While exploring the great outdoors and getting social this summer many of us slather on the sunscreen and diligently reapply as we soak up some sun but do you take the same precautions with your hair? As the UV index climbs it can have a harsh, drying effect on your locks and if you suffer from breakage, damage, split ends or over-processing then protecting your mane is crucial to maintaining moisture and resiliency.
Although the sun may not have the same effect as heat styling which causes direct thermal damage it can still leave your hair feeling lifeless, brittle and rough .The Kérastase Soleil Collection is designed with your summer needs in mind, each product is specially formulated to shield your tresses from the elements and maintain shine and vitality.
Sun protection can start right in the shower with the Bain Aprés-Soleil Anti-Damage Shampoo. Enriched with a UV filter the rich lather abolishes excess oil and build-up while helping to preserve color treated hair. I usually follow up with a conditioner to replenish moisture but the shampoo smells wonderful and retails for $38.00.
The Huile Lactée Moisturizing Care will be going everywhere with me this summer including all tropical vacations and during any outdoor activity! Not only is it infused with UV filters to protect from sun exposure but it elongates and strengthens my natural curls adding density, movement and body. It also makes my hair feel silky, soft, bouncy and touchably smooth!
I usually spray the Huile Lactée on damp hair, apply my other products and air dry or I use it prior to styling. If you want to achieve careless beach waves spritz some onto your lengths, scrunch to texturize and air dry. This leave-in would probably work well for all hair types but on dry hair it deeply nourishes, and hydrates while taming frizz, flyaways and unruly strands. The formula tends to separate in the bottle as it does contain oil so shake before you apply. The lightweight, fragrant mist does not cause build-up or greasy residue no matter how much I use and it works wonders on parched, frail ends that need a little extra attention. The Huile Lactée retails for $43.00.
The Aqua Seal Water Resistant Fluid-Cream is formulated for sensitized, delicate hair and boosts shine while taming and conditioning. This is also a leave-in product that smooths and softens while providing some water resistance. If you love lounging on the beach and splashing in the pool chlorine and salt water can be quite drying and result in straw-like, brittle hair. This cream provides a light velvety layer to seal in moisture and defend your locks against anything you throw at it this summer. Sometimes I like to double-up and apply both leave-ins to ensure that my hair looks and feels fabulous! The Fluid-Cream retails for $43.00.
My hair is thriving on these great products by Kérastase and I think I will continue using them when the winter winds return. You can find this collection and more great products online by clicking- HERE and at various salons throughout Canada.
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