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How to repair my damaged hair after the summer

" How do I fix my hair after a summer on the beach? "

28 years old


René's answer

"Dear Sandra,
Ah summer... happiness to the tip of your toes, golden hair swaying in the wind in the evening by the beach... But when the summer holidays are over, it's a different story! Split, dry and brittle; hair damaged by the sun and sea has quickly forgotten your surfer look and you need to do something to avoid being mistaken for a haystack!
But what happened in just a few weeks? As with your skin, UV rays have attacked hair fibres to the point of damaging the keratin, the natural barrier that protects your hair and keeps it healthy and well hydrated. The sun damages hair, as does salt, chlorine and the wind, which does not help your hair either. You experienced a delight; your hair experienced a hurricane! Dull, dry, split ends, it's high time to take care of your hair to get it back in shape. "


René's advice

The first thing: give your hair a break and let it regenerate. Avoid using a hair dryer or straighteners as much as possible: the heat from these appliances will damage your already tired cuticles even more. Favour natural air drying. Also resist the urge to colour and bleach your hair. It can wait a few weeks. Or, opt for a natural, 100% plant-based hair colour that's kinder to your hair.
Next, pamper your hair! Go to town with gentle shampoos, oils and keratin-enriched moisturising masks. Help to repair its natural barrier by choosing repairing, regenerating and moisturising products. It's time to step up your routine! Focus on the lengths, as they have suffered the most, and feel free to apply masks during the night or to take oil baths before shampooing.
One last tip: visit your hairdresser to cut off any split ends and straighten them out. Don't panic, one or two centimetres is enough to give your hair a fresh look and to restore volume naturally! For next year, be sure to check out our article with tips on how to prepare for your summer!

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