Just in time for warmer weather and divine sunshine, super sexy actress and model, Dree Hemingway, offers up her exclusive Do-It-Yourself tip for keeping hair healthy while still enjoying optimal outdoor time.
“I put olive oil and sunscreen in my hair when I’m at the beach. It saves my ends from getting damaged and ends up saving me from expensive treatments when I return to reality,” says Dree.
While sun and swim are enjoyable recreational activities, the sun and saltwater can take a huge toll on hair and skin. UV rays can damage the hair shaft, cause split ends and oxidize color-treated hair, while salt water immediately dries out those luscious locks by depleting their natural oils and making them appear lifeless and dull. And all of this damage can cost you unnecessary amounts of money in salon treatments and specialty products needed to repair the harm.You can avoid the salon trips and protect your hair from the harsh effects of sun damage, including oxidation and breakage, by applying sunscreen to your strands prior to exposure. Olive oil is a natural and inexpensive moisturizer that penetrates the hair, restoring shine, luster and hydration lost from extended exposure to sun and salt water.
TRY: Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender to hydrate and protect with SPF 6 ($47) or Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil ($30) to protect colored hair from sun, sea, and chlorine.
While both sunscreen and olive oil will help maintain the health and sheen of your tresses, there’s nothing like a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun’s rays entirely off of your hair and face.
Obsessed with the traditional Panama straw hat. ($48 – and this one can be packed in a suitcase!). For a wider brimmed version, opt for J.Crew’s Textured Summer Straw Hat ($35, in black or natural, again, packable); I wear them constantly, spring and summer. Fashionably sun aware.