The start of a new season always means a shift in routine, but with the extreme weather that summer brings, there’s bound to be a little damage control too. What better opportunity than the last day of August to finally take the time to learn how to replenish the natural softness and shine that your hair once had – long before days at the beach or in chlorinated pools came into play?
First of all, resist the urge to over wash. Parched strands may seem like they need a repeated blast of product, but washing your hair even once a day can make matters worse. Instead of adding insult to injury, simply try some product swaps: If you don’t already regularly use a clarifying rinse or clarifying shampoo, now is the time to incorporate one into your routine – you can add it in or replace your regular shampoo with it 1-2 times per week from here on out. This will help strip hair of a summer full of product buildup, and even help with chlorine-affected tresses. Make sure to wash with as cool water as possible, and even switch it to completely cold to seal the cuticle and prevent further drying.
Similar to washing, you don’t want to over condition and mess up your current grease-free hair routine. Enter a nourishing hair mask. Hair masks are ideal for undoing the damaging effects of summer hair, because they provide the moisture and ingredients your strands need all in one mega-blast of nutrients. Living Proof’s Restore Mask is a once weekly treatment that reestablishes hair’s vitality and shine. It restores your locks’ protective layer, and the smaller ingredient list ensures you don’t have any extras adding to the problem.
As far as styling, if you’re still dealing with larger-than-life, frizzy strands, try a quick spritz of a hair tamer like RICH Argan De-frizz & Shine Mist or a even a lightweight cream like VERB’s. Again, this transitional time is all about replenishment! Give your hair what it wants.
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