Grand StrandsAugust 1, 2006 By: Carrie Watson American Salon
Hot dogs and hamburgers aren't the only things that get cooked outside during the summer—hair does, too. Harsh UV rays can take their toll on tresses, especially when combined with salt and chlorine, which drain hair of vital elements like amino acids and keratin compounds, resulting in strands that are dull and brittle. So don't let the summer heat go to your clients' heads. Offer them one of these in-salon, deep-conditioning treatments to restore their hair to top condition.
Mizani Custom Blend Treatment
What: An intensive, restorative mix of customizable conditioners. After preparing the hair with Mizani's Scalp Tonic, the nourishing treatment is applied to hair and massaged in for three to five minutes. The key ingredients are Hydrafuse, a double-duty moisturizing system that penetrates strands and locks in moisture, and Kerafuse, a conditioner that fortifies damaged cuticles with a high concentration of proteins.
Details: 877.726.3624; www.mizani-usa.com
What: This ultra-moisturizing conditioner was developed to help repair split ends, breakage and dryness associated with environmental damage by altering the hair's pH level. While it's great for at-home use, it can also be used as a deep-conditioning treatment when applied to wet hair, massaged in and left on for 15 minutes.
Details: 315.458.2290; www.teraxhaircare.com
Profound Corrective Replenishment
What: A monthly treatment with an advanced nanotechnology delivery system, which deposits replenishing ingredients deep within the hair's cortex. The formula contains amino acids to strengthen hair fibers and add body, as well as oligo esters to smooth, condition and repair damaged cuticles. One vial of formula is applied to the hair, massaged in and left on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Details: 800.762.9350; www.profoundbeauty.com
Redken Chemistry System
What: A two- or three-step service with highly concentrated ingredients that act in synergy with a pH rebalancing system for intense rebuilding. The service starts with a "shot" that boosts the hair's inner structure, which is followed by the pHix pHase, a lotion that contains Redken's Interbond Conditioning System to seal the cuticle. The final step is an optional, extra-intensive treatment for hair that is applied for five to 15 minutes, then rinsed.
Details: 800.REDKEN8; www.redken.com