Hair is just as delicate as your skin, so why is it that people still aren’t protecting their hair on holiday? Not only will those harmful rays make your tresses thirsty and weak, your colour will fade and your hair will frizz…so it’s a no brainer?!
As i’ve over coloured my poorly strands for years, I never travel without the Kérastase Soleil range. Yes, it may be a big investment just before you leave for your holidays, but its well worth it and will last for multiple trips!
The shampoo; ‘Bain Apres Soliel removes chlorine and protects against UV rays, whilst the conditioner; ‘Lait Richesse’ gives a lightweight finish, whilst also being the best detangler in history!
In the last few years, Kérastase have bought out a CC cream in the range, to be honest I was always a little confused when it came to CC/BB creams as had no idea what they actually did! This CC cream is almost like a face moisturiser for your hair, I tend to use this in the morning before I go out in the sun because it helps to seal together my split ends, as well as doing all the protecting stuff!
The beauty of this range is that its also great for anyone who tends to swim a lot, its chlorine removing qualities mean you don’t have to worry about your hair in the over chemicalled water…or have to wear a swimming cap!
Hair straighteners may have been around for over a decade now but people are still making vital mistakes, check out my top tips on getting the best out of your irons.
If you’re straightening your hair by dragging your flat iron downwards, then you’re doing it wrong. This method causes hair to lose its body, resulting in flat, lifeless locks. It can also cause indents where the iron is placed by the roots if the hair is not elevated properly.
Are you dragging the irons repeatedly over one section? As well as causing excess damage you aren’t allowing the section to cool and set in place!
Your hairstylist isn’t nagging you when he/she asks if you are using a heat protector. Imagine putting 200 degrees on your skin? Hair is weaker than your skin so you’re causing crazy amount of damage if you aren’t protecting.
My favourite is ‘Ciment Thermique’ by Kérastase as it smells amazing and will protect your tresses for the next five times you apply heat so it lasts forever.
Always section your hair away; this will give you a longer lasting and more even finish.
For the last few weeks I’ve been testing out the new Resistance range by Kérastase and I’ve fallen head over heels for this anti-damage collection.
The shampoo is a balm for heavily damaged hair, so it made my over-bleached tresses feel as good as new! To encourage more volume I have been conditioning the hair first with the Masque Thérapiste then shampooing twice afterwards.
Does your hair ‘look dead’, and feel weak? Do you suffer with split ends, and dry hair that appears dull? If so then I’d really recommend this range.
To finish; I’ve been applying a small amount of Serum Therapiste before I blow-dry which not only protects against 230 degree heat but also binds my split ends together.
Girls with straight hair don’t understand the issues that curly haired girls have; the fuzz, the frizz and the thirsty ends. So here are my top products for those of you wanting to increase the bounce and tame the kinks;
‘Spiral Splendour’ by L’Oreal Proffessionel is a wonder product for curls. You only need a tiny amount that you twist into the hair when its wet. It doesn’t leave the hair sticky or saturated in product and encourages those wild curls.
The Kérastase Curl Fever gel is perfect for those of you whose curls seem to drop out as the hours go by. Apply one or two pumps to the towel-dried hair and leave to dry naturally or blow dry using a diffuser.
If you, like many of the curly haired girls around suffer with wild straight bits, why not invest in a curling wand and randomly pick strands up and wrap them around. The heat of the barrel will smooth any flyways hairs as well as giving you effortless looking curls. The Cloud Nine Original wand has a tapered barrel which can give you a variety of curl sizes.