Do you want luscious looking, healthy locks on your wedding day? Summer is all about having fun outdoors and usually involves a lot more sun, swimming, salt and pool chemicals than usual. This can take its toll on the condition of your hair! If you are guilty of neglecting your hair during the summer months, keep reading for our top post-Summer hair care tips on how to counteract damage and reinvigorate your hair in time for your wedding!

1. Get a trim

If your hair is breaking, or even shedding more than usual, or if you have noticed a lot of split ends, it’s time for a good trim. Broken split ended hair cannot be repaired, no matter how many treatments you do! There’s really no point in holding on to dead ends, so take the plunge and snip off as much of the damage as your courage allows. This will give your hair the best chance of repairing and growing out stronger. Hair will also look so much healthier after a decent chop!


2. Press pause on the chemicals

As tempting as it may be to dive into a fresh batch of bleach, chat to your stylist about some other options to recharge your colour, whilst offering your hair a break from the harsher chemicals.

Constantly colouring your hair can cause damage

The Matrix Total Results Brass off range nourishes strands, retains cool tones and moisturises dry strands. The colour balancing conditioner hydrates hair while neutralising warm tones.

Nourish hair and combat overly brassy tones with specialised hair products

3. Adjust your colour

Going darker is often a good solution to help hair look a little healthier and to revive its overall glossy appearance. By adding darker and warmer tones to your hair, it will help to neutralise brassy tones without compromising on shine.

Tranquil wash room area at Sole Hair and Beauty in Pietermaritzburg

4.  Up the ante with your after care

Aftercare is such an important aspect of hair care. At-home treatments that mimic those used in salons can extend your colour for weeks on end and maintain than fresh-out-of-the-salon look. Let’s also not forget how important a good heat protector is, especially when blow drying or ironing. The Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid range gently cleanses to maintain vibrancy of fast-fading hair colours. The Colour Lamination Spray is a faster after-colour routine to prolong colour with enhanced shine used at the salon and at home.

Nourish hair and keep it looking vibrant after colour treatments with specialised hair products

5. Reduce unnecessary damage

Whether it’s an upstyle for a party night out, an everyday ponytail or the extra brushing and untangling of windswept or beach hair, our hair often endures more mechanical damage in summer than in winter. Here are some suggestions to combat unnecessary damage:

  • Use take-home professional products;
  • Gently comb through your mask or conditioner in your hair while in the shower;
  • Always use a heat protector;
  • Consider wrapping your hair in a silk or satin scarf to eliminate hair knotting while sleeping;
  • Use scrunchies or anti-snag hair ties.

6. Restore

You’ll know your hair is damaged when it feels rough, has split ends, and is starting to look dull. This is even more evident if you have longer locks. A deep penetrating, hydrating treatment will help to plump up the follicles and restore elasticity to brittle and dehydrated hair. Sole Hair and Beauty offers a great R99 in salon treatment (Monday – Thursday) if you are looking for an affordable spoil.

L’Oréal’s Professional Absolut Repair Lipidium Sealing Repair (30ml) is a high-performance hair product that works to instantly rebuild the tips of your hair. The treatment helps to restore lipids lost through the use of chemicals, heat styling and external aggressors including sun, salt and chlorinated water. These cause hair to break easily, make hair styling difficult, fade coloured hair, and make textured hair lose its bounce. Lipidium is made up of Latic Acid and helps with cortex reconstruction. Phyto-Keratin and Ceramides work to structure hair. Lipids form a barrier film on hair to lock in actives and essential nutrients, which coats hair against new aggressors. This technological breakthrough hair treatment contains the most reconstructing ingredients to replenish all hair zones and create an insulating barrier to lock in essential nutrients to restore healthy tresses.


Let’s get your hair looking healthy and shiny for the rest of the year! 😊

With thanks to Sole Hair and Beauty for these great post-Summer hair care tips!
To book your luscious locks appointment with Sole, contact them here:

  • 183 Howick Road, PMB:  Call 033 345 6541 or Whatsapp 066 391 5084
  • Quarry Centre, Hilton: Call 033 343 2008 or Whatsapp 060 790 0198