Glam Slam: Summer-Proof Your Hair

Talk about a star-packed resume! I was checking out the list of celebrities hair stylist Oribe has worked with and it’s so many that it fills an entire page!

There are more than 100 stars on that list… everyone from Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson. He did January Jones’ hair for her May W Magazine cover and Penelope Cruz for her June Vogue cover. Phew! He’s one busy guy!

Every one of these ladies has to-die-for hair, so who better to give advice for keeping our hair healthy-looking during the brutal summer months?

Here are Oribe’s tips and product recommendations:

“When you’re going into a swimming pool or heading to the beach, especially if your hair is colored, it’s all about coating your hair. A leave-in moisturizer, like my Supershine Moisturizing Cream, is a great product to run through your hair before getting in the water. Use enough to coat the entire hair shaft – that could be a quarter-size amount or a bit more for most people. Remember that when you go into the water, some of the product will rinse out, but the key is to get a base level of protection to shield your hair from damaging UV rays, salt water and chlorine.”

“Chlorine, of course, can have a very negative effect on hair, especially for blondes. If you go swimming a lot, try coating your hair with a thicker product, like my Original Pomade, which will stay in longer as you swim.”

“Don’t worry about your hair too much, though - enjoy the summer! The beach can do beautiful things to your hair, and the sun can play with your color in very interesting ways. After you go swimming in the ocean, it’s nice to rinse your hair out to prevent your scalp from getting itchy, but if you like to keep that wonderful beachy texture, then you can encourage it with products. I have a great wave- and shine-enhancing product coming out soon that’ll be perfect for the textured look, but will add healthy moisture and shine.”

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