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Tips to Repair Sun-drenched Hair

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Winter sun can give a much needed boost in the cold and dark months of the year but the sun can leave your hair feeling a bit worse for wear!

UV exposure from sunbathing can turn golden highlights brassy and generally wreak havoc on coloured hair. While swimming in the sea can create instant beach style, it can also dehydrate your hair, cause dullness, and create tangles that’ll take half a bottle of conditioner to get out. And chlorine? Don’t even get me started!

1. Get a trim

To freshen up your, trimming off an inch or two will get rid of any broken or damaged ends and keep any breakage from travelling further up the hair follicles. Plus, it’ll help make your hair look and feel healthier.

2. Do a hair mask/deep condition

Deep conditioning is vital for restoring your lock’s luster and shine – apply a hair mask or deep conditioner a few times a week. There are plenty of fantastic options on the high street, but you can even make your own mask at home using ingredients such as coconut oil, avocado and honey.

3. Invest in a new and improved shampoo

Bottle blondes incur the most damage from sun and sea, so it can be useful to get a purple or silver shampoo to reverse any brassiness or green tinges from chlorine. All hair types can benefit from using Odylique’s organic Gentle Herb Shampoo, which contains no sulphates and uses coconut oil to bring back vitality and shine to even the most sensitive of scalps.

4. Prevention to protect your hair…

Next time you go on holiday, remember to apply deep conditioner before you go swimming, then wash once you’re out of the pool. Try not to brush your hair while it’s wet as it’s much more likely to cause breakage, and always apply a heat protection spray if you’ll be exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.

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