October 24, 2012
A long summer of afternoons by the pool, hot days in the sun and lots of blowdrying, curling and flat ironing can leave your hair looking less than stellar. Summertime damage can result in dull, dry locks, split ends, frizz and flyaways - and even worse, excessive sunshine and chlorine may have left your color washed out.
If summer has taken a toll on your tresses, that doesn't mean you'll have to sport nothing but hats all autumn long. In fact, repairing damaged hair may take time, but with the right beauty products, it's as easy as a few tweaks to your daily routine. Here are four ways to take your locks from lackluster to lustrous!
1. Moisturizing hair care products. The best thing you can do to soothe damaged hair is invest in some moisturizing products that'll help restore its natural oils and shine. Quench your hair's thirst with a thick, luscious cream like Phytokarit Ultra Nourishing Mask, which will quickly infuse tired tresses with life-saving hydration and leave them soft, silky and touchable.
2. Lay off the styling tools. We know it's tough, but if you want healthy hair, it's time to put away the blowdryer. Heated styling tools do a lot of damage to your hair, so to restore it to its natural glory, you'll have to take a break from your flat iron. Luckily, waves and curls are in, so letting your natural texture shine through is as chic as it is healthy.
3. Go au naturale. We don't blame you for wanting to be blonde this summer, but now that fall has come back around, say bye-bye to the bleach. Hair dye contains chemicals that strip your locks of their natural moisture, leaving them dry and brittle. Plus, blonde hair is easily discolored by sun and chlorine, which means it may require more upkeep than it's worth to keep your highlights looking healthy. As the cooler weather rolls in, embrace your natural color - whether it's red, brown, auburn, blonde or anywhere in between!
4. Wash less often. It may seem counterintuitive, but washing your hair constantly can actually make it dirtier and duller. Shower products strip hair of natural oils, which causes your scalp to overproduce grease to compensate. The result is stringy, dull tresses that can't get clean no matter how often your scrub. Instead, wash your hair only three to four times per week. Pile it into a bun when you shower to keep it from getting wet, or try taking a relaxing bath instead.