Top Tips for Summer Hair from Maria Dowling
1 Leave a conditioner on your locks during the day.
2 Wrap up your hair in the sun to protect the ends.
3 Wet hair before going into the pool or sea to reduce the damage caused by chlorine and salt. Water saturates the hair’s cuticles, so if it’s already damp when you make a splash, they’ll cause less damage to your locks.
4 After prolonged exposure to the sun, make sure you condition your hair in the evening.
5 Minimise the use of hairdryers and straighteners.
Tips Put to the Test: We tried Maria’s tips for a week, leaving Kérastase Elixir K Ultime hair mask on all day (wearing hair in a plait) and applying Sachajuan Hair After the Sun cream post-beach, and we noticed an improvement in hair texture and strength. Try it with your fave products to see what a difference it makes.
INFO: Kérastase Elixir Ultime is available at www.glambox.me, and Sachajuan at Beauty Solutions Trading, 04 374 6950; to make an appointment with Maria Dowling, call 04 345 4225 or visit www.mariadowling.com