Treating Summer-Damaged Hair correctly

There's 3 ways you can rescue your hair before fall.

Summer heat, salt water and chlorine can do major damage to your hair, so much that by season’s end you’re not sure all the beaches and rays of sun we’re worth it. There’s 3 ways you can rescue your hair by fall season.

Getting a cut.
Parting with those beloved inches can be tough and emotional, but getting a good, healthy trim should be on the top of your list. Cutting off the dead ends and refreshing your hair style can do wonders.

Go easy on the shampoo.
Maybe shampoo every other day at the most. Some still cringe at that idea, but shampooing every day will just add drying to your scalp and hair. Swapping in a dry shampoo or a leave-in conditioner on the in-between days to freshen up is a better option.

Use a deep conditioner.
They are the ultimate thirst quencher for parched hair. Try a deep conditioning treatment, like Kérastase Masque Nutri-Thermique or Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Masque. Leave the masque in your hair for up to 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cool to lukewarm water. The cooler temperature will help keep your hair’s cuticle closed, creating healthier, shinier hair.

Now that the hair is taken care of, skin healing is also a major priority – despite the sun block, there are scenarios where one’s skin cannot handle the punishment of 3 months full of rooftop flow. There’s alternative beauty bngredients that can begin the healing process from a different method.

Quince is a fruit closely related to apples and pears, and the extract from its seeds is full of polysaccharides that promote wound healing and skin repair. It’s also a good moisturizer, so you can find it in products like Korres Yogurt Body Butter ($29).

This Amazonian oil has high levels of behenic acid, so it’s antiseptic and moisturizing at the same time. It’s supposed to help with acne, and it also makes hair more hydrated and shiny. You can find pracaxi in Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Hair Butter, which hits stores in October.

These berries have been proven to help treat the hormonal fluctuations associated with PMS, and they’re also an excellent source of free radical-scavenging antioxidants. You can see whether they work for you with Mychelle Revitalizing Night Cream ($39).