The Resurrection of Summer Hair
by Kiyomi Schulz, owner of House of Kiyo
It is a bitter sweet statement I am about to make…Summer is over. No more air-drying hair in the sun and ocean breeze, no more throwing it up in a top-knot and having it look oh so beachy. It’s time to get down to the knitty gritty and start resurrecting that hair for soirees, romantic dinners and formal parties!
We know all too well how overexposure to the sun makes our hair feel; something closer to the texture of our straw beach hats. The sun not only affects the melatonin in our skin, it also affects it in our hair; that is how we get that, “sunkissed” looked. But with the sun-kissed hair comes with consequences of crispy, frizzy and un-ruly hair by the end of summer. If we jump right into our hot tools we will be hearing a lot of sizzling, some funny smells and the worst possible….smoke. So getting our hair back in shape is more important than you may think.
The # 1 product you should have for the fall/winter is a Deep Conditioner, followed closely by an oil. Deep conditioners are your best friend.
They know what you did last summer…
Your best bet is to get in to see your trusted stylist for a recommendation. Do your best not to shampoo everyday, if you have to wet it, just wet it and condition, this way the natural oils will be distributed down to the drier areas of the hair shaft.
Kiyo’s Top 3 picks for Summer Hair Resurrection:
Deep Conditioner: Bb Invisible Oil Conditioner
The best of both worlds! This deep conditioner is infused with 6 featherlight oils that penetrate the hair shaft, creating smoother, softer, frizzles hair that helps to detangle and protect.
Oil: Bb Invisible Oil
This transformative blend of nourishing oils vanishes into hair, leaving a smooth feathersoft feel and a trace of shine. Use anytime, to soften, smoothe and reduce frizz, tame flyaways, detangle and strengthen hair against breakage.
Styling: Bb Blowdry Repair
Can’t give up the tools? Not to worry, there’s a product for that! Bb Repair Blowdry will help you blowdry your hair back to life. This serum-in-crème elixir helps to combat sun and heat damage, while creating smooth and healthy looking hair for up to 3 days. Pair it with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, a weekly masque and an oil based primer, and you are on your way to voluminous, shiner, healthier hair for fall before you can say pumpkin spice.
Kiyomi Schulz is owner and creative director
of House of Kiyo in Nanaimo + Parksville.