Healthy Summer Hair Tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer.  It’s the season for sand, flip flops, lazy days at the pool, and soaking in the warm rays of the sun.  It’s also the toughest season for your hair.    Without proper care, the intense heat, chlorine, and UV radiation can leave your hair dry, stripped of shine, and laden with tangles and split ends.  Never fear.  Our stylists at iLLustria have the perfect remedies and tips for stressed out summer locks.   


TIPS FOR HEALTHY, VIBRANT SUMMER HAIR



TIP #1:   ADD MOISTURE & HYDRATION


Keeping your hair properly hydrated is one of the toughest summer challenges.   One option keeping your hair soft, supple, and nourished is L’Oreal’s Mythic Oil Shampoo & Conditioner.   This delightfully fragrant duo is perfect for all hair types and it won the Best of Beauty Award for 2013.   It’s infused with ingredients such as argan oil that moisturize and fight frizz as well as avocado, grape seed, and cotton seed oils which are amazing conditioners.  The formula is paraben-free  and leaves your hair incredibly bouncy and voluminous, removing grit and product buildup while still making it feel soft once it dries.
If your hair has been particularly stressed and weakened by summer sun and chlorine, we suggest L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair collection.   The shampoo is enriched with Lactic Acid technology and gently eliminates residue while protecting the hair fiber for regained strength and shine.  The conditioner is designed to repair & revitalize the surface of the hair for instant detangling, softness and shine.

For deeper conditioning, you can choose the masque which offers more intense therapy to restore softness, manageability, and a lustrous finish.  For maximum benefit, allow the conditioning masque to stay on your hair for up to 5 minutes so that your hair has a chance to thoroughly absorb the product.  You can also smooth a small amount of conditioner from the mid-section of your hair down to the ends after showering and towel drying as a “leave in” conditioner.  This will coat and seal your hair cuticle, making it smooth and cutting down on dryness while adding softness and manageability to your locks.  Leave in conditioning is perfect for daily hair care, but especially before you hit the pool, the water park, or the beach.



TIP #2:  TRIM AWAY DAMAGED ENDS

Getting a trim during the summer is one of the best ways to keep your hair in top form.  Normally, it’s best to make an appointment  every  6 weeks or so to have those dry edges and split ends removed.  This will keep the damage from traveling up your hair strands, making your hair easier to style and much more manageable.    Even if you are trying to grow your hair out, a trim is a good idea.  One of our stylists can remove a very minimal amount just to take off dry, split ends.   You can still preserve your length and keep the tips healthy, too.  



TIP #3:  PAMPER,  REPAIR & STRENGTHEN  YOUR LOCKS

Are you the poster child for severely damaged hair?   Summer is the perfect time to replenish and rescue your locks with an extra dose of tender loving care.   Our L’Oréal Professionnel in-salon treatments are professionally formulated to repair, enhance, strengthen, nourish and protect strands that need intense conditioning.  Each of our treatments at iLLustria can be customized specifically for your needs to help return your hair to its healthiest and most beautiful state.

Ask your stylist if one of these L’Oréal Professionnel in-salon treatments is right for you during your next visit to our salon.

 

MYTHIC OIL TREATMENTS
Mythic Oil uses powerful oil concentrates to clarify, deeply nourish, and protect the color, returning  your hair to a more balanced state.  You’ll also enjoy a luxurious scalp massage that will promote ultimate relaxation.


SÉRIE EXPERT POWERDOSE TREATMENTS
Our Série Expert Powerdose in-salon treatments feature core-to-surface technology that targets all areas of the hair strand providing instant, deep conditioning & shine.  Choose from the following Powerdose treatments: Color-Lock Service, Luminous Highlights Service, Fiber-Repair Service, Progressive Strength Blow-Dry Service, Ultimate Reconstructing Service, and Ultimate Smoothing Service.

 

SÉRIE EXPERT CEUTIC TREATMENTS
Série Expert Ceutic in-salon treatments are professionally formulated for a customized, individually prescriptive experience.  Choose from Color-Protect, Volumizing, and Strengthening Services.





TIP #4:  PROTECT YOUR COLOR FROM FADING

Just like it fades fabric, the sun can also fade your hair color. and after leaving the salon with the color of your dreams, the last thing that you want is to have it fade prematurely.    A few simple tips can keep your color looking vibrant and true to tone for the longest time. 

•    First, choose a color-safe, preferably sulfate-free, shampoo and conditioner.   This will help to seal your color and prevent fading.   Harsh shampoos can strip the color pigment as well as precious moisture from your hair, leaving it dry, dull, and void of shine.  Gentle shampoos like L'oreal Vitamino Color protect your color and leave your locks feeling soft and silky.
•    If possible, wash your hair every other day instead of daily.  Unless your hair is on the oily side, you can get away with less frequent washing, and this will keep your color looking vibrant for longer.  Dry shampoos are also fabulous for days when you do not shampoo but want to keep your hair looking fresh and clean.
•     If you are planning to be outside for any length of time, protect your hair from damaging sun rays with a scarf or hat.
•     Chlorine can also cause your color to prematurely fade so be cautious before exposing your hair to the water of chlorinated swimming pools.   

 

 

Need more advice for healthy summer hair?  Visit our experts at iLLustria, and we'll be happy to share additional tips along with recommendations for specific products that will keep your hair looking resplendent all summer long!

 


 

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