My favorite time of the year is approaching – summer! I love a bit of summer fun, ESPECIALLY in the water. There is nothing better than taking a dip in the pool or having a family day at the beach…wherever I choose to play; my hair cocktail will keep damage away.
Hair needs to be protected from chlorine, sea salt, and the sun. Chlorine and salt water will dry, discolor, and damage your hair – chlorine binds to your hair, filling in gaps in the hair shaft while the minerals in salt water can make your hair brassy and brittle. The results? SEVERE DEHYDRATION!
The following steps will protect your hair until you get home or back to your hotel room if vacationing.
Summer Hydration Cocktail
- Before diving in, completely wet hair with water and Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner.
- Apply a thin layer of Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
- Dive in!
- Immediately rinse hair thoroughly with water and rehydrate with Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner until you are able to shampoo and condition later that same day.
After a day of sun and swimming, I recommend doing the following to take care of your hair and scalp:
Remember to moisturize daily with Hair Nourishing Cream or Nourish & Shine to restore and maintain moisture balance (for your hair and your skin).
The goal is to hydrate, hydrate, and then hydrate some more! It’s imperative to steer clear of synthetic oils such as mineral and/or petrolatum oil, as they further dehydrate hair. Also avoid products that contain drying alcohol and sulfates. Remember, hydration is essential in protecting your crowning glory!
Love your Hair,