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Summer Holiday Haircare Advice

Darren Michael Hairdressing, Oldham take a look the best ways to protect your locks this summer

For those of us lucky enough to be jetting off to an exotic location this summer keeping our hair in tip-top shape whilst away can often be the last thing on our minds. There is no denying, however, that sun, sea and chlorine can all wreak havoc on your hair. Before you kick beauty to the curb for a day of fun in the sun, we share some of our top tips to keep your tresses damage-free on the beach this summer.


Protecting your hair in the pool this summer can be as simple as tying up your hair, or wetting it with tap water beforehand. For those of us who are weary of awaking the green-dyed-monster, however – don’t panic! There are lots more tricks to keep discoloured, dried out strands of hair at bay.

Condition your hair before taking the plunge!

Figuring out how to protect hair in the pool is all about understanding the importance of creating a barrier between hair cuticles and any chemicals in the water. Much like using natural oils, a leave in conditioner can help seal hair cuticles making them less susceptible to chemicals.


These are a few basic tips on how to protect your hair in the pool that ought to come handy these days! You should, however, have in mind that there are other factors to take into account such as the type of activity and the length of time you’ll be spending in the water.

Treat your hair with a natural oil beforehand

In a similar vein to the whole wetting your hair before swimming idea, treating it with natural oil like jojoba or coconut can protect it from chemicals used in many pools. The oils help seal the hair cuticles and create a physical barrier from the elements.


Paul Mitchell® SUN haircare range at Darren Michael Hairdressing, Oldham

Paul Mitchell® SUN, a limited-edition category within the Paul Mitchell® collection, is available at our Oldham Hair Salon – and is the perfect way to combat distressed hair on your holidays!


Equipped with our new and exclusive UVeil™ Complex, a powerful blend of sunflower seed extract and highly-active UV absorbers, this three part system locks in hair colour while shielding fragile strands from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Find out more about the Paul Mitchell® SUN haircare range here.

Book an Appointment at Darren Michael Hairdressing, Shaw, Oldham

If you would like to find out some more summer-haircare tips, or would like to opt for a brand new summer hair colour, why not call our Oldham Hair Salon today on 01706 880 900 or book online here.

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