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Mane Event Mondays: How to cure damaged summer hair

We’re partnering up with some of the hair industry’s top talents to bring you answers to your most pressing hair questions. Up today? Master stylist Nick Arrojo is sharing his top tips for treating your post summer locks to some much needed TLC.

Woman with dry hair after summer

Your question

Now that summer is over, how can we cure damaged hair?

Nick’s answer!

The sun’s heat rays have the power to cause damage to your hair. If this has happened to you, your hair will be tangled, you’ll have split ends and your color will be fading. Ultimately, you’ll be able to feel how dehydrated, damaged and brittle your hair has become.

And if you’ve been on vacation, there’s a good chance you’ll have swam in salt water or chlorine. Both are extremely parching to hair and likely to cause damage, especially when combined with the sun’s heat rays. If the effect of all of the above is dryness, the cure is moisture.

Switch to shampoos and conditioners that have more moisture-giving benefits than your regular regimen. Look out for products with ingredients like coconut oil or cocoa butter, as both are natural emollients that will soften and soothe unruly tresses. Recently, manufacturers have found other nut oils, like macadamia, also have tremendous health-giving benefits for hair. In the best contemporary products, you should be able to find one kind of nut oil or another. From the ARROJO range, I recommend the SHINE LUXE regimen. These feel-good products are filled with opulent oils that quench dryness, add vitality, create shine — and that’s the perfect start for anyone looking to return luster to their locks.

I also recommend a weekly deep conditioning treatment like ARROJO hair repair masque. These deep conditioners are typically packed with keratin, a fibrous protein that is the main structural component of the hair shaft. Whenever hair is dry, you can be sure that you have lost a lot of keratin — put back what you lost to restore health and luster.

Taking this further, you can also go to the salon for a professional deep conditioning treatment. Again, they’ll be using keratin-based conditioners, but the professional touch takes the healing process a step further.

Finally, if you do have truly split ends — a by-product of summer damage — the only way to cure them completely is to get a cut. This doesn’t mean you have to go for a drastic change — far from it. Usually split ends only affect the oldest, most porous part of the hair shaft. This is always the ends. By getting a two or three inch trim, you can sweep the damage off of the floor and into the bin!

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