You’ve been in and out the pool this season, and for some you were even lucky enough to get in a beachy salt water swim (was good while it lasted). Now it’s time for after care to ensure that your hair will match your well-looked after skin. Let's do this!
If you opted to wear a wig over the holiday season, make sure that you don’t neglect your own hair and ensure that you wash, condition and massage your hair regularly to ensure continuous blood flow from your scalp. TRY Renpure Keratin & Argan Restorative Shampoo R129.95
After Sun cleanser
Make sure you shower and wash your hair as soon as you’re done swimming. You need to gently remove the chlorine and salt out of your hair while ensuring that your hair is still hydrated and well-moisturised, restoring your hair’s natural nutrients. Look for products that contain UVA and UV filters that will protect your hair against colour fading. Label. After Sun Cleanser which is formulated with anti-chlorine molecules and contains all of the above will do the trick.
Applying a leave-in conditioner post taking a dip is vital. Leave-in conditioners keep hair soft and moist, making it more difficult for the sun, seawater and chlorine to penetrate the hair shaft. A spray formula is a practical choice. This is why we love Marc Anthony’s Coconut Oil Detangling Leave-In Conditioner (R169.95) which is enriched with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, to restore moisture to dry, damaged hair and to help reduce split ends and breakage.
Repair and protect
You need to test drive this goodie, to really experience the silky soft texture your hair will be in. Enriched with Argan and Olive oil this is for sure a one stop power pack of protection your hair is in need of to ensure it gets all the TLC it needs. You’ll feel the difference in your hair while rinsing it out and just like that It’s time to kiss that dry, sun damaged hair goodbye!
Don’t skip scalp care
Unfortunately, your hair doesn’t completely protect your scalp from sun damage. And the truth is scalps can get painful sunburns just like the rest of your skin. So, ensure that you apply your SPF products to your entire head as well and not just to the lengths of your hair and the rest of your body. Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Care Oil Spray (R480) is a great multi-purpose must-have. It protects your hair with SPF 30 UV sun filters and its water and sweat-resistant which means zero greasy residue. A yay from us for this one.