Monday, July 2, 2012

Moisture Madness

Moisture Madness
Hair Hydrating Help

This time of the year your hair needs more moisture! Sun, chlorine and salt air can take a toll on your best asset (your hair) and with the warmer weather and increased activity, your care regime should step up too. 

The best way to care for your lovely locks is to start with a clean palette. Use a chelating or deep cleaning shampoo or clarifying spray to rid your strands of the debris and impurities that a summer lifestyle seems to impart. For those who spend a lot of time in a pool or in the water at the beach, consider chelate every other week. For everyone else, once a month is fine.

Check out some of our top deep clean picks.

Unite Weekender Shampoo
A deep clarifying shampoo that does not remove natural oils Weekender Shampoo by Unite keeps hair from turning green or having any chlorine build up. A swimmer's best friend, it gives hair a protein boost to enhance strength.

K-PAK Clarify Chelating Shampoo
This intense clarifying shampoo cleanses and removes styling product buildup while moisturizing. This balance of proteins and 19 essential amino acids (the building blocks of hair) adhere quickly and effectively to ensure maximum protection and reconstruction from the cuticle to the cortex.

Zotos Hair Rescue Intense Clarifying Treatment Kit
A single-use treatment kit that removes dulling residue caused by the environment, minerals, chlorine and product build-up. In two steps, it gently yet thoroughly cleanses the hair while also prepping the hair for optimal results from chemical services or styling.

In addition to your regular shampoo and conditioning routine, deep condition about once a week using a treatment with added moisture. Here are a few of our top products picks:

René Furterer Intense Nourishing Mask
This rich, deep conditioning mask nourishes and repairs very dry, damaged hair. It contains Shea butter, which is rich in EFA (essential fatty acids) to add nutrients and act as a natural UV filter, Quince pectin for smoothing properties, Phospholipids for repairing and Cimentrio® (complex of phytosterols, ceramides & essential fatty acids): Rebuilds the structure of the keratin.

Matrix Total Results Moisture Conditioner
It nourishes hair with added moisture for soft, shiny and manageable results that are safe for color treated strands.

Paul Mitchell Super-Charged Moisturizer 
Provides an intense dose of moisture for dehydrated hair. It contains Panthenol, soy proteins and Vitamin E to provide added conditioning and protection and aloe, chamomile, rosemary and jojoba to leave hair shiny.

Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor
It contains the highest amount of Quadramine Complex than any other product in the Joico family. Hair is left shiny, strong and in a healthy, manageable state. K-PAK Reconstructor results in an immediately noticeable difference in strength, texture and appearance. 

Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus
Contains a very high level of ceramide to provide intense repair, conditioning and strength to the core of highly distressed hair.

To help shield your hair from the elements, use a leave-in conditioner, preferably one with UV protection.

Redken Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12 

Protects hair and scalp from UVA/UVB rays, which damage the cuticle, leading to color fading on all hair types.

Nexxus Dualiste Color Protection + Intense Hydration
A daily leave-In conditioning spray that delivers color retention plus deep moisturizing for hair that looks and feels silky soft and luxuriously healthy. 

René Furterer Intense Waterproof Moisturizing Fluid KPF 90
A non-oily, leave-in conditioner that blocks 90% of UV rays while providing maximum hydration.

And a few full lines, dedicated to moisturizing:

Joico Moisture Recovery is a dry hair product line that provides the first step to revitalizing thirsty hair. Unlike most other dry hair products, it features an exclusive Hydramine Sea Complex: a blend of moisture-loving ingredients from the sea that quenches overly dry hair attributed to the environment, chemical services or genetics. 

Lanza Healing Moisture blends rare and exotic moisturizing botanicals from Polynesia with advanced healing action to provide optimal hydration for extra-dry hair. Keratin Healing System delivers soothing emollients deep into the cortex, supplying abundant hydration without weighing hair down.

So, as you head out for some fun in the sun this summer, remember to protect and moisturize your strands!

Have a clarifying, deep moisturizing, daily care or leave-in protectant product fave you want to share? Let us know and comment below!

Disclosure:  No compensation or product was provided to this blog for the post. All information was sourced online and or through each brand's website. Please feel free to contact any of the brands for pricing, where to purchase or additional information of their products.

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