While we’re all for a dose of vitamin-sea, the effects on our tresses can be tricky to combat. Salt water is especially drying to locks. Throw in strong UV rays along with swimming pool chlorine, and strands can end up looking frazzled.
We’re on hand to help with our top beauty buys from the Dubai shopping malls.
We’ve all been told that sun damages skin, but did you know that UVA and UVB rays can also penetrate the hair cuticle, resulting in brittle strands, spilt ends and thinning.
Beat the dreaded frizz with a moisture-charged oil. Coconut oil is a brilliant all-natural choice, which not only smells like a tropical cocktail, but also has natural SPF to aid in protecting your tresses.
While numerous hair care brands now offer coconut-infused products, you can’t beat a jar of extra virgin coconut oil from Carrefour supermarket in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates.
Kérastase Soleil Voile Protecteur, Dhs150, available at NStyle Nail Lounge, visit Mall of the Emirates
Bleach blondes listen up! A colour-protecting sun spritz is key to maintaining fresh highlights and avoiding yellow, brassy tones.
Beauty tip: If you plan on sitting under the sun, always remember to take a wide-brimmed hat. This will help shelter the delicate skin on your face and your hair from damage.
In-Between Days Dry Shampoo, Dhs29, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates
Avoid over-washing with harsh shampoos and opt for a dry shampoo instead. H&M’s new In-Between Days spray will refresh and mattify greasy roots while adding instant volume.
Beauty tip: Chlorine wrecks havoc on hair by stripping your locks of natural oils. Always rinse your ‘do with clean water after taking a dip in the pool.
Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Dhs150, Kiehl’s at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Treat your tresses to an intensive conditioning mask after a day in the sun. Packed with olive fruit oil and avocado, this rich hair pack by Kiehl’s will restore your locks to its crowning glory in a flash.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point
For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/