by Geri Brin, founder of Fab Over Fifty
Summer may be the time when the “livin is easy,” and you love to laze on an oversize float in the pool, enjoy a well-deserved vacation at the beach, or improve your rusty backhand. But, when the fun and relaxation is over, your hair is going to need a nice rest. After all, chlorine, salt water, sun and sand didn’t do your tresses any favors. Besides, you’ve probably been a bit lax about following your usual hair care routines.
I always give my hair a September “vacation,” to get it back in shape in time for the busy fall season. My three-step revitalization program is easy to follow and won’t consume oodles of time or money.
FIRST, treat your hair to some really effective products that promise to restore the bounce, shine and natural oils that it lost while you were sunning, swimming, and running after tennis balls. Here are three I like:
The Hask Placenta No-Rinse Hair Repair Treatment instantly restores life, luster, moisture and manageability to hair that’s been abused by heat, bleach or color. The mild, protein-and-nutrient-rich formula penetrates the hair instantly to hold moisture for long periods.
One ‘n Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo. Argan oil is all the rage in beauty right now. One of the world’s rarest oils, its moisturizing properties help to renew and nourish hair that’s been dried and damaged by chemicals, excessive heat from styling and environmental factors. This gentle, hydrating shampoo provides color protection and can be used every day. Your hair will be shinier, have more moisture and be more manageable.
I always love product that I can leave in my hair overnight. After all, a good night’s sleep does our bodies good. Apply Ion Overnight Repair and you’ll wake up to smoother, softer, more manageable hair. The deep penetrating, strengthening formula absorbs instantly and won’t leave a residue on your pillow.
SECOND, stay away from your hair dryer for as many days as possible since high heat from the unit (over 120 degrees) can burn hair follicles, which causes trauma and may ultimately result in thinning hair. Summer heat and chemicals already did their damage. Why take it any further?
You’re probably thinking you’ll never be able to walk out of the house without styling your hair with the dryer… I promise, there are other ways to do it.
• For soft, flexible curls, try Curlformers. You’ll be finished in about a 1/3 of the time as regular curlers.
• To create a spiral look, go with Super Rollers by Hair Art that will create tight or loose curls, depending on the size you buy and the length of your hair. Wrap a section of your hair around the rod, wind the rod until it’s close to your scalp and twist to secure.
Tame unruly tresses or just add a little flare with fun & fashionable clips, pins or hairbands, like:
This DCNL Tortoise Flower Auto Clip
These DCNL Black Diamond Line Bobbies
Or a Beaded Ponytail Holder
THIRD, put your hair in a stylish updo. Check out some of our Fall favorites here.
Hope your hair recoup goes well! Your tresses will appreciate it…