Summer hair care tips

4:52 PM, Jul 22, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Having fun in the sun can wreak havoc on our hair. Whether it is from the sun's damaging UV rays or frequent exposure to chlorine, our hair can suffer during summer and needs some attention to ensure it stays healthy and looks its best. 

Thankfully with some simple tips and use of the right products, you can protect your hair from the elements. If the damage has been done, there are also a few things you can do to restore key nutrients to your hair to make it more shiny and manageable.
 
Fantastic Sam's offers these tips:
 
Wear a hat! Skin doctors will tell you the same thing. The best way to protect yourself from the sun's damaging ray's-whether it's your skin or your hair is to cover up. This is particularly important if you color your hair.
 
Look for hair products with sunscreen. Use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner that contains sunscreen to protect hair from damaging UVA/UVB rays. Also, if you color your hair, consider a color protectant shampoo/conditioner to protect salon color from fading.

Sport a swim cap. Not only functional and fashionable, a swim cap protects your hair from the sun and the effects of chlorine build-up. Also, consider adding some conditioner to your wet hair before putting your swim cap on to nourish your hair while you swim. 

After every swim, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove mineral build-up and chlorine.
 
Malibu treatments offered at many metro salons work to remove excess build-up in hair caused by hard water, chlorine or water softeners. These are particularly effective for "swimmer's hair." 

Deep condition. Consider it a facial for your hair...a deep conditioning treatment helps to nourish distressed, colored or weak hair with customized protein and moisturizing ingredients. This can be done in a salon or with a treatment you can find at the drug store. Look for treatments with ingredients such as shea butter, proteins, lipids and natural oils like avocado oil. 

Fantastic Sams has a special promotial offer through July 25
Conditioning Treatments: $7.99.

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