What’s in your beach bag? What do you grab before heading to the pool? Sunglasses, sunscreen, a cute sunhat and your phone so you can snap that perfect Instagram photo? Instagram photos aside, you bring things that protect you from adverse effects of long hours spent in the sun. Sunglasses to protect your eyes, sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin from getting burned. What do you do to protect your hair?
B. I brought a hat
C. The sun brings out my highlights!
The same UVA and UVB rays that damage our skin also are damaging to our hair! Overexposure can cause dryness, discoloration, breakage and frizziness. While it’s true that the sun can make our “highlights pop”, it’s not necessarily your color’s BFF. The sun’s rays act the same a bleach would, reacting with the melanin in your hair, permanently removing it’s color. Your hair is even more vulnerable when its wet.
So how can you protect your hair from damage and still enjoy fun in the sun?
- If you are swimming in a chlorinated pool, be sure to rinse your hair with clear water after leaving the pool. Allowing your hair to dry with chlorine on your strands drys out your cuticle and can turn beautiful blonde to grimy green.
- Use a color-protecting leave-in conditioner like Redken’s One United Spray or Pureology’s Colour Fanatic 21 Benefits Spray.
If you’re already noticing damage to your hair, there are in salon treatments that can get your hair back on track!
Deep Conditioning Treatment
In order to combat breakage, you need to nourish, strengthen and moisturize your hair. Deep conditioning treatments can do just that. In the salon our stylists will match our wide array of masks to your hair needs for boosted hair health.
pH Bonder Treatment
A unique synergistic system to promote bond integrity during and after a professional haircolor or lightening service. Ask your stylists about adding this to your color service!
Chemistry Shot Treatment
Personalized treatments to tend to your specific hair needs. Boosts shine and hair health! In the salon, ask your stylist which of our Chemistry Shots would work best for your hair!
This in-salon service performed by your stylist restores the look and feel of damaged hair as the specialized formula with caring agents penetrates deep through the hair’s cuticle up to the cortex—leading to restorative results that can reverse up to 2 years of surface damage.
Have fun in the sun and protect your precious locks!