How to repair sun-damaged hair: five tips from a top London colourist
The five-step stylist-approved method of how to repair heat-damaged, sun-frazzled, post-holiday hair
Whilst on holiday it's best to use a great hair SPF, or massage a deep-conditioning mask into your hair pre-beach (it will penetrate hair even more thanks to the heat). But if the damage is done, don't panic. We spoke to Maxine Heale, a senior colourist with over twenty years experience at top London salon Hershesons, to find out five foolproof ways to fix your post-holiday hair.
Maxine's five steps to healthy, post-holiday hair:
'The most important thing when it comes to post-holiday hair is to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. You need to give back the moisture that the sun, sea, pollution, styling and air-con has taken away,' Maxine tells us.
'Invest in Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3. I'd recommend using it for thirty minutes on the hair prior to washing, once or twice a week. This restores the bonds in the hair.'
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'Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense is intensely nourishing and really helps to reintroduct moisture to post-holiday hair. They have one product for thick hair and another for thin, depending on your hair type. You can use this product either as a conditioner or you can leave it on for half an hour if you have the time.'
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'I would definitely recommend the Hershesons Everything Cream pre or post-styling. It's a primer, shine-booster, frizz-fighter, texturiser, tamer, curl-definer, conditioner and a mask. Use it on wet hair when you come out the shower or apply it on dry hair whenever you feel the need.'
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'Lay off the heat and try not to style the hair if you can help it. For example, air-dry where possible and if not just rough dry hair.'
'If you have to dry or style the hair, I would 100% recommend Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique. It's a strengthening milk with a UV filter, that repairs and protects hair against heat.'