Find out how the celebs solve their haircare nightmares
Your holiday may be over, but don’t let your barnet get caught in the comedown
“Over the summer months, as the humidity gets higher and UV rays become stronger, your hair will become dehydrated,” says Ken O’rourke, Charles Worthington brand ambassador. “Air conditioning is also another culprit, as it sucks out the moisture.”
SOLVE THE PROBLEM. . .
“Good hair, like good skin, is all about how you care for it. You wouldn’t wash your face and not apply a face cream afterwards, so try to get into the same habit with your hair. Keeping hair properly moisturised will stop it becoming dull and lifeless. Sealing your ends with a hair oil post-washing will lock in the moisture needed to keep locks deeply hydrated.”
“Hair can be damaged in a number of different ways,” says Ken. “Firstly, extended sun exposure can break down the natural proteins, making it dull, lifeless and causing the tips to split. Chlorine is also a killer, as it strips away the natural oils that protect your hair.”
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“A trim at the hairdressers is a good way to get rid of split ends. Also, using a constructive protein cream is a must for post-summer hair, as it will repair it from the inside out, while restoring cuticles to their original state.”
“Spending a lot of time in the sun, in the pool or outdoors in general can cause havoc with your hair colour,” says Ken. “You can instantly tell when your colour is fading, as you will see a lack of natural shine and vibrancy.’
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“Head to your local salon for a colour refresh or a deepnourishing treatment. Or, for at-home care, use a colour-specific shampoo and conditioner. Also, try to use cool water rinses as opposed to warm ones. This will keep cuticles closed and help to slow down fading.”
Drew’s shampoo revives damaged hair £29.50 Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment £12 Living Proof Restore Shampoo £7.99 Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Fibre Bond Protein Cream Drew Barrymore
Apply Gigi’s oil of choice to damp hair before drying £24 Ouai Hair Oil
£6.99 Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Oil
£8.25 Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
Rita colours the hair of J-LO and Beyoncé £24.60 Rita Hazan True Colour Shampoo £5.99 Aussie Colour Mate Conditioner
£27 Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak