With the tail end of summer comes the end of luscious, moisture-rich strands (at least if the sun has anything to say about it). Instead of letting the sun’s rays steal away your hair’s natural glow for good, scope out products that will restore its moisture ” one strand at a time. Here, we list the best vitamins for sun-damaged hair:
1. Alterna Summer Hair After-Sun Hair Quench, $20.¨
Think of it as a facial mask, but for your strands. This Alterna product instantly rehydrates your locks following a day spent basking in sunlight. It’s a quick rub-on-rinse-out treatment that is chock-full of vitamins and essential minerals. The formula also acts as hair sunscreen, batting off UVA/UVB rays to preserve colour.
2. Ouidad Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-In Spray, $20.¨
When it comes to damaged locks, sunlight is a main environmental culprit, but it’s not the only one” wind, salt and chlorine don’t help either. This leave-in spray contains special UV filters that protect against Mother Nature’s vices. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, and synthetic dyes so your locks will be rife with nutrients.
3. Bumble and Bumble Deeep Mask, $15.
Another moisture-rich hair mask, brimming with benefits. This vitamin-source for hair will replenish locks that are beginning to lose their oomph-factor. The mask restores smoothness and elasticity, which is especially useful for those who overdose on the flatiron. The product should be applied post-shampooing, combed throughout, and left to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
4. Fresh Pomegranate Conditioner, $30.¨
Convenience is a major makeup it factor (the recent BB cream upsurge stands as evidence).The fewer the number of steps, the better, right? Fresh kept this in mind when formulating their pomegranate conditioner. Not only does the product moisturize the strands and boost volume and shine, but the natural pomegranate and sunflower extracts protect the hair from UV damage.
5. Fekkai Smooth Sailing Anti-Frizz Cream, $25.¨
With summer heat comes humidity, meaning pesky fly-aways aren’t far behind. This Fekkai smoothing product tames unwelcome frizz, and hydrates dried out strands at the same time. Apply the hydrating cream on towel-dry hair before styling. Despite the hair cream’s summery-sweet coconut scent, don’t overwhelm your locks in product. Besides, you can only have so much of a good thing.