As we come out of the dry winter months, preparing ourselves for the harsh HOT summer months ahead is vital. Prepping your hair and giving it extra T.L.C. is especially important in the Arizona climate. Did you know just being in the sun for 10 mins can fade your hair color up to 30% quicker? Keeping the cuticle hydrated and the hair shaft healthy will help keep your color last longer.
Now not all hydration treatments are created equal, as there are things to take into consideration, such as type of hair, type of damage.
Type of Damage: is this normal everyday wear-n-tear from blow-drying and harsh sun, or is this from chemical services gone wrong or are you a platinum blonde? Once you have established your moisture needs you can then try one of these two great DIY Treatments below.
If you just need some quick Hydration from normal blow-drying and flat ironing then this DIY conditioning Treatment is Amazing for hydration and can be done as often as needed and applied to the scalp.
Makes enough for thick, shoulder-length hair (double it for longer hair)
1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped out
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
2-3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
Bowl and hand-mixer or stand-mixer
Hair clip (for longer hair)
Hair dryer or a sunny day
In a small mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add in the avocado, olive oil, honey and essential oil. Whip on high until light in color and smooth.
Dampen hair with water. Spread mask onto hair, paying particular attention to the ends (feel free to rub it in a bit). Clip your hair onto the top of your head, cover with shower cap, and heat—either using a hair dryer for 15 minutes or by sitting in the sun for 30-45 minutes.
Remove shower cap, rinse out mask, and then wash and condition hair as usual.
If your hair is more compromised say from being blonde or a chemical service gone wrong then try this DIY Conditioning treatment.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask | Anti-Breakage
Apple cider vinegar is good for strengthening hair, while coconut oil replenishes protein.
2 T organic coconut oil, melted
1 T apple cider vinegar
Add coconut oil and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Mix well.
Coat and apply evenly to damp or dry hair and leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing out.
Shampoo and condition as normal.
Written by: Ann Hughes, Modern Muse Salon
Ann Hughes Owner of Modern Muse Salon, LLC. She has been a hair stylist and makeup artist for 19 years. Hair is one of her passions and offering her clients quick helpful solutions to help keep your hair at its healthiest possible always great way to make sure my clients have great hair.