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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weather, Travel and Hair!

Have you ever relocated and/or travelled to a different area and all of a sudden your hair starts to break?

It is the weather. God forbid if you are in a city where the weather is constantly changing.

What do I mean by this? There is both dry heat and high humidity weather that you have to be on the lookout for.

If you travel to parts of Texas, Los Angeles, and any other "dry heat" city, then you need more moisturizing conditioning treatments. Very little protein. Protein treatments and dry heat can cause breakage. If you are travelling to a dry heat area, then please buy a moisturizing mist such as Pureology Colourmax spray for your hair while you are there or make sure that you receive a pure moisturizing treatment such as Graham Webb Back to Basics Coconut Mango conditioner or Pureology Hydrate conditioner if you want some scalp stimulation.

IF you are in a high humidity area, you do not have to worry about hair breakage, but you may worry about holding a style! You need more protein added to the hair in order to hold the style in high humidity areas. Always balance the protein with a moisturizing conditioner. A good protein boost would be Paul Brown Hawaii's Ressurrect conditioner. It is a good balance of protein and moisture. Redken's Real Control Intense Renewal Masque layered with the Pureology Hydrate Conditioner is also a good protein plus moisture treat for the hair.

Some areas of the South has high humidity one day and dry heat the next; this is dangerous conditions for those who do not shampoo everyday. If your focus has been to keep some protein in the hair to combat thermal styling/flat ironing, then a dry heat day in the middle of the week can be a recipe for breakage. Just keep a Moisture Mist around. Paul Mitchell has one and Pureology has Colourmax. It is not going to drench the hair or mess up your style. It is going to mildly soften the hair; yet maintain your style.

Now, on the flip side, if you know that a high humidity day is coming, humidity block and/or hairspray is needed. Joico has an award-winning humidity Block spray. Spray it liberally. It is not going to make it stiff. Just restyle after you spray it throughout the hair. You will still have the same movement in the hair. Now, if you need the curls to hold, then use a holding spray after the humidity blocker.

Sounds like a lot of work? Weather is unpredictable; but it matters . . .


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  2. Hello.
    Can you give me the full name of the Pureology spray? I want to make sure I get the right thing. I'm going to Vegas in 2 weeks and know that the weather there is much drier than it is here in Alabama. If the Pureology is not available what else do you recommend? I have a sew in but I want to make sure my leave in stays looking good.Thank you!!!

  3. Hi Chenoe123: "HairUWear All Day Softness Leave-in Conditioner and Detangler" is perfect for extension hair. If you have leave-out hair, then "Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin" spray to mist. It is good for skin as well.