Heat, sun, beaches and even pool water… this can only mean summer! As fun as this season is, it can still be tough on your hair, so we shouldn’t neglect caring for it. We’ll tell you how you can treat your hair after the summer and what to do now with the right advice and use of products such as the amazing Ultimate Repair range from Schwarzkopf.
As much as everyone loves summer, it would be fair to say that our hair doesn’t love it quite as much as us! Many factors such as UV rays and salt or pool water can quickly damage hair if you’re not careful. By the end of the season, hair can be straw-like and brittle. The best remedy is to provide sufficient protection throughout the summer. Missed that boat already? No problem! Fall is the best time to restore your hair to full shine and to get it ready to protect itself against the winter elements. Follow these simple tips for the most effective care.
After-summer hair care
- Take care of your cuticles
The hair cuticle – the outer layer of the hair shaft – consists of overlapping cells. Its job is to protect the hair from environmental stressors such as light, heat, and cosmetic treatments like colorants. However, the cuticle can get damaged in the summer, leaving hair looking brittle, dry and dull.
To strengthen the cuticle again, only one thing helps: moisture. Use a moisturizing hair mask, such as the Gliss Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask regularly or even a leave-in treatment. But remember, it’s important you don’t overload your hair with care products. Tip: Use care products from the same range because they’re formulated to work together.
- New shine for your hair
Need a super shine boost? Learn about toning your hair, aka temporary color. Unlike permanent dyes, a tint washes out over time. Many tints contain nourishing ingredients – special oils, for example, that envelop the hair and make it shine again. Tip: The Gliss Ultimate Repair 1 Min Express Treatment gets to work in just 60 seconds, reconstructing your hair structure with the help of added keratin. This product promises up to 95% more resistance and shine, so it’s perfect for giving your locks a much needed shine boost.
- Well-groomed ends
The end of summer is the ideal time to head to the hairdresser. Trying to maintain as much length as possible? Don’t worry. You don’t have to lose a lot of length. But if you let your dry, damaged ends get cut, then your hair will look fresher and healthier overall. Tip: Use Gliss Ultimate Repair Weekly Therapy once a week to repair any damage and smooth the cuticle, making the hairs lie flat and lead to an overall healthier appearance.
Winter is coming: How to prepare your hair for the cold
- Protect against dryness
The environmental stresses of summer are gone – but the cold can put a strain on hair, too. Heaters, cold wind, or extended blow drying can dry out your hair – and cause split ends. Give hair a moisture boost by applying a restorative mask twice a week. Alongside this, use a regenerating shampoo and conditioner. Tip: When blow drying, aim for the roots. Use a diffuser attachment to better control the temperature.
- Consider your diet
Your diet affects the health of your hair. Keep your vitamin levels high – it’s important for healthy hair growth. Foods such as salmon, mackerel, porcini mushrooms, or avocados can help. All these foods are packed with Vitamin D. Bonus: You’ll also increase your body's defense against typical autumn coughs, colds and sniffles.
- Don’t give dandruff a chance
In winter, it’s common for skin to get a little dry and flaky. This is due to a number of seasonal factors, like going back and forth between ice-cold outside air to centrally heated indoor air. The good news is that you can take steps to help prevent dandruff with anti-dandruff shampoo. Care for your scalp by regularly applying a hair tonic. You can also treat a dandruff-prone scalp with special shampoos, which moisturize not only the hair, but the scalp, too. Tip: When blow drying, avoid using the highest heat setting, as moderately warm air is much better. This will avoid unnecessarily stressing out your scalp.
Consider the use of our Gliss range
If you really want to call in the cavalry and get your hair looking its best after any potential damage from the seasons, then you may want to use our Gliss Ultimate Repair range of hair care products. With liquid keratin to help fix damaged hair strands, Ultimate Repair contains a strong, high-performance formula that works its magic to leave your hair looking restored and better than ever. The aim with Ultimate Repair is to replace keratin lost from hot or cold weather and to reinforce weakened hair with help from the special Gliss formula.
To get the full effect of Gliss Ultimate Repair, you can combine the products and give damaged hair real TLC to get it back to full health. With our Ultimate Repair range consisting of shampoo, conditioner, anti-damage mask, and Express Repair conditioner, your hair can come back to life and feel healthy and look great once again.