Thursday, 29 June 2017

PS Hairdressing guide to Summer haircare

For us at PS Hairdressing, the way your hair looks and feels the whole time is important... it's not just when you walk out of our door. Here we have compiled some great tips to keep your hair feeling beautiful all summer long.

Keep it healthy

This is the boring bit we know but the surest way to keep your hair healthy is to start off with it healthy.  Make sure you are having regular trims so your hair doesn’t become too dried out in the first place.

We are always happy to advise you on the best hair care products to use. 

For coloured hair especially you will need to make sure you use the right balance of moisture and protein, to keep your hair strong and soft. 

And if you redeem your loyalty card we will give you shampoo and conditioner from the Davines Essential range for free.

Keep it simple

Try to avoid washing your hair too much during sunny weather. 

To keep a longer period between washes we recommend using a homemade dry shampoo.  Simply squirt a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil into a suitable container.  We’ve discovered that a new salt cellar is perfect for this.  Add some cornflour and shake well.  Sprinkle some into your roots, massage in, leave for a couple of minutes then brush through to avoid any powder build ups.

Avoid the use of heat- we know hairdryers and straighteners give a lovely finish but experimenting with loose plaits, buns and ponytails is perfect for keeping hair looking stylish. 
And it reduces stress on the hair.

Keep it covered

It seems obvious to keep our skin covered up in the summer time but is the same true for hair? 

A hat or scarf will keep your hair and scalp covered.  If you favour keeping your hair on display make sure you use a protecting hair milk, such as SU hair milk which protects from UV.

We would also advise using a leave in conditioner, again SU hair milk would be perfect, before swimming to give your hair extra protection from the chlorine.  A swimming hat would be a great addition too but unless your holiday look is Olympic Chic you may decide against this one! Using a shampoo designed for use after swimming will also help reduce the damaging effects of the chlorine.  Davines SU hair and body wash is ideal as an after-swim shampoo.

Keep it conditioned

To combat the drying effects of sun, sea and swimming treat your hair to a conditioning treatment once a week.

Coconut oil or Avocado mixed with a little olive oil can both be used for a homemade conditioning mask.

Another option would be adding Oi Oil to your regular conditioner and leaving it on for 30 minutes.  Or even overnight with a shower cap on!

Alternatively, use Davines SU hair mask or Davines Nounou hair mask.

Keep it stylish

The weather can present lots of gorgeous opportunities for time spent outside but it can also present problems for your hair style. 

If you are going for the blow dried look we would recommend an anti-humidity spray.  Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer is perfect.  It can be used in place of a mousse but has the added benefit of protecting your style from the moisture in the air.  For more tips on blowdrying go to our blog here

If you have decided that avoiding heated styling is the best plan embrace the undone look with Davines More Inside Sea Salt Spray. As you’ve probably guessed it emulates the delightful effects of fresh form the ocean hair without a day at the beach. 

It can also be used to add volume to a blowdry.  And can even be used as a dry shampoo- Sea Salt Spray really earns its place in your suitcase!

Enjoy the summer!

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