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How To Combat Dry Hair This Summer With Essential Oils

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Summer can be a brutal time for our lovely locks. The combination of sun, chlorine and saltwater seems like the perfect environment in our minds, but our hair will be dreading the consequences! It’s important to minimise the impact that harsh summer heat can have on our hair, and one way you can do this is through the power of essential oils:

Moringa, Abyssinian, Safflower and Olive Oil

This is an irresistible combination of oils enriched with antioxidants that will lock in moisture and radiance while strengthening your hair with every application. As this is a light-weight combination, nourishing Shea Butter can be added to create the perfect oil therapy leaving your hair beautifully smooth and weightless all year round. The essential oils mentioned can be found in Eufora’s Smooth’n range under Oil Therapy.

Summer TipFor a pre-holiday hair appointment, your stylist can use the recommended shampoo for this range followed by a towel dry. Then you can apply your essential oil product in a towel wrap for 10 minutes before rinsing and applying the recommended conditioner.

Camelia, Argan, Maize and Pracaxi Oil

These oils include vital ingredients for soft and smooth hair including vitamin E, behenic acid and essential omegas which will enhance the quality of your hair fibres by giving them the nourishment and protection they need. The rich combination will hydrate your hair and promote vitality, leaving it feeling shiny, supple and weightless. You can find the above oils at Kerastase under Elixir Ultime.

Summer Tip: For treatment at home, use the same method of applying your stylist’s recommended shampoo followed by the essential oil product for that range. Then wring a soaked towel and place into the microwave for a couple of minutes to heat up (caution: this will be very hot). Wrap your hair in the hot towel which will intensify your home ritual.

Kukui, Argan, Neem and Cranberry Oil

This luxurious complex will provide exceptional benefits for your hair, skin and scalp as it contains a sumptuous mix of vitamins and minerals for a non-greasy, silky finish. Due to the perfect balance of fatty acids in this combination it can be used to rejuvenate a dry scalp by providing just the right amount of moisture absorption when used as a leave-in treatment. The above essential oils can be found at Eufora’s Nourish range under Beautifying Serum.

Summer Tip: Prior to swimming in the sea or pool on holiday, saturate your hair with water then apply your essential oil product to protect the salt or chlorinated water from damaging your hair. Also apply your essential oil product after being in the sea or pool to prevent the UVA and UVB rays from drying your hair out.