The summer sun has finally arrived! But before we head to the beach – here are a few handy tips for you to ensure you prevent any harmful damage.
Like skin, your hair also requires protection and treatment to prevent lifeless, brittle, dry hair, split ends and even hair loss. As well as sun exposure, chlorine and salt water can also have a dramatic effect on the appearance and condition of your hair. This guidance from Arcana Hair and Beauty will help protect, replenish and revitalise your hair for a sleek, lustrous summer style.
Bathing in the sun requires protection for both your hair and your scalp. Leave in products or hair sunscreens are essential in maintaining in the wellbeing of your hair. A protective moisturising cream should offer UV protection from harmful rays. Apply all over dry hair paying particular attention to the ends. For best results, do this an hour or two before sun exposure and remember to reapply frequently.
Davines SU Protective Moisturizing Sun Cream provides good protection from harmful rays, salt water and chlorine, and has anti-aging moisturising properties. Moisturising protective creams will help you maintain a healthy texture and shine.
Drinking plenty of water is incredibly important whilst spending time in the sun and hydrates your entire body, including your hair. Brushing your hair regularly can distribute oils from the scalp and will also keep your hair hydrated. To restore any moisture lost use an after sun moisturising shampoo, ideal for cleansing hair exposed to sun, chlorine and sea water.
The summer sun can greatly reduce the moisture in your hair and therefore you should consider having your ends trimmed on a regular basis (every 4-6 weeks). If you spend an excessive amount of time in the sun and your hair is unprotected, the damage will cause split ends and frizziness. The only real solution to such damage is to have the ends trimmed.
When exposing your hair to the sun for long periods of time, you need to apply regulardeep conditioning treatments to replenish moisture. For extra repair and more intense conditioning, allow the treatment to remain in damaged hair for long periods so that hair strands and follicles are fully penetrated. If you are lucky enough to spend time sat by the pool, apply a treatment to protect your hair from the sun, chlorine and salt water. The heat will intensify the treatment and it can be washed out ready for the evening.
For quicker results, you could try a replenishing mask to counteract the effects of sun, sea and chlorine. The Davines SU-PAK Nourishing and Replenishing Mask comes in a handy tube that is perfect for holidays, and revitalises hair using almond butter. The mask is applied evenly through hair and left on for 5-15 minutes according to your needs.
OLAPLEX is a revolutionary new hair treatment that has taken the world by storm. It can work miracles in repairing heat and sun damaged hair, restoring the health of a vast variety of damaged hair types. OLAPLEX comes in two forms -it can be mixed in with colouring products to minimise damage, or it can be used as a separate treatment.
The treatment works by repairing the ‘disulphide bonds’ which make up the hair shaft. OLAPLEX seeks out this hidden damage, and reinforces those bonds, making them stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to breakage. Hair is left feeling natural, softer and look stronger. OLAPLEX is available in both Southampton and Winchester Arcana salons.
Arcana Hair and Beauty salons are situated in Winchester and Southampton and are stockists of the Davines sun range and of OLAPLEX Treatments. To find out more call:
Arcana Southampton, 46 Bedford Place 02380 631292.
Arcana Winchester, 36 Jewry Street, 01962 843707.