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It’s not just celebs that need some time away from their, ahem, indulgences. Hands up those who put their locks through the mill every day. I’m talking sun exposure, chlorine damage, straighteners, hairspray, the list is endless.
Hands down everyone, we’ve got just the ticket. Check yourself into beautyheaven’s hair rehab clinic and get those strands strengthened.
The addiction: sunshine
"The sun wreaks havoc on your locks, dehydrating the cuticle, making you appear drab and frizzy and acting as a catalyst for split ends," says celeb coiffeur Alan Coban.
L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Solar Sublime Shampoo
This after-sun protecting shampoo features mexoryl S.O UV-Protect, which forms a protective, isolating shield against UVB rays to protect the hair. It gently cleanses hair and removes sand, salt and chlorine residues.
KMS California Solperfection After Sun Rescue Treatment
This little beauty is the perfect medicine for sun-stressed hair. The intense treatment works on the three “Rs” theory: it replenishes, re-hydrates and reverses the damaging effects of sun, sea and pool water leaving locks shiny, soft and supple.
Kérastase Paris Soleil Voile Protecteur
If your tresses have been exposed to sun, saltwater and chlorine, you’ll need this ‘invisible’ spray. It protects hair from the drying effects of outdoor life (and contains useful UV protection), leaving locks feeling natural and soft and looking shiny.
The addiction: colouring
Permanent hair colourant results in an unintended side effect – the F-layer (aka 18-MEA: the thin, protective, water-repellent outside surface of the cuticle) is stripped away. Hair is then left feeling drier, rougher and lacklustre.
Paul Mitchell Colour Protect Reconstructive Treatment
The quadruple colour care protection treatment contains hydrolysed wheat and vegetable protein to improve structure and elasticity while preventing mechanical damage and split ends. Weekly use will help increase the hair’s strength and allow your colour to shine on for longer.
Andrew Collinge Complete Moisture 1 Minute Wonder Treatment
This deep conditioning treatment is designed to re-hydrate and restructure hair that has been exposed to colour and styling stresses. Offering intense moisture in just 60 seconds, it quenches the thirst of even the driest hair types, restoring natural vitality for manageability and shine for the most on-the-go ladies.
APIVITA Mask for Coloured Hair
This mask will bring out the Grecian goddess in your locks in no time. It provides extra colour protection, moisturising and nourishment, thanks to its rich texture. It reconstructs and improves hair texture significantly, giving shine and elasticity to hair as well as protecting against split ends.
The addiction: styling tools
Hot air, such as the kind that comes from a hair dryer, has the tendency to open the cuticle layers of the hair. If the cuticle layers are damaged too often, the hair loses its strength and integrity, and breakage will occur. Using a styling aid that protects the hair shaft from heat along with ceramic straightening irons, which distribute the heat evenly is essential.
Toni&Guy Protein Protection Mist
This leave-in conditioner lightly conditions dry hair but also provides protection again heat styling. It contains pro-vitamin B5 to moisturise the hair and a silicone derivative, which targets and conditions dry areas of hair.
KMS California Moisturepair Overnight Mask
This time-released, leave-on mask deeply hydrates and nurtures dry, damaged hair. Apply to dried hair before you snooze off and you won’t be dreaming when you awake to beautifully nourished locks.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula
Designed to prevent frizz, this serum also helps to guard hair against damage and colour fading caused by heat styling. It blends silk protein, phytantriol and vitamin E, adding a protective barrier of glossy shine around the hair strand which helps prevent heat and UV damage while sealing out frizz. Leaves hair soft, silky and shiny.
The addiction: styling products
Build-up occurs when certain products like non-water soluble waxes are used to style the hair or hair sprays are applied too close and in a strong concentration to one area. This calls for an intense, cleansing shampoo. But be sure to pop the shampoo into your hands before working it into the hair as this will ensure product is spread evenly.
Redken 5th Avenue NYC – Haircare Hair Cleansing Cream
This removes accumulated mineral deposits and styling product build-up. Its gentle, clarifying formula (that contains fruit acids), leaves hair pure and refreshed, and revitalised.
Dove Therapy Daily Moisture Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner
These daily wonders are cheap as chips but work just as good as a salon brand. The bh faves work to reduce static and remove product build-up to leave hair naturally balanced and healthy.
RPR Hair Care Hold My Style (Ginger Citron)
This volumising, stronghold mousse (with an energising ginger / citron scent), delivers maximum hold, volume and styling versatility without adding to product build-up.