treatments using blend of oils.
  2. Try our intense nourishing hair mask. Deeply repairs dry, damaged hair and helps strengthen your strands from the core. Containing powerful conditioning actives, it hydrates and restores natural lustre, elasticity and volume to your hair. The perfect remedy for healthy, glossy and manageable hair.

 

 

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