Has sunshine, salt, sand and swimming left your hair a little worse for wear? Here's how to give your locks a detox with some end of summer damage control.
The Beach Blues
Textured beach hair waves look fantastic in summer (or let's be honest, in every season), but post-beach hair can actually cause more damage than you realise! Overexposure to sand and seawater can roughen your hair's cuticle layer, which can make your hair feel rough and dry - and may even cause scalp sensitivity issues. Try swapping to a gentle shampoo like from Serie Expert, to repair and strengthen damaged hair fibres, leaving the hair feeling instantly repaired. Our stylists also recommend treating your tresses once a week with a to replenish its moisture, and banish those dry hair beach blues for good!
Dips in the pool are great for relaxation, but can leave your hair looking limp and lack lustre. Chlorine is the culprit here! Get on top of the damage by introducing a leave-in serum to your hair care routine to restore moisture and shine – try . Also try to be proactive about keeping your hair chlorine-free while you swim. Always rinse your hair in the shower both before and after a swim – and consider wearing a swimming cap for added protection.
Sun protection for your skin is paramount under the Aussie sun... but what do you do about protecting your hair? Overexposure to the damaging rays of the sun can also break down your hair's protective cuticle layer and leave your locks more prone to damage. Try a leave-in treatment like the Nutrifier Dryness Defense Balm from Serie Expert by L'Oréal Professionnel. Enriched with Glycerol and Coconut Oil, this balm helps to hydrate and nourish dry locks while giving you just the right amount of shine. Apply on mid-lengths and ends for long lasting lightweight hydration. Don't forget to slap on a hat or head scarf when you are out and about for an extra layer of hair protection!