Give your hair the “freedom” to be healthy this summer!
I always look forward to summertime in Ohio and all the fun activities that go with it like swimming, biking and gardening. Having an active seven-year old son, we are always outside playing catch, shooting hoops or swimming. We are diligent about taking care of our skin by applying sunscreen multiple times throughout the day. However, most people do not think of protecting their hair in the summer. The summer sun also takes a toll on our hair. Hair is an admittedly lesser concern – you can’t get cancer from your hair – but, nevertheless, bad treatment can seriously damage its health. Throughout summer, as we sit in the sun and swim in the sea or in chlorinated pools, our locks can begin to show signs of poor health.Using shampoos, conditioners and styling aids with natural UV protectants in them are essential to maintaining healthy hair.
Effects of UVA/UVB Exposure
If you expose your hair to too much sun, UVA and UVB rays will cause damage. UVA can burn the cuticle (outer layer) of your hair, damaging the cells and making your hair appear brittle and dry. Both UVA and UVB rays can penetrate to the cortex (centre) of the hair shaft, reducing the hair’s elasticity and strength.
Effects of Salt Water and Chlorine Exposure
Salt water and chlorine all have the potential to damage the protective coating that lies on the surface of your hair – the hydrolipidic film – meaning that moisture stored inside the stand evaporates. Sun will have a double-whammy effect, as it also destroys protein (keratin). Whereas your skin can replenish its moisture supply from within, once hair has lost all its moisture, it’s gone for good.
Summer First Aid Kit for Your Hair
In addition to all of these summer activities, I routinely get my hair colored and highlighted and use a wide variety of styling aids to keep my curls looking their very best. However, all of this can leave my hair feeling dry and looking dull. All of the build-up from the various styling aids that I use weighs down my curls. By the end of the week, my hair is in serious need of rescue from itself. Thinking of all of the damage that occurs to my hair on a daily basis, I knew I needed a first aid kit for my hair. So, Dr. Helen Torok, board certified dermatologist, and I worked together to create our very own first aid kit for the hair, the H&H Science Detox My Hair Kit.
To keep my hair healthy in the summer I use our H&H Science “first aid kit” for my hair on a weekly basis and it consists of three products. The H&H Hair Science Detox My Hair Shampoo, Conditioner, and Deep Detox Treatment. This three step system has literally saved my hair. After my first use, my hair was thoroughly cleansed, softer and all of the build up from stylings aids was gone! My hair was softer and shinier immediately after my first application. I continue to use my Detox My Hair Kit on a weekly basis to maintain the health of my hair. It restores my dull, damaged and frayed hair into healthy, beautiful hair. Everyone can benefits from the H&H Hair Science Detox My Hair Kit. It is ideal for all ages and all hair types.
Benefits of Using the H&H Science Detox My Hair Kit
Each product in this revolutionary anti-aging hair system is designed to help you achieve naturally beautiful hair. Botanicals in the Detox Shampoo cleanse and purify, while leaving the hair manageable and shiny. The Detox Conditioner is infused with seaweed, algae and sea kelp to revitalize, strengthen and shine. Lastly, the Deep Detox Treatment is keratin-infused to restore moisture, strengthen, stop frizz and reduce breakage.
The Final Word on Healthy, Summer Hair
Summertime is a great time to participate in outside activities, however, if you expose your hair to too much sun, UVA and UVB rays will cause damage. UVA can burn the cuticle of your hair and make it dry and brittle. Both UVA and UVB rays can penetrate to the centre of the hair shaft, reducing the hair’s elasticity and strength. Protecting your locks from the summer sun can be done easily by using healthy botanical based hair care brands like our H&H Science Brand that contain natural UV protectors and filters.
Salt water and chlorine all have the potential to damage the protective coating that lies on the surface of your hair where moisture is retained and keratin thrives. Keratin keeps our hair healthy, quenched and strong. Moisture can also be restored by incorporating keratin based products like our H&H Science Deep Detox Treatment.
Protect your hair this summer by incorporating the H&H Science Detox My Hair Kit into your weekly hair care regimen. Hair will be softer, stronger and more vibrant.