Updated: Jul 14
Summer is almost here, and we’re excited to fit in as much swimming and sun as we can! But did you know that the sun, seawater, and pool water can damage your hair? Protect those strands from chlorine, salt water and pool damage, and keep your hair looking summer-chic with these three pro tips!
1- USE SUN-PROTECTION HAIR PRODUCTS
Of course we all know it’s advisable to protect our skin with sunscreen, but your hair needs protection too! The sun can lighten your natural hair, and fade hair color as well. Prepping your hair before sun exposure with a masque or creme, like Neuma's neuMoisture Masque or neuStyling Smoothing Crème, will make sure your hair stays as healthy as your skin!
Use Neuma's neuMoisture Shampoo and neuMoisture Conditioner to help shield your hair from UV and heat damage. This mild, sulfate-free* formula gently cleanses hair while maintaining and restoring hair’s moisture balance. Luxuriously rich, creamy lather nurtures and hydrates, leaving hair smooth, soft and shiny.
*Free of Sulfate Surfactants (SLS, SLES, ALS, ALES)
2. SHOWER AND CONDITION TO PREVENT CHLORINE GREEN HAIR
Hair is absorbent, like a sponge. That means what’s in your water is in your hair! Chlorine found in most pools can fade hair color and dry out hair, not to mention the smell of the chemical cocktail that sticks around! Our pro tip to protect your hair from absorbing chlorine and prevent chlorine hair damage: drench it with water in the shower! Filling your hair with clean water means it won’t have much room to absorb more water and chlorine. If you want to go the extra mile, condition your hair once you’ve got it wet, and leave it on to help prevent swimmer’s hair.
3. RESTORE AND CONDITION HAIR
As hard as we might try, our hair will still pick up some chlorine and other chemicals, and it will still dry out from time in the sun and the moisture-leaching effects of salt-water! Ask your stylist about a Clarifying treatment for deep clarifying and mineral removal. This all-natural treatment is even known to restore blondes to their freshly-done glory days! To round out restoration, ask your stylist for a moisturizing treatment, deep conditioning treatment, or Olaplex treatment, or try picking up a heavy duty moisturization mask for regular at-home care! Neuma’s neuMoisture line offers a shampoo and conditioning mask that specifically serve to restore sun-damaged hair and offer continued UV protection for your next day of fun in the sun.
Looking for hair clarifying treatments or exclusive sun-protection hair products in Raleigh? Book an appointment with Little Shop of Hairdos today.