4. Skip Heat Styling – Or Use a Protectant
Clients should avoid putting extra stress on chlorine damaged hair, so when they leave the swimming pool, suggest that they let locks air-dry rather than heat styling (if possible). Of course, in winter, a cold walk home from the gym means blow-drying wet hair is essential. In this case, they should liberally mist strands with EIMI Thermal Image first to protect their hair from heat damage. But if the temperature is comfortable, they could try letting hair dry loose or securing it in a braid instead. They should just make sure they:
- Blot wet hair with a towel (preferably microfiber) first, so it’s not soaking wet.
- Apply Ultimate Repair Miracle Hair Rescue and let it absorb for 90 seconds before brushing or braiding.
- Add a drop of Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil to mid-lengths and ends of extra brittle hair. Or, if your client is enhancing waves and curls, use NutriCurls Curlixir Balm for definition.
Once they’ve followed these simple steps, your client can simply let their hair dry naturally – no heat needed. Or, for extra styling control, they can layer in their favorite air-drying products, like EIMI Ocean Spritz for beachy texture.
5. Refresh the Tone with a Color-Depositing Conditioner
If left unchecked, chlorine can start to alter even the most flawless salon color. This is especially true if your client is a (non-natural) redhead, as the larger color molecules prove easier to fade. The good news is, your client can revive their hue at home with the Color Fresh Mask, a color-depositing conditioner that comes in 13 shades – from naturals to pastels to bolds. Help them find a match for their mane, then show them how to apply it in these three easy steps:
- Smooth the chosen Color Fresh Mask through clean, towel-dried hair.
- Comb it through with a wide toothed comb and allow it to develop for 10 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly. Because it cares for hair, there’s no need to follow with a conditioner.
This is a great solution for a quick refresh in between salon appointments. Then, when your client returns to you for their regular touch-up, you can mix up a formula that combats chlorine discoloration completely.
By recommending these steps, you can help your client keep chlorine damaged hair at bay for good – and they can still hit the pool as often as they like.
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*Instrumental test versus non-conditioning shampoo.