16 Dec HAPPY HOLIDAY HAIR!
As we all start enjoying summer in Sydney, it’s easy to forget that all that sun, sand and surf can come with a price. While we wouldn’t trade it for anything, it’s important to remember that the warmer weather and outdoors fun can wreak havoc on hair. So, in order to get your best summer holiday hair of all time, simply follow a few simple tips and tricks from the best hairdressers in Lane Cove and best hairdressers in North Sydney to make sure your locks stay glossy and fresh for the next 3 months and beyond…
First up, whenever you are out and about you should be wearing a hat! You know you need to slip slop slap for your skin, but it is important for your hair too. There are now plenty of products that feature UV filters to add an added layer of protection if you are going to be out spending time in the sun. Not to mention so many amazing hats that can make an outfit.
And of course there are the dreaded fly-aways. Our climate can mean dealing with extra static in the air which can cause the strands to repel each other. Make sure you are using an intensive shampoo and conditioner to ensure hair is well moisturised – we love Kerastase Bain Fluidealiste. However, they may also be from broken from over styling or harsh colouring, so if this is the case, work with your Sloans hairdresser to determine the best way to prevent it in the future.
Chlorine is the biggest offender when it comes to damage, so take note pool party lovers! While this isn’t something to worry too much about when it comes to the occasional dip, when it’s mixed with a combination of air and the sun it can oxidise hair, which causes damage to the cuticle and proteins within the hair. If you are swimming, always wear a cap, if you are just jumping in for fun, tie it up and be sure to rinse as soon as you hop out.
Saltwater is surprisingly damaging as even though the hair is getting wet the salt dramatically strips the hair of moisture leaving it dry and prone to breakage. Whenever you are at the beach be sure to prep hair with a leave in conditioner or treatment before you jump in the water, or even just take a bottle of water and use it to wet hair.
For styling think products like sea salt sprays and texturisers to work with your lifestyle. Sea salt sprays are great as they give you that covetable all day at the beach look with the added benefits of moisture and hair nourishing ingredients. We are obsessed with L’Oreal Professionnel TECNIART Beach Waves.
No matter what you get up to, a little at home TLC is a must. We recommend using a once weekly mask to make sure you are replenishing your hair adequately. Think of it as the perfect excuse to relax and unwind after your summer weekends.
Stay safe in the sun and have an amazing summer, with lots of love from team Sloans!