all relaxed and de stressed but what happened to the hair? Sun,
sea, overly hot hotel hair dryers: the list goes on. Whilst you
were chilling out, your hair was taking a beating.
So what now?
We thought we'd ask the people that really know what they would
O'Sullivan and Keith Hennel, from N.O.K Newtown Sydney term it the" 3 big S's" (Summer,
Swimming and Sunshine) all taking their toll on your hair, leaving
your colour faded or tarnished and lacking in moisture.
"Goldwell's Colour Soft Mousse, which can be brought at leading
salons to use yourself and only needs 15 minutes on the hair to
rejuvenate and condition your faded colour. Also be sure to get
a trim, as sun, chlorine and salt is a sure way to make split
ends. Finally, if you're swimming in chlorine a lot be sure to
shampoo your hair after swimming with an appropriate chlorine
removing shampoo such as Goldwell's demineralising shampoo or
KMS's Clarifying shampoo and reconstructor. They will remove the
damaging chemicals that cause dryness and colour fade".
Doyle from Wieselmann Salon Melbourne agrees that "sun will fade your colour
or change its tones often leaving it more 'brassy' looking than
you want or suits you. So your next salon visit should include
a toner to refresh your colour and a trim to remove damaged ends".
Musgrave from Vogue National in the heart of Brisbane, suggests you make an appointment
for a trim and treatment, to nurture those post holiday locks
into shape. Whilst your at the salon she also sugests "get
your hairdresser or colourist to reassess your colour formula
as changes made by the sun may need to be handled differently
rather than using the same formula as before. If your post holiday
hair looks dull, or you like the highlights made by the sun, try
a gloss treatment to add shine and luster". Michelle's
favorite treatments for post holiday hair are Sebastian's 2+1,
Penetrate and the new Swade Deluxe.
Vassey from Sessions in Sydney also loves the Sebastian 2+1
as a treatment. She has developed this great technique for really
getting it into the hair where she bakes it in section by section
using flat irons. Her other recommendation for damaged and dehydrated
hair is Sebastian's Potion 9, a leave in product so easy to use
Hastie from Shibui in Melbourne says "when your hair is out of condition
following a holiday get into the habit of doing a once a week
treatment. Start using a really intence product like KMS's Pro
Gold Therapy Treatment inconjunction with Daily Repair Reconstructor.
Once your hair is in better shape stop using the Pro gold and
try something like Moisture Replace also a KMS product".
He also added: "getting those lost tones back into the
hair is important so that when you decide it's time to go richer
or darker for Winter your hair is ready, as colour changes are
not always possible in one go".
comment from the guys at N.O.K. "If you haven't been able to get to the beach
yet and want your hair to look like you have, invest in some highlights.
For darker coloured hair, caramel and toffee blondes or for lighter
coloured hair, honey or light golden blondes".