The long awaited summer sun is great news for our skin and spirits but not so good for our hair. Don’t worry though, colourist to the stars Lisa Shepherd (www.lisashepherd.co.uk) has put together the answers you need to keep your hair in tip-top condition all summer long - yippee!
Come find out Lisa's hair secrets:
Pre Beach- Preparation Tips
· As you would apply sunscreen to your skin before heading out into the sun you must protect your hair as well. My usual motto is less is more when it comes to hair products, but the opposite is true when you are on holiday. Repeated applications of a hair SPF like L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Solar Sublime Advanced Conditioning Spray, will prevent your hair being damaged by the sun and will also minimise the moisture sapping effects of chlorine and sea salt exposure.
· Make sure you don’t dry out your hair with excessive heat styling when on holiday, it will just add to the damage done by the sun. Instead allow your hair to dry naturally and opt for the perfectly on-trend tousled wave look, as seen on supermodel, Gisele. Loose, sexy up dos are a feminine and very natural alternative to poker straight locks.
· Like your skin, the best way to protect your hair from the sun is to keep it out of it. This doesn’t mean being a shade dweller but simply covering your hair from the mid day sun in a chic Pucci-esque head scarf. Not only will it prevent your tresses being frazzled, but it will also add a hint of glamour to your look.
Post- Beach Holiday Survival Tip
Unfortunately no matter how hard you try to protect your hair during the summer, the combination of sun exposure, swimming and general styling will leave your hair dry, washed out and slightly damaged. This can be easily remedied with a trip to your nearest salon for an intensive post summer treatment, such as a Shu Uemura Ceremonies Treatment, which will restore your hair to its optimum health and will replenish vitality and shine.