Summertime and the livin’s easy, hanging out by the pool or going to the beach, everyone is out loving the season. Some of us spent the off-season getting our beach-bods ready or spending some time in the salon getting our hair done – blondes being the popular color choice. It has been noted that the bright pop of blonde against dark hair is the go-to beauty statement for some of our lovely regulars. However, we have noticed a trend following up with them after summer.
For the highlight and balayage veterans or first-time-blondies have you noticed the coarse texture your hair that develops after a dip in the pool, a green tinge, brassiness, or a sudden dullness in some of your color?
That is a combination of UVA/UVB rays from the sun, chemical treatments for pool water, or salt from the ocean that are further damaging your hair. While you may be one of our regulars, and use our ammonia-free bleach, you are still compromising the cuticle of your hair and stripping the melanin (pigment) from the shaft.
UVA/UVB rays penetrate your compromised cuticle and dry up your hair, causing split ends, breakage, and overall dryness. The chemicals in the pool interact with the bleach already in your hair and affects the vibrancy and overall tone, then depending on the chemical composition of the pool cleaner, it can color your hair green.
It all sounds super scary and serious, but with proper care it doesn’t have to be! You don’t need to give up going to the pool, having fun under the sun, or skip beach days. At Ippodaro, we have a wonderful treatment called the Malibu Crystal Gel Treatment.
The company Malibu focuses on clean, vegan, and organic products that give your hair a break from all the chemicals in products from your daily life. This specific treatment is a deep cleanser that removes all the buildup, chemicals, and oils from the scalp and hair that have been caked on. When you go for a dip in the pool or the ocean, the remnants of your fun end up being left in traces on your scalp and can become embedded into your hair shaft. This treatment clears everything off your scalp, leaving your hair refreshed and healthier.
We recommend this treatment to our lovely guests that come in for keratins, Japanese straighteners, or whose color is having difficulty lasting. A clean slate helps your hair take in the formulas, which in turn allows your keratin, straightener, or color last longer. Any light green discoloration from chlorine can also be removed from your color with the Malibu Crystal Gel Treatment.
Spend your summer worry-free with the Crystal Gel Treatment backing up your hair’s integrity. Just remember to treat your color with color-safe shampoos and conditioners, purple shampoos for your highlights/blondes, and use good heat-protectants!