So Long, Summer… Hello, Hair Recovery!

We all love the summer… the vacations, the long weekends, the fun. Unfortunately, summer doesn’t always love our curls. The combination of sun, ocean and chlorine can do quite a number on curls, leading to dull, brittle or frizzy hair. With the summer wrapping up, here are a few things you can do to repair summer hair damage and get your curls back in top form for fall.

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Post-Summer Hair Recovery Tips
  • Get a haircut. It sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Simply ask your stylist for a “micro-trim.” Dusting the ends will remove the dry brittleness, helping you to avoid breakage and excess shedding. (If you’re in the market for a new stylist, look at our Flagship & Certified Salons!)

  • Regularly deep treat your hair. An intensive deep treatment is the main solution for restoring the necessary moisture to your curls. You can deep treat at home using our 12 Minute Deep Treatment. If you don’t have a heated cap or dryer, you can still heat-activate using conditioning tips from our stylists.

What exciting things did you do this summer, and how are you reviving your curls?

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Friday, 19 August 2011, 9:00 | Category : Jenny From The Blog
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In honor of my grandpa’s 80th birthday, the entire family (extended ‘n all that jazz) gathered in Rochester, NY, to properly celebrate my pop’s life.

With 7 hours to spare, my spunky 16-year-old cousin, Lisa, waltzed down the stairs with blond hair, covered in vampire blood. Semi -permanent vampire blood, that is.

Lisa and I!

Yes, Lisa and her band of high school gal pals all decided to be “different” and die their beautiful heads of hair into something that closely resembled that of a scene from the Twilight saga.

Well, one where Edward eats Bella for breakfast during Chapter 1, that is.

After 10 minutes of listening to my Aunt, (Lisa’s mom) interchangeably call her a freak and a vampire, I knew I had to step in, do some damage control and solve this hairy situation.

After washing her hair with some preeeeetty strong shampoo, (we even applied dish detergent to the red stripes directly) Lisa’s hair felt like genuine straw. Because I wouldn’t dare travel without my handy dandy Ouidad weapons, I quickly remembered I’d packed my Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner.

So, there we were, the two of us sitting in the bathroom bonding over her vampire mishap and my clutch product realization. After applying the Leave-In, I styled her hair curly (using a mixture of the Leave-In and Tress Effects Styling Gel) to help hide the stripes of “blood.”

Not only did the Leave-In make her hair incredibly soft, but it also left her wavy curls controlled. This is EXACTLY why I never travel without this product, especially during the summer; it softens broken ends, smoothes the scars of chlorine, and even helps make (in this case) streaks of morbid vampire blood look a bit more, well, “lively.”

For those of you who’ve abused your hair with blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons, chlorine or even semi-permanaent red dye, Ouidad’s Moisture Lock Leave-In is just for you. It’s light weight texture leaves your hair feeling healthy, not oily, and your curls bouncy, not droopy.

*For best results: mix a little into your normal styling routine or apply directly to your ends while damp.

If Ouidad’s Leave-In could help turn Lisa’s bloody situation around, I think it could save you from your sorry dry woes.

Ouidad the Vampire Slayer Love,

J