Looking after your hair in between salon appointments is even more important when you live in the harsh desert climate.
We have picked the brain of one of the leading hair stylists and part of the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa team, Jennie Davies, to give us her expert tips on the best at home hair treatments and advice on how to keep the bounce in your locks.
Protect, Protect, Protect
Prolonged effects of the suns UV rays can cause immense damage to the cuticle and inner cortex of the hair. Most people use sunscreen on their face and body but forget about their hair. The best way to protect your hair is to avoid the sun between the hottest times of the day, 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Use a UV protector spray or leave-in conditioner, braid hair and cover your hair with a hat. Also whilst in the sun it may be a good opportunity to apply a good quality deep conditioning hair mask, as the heat will help it open the cuticles and penetrate deeper into the hair to work more effectively.
Moisture is Key
The best home care treatment I would recommend is to use an amazing quality Deep Conditioning Hair Mask such as the masques from Kerastase. If your hair feels dry and needs some nourishment and shine, Kerastase Masquintense is amazing – there is one for fine hair or thick hair. If your hair is extremely weak, damaged over processed from chemical services then I love to use Masque Therapiste. It’s important to use a Masque at least once a week and leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Repair the Damage
Once a week I would advise Olaplex or L’Oréal Smartbond, one of the biggest game changers in the hair industry lately. The products work to rebuild and re-link the broken bonds in every type of hair providing real, structural repair from within. Think of it like breaking a bone in your body, and being able to mend the bone back together inside, that’s what this does for your hair. Comb through and sleep with it in, or leave it as long as possible before shampooing and conditioning after. There is also in salon version of this which is mixed inside the colour mixture.
Prevent Hair Loss
Hair loss is one of the most common complaints of my clients here in UAE. Most likely it is the cause of the water here as it is desalinated sea water that contains a lot of chlorine and harsh heavy metals which takes its toll on our locks, causing hair fall and breakage.
I have noticed a huge difference from using a shower filter. The one I use is from a company called Pure Blue which is a local UAE company that makes the filters especially for this region. They are super quick and easy to install yourself and the cartridge needs to be replaced about once every six months (based on average two showers a day). You can feel an instant difference in your hair and skin after the first use.
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