Welcome back tout le monde!
The holidays are over, but do not worry. I will aim to give you my best advice for your hair, so you can start the year in style J
BROWNS, CHESNUTS & AUBURNS
The colour for ‘la rentrée’ is natural, with reflects of mahogany or copper. Often, after a lot of exposure to the sun, salt and all the other elements of summer, brown hair can become brassy. When returning from holidays, stay with rich natural colour tones to recreate any shine that may be lost and to gently prepare for autumn.
BLONDES: THE END OF CALIFORNIA BLOND
After summer time, the bleach blonde look is over! The trend for blondes this autumn is to return to more natural highlights and slightly more cooler tones. The end result for your blonde locks should be subtle and profound, with just a reminder of the summer sun on your blonde hair.
For women who do not do any colour, ‘polish’ is the best care to do in September. Sometimes non-coloured hair loses some of its life and luster. There are a couple of options at my salon: coming in and doing a deep conditioning treatment with a hot towel, to repair the inside of the hair (cortex) or you could think about doing an all over clear gloss to bring back the glossy shine to exterior of the hair (cuticle) There is no colour, hence the name clear, and it just stays on for 20 minutes before being rinsed and bathed to give a ‘polished’ finish.
RITUAL CARE TO NOURISH YOUR HAIR
It can never be said enough that your hair has been very exposed during the summer months. Regardless of the length of holiday you may have had. The wind, the salt, the UV rays and chlorine sensitise the hair a lot, even when running about the busy streets of Paris. Back to school time is the perfect period to do a complete hair care ‘self-care’. As I said above for natural hair, you can do a deep conditioning treatment or a clear gloss at the salon. Otherwise you can buy a homecare mask to take home with you, shampoo your hair first then leave the treatment on under a hot towel for at least 15 minutes, rinse and style!
100% NATURAL MASK RECIPE TO DO AT HOME
If you are adventurous enough or just simply prefer the natural approach, then why not make your own hair mask! Make sure you have plenty of time, for example a lazy Sunday, as leaving it on longer is better.
My recipe: mix an avocado, an egg, the juice of half a lemon and olive oil to create a smooth consistency. Apply on damp hair and let it rest for 2 to 3 hours.
No nasties, no parabens, no silicones, no sulphates….just lovely nourished post-summer hair.