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Long summer days kiss our skin with sunshine and our hair with dryness. Take the first without the second by trying one of these six stylist-approved summer hair care tips. Whether you'd rather use products at home or in-salon treatments, six stylists from Cole's Salon in Eagan, Minnesota, will leave your hair looking and feeling healthy despite your sun and chlorine habits.
^At the salon
To take care of summer hair, Shannon Pelzel recommends having a Malibu Treatment. She says, "A Malibu Treatment removes chlorine and hard water buildup and makes the hair squeaky clean." In a Malibu Treatment a packet of Malibu hair treatment consisting of granules often referred to as a "crystal gel" are mixed with water and rubbed into the hair. Stylists usually allow the Malibu Treatment to process under a hair dryer for approximately 40 minutes.
Brazilian Blowout Split End Treatment
To take care of summer hair, Megan Soule recommends having The Brazilian Blowout Split End Treatment. She says, "The Brazilian Blowout Split End Treatment is a great way to start and finish the summer season. It coats the ends of the hair leaving the ends repaired and able to be blown out smoothly without much work." The Brazilian Blowout Split End Treatment only takes approximately 10 minutes from start to finish. The solution is dusted onto the bottom two to three inches of the hair. The hair is then combed through (to ensure each strand is coated with reparative nutrients to mend and seal where the cuticle is split or broken), blown dry and flat ironed to lock in the product and seal the ends. Once the flat iron step is finished, the treatment is complete and you can wash your hair, exercise, put your hair in a clip, ponytail or bun without worry.
Bumble and bumble
To take care of summer hair, Lauren Jakubowski recommends using Bumble and bumble quenching shampoo and conditioner. She says, "Bumble and bumble quenching shampoo and conditioner is super hydrating and conditioning. It gets the hair ready to take on the summer sunshine!" Bumble and bumble is known for its unique formulas to treat specific hair needs and luxurious, phenomenal scents. The Quenching formulas are ultra-mild and treat hair while replenishing moisture.
Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil
To take care of summer hair, Becca Schilling recommends The Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil. She says, "The Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil is a lightweight mist that protects against UV rays for up to 16 hours. It also protects your hair from color fading, dryness and damage." Aveda's goal is to provide beauty industry professionals with high performance, botanically based products that are better for service providers, their guests and for the planet. The Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil is infused with natural, refreshing and amazing scented ingredients such as wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils, anti-oxidizing blends of green tea extract, certified organic sunflower seed oil and vitamin E and certified organic Shea butter, coconut and palm oils creating a refreshing citrus aroma.
To take care of summer hair, Melissa Grindland recommends using Oribe products. She says, "After washing and conditioning, use Goldlust Oil by Oribe for great moisture and UV protection. Follow with Oribe Surfcomber Mousse ($37) for flirty, beachy waves!" Oribe spent decades custom-blending styling potions in order to create his trademark glamorous looks, giving rise to this focused collection that has been described as "products of the hair-obsessed." This luxuriously light oil absorbs instantly to restore hair to its prime. Each protective drop deeply conditions, strengthens and smooths. You simply apply the oil throughout damp hair, then add it to your ends after styling for extra luster, conditioning and frizz control.
To take care of summer hair, Kim O'Conner recommends trying Fairytales Lifeguard Shampoo and Lemon-Aid Conditioner. She says, "Fairytales Lifeguard shampoo and Lemonade conditioner is a safe everyday shampoo that's gentle enough for kids and that helps remove chlorine and the 'green' from their hair." "Naturally Caring for Families since 1999!" That's what Fairy Tales Hair Care is all about. This company boasts being the leading line of professional hair care for children — providing affordable, high-quality natural products for families. The Fairytales Lifeguard Shampoo removes chlorine "green" sea salts and minerals with gentle yet effective extracts for clean, soft and shiny hair while ingredients such as aloe and jojoba restore moisture, detangle and leave hair smelling great. Fairytales products are also color safe for moms.