New Swimcap & Elasticizer Sizes: Summer Hair Travel Essentials
Whether you’re planning your holidays or lucky enough to be enjoying some sunshine closer to home, we’ve introduced your favourite hair care essentials, Philip Kingsley Swimcap & Elasticizer, in handy travel sizes to keep your tresses in great condition over the summer season.
Philip Kingsley Swimcap & Elasticizer are intensive moisturizing treatments you can use to get a healthy holiday glow without frazzling your hair. The risks of excessive sun exposure are widely publicised, yet we give little thought to the impact on our hair. We should, given the fact that the sun weakens the hair’s protein structure, de-moisturizes it and reduces elasticity so the hair breaks more easily. You may think that because the sun’s rays are natural, the change of colour in your hair that the sun gives is not damaging- but unfortunately it is just as damaging as applying bleach.
But protecting your hair is neither time consuming nor costly. Wearing a hat provides instant protection. But at times it’s just not practical when swimming in the pool, exercising or for achieving the look you’re after. Some simple hair care products, however, will effortlessly protect your hair against the elements, keeping it healthy.
Given the belaching, drying effect of the sun, your hair will be crying out for moisture over summer. If the weather has been really unkind to your hair, replenish it with a pre-shampoo moisturizing treatment such as Elasticizer, which will instantly hydrate your locks, as well as prolonging the life of colour treatments. More than a rescue remedy, Elasticizer also contains UV filters to prevent damage from the sun in the first place.
Elasticizer is the perfect conditioning treatment if you plan to laze beside a pool, however, those that take the plunge need added protection as chlorine and salt water can ravage your hair. Solution? Just use a water-resistant application like Swimcap. This is no conventional swimcap, though originally created for the US Synchronised swim team. Rather it is a conditioning cream applied to the hair before you go off swimming and sunbathing, which helps to maintain moisture levels and condition at the same time. You’ll come back from your holiday with your hair looking better than before! Swimcap contains UV filters and helps also to extend the life of colour treated hair, protecting against discolouration and dryness from the sun, chlorine and salt water.
Alexander Parsons, head stylist at the salon at Stoke Park Country Club and Resort, Stoke Poges, offers further summer hair care tips in this month’s edition of Along The Thames Magazine which you can check out here. The salon at Stoke Park offers Philip Kingsley Hair Spa Treatments.
So, when you’re packing your bags for holiday or perhaps heading out of town for a day trip to the beach, along with your sunscreen don’t forget to add in your conditioning protection for healthy, beautiful hair.