This summer, we will emerge from our homes with a new normal, and we’re doing so with healthy hair! We know you can feel the summer sun beating on you while you go back to travelling and pool days, outdoor activities, and safe, socially distanced gatherings, but let’s not forget how healthy your hair has been while inside with regular OLAPLEX treatments. Summer hair care looks different for everyone, as OLAPLEX is entirely customizable for every hair type.
I always say, "Maintenance routines aren't cookie cutter and no two manes are the same."
We have curated a routine to rebuild your hair from neglect, UV ray damage, thermal styling, mechanical styling, chemical processes, and the dryness incurred from time in the sun and water:
Before you do anything, stick to a routine that will keep your hair thriving this summer. We call this prep work, but really, weekly treatments are essential whether you’re indoors or out.
Nº.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment + OLAPLEX Nº.3 Hair Perfector creates the most intensive bond-building treatment at home.
This is a treatment you want to perform weekly to continue rebuilding hair, as it experiences damage every day. If you have healthy hair, we recommend treating it once weekly. For color processed hair or damaged hair, treat as often as needed from doubling up your treatment, or treating three or more times a week to get your hair into the best shape possible.
Moisture is huge in the summer as the sun, pool and ocean water are extremely drying (and damaging). We love a sun-kissed head of hair as much as the next hair lover, but the lightening your hair gets from the sun results from damage. The heat from the sun is so strong it’s lifting your color.
Assuming you have the above weekly OLAPLEX treatment penciled in, follow the treatment with a surge of moisture to replenish your hair from the dryness it incurs. Use OLAPLEX Nº.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask to moisturize, add shine, and manageability. Nº.8 provides 2x more shine, 4x more moisture, gives 94% more body, and makes the hair 6x smoother.
There are a few options for your hair for protection from the sun. OLAPLEX Nº.6 Bond Smoother and OLAPLEX Nº.7 Bonding Oil rebuild hair while addressing concerns like UV ray protection, protection from heat up to 450º f, taming frizz, and flyaways that lead to damage, creating manageability in the hair, adding shine and moisture. These two products integrate seamlessly into your styling routine; just apply onto damp hair then style, as you usually would.
Pro tip: We like to keep Nº.7 Bonding Oil with us on the go, especially when we know we’re going to be outside. For UV ray protection and moisture touchups, apply some drops of Nº.7 to your hands and scrunch into your hair.
Some OLAPLEX lovers like to take their beach and pool days to the next level. Apply any of the above treatments like Nº.0 + Nº.3 or Nº.8 while you’re laying out! As we said, OLAPLEX is entirely customizable, from its use to your lifestyle. Get the best of both worlds by treating your hair and enjoying fun in the sun.
Purchase your Bond Treatment System online or in salon.
The name of the game is consistency when treating damage and addressing moisture. By keeping this routine steady, you’ll have healthy, moisturized hair all summer long!