When you go out in the sun, do you ever think about protecting your hair? I do. I spend so much time and money coloring it, the thought of sun, salt and chlorine and the damage it does to processed tresses causes me to lose sleep at night. Fortunately Aveda has introduced Sun Care 16-Hour UV-Defense & Recovery System to help protect, cleanse and restore hair from the damaging effects of summer. These new high performance formulas are packed with botanicals (no harsh chemicals) and when used as a system, help defend hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours.
STEP 1: PROTECT with Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
This lightweight, water-resistant, UV-defense spray hair veil provides invisible protection from sun exposure for up to 16 hours. Helps minimize color fading, damage and dryness. It contains naturally-derived UVA/UVB inhibitors made from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils which help protect hair from damaging effects of the sun. Aveda’s unique antioxidant blend made with green tea extract, organic sunflower seed oil and vitamin E helps protect and defend hair against free radicals. Certified organic shea butter and coconut and palm oils condition and detangle without weighing hair down. I simply spray some on my hair (dry or damp) hair before and during sun-exposure. I also reapply after swimming just as I do sunscreen. You can style as usual.
STEP 2: CLEANSE with Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser
This color safe formula gently yet effectively removes chlorine, salt, and product residue from hair and body while helping to maintain moisture balance. Corn-derived chelator gently removes discoloration caused by chlorinated water. Babassu betaine surfactant system (99% naturally derived) gently cleanses chlorine, salt and product residue from hair and body. Tamanu oil and certified organic coconut oil help maintain hair and body’s moisture balance, along with green tea extract, certified organic sunflower seed oil and vitamin E.
STEP 3: RESTORE with Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
The final step is an intensive cream masque that moisturizes and restores sun-exposed hair. UVA/UVB inhibitors, naturally derived from wintergreen and cinnamon oils, provide protection from the damaging effects of sun exposure by free radicals. After shampooing with the above, apply masque evenly to damp hair from roots to ends. Leave in 2 to 5 minutes, then rinse.
You’re hair will never know it’s been in the sun! I have tried hair SPF protection sprays before, but what make this different are the shampoo and masque steps. It’s not just about protection, but repairing that makes this collection special.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Samples provided by review, but opinions are my own.
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