Yesterday I went to my favorite hair salon for a “brushing” and a consultation on when it will be necessary to touch-up my balayage, response: “Immediately.”
As promised, I asked Michele about summer hair care, i.e. sun, salt water, chlorine and all most particularly for those of us who color our hair. Her response far exceeded my expectations and far exceeded the time investment that I had anticipated.
“You should be using a protective, specially formulated oil for your hair during the time you are outside and after swimming whether in the ocean or a pool, you should then wash out the oil — just rinsing is not enough — and then apply a deep moisturising masque,” she said.
“Every-single-time I go swimming?” I asked her.
“That’s waaaaay too much beauty commitment for me,” I told her.
“I’m just telling you what you should do if you really want to protect your hair — and that goes for women who do not color their hair as well because the elements change the color and texture of all hair,” she pointed out.
Presently, I’m working on my compromise. I’m thinking, maybe the oil on swimming days and the masque once/twice a week. Yesterday she said my hair was extremely dry so she gave me a deep masque (it comes with a heavenly massage) and a hot towel wrap.
“It’s crazy not to at least do a quick, light shampoo at the end of a day in the elements followed by some sort of conditioner,” she said one more time in case I wasn’t paying attention.
Maybe my compromise will be: one quick shampoo, leave-in conditioner, out the door. I’ll do all that while still in my bathing suit. We’ll see.
She told me I better do something.
Off to Paris to spend the night while a friend is in town. Will report back.
I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday wherever you are. Unfortunately rain is forecast for us.