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Hair Care | Damaged Hair

Hair Repair: Transforming Sun Damage

After a summer’s worth of exposure to sun, salt water, and frizz-inducing humidity, your mane is more than likely in need of some hefty repair. The summer fun you had all season can suck the life right out of your strands by the time fall rolls around. But not to worry, better hair days are ahead! We have a no-fail plan for bringing your locks back to lush in no time. Read on for our expert tips to transform your hair after the damaging effects of the season.

Replace Lost Moisture

Dry hair is the number one issue we face come September. Treat parched manes with a moisturizing shampoo followed by a moisturizing conditioner, like the ones from the Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair line. Be sure to apply the conditioner where sun-damaged hair needs it most - from the mid-shaft to the tip. Hair isn’t as dry at the roots thanks to its natural oils, so condition there more sparingly.

 

Handle With Care

Give your stressed tresses a little extra TLC with a leave-in conditioner like Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair 11-in-1 Leave In. This will add an extra boost of conditioner and also gently smooth and separate strands, so you won’t have to tug at snags with a comb. Hair that has been abused by summer's elements may be difficult to comb out, and if you harshly comb out tangles, you may cause your hair to break. Use a wide-tooth comb and start at your ends, working up to your roots.

 

Minimize Frizz

If your hair seems frizzier now than it did when summer started, swap your regular styling product for Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Satin Frizz Control Straightening Spray -- even if you don't straighten your hair. This spray is designed to fill in the hair's cuticle so that it looks smoother and frizz free.

 

Add Life to Your Color

Salt, sun, and chlorine can leave your hair looking dull and brassy, especially if it’s color processed. In order to restore your hair color to its former glory, head to the salon for a gloss or glaze treatment. They are less costly than getting full color and will restore the tone of your original hue while adding shine. Once your color is repaired, use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner like the ones from the Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Diamond Color line.

 

Cut Your Losses

Chlorine, sun, salt, and ponytail elastics can all lead to frayed and damaged ends. Left alone, those split continue to split. Trimming them makes a world a difference -- leaving you with well-defined, healthy ends that make your hair look and feel amazing.

 

If the summer season’s fun in the sun has left your locks looking dry, damaged, and less than luscious, you need a plan of attack to get those tresses back on track. With all your favorite products from the ULTIME lines and our hot hair repair tips by your side, your hair will be healthy and beautiful again in no-time!

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