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How to protect and revive your hair this summer

We always hear a lot about how bad a condition our hair can get into in the winter, with the cold weather, indoor heating and rain. But the summer can be just as damaging.

Between the sun, using styling products and heated accessories and if you are on holiday the added trouble of chlorine and salt, you can very quickly find that you hair has the life and consistency of straw.

Dry, brittle and lacking in gloss and shine, it is time to give your crowning glory a little tender loving care and bring it back to its former glory to shine all through the summer months and well into the autumn.

Here are some products you should definitely be adding to your hair rescue kit, for all of these amazing products and more brands to consider, head over the the online mall to see all your favorite brands, and some new ones besides, side by side.

Start with a decent elasticizer as a pre-treatment

Using a bonding product is nothing new, but it has been a few years since Olaplex burst onto the scene in top salons around the world and fully endorsed by certain members of the Kardashian clan. As such there are some great competitors now hitting the market, such as the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Clinical Treatment.

Use it before or after your normal wash cycle, and leave on for ten minutes of so for best results. It will add a rush of moisture to the inside of the hair cuticle, adding silkiness, suppleness, elasticity, bounce and strength that will be visible from the first use, and will build from repeated applications. It will even add UV protection, and help protect the longevity of colored hair.

Use a gentle but hard working shampoo

You are trying to rescue your hair, but you do not want to end up with it flat and lifeless during its recovery. This is why a shampoo like Christophe Robin Delicate Volumizing Shampoo With Rose Extracts is perfect. Not only does it protect color vibrancy and adds volume, it is enriched with rose water and baobab leaf extract and has a gel formula that nourishes and strengthens your hair.

Simply apply a small amount to the hair and lather well into the hair and scalp, before rinsing thoroughly and follow with your usual conditioner, or the conditioner also available from Christophe Robin.

Sometimes only an intensive hair mask will do

If you are in real need on a hit of moisture, then try out KeraStraight Moisture Mask. It works to revitalise and smooth all hair types, through Brazilian palm tree extracts which adds moisture, and the moringa leaf 92 nutrients help to leave hair soft, hydrated and shiny. It is also lightweight considering the power it has. Smooth it into the lengths and ends after shampooing, avoiding the scalp where possible, and leave it to soak for up to 20 minutes before rinsing.

Do not use heat without protection

There is nothing more damaging than heat on hair. Hairdryers, straighteners and curlers all look great, but your hair will not be happy afterwards. This is why it is so important to protect it and he Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray from Phyto is a fantastic option. The lightweight formula contains Kerato-Filler which repairs the internal structure of damaged hair, whilst Hyaluronic acid works to retain moisture and keep tresses hydrated. Extracts of Yun-Zhi give the hair exceptional levels of thermal protection inside and out, ensuring that locks are repaired, strengthened and left silkier and more manageable than ever.