Marie Claire (Malaysia) : 2020-05-01

Beauty : 65 : 63


HOT TIP: Protect your hair from UV rays and all sorts of outdoor aggressors with a few spritz of protectant spray before stepping out of the house or when you know you’re going to be spending a majority of the time outdoors. Our favourites are Sisley’s Hair Rituel By Sisley Protective Hair Fluid and Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. SUNCARE FOR HAIR Just like the body and face, our hair needs just as much protection from UV rays. Especially those who have coloured hair, it's important to protect it from the sun as the continuous exposure to sun strips away the dye and completely dries it out. UV rays essentiall­y cause the hair cuticle to open, which allows moisture and melanin to be removed. But those with uncoloured hair don’t get away scot-free either. Hair still breaks down from not only the sun but, chlorine, salt and the cuticle becomes damaged, creating a rough and dull texture which then doesn’t reflect light and results in loss of shine. FIGHT THE HUMIDITY Malaysia is tropical and hot, and this can be bad news for the gals with hair sensitive to humidity. Hair can take on a mind of its own once in a humid environmen­t, and unfortunat­ely, that’s all the time in our climate. Founder of Percy & Reed, Paul Percival recommends their Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm to combat our pesky humidity. “It works to protect every hair strand by shutting the shaft to reduce frizz. And also protects hair from humidity for up to 72 hours, so by adding this to your routine you are already winning!” Try This: Keep away frizz and improve manageabil­ity of hair with IGK Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum. Be sure to apply whilst hair is still wet to allow the product to penetrate into the hair cuticle for additional hydration. INDULGE IN TREATMENTS Going to the salon and getting a treatment done every now and then is something you should never feel guilty of doing - you and your hair have definitely deserved it! Trust in your stylist to recommend exactly what your hair is lacking, whether it's a deep cleansing scalp treatment or one for protecting your coloured hair. We recommend Number 76’s OWAY Head Spa as it is not only organic, but offers a wide range of treatments for different types of hair types and concerns. However, if you can’t make the commitment of sitting in a salon chair for an average of two hours, don’t fret, as thankfully there are countless at-home options and remedies that can be done from the comforts of your bedroom too. Try This: Frank Body’s Caffeinate­d Hair Mask is made with natural, nourishing ingredient­s to help restore the hair shaft and hydrate the scalp. Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioni­ng Mask works in minutes to restore essential hydration and strengthen­s hair to protect against future damage. 63 May 2020 MARIECLAIR­E.COM.MY

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