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Stress Rehab For Your Locks

We all know winter can dry out and damage our hair, but what about summer? I’ve come to realize that the heat and elements of the summer can be just as, if not more so, damaging to my locks. Think about it. You have pool, lake, and ocean water, wind, humidity-and that’s just to name a few. After spending this past weekend outside in blazing sun and strong winds, my hair was looking a little parched. Time to pull out the big guns.
Sally Hershberger’s Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray is my hair’s best friend. This is the ultimate stress rehab for your follicles. It’s a super lightweight leave-in moisturizing spray that can be used on damp or dry hair. The super keratin and silk extract repair damage, seal split ends, protect from heat and daily stresses. It also tames frizz (essential for humid weather), static, and flyaways.
When sprayed through damp hair, you’re hair gets the deep moisture it craves. You can also use it on dry hair for instant manageability and softness, or to reactivate your style. I really focus on my ends and hair around my face because that seems to get the brunt of the damage. My locks are noticeably softer and virtually frizz-free. It is a major part of my routine on hair-washing days.

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Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Super Keratin Spray $12.99
available at Ulta

If you’re looking for one thing that can really protect and repair your hair, this is the one. And it’s very affordable (actually on sale right now for $7.99).

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Split End Repair

It seems this time of year everything is dry-my skin, my hair…UGH! While getting my hair colored this morning, the colorist asked me if I was getting a cut as well. When I told her I just had one not even a month ago, she was shocked (Granted, I don’t let them take off very much length, but still…). I am plagued by split ends! Looks like it’s time to pull out the big guns.

There are three products I have used to combat those blasted ends. Luckily, I still have an ample supply (why did I even stop using them?). The first is Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum. This light-weight but heavy duty oil can be used on wet or dry hair. It gives instant shine and long- lasting rejuvenation to hair. It penetrates the hair shaft to seal split ends and delivers intense moisture. Hair is left feeling silky and is very shiny. Plus, it smells wonderful.

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Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum $12
available at Sephora

Nexxus Pro-Mend is a great collection of split end repair products. There is a shampoo and conditioner, plus two treatment products. The first is their Leave-In Treatment Creme. Worked through wet hair, it binds the ends together while you style, and leaves hair looking damage free. I see a noticeable difference when I use this. They also have an overnight treatment that intensely repairs your ends while you sleep. You wake up with pretty hair and leaves no residue on your pillow.

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Nexxus Pro-Mend Leave-In Treatment Creme $9.50

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Nexxus Overnight Treatment $13.99
both available at major drugstores

There is another product I really want to try. It keeps popping up in my magazines and is definitely on my list of things to experience. Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil is a deeply nourishing treatment that repairs split ends, plus it helps protect your color. If anyone has used it, let me know what you think!

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Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil $24
available at Sephora

There is an ultimate treatment for split ends, and any stylist will tell you I’m right-get your hair trimmed. I am guilty of not following this rule, mainly because I don’t want my hair any shorter. But I guess healthy looking hair is more important than that extra 1/2-1 inch of hair!

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