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9 Tips to Recovering From Sun Damaged Hair

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We are  nearing the end of summer and I am sure you have noticed your hair is not in the best of shape. This is because the sun’s rays play a number on the health of our hair. It can really damage it and dry it out. Add to that the chlorine in public pools and you are on your way to baldness. Sunny days lounging by the pool, exploring the great outdoors, and traveling far and wide – all the summer excitement has been harsh on your hair. Here are a few tips to get it back in shape.

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1. Turn Down the Heat
Your locks have been suffering the heat all summer long. Now is the time to give them a break by using a cooler hair dryer setting for a bit while your hair recuperates.

2. Stash the Irons
Try out some of the new fall styles that don’t require a flat or curling iron. Your hair will thank you, and you might find a look you like even better. Buns are going to be hot this fall so why not try one out now.

3. Get a Trim
After all the sun, wind, and chlorine it’s a wonder you have any nutrients left in your hair – and the result is split-ends and frizz. Getting a little trim is an easy way to start fresh for the fall. Plus, if you did not know, you are supposed to get a trim every 6 months. When’s the last time you had one?

4. Avoid Alcohol
…in your hair products that is. If you’re hair is already feeling dry and dehydrated, using styling products that have alcohol in them, like gel, will make your hair even more brittle.

5. Get a Good Brush
Use a boar bristle brush to brush your hair thoroughly at least once a day. This will help distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout your tresses and help your hair heal any damage on its own. Stay away from the Dollar Tree, it’s not the best place for hair brush shopping.

6. Do Some Deep Conditioning
It can be as easy as leaving a deep conditioner in instead of rinsing it out or trying out a new hair masque. Either way, your hair needs this like a cool drink of water on the hottest summer day.

7. Use a Healthier Hair Color
Looking to darken your shade for the fall? A lot of permanent hair color formulas contain ammonia, resorcinol, PPDs and alcohol, all of which can damage your hair far beyond what it’s already been through this summer. Give your hair a nutrient boost instead with Madison Reed hair color. We don’t use any of those chemicals! Instead we pack our salon-quality formula with naturally-derived ingredients like argan oil, keratin, and ginseng root extract for vibrant, long-lasting color in your favorite fall shades.

8. And… speaking of Argan Oil, why not use it as a deep conditioner once a week. A good quality Argan Oil will not only leave your hair looking it’s best but will last a long time to.

9. You might find this odd but wash less! Shampoo’ing strips natural oil from your hair so if you are doing it every day you are damaging it even more.

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