know it's important to protect your skin from the harsh ultraviolet rays of the
sun, but did you know your hair system--your investment--is in even more need of UV-protection when you're
basking in the sun or swimming in the pool or ocean?
may have heard us talk about UV-protection before, but it honestly can make all the difference in the lifespan of your
hair system, so we can't emphasize it enough. Since summer is in full
swing, I just wanted to remind you that adding UV-protection to your hair
system helps to reduce color fading (aka oxidation) which happens with prolonged or direct exposure to sunlight, chlorine in swimming pools and salty
may already know, having to color a hair system due to oxidation
can be tricky. Using best practices to
slow down or avoid oxidation altogether can help to save you more than just
money--it can save you a lot of frustration and time.
spray, spray (and maybe rinse)
really as simple as using a good leave-in conditioner spray
that has UV-protection in it on a daily
basis. Or maybe even twice a day. Or three times. And, if you want to bring out
the big guns, use a rinse-out conditioner that's got the goods as well. As a
matter of fact, the "Conditioner" section of our Store has a filter on the right side where you can choose
to view only rinse-out and leave-in
conditioners that are good for UV-protection, so it's easier to find what you
you're at the beach or pool and are exposing your hair system to prolonged sun
exposure, the benefits of using UV-safe conditioners are two-fold: not only are you protecting your hair
system from harmful ultraviolet rays, but you're also providing much needed moisture to the hair.
who has experienced it can tell you that salt water and chlorine can suck the
moisture right out of your hair thereby reducing the life of your system in a
matter of minutes. Rinsing your hair really
well with fresh water and using a leave-in conditioner before you hit the pool
(and even spritzing a little on your hair even as you're sitting on the beach) can
be extremely beneficial.
optimal protection from the sun, don't forget your hat.
have any other tips or tricks for keeping your hair looking and feeling its
best during the summer months
please feel free to share the wealth. Let me know if there are any tidbits that
I'm leaving out. I love hearing and learning from all of you.
next time...Happy Hair Days!