Beauty Repair for Summer Hair
Sunshine, pool time and summer fun are wonderful seasonal indulgences, but not so much for your hair. The unfortunate circumstance is that hair is exposed to intense sunlight, heat, humidity, chlorine and salt water. All of these elements can diminish luster in your locks. The sun’s rays can damage the cuticle of the hair, which will cause dryness and color fading. Chlorine and salt water strip away the natural oils, which leaves the hair at risk for damage and breakage. Wind can also lead to damage, creating tangles and causing more hair breakage. Lead hair stylist at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa, Ashley Powell, sheds some light on how to tame your summer tresses.
- What is the biggest problem you see with your clients when it comes to summer hair stress?
Ashley: “Dry, brittle hair that has been subjected to sun and chlorine. In addition to the damage that these summer elements cause, over exposure also leads to color fading”.
- What treatment could you provide to someone in need of beauty repair for his or her hair?
Ashley: “We use a great product called Olaplex. This super hydrating conditioner actually repairs the broken hair bonds that we know as ‘damaged hair’. I have had great success in helping my clients restore the natural luster and shine. This helps to un-do the summer hair stressors”.
- What beauty boosting tips can you share to ward off some of these summer elements?
Ashley: “Prior to spending time at the pool or the beach, I always advise my clients to wet their hair with water that is chlorine and salt free, towel it dry and then apply a generous amount of hair conditioner. Hair is similar to a sponge; it will soak up what you put on it. Therefore; by applying the conditioner you fill the hair shaft with hydration and help to keep out the salt and chlorine”.