TO SUN KISS OR NOT TO SUN KISS? We’ve all done it. Sit out in the sun for about 20 minutes and watch those sun-kissed highlights appear! But proceed with caution. “Unfortunately, the sun is just not great for your hair, especially if you have coloured hair,” explains Monique McMahon, Founder and Colour Director at Que Hair Salon in Sydney.
TGIF! (THANK GOODNESS IT'S FIXABLE) “Sun damaged hair can be reversed if not left unattended for too long,” says McMahon. We love to hear it! McMahon’s pro tip? Invest in an at-home oil treatment, ASAP! “My favourite right now is the Les Huilettes Hair Oil, this can be applied all over dry hair including the roots, combed through and tied back or plaited while you sleep overnight. In the morning just shampoo to wash it out and reap the benefits, your hair will feel rehydrated, soft and silky.” (PSA: You can also book in for a deeper oil treatment at Que Salon).
DIFFERENT HAIR TYPES, DIFFERENT TREATMENTS Sort of. McMahon highlights that all hair types benefit from a hot oil treatment when sun damaged: “It acts like a pure hydration shot.” Who doesn’t love a dose of hydration? However, your hair type determines how many times you may need to treat your hair to repair sun damage.