How to protect your hair from sun damage
A guide to gorgeous summer hair
By: Colby Smith, Salon Coordinator
The sun can really mess with your hair, so shielding it from the suns damaging rays is a must! Below you’ll find my expert tips on ensuring your lovely locks are protected.
SUDS UP SAFELY
Choose a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, like any of the Surface or R+co Shampoos and Conditioners carried at Vis-a-Vis. They’re all sulfate and paraben free. These formulas don’t contain harsh color-stripping detergents that are often used in other shampoos.
PROTECT YOUR MANE
Humid summer weather often causes frizz, so you might be firing up your straightening iron or blow dryer during the week to tame your tresses. And since heat damage can cause color to dull, it’s a good idea to enlist a heat-styling spray to protect your strands. Use the Surface Bassu Shine Spray or Surface Trinity Repair Tonic to help protect.
HYDRATE YOUR HAIR
After a long day at the beach, coat your strands with a deep-conditioning mask that helps nourish sun-parched hair. The Surface Bassu Masque is a great way for intense hydration.
LOCK IN YOUR COLOR
Add another layer of protection to your tresses by using a double-duty hairspray that locks in your style and preserves your dyed hair color up to 75% longer. Use the R+co Vicious spray or Surface Theory Firm for a nice durable hold. If you can’t do a hard hold hairspray, try the Surface Curls Finishing Spray. It has a flexible hold and is humidity resistant.
USE DRY SHAMPOO
Over-washing your ‘do can be detrimental to your overall hair health. Instead of sudsing up Monday through Friday, which can dry out your strands, skip a shampoo every other day and use a dry shampoo. Try out the Surface Trinity Invisible Dry Shampoo or the R+co Death Valley.
CANCEL OUT YELLOW TONES
If you’re a blonde and your hair starts turning a tinge of yellow, use a purple pigment-based shampoo, such as R+co Sunset Blvd Shampoo and Conditioner. It helps neutralize the color and bring your hue back to its normal, gorgeous state.