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Summer Hair Tips From An Editorial Colorist
August 16, 2021

Summer Hair Tips From An Editorial Colorist

If you’ve ever wished you had an editorial colorist to tell you what your hair needs, this is it! We sought the advice of OLAPLEX Ambassador, Bianca Hillier, to tell us what we need to do to keep our hair healthy and hydrated during the harsh summer months. From her OLAPLEX tips, understanding why the hair needs treatment during the summer, to do’s and don’ts, your advice session with Bianca has now started.



When clients come back to you in the Fall, what damage do you notice?



Since I am based in California, our fall weather is just starting to cool down, which means everyone was going to the beach and out in the sunny weather often. The UV rays thrash the hair, so I often find myself giving an OLAPLEX Stand-Alone Treatment to heal the inside structure of the destroyed hair. 



How can clients protect their hair over the summer?

Clients can use OLAPLEX Nº.0 and Nº.3 as a treatment before washing their hair. Let it sit in as long as possible, and then be sure to use OLAPLEX Nº.4 shampoo and Nº.8 mask to wash it out. For clients in the sun, I suggest the Nº.7 Bonding Oil since it has SPF in it. (Vanessa: is this true?)



Which product do you use most over the summer?

Over the summer, my most commonly used product is the OLAPLEX Nº.3. If I am ever going to be in the pool, I generously soak my hair with the Nº.3 to help prevent any chemicals from entering the hair cuticle. This can also help the colour last longer. 



Should clients avoid heat over the summer?

Avoiding heat is always a better idea. 



From damaged hair to healthy hair, how often should clients be treating their hair?

I recommend doing an OLAPLEX Nº.0 and Nº.3 treatment at least once a week. If you’re out in the pool or beach, it’s best to do even more often. The new Nº.8 mask is my absolute favourite of the entire line; I use it as my regular daily conditioner. I can’t believe it’s not butter. 



Summer holiday plans? Where are you going, and which OLAPLEX products are in your kit?

I am currently in Portugal, and I obviously brought my Nº.3 to help protect my hair while being a beach bum and exploring the lush country. I let it douse all my hair with Nº.3 and toss my hair up or even wear it down and let it sit for hours. It doesn’t stop working until it’s dry! 

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