Your Holidays – Your Hair


Holidays & the summer – We all love them.  But the damage to our hair caused by holidaying by sun, sweat, sand & sea, we don’t love. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to protect our hair against damaging UV rays, pool chemicals, and dulling buildup, none of which involve staying at home.

Tip 1: More sweating means your hair gets greasier in the summer than the rest of the year, But resist the temptation to shampoo daily (or even more frequently). Use a dry shampoo like TecniArt Morning After Dust that absorbs excess oils to leave hair feeling clean with adding volume and a fab scent.


Tip 2: Kérastase Bain Apres Soleil a summertime essential. This nourishing aftersun shampoo effectively removes the residue of sunscreen and styling products, sand, salt and chlorine and ensures wonderful hair shine.


Tip 3: Use a UV protectant.
UVA and UVB rays don’t only cause damage, they also oxidize the hair, which means that your precious (and oftentimes costly) colour can fade badly if you don’t take the right measures to defend it. Apply a few drops of the weightless Kérastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime through your lengths and ends for a waterproof veil of UV coverage.

Tip 4: Get a trim.
Get rid of those split ends – even—especially—if you plan on rocking long locks this summer. Once hair is split, it will continue to split up the hair shaft. Just a dusting-off of the ends makes a huge difference. Nothing says unsexy hair like broken frizzy split ends.

Tip 5: If the sun is particularly harsh, or if your hair is particularly vulnerable – Cover-up!  

Use a scarf or hat to shield your locks—in fact, Make a fashion statement out of it with a cute patterned head band.


So, there you go, Sorted! If in doubt drop in for a chat with the professionals at Gerard Paul Hairdressing in Goatstown and Naas & enjoy your Summer.



TecniArt Morning After Dust €14.50

Kerastase Bain Apres Soleil €22.60

Kerastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime €26.10


Gerard Paul Hairdressing, The Goat Centre, Goatstown, Dublin 14 (01) 2963929

Gerard Paul Hairdressing, Fairgreen, Naas (045) 874266