So, the euros are over, it didn’t come home *holds back tears* and now we have the rest of summer to look forward to! After the lockdown at the beginning of the year and the officially unlocking to go ahead this month, we know how much we’re all in need of getting out and enjoying some much needed time with friends and family this summer.
But with the warm weather comes risks for the health of your hair and skin. As much as we all love time basking in the sunshine, we need to be mindful that we’re still taking care of our hair and skin, ensuring hydration and using products and treatments to ensure that you’re still looking your best and not causing any damage whilst enjoying time outside.
Below, we set out our top tips and recommended services and products from our expert team on how you can still enjoy the sun whilst taking care of your hair and skin.
As sunscreen is such an everyday part of going out in the sun, many people don’t actually realise the damage the sun can have on your hair, not just your skin. Hair is just as vulnerable though and prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of your hair strand called the cuticle. This damage can come in the form of discolouration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizziness. However, there are little things that you can do to mitigate this, whether this is at home or in the salon.
For our first tip, we’re going to shine the spotlight on one of our own salon services, The Keratin Treatment, which is a fantastic remedy against frizzy hair, which we all know is a massive issue in humidity. During a Keratin treatment we will use a mixture of chemicals to apply a coat of Keratin to your hair which seals the cuticle to prevent the movement of moisture in and out of your strands. We will then rough dry your hair then finish it off using a flat-iron which seals and activates the coating. These treatments are not technically straightening the hair, they are smoothing it, adding shine and manageability. The treatments can last for up to 6 months, so more than enough time to keep frizz at bay whilst you enjoy the sunshine. If you'd like to book click here.
A new product to our Milk_Shake range, the Amazing pre-styling spray is a multi-tasking hair product which fights humidity and leaves hair amazing day and after day. It uses heat activated technology to protect hair from heat damage and prevent fizz by coating each strand with special polymers that encase the hair from root to end. The special polymers aid in moisture retention which prevents heat damage and helps seal in colour too, as well as giving it that gorgeous shine! A definite must this summer for fighting back frizz and protecting your hair from heat damage. You can buy the Milk_Shake Amazing Spray in the salon or on our online shop here.
Milk_Shake Thermo Protector provides heat protection for hair. It’s an ultra-fine formula created to protect the hair fibre from the heat of blow-drying, straightening irons and curling wands and other heat damage such as sunshine. Milk_Shake Thermo Protector creates an invisible film over the hair that prevents split ends, breakage and damage, as well as reducing drying time. A must have in your protection arsenal. You can buy Milk_Shake Thermo protector in the salon or from our online shop here.
This incredible Milk_Shake product is a repairing treatment for dry and damaged hair. It has a deep replenishing action that gives fullness to chemically treated or damaged hair. It adds vitality and structure to the hair. The exclusive ingredient Integrity 41 improves colour stability, leaving hair healthy and soft. The blend of natural ingredients leaves the hair moisturised and naturally healthy whilst protecting your hair colour from fading. You can get it from us directly, either in the salon or buy it here from our online shop.
As well as the repairing and protecting products and treatments above, there are small things you can do yourself at home that will help protect your hair. You can try going out earlier and slightly later when the heat is now at full force, wrapping a scarf around your hair or wearing a wide brimmed hat. You could try rinsing your hair with cool water for 5 minutes or using a microfiber towel on your hair after washing and spraying your hair with surface protection before using hot styling tools.
We hope that this gives some good information on what to look out for and what can help keep your hair healthy this summer. Our team are always more than happy to talk through specific products and treatments if you’d like more information! Please message us on Facebook or contact us here.
Now that we’ve covered how to keep your hair protected in the sunshine, we’re going to move onto what you can do to keep your skin hydrated and looking its best during the heat.
Number 1 on our list is a top pick from our beauty salon treatments, the luxury facial. This intensive facial uses exfoliants to resurface the skin leaving it smooth and soft and getting rid of any dry or sore skin in the process. We then use aromatic essential oil blends, powerful serums and speciality masques, customised to your skin to achieve the results you need. This treatment leaves the skin replenished, hydrated and most of all protected, as well as leaving you glowing! Now, in fairness this is amazing any time of year but given the extra toll on your skin, it’s number 1 on our essentials for protecting your facial skin this summer. Book for a luxury facial with us here.
Now it’s only fair that we give some attention to the rest of the body as well as the face and that’s where the detox mud wrap comes into play. The detox mud wrap is a must have treatment for taking care of your skin this summer. The treatment includes a full body brush and exfoliant. Using enzymatic dead sea mud, this will help you detoxify your skin by drawing out impurities as well as nourishing your skin and relaxing your muscles and it also has anti-aging benefits too. Your skin will appreciate it if it’s starting to dry out and become sore from being out in the sun too much. Book for a detox mud wrap here.
Next up in our list is a tried and tested product that we absolutely love in the salon, the Kaeso facial rebalancing moisturiser. It’s a lightweight, fresh, and non-oily, easily absorbed formula designed to balance skin moisture levels and control excess oil. It contains extracts of Mallow and cucumber which help hydrate dry skin, vitamin E which helps protect your skin against the sun and the environment and best of all it leaves your skin revitalised and shine free and it’s suitable for daily use. You can buy it online here, or purchase it on your next visit to the salon.
In all honesty, we could recommend any of the rebalancing ranges from Kaeso as they all contain properties which protect and heal the skin, but we’ve decided to focus on the rebalancing facial mask as one of our top picks. Formulated to reduce excess oil and remove impurities, it’s a purifying creamy non-drying mask that refines and adapts to the needs of combination skin. It contains extract of natural astringents, Willow Bark and Witch Hazel, help to boost skin tone while moisturising and helps to revitalise the complexion leaving skin looking more radiant. An all round game changer. This again can be purchased directly online here, or when you next visit the salon.
Some of these we’re pretty sure you’ll probably already be aware of, but it never hurts to have a reminder. The obvious is to always wear appropriate factor sunscreen when you’re out - this will be the first defense to not getting dry skin. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water is also very important and great for keeping yourself and skin hydrated. Use moisturiser or after sun in the evenings.Don’t pick or scratch at dry or sunburnt skin either and apply a cool press or flannel to dry or hot areas.
Some great points to take note of and we hope you may have found out some new info about how our treatments can not only make you feel good but for the healing and protecting properties they have too. If you’d like to discuss any of the treatments of products mentioned with our knowledgeable team, message us on Facebook or contact us here.
So there you have it, our top tips for looking your best and protecting your hair and skin for the summer 2021! Whether you’re planning to visit us for one of the treatments or products we’ve recommended or planning to protect at home, we hope you’ve found this guide helpful and it’s provided some insight into some things you should be aware of before enjoying all the summer sun.
All the treatments and products we’ve featured in this blog are available to book and buy on our website. Each product title in our guide is linked to the actual product itself, or you can view our entire range of Milk_Shake and Kaeso Beauty products in our online shop here.
To book for any of the treatments we’ve mentioned and featured, please visit our booking platform where you can find the treatments and book in for your desired dates. If you have any questions for us, we’re always happy to help! Message us on Facebook or Instagram or contact us here.
Have a great summer everyone.