Although Summer brings a plethora of benefits to our lives, it is also a big contributer to lack-luster hair color and texture. When you find yourself oog-ling the shiny locks of any Victoria's Secret model- remember the biggest causes of dullness, and more importantly the steps to combat it.
The Culprit: Build Up
Your hair is made up of a layered structure that absorbs much like a sponge. Regular shampooing doesn't always purge the build-up found deep within the layers of that sponge. Pollutants like chlorine or hard water, sweat and oil, and styling aids all add to the dullness your hair experiences. This buildup creates weight on your hair causing a loss in volume and the ability to hold style, as well as a film that darkens the vibrancy of your hair color- both natural color or artificially pigmented hair color.
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to clarify and hydrate
Clarifying shampoos are meant to open the outer-most layer of the hair shaft- the cuticle, and remove the build up that has attached to the hair. Ingredients in these types of shampoos often include witch hazel, tea tree oil, and baking soda that gently remove dulling residues. When the hair is stripped of buildup it will behave better, hold a style longer, and overall be more vibrant. Use of these shampoos is usually recommended once every 2-3 weeks.
Follow your clarifying treatment with a moisture repair masque. This will soften the hair shaft and help to close the cuticle which gives hair a shinier appearance. Pliability will be restored and your locks will be ready for their close up! Look for ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, and jojoba oil to restore moisture and shine. Most masques are recommended to be applied for 5-10 minutes before being rinsed thoroughly.
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