Sunshine & Split Ends

Thursday, 02. August 2018

Sunshine & Split Ends

The sun can be relentless during the summer and heat damages our hair causing split ends. A proper hair care routine is thus of vital importance.

Summertime, and especially vacation time, can have harsh effects on our hair. Intensive sunlight, in particular UV rays, alongside other elements such as the wind, chlorine in swimming pools and salt water damage the protein structure of the hair.

The hair looses its healthy shine, the colour intensity diminishes, and split ends are formed. The hair takes on a dull, straw-like appearance and brittle texture, even more so when hair has been dyed.

Once the ends start to split it is vital that a proper hair care routine is in place. For one, it is best to avoid the use of silicone which has the short-term effect of making the hair appear to be in good shape. Silicone forms a film on the hair strand making it appear shiny. They give the illusion that the hair is healthy and radiant but cause more harm than good.

Silicone buildup increases with every shampoo and leaves behind deposits on the hair strand as well as on the scalp. This results in the hair becoming heavier and weighed down. Volume is non-existent and hair styles collapse after a short period of time. The only solution left is to switch to silicone-free products.

It is essential avoid straining our mane since the hair is exposed to many external factors such as environmental influences, styling tools, shampooing and colouring.

Here are a few tips to care for damaged hair and split ends:

  • Step 1: Protect the hair from the sun by wearing sunhats, caps, or any other headgear.
  • Step 2: Whip the hair back into shape by using hair treatments. DIY hair treatments can work wonders! For example, beat a few egg whites until stiff and add a small amount of lemon juice. Apply the egg white-lemon mixture to the hair and leave on for approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, or additionally, apply olive oil to the ends of the hair and rinse with beer. There are, undoubtedly, numerous homemade remedies that can restore shine.

Professional know-how

Naturally, the best hair care products have already been developed to treat damaged hair and split ends. At Ecco Verde we carry a very wide variety of hair care products, from hair oils to intensive care products. Here, you are sure to find a fitting product for your individual hair type that are 100% natural and silicone-free.