We are lucky to be able to enjoy the sun, sea and sand all year long here in the Cayman Islands, but overexposure to water and sun can cause dry, dull looking hair and major fading for colour-treated hair. The following tips will help you keep your hair looking fabulous this summer and all year long.
— Put on a hair mask or treatment with sun filters before getting your hair wet at the beach or pool. This will create a protecting barrier between your hair and the elements. And always use a leave in-conditioner before styling.
— Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and condition. There are a lot of different types of shampoos and conditioners on the market. Make sure to invest in and use salon-professional products and ask your stylist to help you determine which is best for you.
Try a semi-permanent gloss
— A gloss is a service that is done at the salon. It adds shine, protects the hair and locks in colour. It is a great way to extend the life of your colour between services.
— A weekly hydrating mask/deep treatment is essential. This can be done at home or at the salon for a more concentrated treatment. It will help restore shine and moisture to your locks.
— Chlorine, salt and hair products can quickly wear out their welcome on your hair and scalp. Use a clarifying shampoo once a month or when you notice buildup (dull looking hair) to really cleanse your hair and scalp. Be careful not to overuse clarifying shampoos because they can also take
— Do a quick shot of cool water at the end of your shower. This will help keep in colour and shine.
Darla Dilbert is the owner of Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa and is a qualified cosmetologist and certified trichologist.