’Tis the season for beach days, pool
parties and water parks. Translation: sun, sand and chlorine. After
moisturizing all winter, it’s time to switch to products that protect, detox
and repair our hair from the harsh delights of summer fun. We asked one of our
own at John Paul Mitchell Systems® headquarters—a former competitive
synchronized swimmer—for tips on how to save our strands while beating the heat.
A graphic designer by day and an
by night, Renée Carmichael knows how to keep her hair blonde and bright.
At a salon:
If your hair is fine, fragile or chemically processed, ask for a
Wild Ginger® KeraTriplex® Treatment
This two-step repair treatment reduces
breakage by 80%* and transforms brittle strands into pillars of strength. Step
one involves a single-shot vial of isolated proteins (virtually identical to
the keratin found in human hair) and step two requires Keratin Intensive
Treatment® to hydrate and add
healthy, silky shine.
*Compared to untreated hair, results
If your hair is thick, dry or unruly, request the Awapuhi
Wild Ginger® HydraTriplex™ Treatment
treatment is proven to make dry, frizzy hair 82%** softer and more manageable. It contains a rich, concentrated blend of amino
acids, vegetable proteins and nourishing oils that hydrate, bind and seal every
cuticle to revive parched strands.
**Compared to untreated hair. Product
was tested by an established, independent third-party laboratory.
before plunging into the pool—if it’s already saturated, it will
be less likely to soak up chlorine. Extra points for applying conditioner on
your midsections and ends!
wearing a hair tie
near your scalp in the water (i.e., ponytails and top
knots)—it will tangle and make your strands susceptible to breakage. If you
must, wear one on your ends (i.e., at the bottom of a braid), otherwise, ditch
3. As soon as you’re done swimming,
shampoo and condition you hair. Then
a leave-in conditioner
Blonde® Dramatic Repair®
) and detangle
with a wide-tooth comb, starting from the bottom up. Finally, gently pat your hair with a towel.
Remember that tresses are most fragile when they’re wet!
4. If you can,
skip the dryer. Let your hair air-dry, then refine it with a styling iron. This will cut your heat time in half.
for your hair
before and after any damage is done. Shampoo
is a great deep
cleanser to keep color from turning green. Use it every other week to remove
chlorine, iron and minerals. If you have blonde, gray or white hair, shampoo
once a week. Its purple hydrating formula
will brighten color, banish brassiness and add shine.
Wild Ginger® Keratin Intensive Treatment®
is an amazing miracle-working mask. Use it once a week to infuse rich moisture.
Find more hair care tips here.