While the changing seasons are a pleasure to watch, they are not kind when it comes to hair health.
Winter cold causes dryness and breakage, and summer heat and humidity lead to frizzy hair and fly-aways.
Worst of all is when hair lacks shine and turns a great style into a dull coif. Unfortunately, shine can be robbed from hair during any season.
“Research suggests that shine in your hair is often the difference between going unnoticed and catching someone’s eye,” says Pantene Principal Scientist, Cheri McMaster.
Here, McMaster shares some basic Do’s and Don’ts of promoting and maintaining healthy, shiny hair:
DO protect hair from the sun.
Skin protection is a popular topic, but not everyone knows that repeated exposure to the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays can strip hair of its shine and leave it looking brittle and lifeless.
Sun can also turn color-treated hair dull or brassy. The best way to shield hair from the effects of the sun is to cover up with a hat or stylish head scarf.
It’s also smart to spritz hair with a leave-in conditioner before covering up to help repair damage and leave locks shiny and soft.