3 Lifesavers for Post-Summer Hair

Thursday, September 11, 2008

--By Kim Moshtaghi

L'OREAL Natures Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme
L'Oreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture

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I don’t know about you guys, but my hair has definitely gotten a beating from all the sun exposure over the summer. As careful as I am with my hair, even wearing hats in the sun, I still managed to the do some damage. But, it could have been a lot worse had I not found some great hair products to help prevent me from having to get my hair re-dyed due to sun exposure. There are a few products that have really kept my hair shiny and hydrated throughout the summer. Although I think everyone should get a trim at this time of year to help revitalize her hair, there are always those products that help maintain your color and keep your hair from looking fried at the end of the summer.

I have always been faithful to Matrix products, and I absolutely love Matrix Shade Memory. Ever since I’ve gone brunette, I've found that it’s been difficult to keep the color from fading. Over the past year and a half I tried many different shampoos and conditioners previous to finding Matrix Shade Memory and none of them have worked as well. Matrix Shade Memory has also made my hair really shiny and that’s hard to get from a daily shampoo and conditioner. This shampoo is great. You don’t even have to let it sit on your hair for a while to get great results. You can immediately wash it out, so it’s less of a hassle compared to color deposit shampoos. Shade Memory shampoo and conditioner is available for blondes, brunettes and redheads. It has changed my hairs life! I don’t have to go to the salon regularly to feel like I have healthy shiny hair.

Abba Pure Gentle Conditioner - Nourishing Leave-on Conditioner
Abba Pure Gentle Conditioner

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For an intense once a week conditioner I love L’Oreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture. I have used this for four years now, and I still haven’t let it go. I love this intense conditioner. You just have to be careful not to use it more than once a week because it is very heavy stuff, which can have an opposite effect if used too much. I use it once a week, when I have a little extra time in the shower. I shampoo my hair, squeeze the excess water from my hair and apply Nature’s Therapy, and then comb my hair through with the product in it. I leave it on for a minimum of three minutes and then I rinse it out. Right away you will be able to feel and see the difference. This will make you want to use it everyday, but just remember that you can’t use it more than once a week because it will dry out your hair.

One particular hair product that you can use every single time you wash your hair is a good leave-in conditioner. I love Abba Nourishing Leave-On Conditioner, which was recently renamed Pure Gentle Conditioner. The best part about this product is that it can be used on you skin too. Wow. So occasionally I rub a little bit on my legs after showing or shaving to moisturize my skin. I like Abba Leave-On Nourishing Conditioner because it’s very light and doesn’t wear my hair down like most leave-in conditioners. Plus, it never dries out my hair. Sometimes when my hair is already dry I put some on my ends to liven them up, add some shine, or style them.I use Abba after my hair is towel dried. I apply a tablespoon amount of it all over, then I proceed to comb through my hair.

There you have it! Three products that will change the life of your hair.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.