We’re all pretty good about protecting our skin with SPF to avoid sun damage, but how good are we about protecting our hair? Prolonged sun exposure can damage your hair all the way from the cuticle to the inner structure. Some of the causes are faded color, change in color on natural and colored treated hair, drying your hair out causing frizz, as well as weakening the hair making it brittle and more susceptible to split ends. With today’s knowledge, most hair care companies are starting to launch products with UV filters. With the nice weather we’ve been having in the Bay Area, I know I’m hitting the pool or the beach this weekend. I’ll be using Huile Celeste to protect my hair, as well as to give it a nice sheen. It’s a hydrating macadamia oil that contains UVA and UVB protection. There’s a couple ways to use this product. I like to use it as a detangler on wet hair, or as a finishing mist. Before using it, you want to shake it up to have the gold particles mix in with the oil. Mist a few sprays all over, and you’re good to go.
Kevin Murphy’s Night Rider is one of my favorite men’s product that we carry in the salon. It gives a nice messy textured look with a matte finish. It has a strong hold, so it will even keep up coarse hair. I prefer to use it on hair that is blow dried, but towel dried hair can work too. The reason for using the hair dryer is to set the style, and help give a more defined look. Start with a small amount in your palms, and warm up the product in both hands. From there, style away. This product is hard to keep on our shelves, so if you’re coming in for an appointment you can call beforehand and we can set one aside for you.
Cristalliste is Kerastase’s new line that is now available at Rootz Salon. Bain Cristal Fine & Bain Cristal Thick is formulated to lightly cleanse the root area and moisture the ends of long hair without weighing it down. Lait Cristal is the daily conditioner for both hair types. Longer hair tends to have an uneven porosity because of cleansing, styling, environment, etc. This conditioner helps with those issues balancing out the hair’s cuticle fiber while leaving the hair smooth and adding shine. The cleanser and conditioner is blended with amino acids, vitamins, and aloe vera. It’s also free of silicone, paraben, and colourants.